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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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LMCC Seeks Retention of Coordination Rules

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Herndon, VA – In response to a Public Notice seeking comment on possible elimination or revision of Federal Communications Commission rules, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) suggested that two Part 90 rules, listed for review, should remain without modification. Adopted in the year 2000, rule sections 90.35(b)(2)(ii) and (iii) facilitate coordination and compatibility between and among numerous Industrial (I/B) radio service users that may share certain Business/Industrial channels. Specifically,…

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LMCC Supports Modified Access to Alarm Channels

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Herndon, VA – The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and The Monitoring Association (TMA) have jointly submitted suggested revisions to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing access to central station alarm frequencies as well as related coordination protocols. The revisions and protocols were submitted in response to an FCC effort to enhance access to these designated channels. The rule revisions propose to allow increased access to certain central station channels…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2017-2018

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Herndon, VA – The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 26, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers for 2017-2018 were: • President— Farokh Latif (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International), • Vice President— John Prendergast (The Monitoring Association), and • Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). Also elected to…

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LMCC Supports Priority Access to 800 MHz Spectrum

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December 22, 2016 (Herndon, VA) — In Reply Comments filed today, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) noted the broad support within the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) community for the proposals made by the FCC in WP Docket 16-261, to improve access to PLMR spectrum. The only area of significant controversy in the industry involves the rules governing priority access to the 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum. The…

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