3,000 Public Safety Radio Licenses at Risk

March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has been conducting an audit of the construction and operational status of Private Land Mobile Radio stations, including public safety radio licenses operating below 800 MHz. The FCC has announced that it will proceed with the cancellation of licensees who haven't responded to the audit. FCC rules require construction of stations within a specified time and require that stations remain operational in order for the FCC license to remain valid. When a licensee fails to construct its authorized facilities within the requisite construction period or discontinues operation for a period of one year, the license cancels automatically.


Related Articles

  • Rebanding schedule offtrack. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;Nov2006, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p8 

    The article reports on key issues relevant to rebanding of public safety licensees in public-safety communication systems in the United States. The clearing of licensees in Channels 1-120 was mandated by the Federal Communications Commission to alleviate interference to public-safety...

  • Rebanding participants: Give us blueprint. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;May2007, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p22 

    The article reports that public-safety licensees rebanding, which operate at 800 MHz, proceed slowly since the participants await answers to policy issues from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). One of the pending issues is the joint request from the national public-safety...

  • 800 MHz debate rages on and on. Lyon, Jill; Cornell, Diane // Mobile Radio Technology;Jan2004, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p54 

    Shares insights on the Federal Communications Commission's proceeding that is vital to the public-safety and critical-infrastructure community. Interference to 800 MHz public-safety systems; Need to ensure minimum disruption to the existing licensing structure; Assurance of sufficient spectrum...

  • FCC refuses Sprint Nextel request for extra time. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;Mar2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p7 

    The article reports on the denial of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to grant the request of Sprint Nextel for an eight-month delay in the 36-month schedule to reconfigure the 800 MHz band. However the FCC acknowledged that it may give flexibility within the three-year window to...

  • Giving rebanding a head start. Oliveira, Rodrigo // Mobile Radio Technology;Aug2007, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p44 

    The article discusses the importance of long-term radio frequency filtering strategies in the reconfiguration of 800 megahertz spectrum in public-safety radio systems by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The author highlights the fact that when the staged reconfiguration project is...

  • Plenty of blame to go around. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;Aug2007, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p50 

    The article reports on the scarcity of deals between the wireless carrier and public-safety licensees brought about by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's 800 megahertz (MHz) rebanding. Intricately, under the order, the 800 MHz band would be reconfigured to alleviate cellular...

  • Radio daze. DeWitt, John // American City & County;Nov2003, Vol. 118 Issue 12, p42 

    Focuses on the problems posed by radio interference with public safety communications. Efforts of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to address the problem; Approaches to mitigating interference; Effectiveness and shortcomings of a rebanding approach to solving interference.

  • TA, FCC clears path for public safety. Jackson, Donny // Mobile Radio Technology;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p10 

    The article reports on the series of measures implemented by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Transition Administrator (TA) agencies to help in the system rebanding process of public safety licensees in the U.S. The FCC and TA considered several problems face by public safety...

  • Radio Users Opt For A Devil They Know. Carlson, Caron // Wireless Week;01/24/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p10 

    Reports that public safety organizations are urging the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to maintain traditional wireless communications and frequency coordination for the guard bands. Technical requirements spelled out by FreeSpace Communications; Preference of public...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics