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

  • 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
  • Jun 27, 2013
    Commentary

    Share your thoughts on key topics with the FCC

    From cell-phone use in prisons to 700 MHz narrowbanding to 6.25 kHz channels, the FCC is soliciting input in proceedings on a variety of important topics. Take the time to let the agency know your opinions on these mattters....More
  • May 9, 2013
    Commentary

    How to avoid FCC penalties now that the narrowbanding deadline has passed 1

    The narrowbanding deadline has passed, but affected licensees can still take actions to avoid potentially stiff penalties from the FCC....More
  • Apr 9, 2013
    Commentary

    The readers always write: What should service shops do? 5

    The vast majority of the respondents to our recent poll question say that service shops should follow the letter of the law, even if it means losing a customer, if they are asked to work on radio equipment that does not comply with the FCC's narrowbanding rules....More
  • Mar 21, 2013
    Commentary

    Congress needs to drop T-Band mandate 6

    Based on NPSTC's recent report, Congress should remove the mandate that public-safety entities clear the T-Band spectrum (470-512 MHz)....More

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