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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2016-17

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2016-2017 April 14, 2016 Herndon, VA—The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 12, 2016, in the District of Columbia. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers were: President—Farokh Latif (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International), Vice President—Michele Farquhar, Esq. (Association of American Railroads), and Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise…

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FACs Will Follow Rules as Written

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Herndon, VA – On November 4, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for clarification regarding the intent of Rule Section 90.187(d)(ii)(1)(D), which states that licensees that are not narrowband compliant need not be considered affected parties during analyses conducted by frequency advisory committees (FACs) seeking exclusive-use channels for use within trunked radio systems. Having not heard from the FCC, on December 17 the LMCC…

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LMCC Opposes Joint PCIA and M2M Networks Filing

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Herndon, VA – On December 17, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a letter opposing PCIA’s request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “to eliminate special privileges for incumbent users” in forthcoming Expansion and Guard band spectrum releases following rebanding. The LMCC reminded the FCC that the LMCC Petition proposing to allow incumbents a six-month window in which to file for these channels before applications would be accepted from…

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FCC Asked to Confirm Treatment of Non-Compliant Wideband Licenses

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On November 4, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) asked the Wireless Telecommunications and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureaus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to confirm the intent of FCC Rule Section 90.187(d)(ii)(1)(D). Today, Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) and Public Safety frequency advisory committees routinely process requests for exclusive-use channels (FB8/MO8) without regard to licenses that identify only a non-compliant, wideband emission designator. Justification for this frequency coordination…

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LMCC Delivers Consensus Protocol for VRS to FCC

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Accommodates both Data Telemetry and VRS System Deployments Herndon, VA – Today, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) delivered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its approval proposed “Consensus Protocols for VRS/Data Telemetry Frequency Coordination.” Upon approval by the Commission, particularly the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, it is anticipated that the FCC will issue a Public Notice announcing the date on which…

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Act on Petition Before Releasing 800 MHz EB/GB Spectrum

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Incumbent public safety, business, industrial and SMR licensees should have initial priority Herndon, VA – In an Ex Parte filing, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not release 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum in additional National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions where rebanding has been completed pending the outcome of the Petition for Rulemaking that…

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Frequency Coordination Critical in Licensing Interstitial Channels, says LMCC

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Expansion of technology options adds complexity to frequency assignment process Herndon, VA – In its May 26, 2015, filing before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submitted for the FCC’s and the industry’s consumption a matrix specifying derated interference contours for all known combinations of adjacent channel system types to be used by participating 800 Mhz frequency advisory committees when coordinating full power, interstitial 12.5…

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LMCC Seeks Responsibility for Identifying VRS vs Telemetry Coordination Procedures at 173 MHz

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Herndon, VA – The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has volunteered its services to the FCC to develop frequency coordination procedures on six 173 MHz channels which will serve to facilitate the use of this important spectrum that has been proposed for use by both vehicular repeater (VRS) and data telemetry systems. LMCC member organizations represent users who invest in both types of system technologies, and every Industrial/Business and Public…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Sets Near Term Agenda Elects Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

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Herndon, VA – The LMCC membership elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 14, 2015, in Washington D.C, and agreed to take action in several matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Elected to the Board of Directors as officers were: – President—Gregory Kunkle, Esq. (American Petroleum Institute), – Vice President—Farokh Latif (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials), and – Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). Also elected…

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LMCC Requests Clarification of FAC Certification Criteria, Cites Concerns on Accountability

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(Mclean, VA) The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has asked that the FCC clarify certain aspects of FAC-certification criteria because certification of an entity without an independent governance structure “would undermine the credibility of the entire frequency coordination process upon which the Part 90 spectrum is made available”. In their reply comments to a request from the Engineers Frequency Advisory Committee, LLC (EFAC) to be certified as a FAC, the…

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