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News and information related to the effort to make various land mobile radio systems more spectrally efficient.

  • Aug 19, 2014
    Commentary

    700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly 2

    Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed...More
  • Jun 24, 2014
    Commentary

    Regulatory clarity needed for 700 MHz narrowband spectrum 1

    Amid all of the excitement about FirstNet at 700 MHz, federal officials and policymakers should not forget to address regulatory issues regarding the relocation and potential narrowbanding of LMR systems in the band....More
  • Mar 19, 2014
    Commentary

    Enough ...

    No one should be surprised that the FCC has announced that effective April 1, 2014, they will no longer accept license renewal applications in the 150-470 MHz bands that specify a non-compliant wideband emission designator, an indication that the system in operation exceeds the maximum acceptable channel bandwidth of 12.5 kHz.  What is surprising is that this Commission advisory announcement was issued at such a late date (the narrowbanding deadline was January 1, 2013!) and that there would be any licensees left out there that don’t know any better that would even attempt to ren...More

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