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FCC grants high power + digital waiver for GMRS Midland mobiles

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Apr 30, 2008

Specifically, Midland requests waivers of:
• Section 95.1731(d), to allow digital transmission from non-handheld radios. Midland asserts that this is necessary because the off-road radios would be vehicle-mounted units, which would increase the power for such data uses from 5 to 50 watts.

• Section 95.1787(a)(3), to allow the automatic transmission of digital data more than once within a thirty-second period. Midland argues that allowing the more
frequent transmission of GPS data will ensure users’ safety because the users will be continuously monitored by other users.

• Section 95.1787(a)(4), to allow the antennas to be a non-integrated part of the GMRS unit. Midland plans to provide greater range through the use of a separate
antenna that utilizes higher gains and ensures a constant source of power since it is drawing from the vehicle’s power supply.

• Section 95.1767(a), to allow the devices sending digital data to operate at 50 watts
instead of the current 5 watt limit. Midland argues that operating at higher powers will better serve the safety needs of and real-life
use by off-road users. Midland also states that GMRS device users will be better served by data transmissions, as opposed to voice messages, because data
transmission are more reliable and more accurate
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