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LMCC Seeks Correction of Protected TV Stations

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In a letter filed June 30, 2021, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) reminded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that T-Band (470-512 MHz) licenses have waited almost a decade for this spectrum to be made available, and the FCC “undoubtedly can appreciate their frustration at being told their applications cannot be granted because they do not protect TV stations that clearly do not need and are not entitled to protection…

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LMCC Seeks TV Protection Rule Changes

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Herndon, VA — The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has filed a Petition for Rulemaking that would modernize the rules governing protection of television stations by land mobile systems operating in the 470-512 MHz band (T-Band) to reflect a much-changed spectrum environment since 1970 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) first authorized land mobile sharing of television channels 14-20 in a limited number of major markets in the county. While…

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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 Files Letter on DTV Interference Resolution

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On November 25, the Land Mobile Communications Council filed a letter with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau as a follow up to a late October meeting with staff of the Federal Communications Commission, the topic of which was harmful interference to private land mobile radio stations from new or repacked digital television stations. This letter announces the formation of a task force and makes specific recommendations, including the enforcement of existing…

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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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