The branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Radio Frequency Centre of the Central Federal District" (GRFC) for the Urals Federal District is a unit of the Radio Frequency Service of the Russian Federation responsible for ensuring proper use of civilian radio frequencies and channels, radio electronic facilities and high-frequency devices (HFD) in the territory of the Urals Federal District for the purposes of maintaining availability of radio frequency spectrum allocated to users and providing for electromagnetic compatibility of radio frequency equipment and high-frequency devices.
The Radio Frequency Service’s work is managed by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (ROSKOMNADZOR).
The branch is headquartered in Yekaterinburg and has offices in:
- the Kurgan Region;
- the Tyumen Region and the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug;
- the Chelyabinsk Region; and
- the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.
On October 10, 2014, the Radio Frequency Centres of all the Federal Districts were reorganized as branches of Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Radio Frequency Centre of the Central Federal District" (GRFC).
The Branch’s major performance indicators as of October 2014:
- availability of allocated frequency resources provided to more than 230,000 civilian stations subject to registration;
- more than 7,000 station parameter measurements performed monthly;
- over-the-air checks are performed by city monitoring stations covering more than 38,000 radio network stations and a radio monitoring station covering more than 1,000 stations, with about 3,000 violations of radio station registration and violation rules and regulations registered annually;
- some 300 interference complaints from civilian users are addressed annually. Warnings are issued to interferers, and if the infringements are not eliminated, the interference reports are submitted to ROSKOMNADZOR.
Today, the Centre’s radio monitoring system comprises 59 fixed and 30 mobile monitoring facilities and 2 radar stations covering frequencies below 30 MHz and 46 radio monitoring posts covering frequencies above 30 MHz.
The branch of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Radio Frequency Centre of the Central Federal District" (GRFC) for the Urals Federal District has modern equipment and skilled specialists, so it provides high quality services to users of radio frequency resources, helping them to reduce radio monitoring equipment costs, as well as specialist employment and training costs.