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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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LMCC Suggests Clarification Regarding Frequency Advisory Committee Certification

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(Mclean, VA)    The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has submitted a letter to the FCC suggesting that, during the FCC’s review of requests from entities seeking to be certified as frequency advisory committees, that one of the fundamental requirements for receiving FCC-certification is that the entity must be “representative” of the applicants and licensees that it serves. This has been interpreted consistently by FACs to mean that they are…

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FCC Seeks Comments on Petition for Rulemaking Filed by LMCC Regarding 800 MHz Expansion Band and Guard Band Frequencies

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(Herndon, VA) Comments are due May 27, 2014 on the LMCC’s Petition for Rulemaking regarding interim eligibility for 800 MHz Expansion Band and Guard Band frequencies filed March 27. The LMCC requested that the FCC modify Section 90.617 of the rules governing eligibility to allow 800 MHz incumbent licensees in a market a six-month period in which to apply for Expansion Band and Guard Band (EB/GB) frequencies before making them…

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Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) Elects 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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(Herndon, VA) During its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Wednesday, April 9 in Washington, D.C., the LMCC membership elected the following as members of its Board of Directors for the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year: President – Donald Vasek, UTC; Vice President – Ralph Haller, FCCA; Secretary/Treasurer – Mark Crosby, EWA; Douglas M. Aiken, IMSA; Greg Kunkle, API; and Michele Farquhar, AAR. The LMCC is a nonprofit association…

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LMCC Seeks Ruling on Eligibility for Frequencies In 800 MHz Expansion/Guard Band Spectrum

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(Herndon, VA) The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has requested that the Commission initiate a rulemaking proceeding governing eligibility for frequencies in the 800 MHz Expansion Band and Guard Band, so that 800 MHz incumbent licensees be allowed a six-month period in which to apply for available EB/GB frequencies before making them available for new 800 MHz systems. In their Petition for Rulemaking submitted March 27, the LMCC explained that…

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LMCC Action on 800 MHz Expansion/Guard Band Spectrum

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(Herdon, VA) The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submitted an ex parte filing subsequent to a February meeting with the FCC in which “the attendees discussed the FCC rules and proposed frequency coordination procedures applicable to the future filing of applications for 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum made available as a result of the 800 MHz rebanding proceeding, including a draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)…

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LMCC Requests Clarification – Asserts FCC Public Notice on Narrowbanding Misstates LMCC Recommendations on Non – Compliant Wideband Systems

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(Mclean, VA) — In a letter filed December 4, 2012, the LMCC has brought to the FCC’s attention that FCC Public Notice DA 12 -1914, released on November 30, is “inconsistent with the request the LMCC submitted to the Commission in its letter of May 21, 2012” on procedures with respect to how narrowbanding non-compliant systems are to be treated on February 1, 2013, by the FCC’s certified frequency coordinators….

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