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Rebanding and Channel Assignments Question

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lars128

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Let me first say that I asked this question before, though I worded it rather poorly and never really got the answer I'm looking for.

I have two systems in my county that are Motorola Type II SmartNet. All frequencies are within 856.2625 - 860.2625. The federal lookup shows no change for rebanding.

Is it likely that any action will be taken in the near future to move the channel spacing to 12.5 kHz and change the channel assignments? Or is it likely that this will not occur until the narrowbanding regulations take effect?

Should I expect to wake up to things not working or can I sleep soundly at night knowing I do not have to replace a collection of scanners or get the proper updates? Thanks for the help.
 

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Systems in the 856.0125 to 860.9875 range are not subject to rebanding, so your system will not be affected. I'm a little confused on the spacing, too. The "in-between" channels are only assigned in border areas (Canada and Mexico), so it appears they are already 12.5 spacing. Consider San Diego or other border areas. Closer to Mexico they use the "splinter" or in-between channels in some areas and they do not interfere with the "non-splinter" channels in areas further away.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=219



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AlanTilles

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800 MHz "Interleaved Channels" (i.e. 856-860 MHz) are not part of the FCC's narrowbanding proceeding (although it was considered briefly). That mandate applies to the 150 and 450 MHz bands.

BTW - Public Safety licensees have the choice of rebanding their 860.0125 to 860.9875 frequencies in the non-border areas if they so desire. It's a choice, not a requirement.

With regard to the Mexican Border issues addressed above, the channel centers are assigned on those 12.5 kHz offsets, with no center channel assignment on the main USA channel. Its not narrowbanded, its just offset.

Alan
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