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LMCC Supports Request to Extend 4.9 GHz FNPRM Comment Deadline

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has filed a request to extend the comment deadline in the 4.9 GHz FNPRM matter, supporting a similar request filed by American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The LMCC, however, has recommended that the comment date be extended by approximately 60 days, until February 26, 2021.  The LMCC stated that the present comment deadline of December 30, 2020, does not provide sufficient…

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LMCC and FCC Initiate Dialogue to Address DTV Interference

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Members from the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) representatives from multiple bureaus met yesterday and began the necessary dialogue to address and hopefully resolve multiple incidences of co-channel and adjacent channel interference to land mobile systems from digital television (DTV) stations in urban areas such as Dallas, Houston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, among others. The LMCC agreed to immediately form a Working Group…

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LMCC Urges FCC to Address Harmful Interference from Digital Television Stations

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In a letter filed today, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has urgently requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) address numerous instances of harmful interference from newly authorized digital television (DTV) stations to established private land mobile radio (PLMR) systems. The interference has rendered affected PLMR facilities entirely unusable in certain markets, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars of lost revenue as customers of commercial systems have been…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors and Officers

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During its 2020 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Wednesday, April 22, the membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected the following as members of its Board of Directors for its 2020 – 2021 fiscal year: Officers President – Klaus Bender (Utilities Technology Council) Vice President – Farokh Latif (Association of Public Safety Communications) Secretary/Treasurer – Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance)   At-Large Members of the Board of…

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LMCC Members Request Meeting With FCC on Return Notices

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On December, seven frequency advisory committees (FACs), certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), that coordinate Business/Industrial Land Transportation license applications have requested a meeting with the FCC to discuss a process for reducing the volume of Application Return Notices.

LMCC Petitions to Correct Record of Release Dates for 197 Sprint-Vacated 800 MHz Channels

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On December 31, 2019, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a Petition for Correction requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recognize and correct the record associated with multiple release dates for the same Sprint-Vacated spectrum. Specifically, the LMCC had identified 197 Sprint-vacated channels and their call signs in the 800 MHz band that were cancelled correctly by Sprint, but for which multiple release dates had been issued by…

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Frequency Advisory Committees Execute MOA Enabling 800 MHz EB/GB License Application Submittal

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Eleven Frequency Advisory Committees (FACs) eligible to coordinate license applications for 800 MHz Expansion and Guard Band (EB/GB) channels have unanimously signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will govern frequency coordination processes. An earlier MOA was executed that established 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 16, 2019, as the EB/GB application pre-coordination date when the participating FACs will share and review application data necessary to avoid instances of mutual…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Officers

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During its 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Wednesday, April 10 in Washington, D.C., the membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected the following as members of its Board of Directors for its 2019 – 2020 fiscal year: Officers President – David Smith (Forest Industries Telecommunications) Vice President – Farokh Latif (Association of Public Safety Communications) Secretary/Treasurer – Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Association) At-Large Members of the…

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LMCC Submits New Interference Contour Matrix to FCC

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) recently submitted an updated Interference Contour Matrix (Matrix) based on F(50/10) curves in response to the Report and Order and Order (R&O) adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The Matrix provides derating factors based on proposed/incumbent emission designations to be applied when Frequency Advisory Committees (FACs) process applications for full-channel 25 kHz or adjacent channel 12.5 kHz “Interstitial” 800-MHz frequencies. Previously, the LMCC…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Urges FCC to Reconsider Interference Contours for 800 MHz Mid-Band

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Herndon, VA – The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a Petition for Reconsideration urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider the definition of the interference contours to be used in coordinating 800 MHz Mid-Band (809-817/854-862 MHz) applications and, the derating factors to be applied in that contour analysis. The Petition specifically notes that the derating factors proposed by the LMCC and published in the Report and Order and…

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