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fyrboy

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"The FCC mandate goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, and public safety officials advised the board that time is of utmost importance."

What does that mean?
 

gmt0000

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It means that each licensed system above 150 MHz must change to narrow band by 1-1-2013. For most folks, this means replacing older (usually 10+years old) equipment out that can't be programmed for the narrow band emissions. While moving to VIPER or other statewide systems is not mandated by the FCC, for many counties and cities, faced with replacing entire non-narrow banding compliant systems, it is a good choice. By choosing the VIPER option, they only have to change out subscriber units, not rebuild their systems, not to mention the interoperability benefits.

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Correction here; the narrowbanding mandate is for licensees from 150 MHz to 174 MHz, and 421 to 512 MHz for Public Safety and Industrial/Business licensees.

You can read details here, next time you have insomnia:

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-04-292A1.pdf

So it begs the question, what exactly is Moore County going to do? Completely ditch all their VHF-Hi and UHF (450 to 470 MHz) frequencies (and associated infrastructure)?

Oh, and for the record, Narrowbanding does NOT require a licensee to migrate to any form of digital technology, nor does it require migration to 800 MHz. Any person who tells you otherwise, well, they're either misinformed, or trying to sell you something.

It means that each licensed system above 150 MHz must change to narrow band by 1-1-2013. For most folks, this means replacing older (usually 10+years old) equipment out that can't be programmed for the narrow band emissions. While moving to VIPER or other statewide systems is not mandated by the FCC, for many counties and cities, faced with replacing entire non-narrow banding compliant systems, it is a good choice. By choosing the VIPER option, they only have to change out subscriber units, not rebuild their systems, not to mention the interoperability benefits.

Dale
 

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Glad to see them switching,with all the bad weather and other events we need to be able to talk to each other,still waiting to see what fayeteville pd is going to do.
 
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