- Oct 4, 2006
- Denver, North Carolina
As I'm listening to DHFD sign on for a rescue call at Ostwego Park, I can't help to wonder how much longer they are going to be able to continue to operate on a commercial band frequency. 471.4375 is a commercial "community repeater" that handled heating oil delivery comms untill the mass defection by the commercial bussiness industry to Nextel for there comms. Now the holder of this license like others in his boat are hoping that their "paper loaded" channels will fly under the FCC radar untill the wireless industry makes a play for that part of the spectrum and they get a big pay day. In the mean time, he's conned the good people in DHFD that he can let them step up to UHF with out going through the hurtles of the FCC. Well the saying goes: if it is too good to be true... So DHFD is trying to do things right and get FCC approval BUT, the fly in the ouintment is another license holder for the same freq less than 30 miles away. That license shows "scores of commercial users" Wink Wink. I hope the good people at DHFD can fix this. Where is R.Fox when we need him.