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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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LMCC Supports TIA ’s Request for T-Band Clarification

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(Mclean, VA) In comments filed with the FCC, the LMCC agrees with the premise stated by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in their May 21, 2012 Petition for Declaratory Ruling or Clarification in response to an FCC Order that partially waived the Commission’s January 1, 2013 deadline requiring narrowband operation for licensees in the 470-512 MHz bands. The LMCC agreed with TIA on the ambiguity of the Commission’s Order as…

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LMCC Adopts Frequency Coordination Procedures Regarding Treatment of Non-Compliant Narrowband Systems

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Effective February 1, 2013, according to an LMCC recommendation, on – compliant 25 kHz systems in the 150 – 470 MHz bands “shall not be considered by the FCC’s certified frequency advisory committees for purposes of identifying frequency assignments for use within land mobile systems absent a pending modification application evidencing narrowbanding compliance or a pending or granted waiver request that seeks an extension of the January 1, 2013, narrowbanding…

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Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) Elects 2011/2012 Board of Directors and Officers

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During its 2011 Annual Membership Meeting, which convened on Tuesday, April 26 in Washington, D.C., the LMCC membership elected the following members as the Council’s Board of Directors and Officers for the 2011/2012 term. Officers are Douglas M. Aiken, President, IMSA; Ken Sturdevant, Vice President, FIT; and Mark E. Crosby, Secretary/Treasurer, EWA. Members elected as At-Large Directors were Al Ittner, TIA; Ralph Haller, FCCA; and Donald Vasek, UTC. During a…

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