Radio in the USA & Canada

TRaC is the ideal choice of testing partner for radio testing against North American requirements.

We provide the related filing services that enable the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) to certify radio products.

We work with radio solution manufacturers throughout the design and compliance process. From the products conception we can provide guidance on regulatory requirements that will be faced, through our Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) program as well as pre-compliance testing, formal application for standards, and certification. We can then assist with taking the radio product to the global market place through our approvals services.

TRaC is UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and an appointed FCC Technical Certification Body (TCB). We can assist OEM integrators and manufacturers with their radio solutions by providing the following services:

  • Radio testing to FCC rules and Industry Canada standards covering:
    • Bluetooth
    • ZigBee
    • Wireless LAN (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
    • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
    • Satellite
    • Radio Detection And Ranging (RADAR)
    • Land mobile radio
    • Point to point microwave links
    • Certification
      • FCC TCB Filing
      • IC CAB Filing

We can assist radio manufacturers with formal testing to FCC rules and Industry Canada standards including:

  • Part 2         Frequency allocations and radio treaty matters; general rules and regulations
  • Part 15        Radio frequency devices
  • Part 18        Industrial, scientific, and medical equipment
  • Part 22        Public mobile services
  • Part 24        Personal communications services
  • Part 25        Satellite communications
  • Part 27        Miscellaneous wireless communications services
  • Part 73        Radio broadcast services
  • Part 74        Experimental radio, auxiliary, special broadcast and other program distributional services
  • Part 90        Private land mobile radio services
  • Part 95        Personal radio services
  • Part 101      Fixed microwave services
  • RSS-GEN   General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus
  • RSS-119     Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz
  • RSS-123     Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus
  • RSS-131     Zone Enhancers for the Land Mobile Service
  • RSS-133     2GHz Personal Communications Services
  • RSS-170     Mobile Earth Stations and Ancillary Terrestrial Component Equipment Operating in the Mobile-Satellite Service Bands
  • RSS-210     Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment
  • RSS-213     2GHz Licence-exempt Personal Communications Service Devices (LE-PCS)
  • RSS-310     Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus All Frequency Bands): Category II Equipment
  •  RSS-247     Digital Transmission Systems (DTS), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHS) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices

To learn more about Radio Testing and Approvals and to see how we can help, email your specification and requirements to, enter your details into the blue form or call us on the number in the top right hand corner of this page.