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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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Unanimity Once Again Eludes Frequency Advisory Committees

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For the benefit of those entities who seek to license 800 MHz Expansion/Guard band (EB/GB) spectrum, it is going to take a while longer as the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) certified Frequency Advisory Committees (FAC), both Business Industrial and Public Safety, continue to struggle to achieve unanimity on 800 MHz application processing protocols after one year of effort. The FCC reminded the FACs this past week that they must adopt…

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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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LMCC Supports UTC Call for NPRM Seeking Flexibility in Part 22 Rules

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed an ex parte letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today in support the request made by the Utilities Technology Council, a member of the LMCC, that the FCC issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the 2014 proceeding regarding technical and operational flexibility in the rules governing the Part 22, Subpart E, Paging and Radiotelephone Service. In addition, the LMCC reminded…

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LMCC Applauds FCC Enforcement Bureau Advisory

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) applauds the action of the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in issuing an FCC Enforcement Advisory that cautions users and vendors of two-way VHF/UHF radios that such devices may not be imported, advertised, sold or used in the United States unless they comply with FCC rules. This action comes in response to LMCC efforts to raise awareness of the widespread distribution…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2018-2019

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The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 18, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers for 2018-2019 were: President— David Smith (Forest Industries Telecommunications), Vice President— Brett Kilbourne (Utilities Technology Council), and Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). Also elected to the Board of Directors as At-Large members were: Doug…

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LMCC Requests Meeting with Enforcement Bureau to Confront Use of Non-Rule Compliant Asian Wireless Devices

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) today submitted a letter to Ms. Rosemary Harold, Chief, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau, requesting “a meeting with Enforcement Bureau management personnel for the purpose of identifying public relations, educational, enforcement and other potential activities that will serve to address the widespread use of non-rule compliant wireless devices, whose access, illegal use and distribution has reached epidemic proportions.” In the letter signed by…

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LMCC Urges FCC to Apply Industry License Renewal and Discontinuance of Operation Standards to Public Safety

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In an ex parte letter filed July 21, 2017, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) urged the FCC to include Public Safety in its category of licensees subject to the proposed rules on license renewal and discontinuance of operations. As written, the Second Report and Order (Order) excludes Public Safety licensees from the rule’s obligations, holding this license pool to a different standard, and does not take into consideration a…

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