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  1. API access to ULS database?

    I was hoping to use the ULS database information in order to map the locations of local amateur radio operators (at least from their license information). I'm sure that others could use more information from the ULS so a general API to allow scoped search and retrieval would be much apprciated.

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    • Equipment Authorizations

      Daily OET Equipment Authorizations should be available in different media including RSS feeds, and should distinguish between new grants and other actions.

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      • 10 votes
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        • ability to submit phone number to do not call list

          We need an API that accepts a phone number to add to the Do Not Call list. It would also be nice to be able to report offending telemarketers.

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          • API to allow registration of a FRN number

            We could use this in our paperwork application (examtools.org) to get the user an FRN number so that we don't have to store the SSN in our database. Also, this allows us to watch for their callsign to be issued automatically.

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            • API-level access to submit and read complaints made to FCC

              I would like to be able to auto-submit complaints to the FCC about robo call and telemarketer complaints from my customers.

              Additionally, I'd like the ability to query the FCC complaints list to see:
              1. Do any of the phone numbers possibly belong to me (the service provider).
              2. Are there patterns that I (the service provider) can use to train my systems with.

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              • F(50,50) calculus

                a web service with the fm calculus of f(50,50)

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                • Add full database dump to API?

                  Rather than hammer the API for all the broadband speed test results, it would be handy to have access to a complete dump of the entire database. (API or gzipped download of a snapshot) This would help people interesting in making heat maps of broadband rates across the US for example.

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                  • Antenna Reception

                    I would like to be able to call your ota antenna reception database with coordinates, or additionally, and address/city and receive reception from the local ota stations, with details about those locations (location etc.).

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                    • CDBS API

                      CDBS API

                      Provide an full API to the CDBS data. Given a call sign, I should be able to have engineering data, ownership information, call sign history, etc returned. An API would be a great adjunct to increasing documentation for the download of CDBS data.

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                      • FRN validation

                        Via web services api created to identify FRN(s) for given licensee. Should be able to send FRN or licensee name
                        receive back from FCC FRN and licensee name

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                        • TV Broadcast Station API

                          Create an API with JSON responses for your TV Broadcast Database. Offer the same parameters as the "TV Query Broadcast Station Search" but return the results in a easily computer readable format.

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                          • 3 votes
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                            • Frequency Allocation Call

                              Add a call to the license view API that allows the user to query a frequency and get the owner of the license (or at least allocated use) for that frequency.

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                              • API to return Census Data

                                API to return Census Data for Lat/Long at the block tract county state level or national level. Different call parameters in the API to display different levels of detail/certain data.

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                                • Internet and cell phone usage

                                  Have the ability to run reports by county on cell phone and internet usage.

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                                  • API interface to TOWAIR

                                    The ability to return the LAT/LON and height information and return an XML or JSON response of the Towair details (including full airport information and whether registration is required or not). Current TOWAIR won't even accept data passed to it to render a result.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Documentation to the Equiptment Authorization API

                                        Better documentation of the Equiptment Authorization API... And just about everything. Full data can only be found many wasteful HTTP calls as is documented via the source, but without proper documentation, it's impossible to find search restrictions.

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                                        • Coverage Area Data

                                          I would like to call an API by providing a callsign, and get a list of all the zipcodes that are reached by that stations broadcast signal. The zipcodes that are returned should have at least 90% strong signal coverage.

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