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T-Band Frequency Selection Procedures Amended

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The private wireless industry’s FCC-certified Business/Industrial and public safety frequency advisory committees, in collaboration with the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC), adopted an addendum to its frequency selection procedures for the 470-512 MHz (T-Band). The amendments update 1997 analytical procedures to accommodate both the deployment of new narrow band technologies and to mitigate the potential for interference to incumbent operations. Over the past twenty years, new narrowband technologies have been…

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Seeking Resolution – Channel 14 in Tulsa

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On April 30, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed an ex parte letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) responding to the reply comments of KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has requested to move from Channel 10 to Channel 14 with a 1,000 kw transmitter. Contrary to KTUL’s prop0sed interference mitigation solutions, the LMCC stated that land mobile receiver filtering was not a practical solution given the number of…

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LMCC Opposes KTUL Channel 14 Request

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has filed in opposition to the request of KTUL to substitute its current channel 10 with channel 14 in the DTV Table of Allotments for Tulsa, Oklahoma. The LMCC said the KTUL request “poses an unacceptably high risk of causing harmful interference to protected land mobile operations” and urged the FCC to consider whether UHF channels other than channel 14 were available for KTUL’s…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors and Officers

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During its 2021 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Wednesday, April 14, the membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected the following as members of its Board of Directors for its 2021 – 2022 fiscal year: Officers President – David Smith (Forest Industries Telecommunications) Vice President – Chief Doug Aiken (International Association of Fire Chiefs) Secretary/Treasurer – Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance) At-Large Members of the Board of…

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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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