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Roselle Park Renews Unused Frequency

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N2ZGE

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I just noticed that the most recent FCC license update is a frequency Roselle Park never uses, 463.9375. It is actually tagged as a business frequency (IG). I wonder if they are planning on using it again (perhaps DPW?) or just decided to renew it just for the heck of it.
 

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You mean the one that is listed in the database as Fire Special Event (Rarely Used)? Rarely used, perhaps, but rarely ≠ never. If it's programmed in their radios, they would have a reason other than "just for the heck of it" to renew it.
 
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Agencies, and businesses too for that matter, quite commonly license and renew the license for frequencies they never use. I personally know someone who licensed 2 low band frequencies and doesn't even have a radio for them. He wanted the license "just in case." I have visited the geographic coordinates given on licenses and there was nothing there. I mean nothing. No building, no tower, nothing. Yet those licenses were active and even renewed. Go figure.
 

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Yes, I am referring to the "rarely used" FD frequency. However, I have never heard a sound on that channel, even during Fireworks or town events.

I also don't understand why towns without even radios for these frequencies decide to renew them. A waste of space that could be allocated elsewhere is the way I see it.
 

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A lot of agencies just blindly renew anything they have, especially since renewals for them are free. Hopefully the frequency won't go fallow.
 
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