Originally Posted by rdale
Are you sure? The FCC has been using that phrase forever, referring to Sprint "rebanding" (i.e. leaving 800MHz for another band.) The vacated channels are in the 854-860 range. The FCC refers to those as the "rebanded frequencies." Since the move of MPSCS to that range is due to Sprint rebanding, the term can be used with MPSCS.
The county next to me uses an EDACS system (i.e. not Motorola in any shape of the word.) They moved from the 860's to the 850's. They called it...
Rob, I now understand why people find you irritating and when you start "spouting" things that you are unknowledgeable about, you really shine in your ignorance.
- Sprint only came into the picture when they bought Nextel in 2005.
- In July of 2004, the FCC adopted a plan to fix the problem, note that this was after they had investigated the problem for several years and this plan is what we are dealing with now. As you so dramatically put it; the FCC called it ... drumroll ... restructure of the 800 MHz band. Another term used at the time was reconfigure. At no time in 2004 was the non-word "reband" used.
- The FCC started using the term "reband" and "rebanding" after Motorola started using it. I think (but don't have the document any more) this was first used in 2005. However, to the best of my knowledge, they only use those terms in informal communications. In formal communications or documents it is still "reconfigure" or "restructure".
- Take a look at the Transition Administrator web site, note that the organization is not "The Official Rebanding Manager" but rather "The Official Reconfiguration Manager."
EDACS has nothing to do with rebanding, despite what ignorant people think.
P25 has nothing to do with rebanding, despite what ignorant people think.
All trunking systems in the 800 MHz (and some non-trunking) are subject to reconfiguration. Only Motorola 800 MHz systems are subject to rebanding.
The problem with using the term rebanding when referring to reconfiguration is that it brings with it confusion where there should be none. Reconfiguration of frequencies (for the scanner folks) only means that frequencies need to be changed. Rebanding involves much more effort.
By the way, I have no problem with ignorance; ignorance is solved by accepting new or (in this case) correct information. I only have a problem with folks that won't admit they are wrong, despite over-whelming evidence to the contrary.
Oh, and with that, please accept my apology; I mis-typed the word, where I wanted to just type re-farming
, somehow I used the word "re-refarming", sorry for the typing error.