Request To Change Licensing

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n4voxgill

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Another pending petition is from the Association of American
Railroads requesting consolidation of its VHF & UHF licenses
and was filed 09/09/2005 (FCC File #0002282007).

Link to AAR's Petition: http://tinyurl.com/pu4z8

The Petition asks the FCC to grant railroads geographical licenses
instead of site-specific licenses to facilitate the efficient
conversion to narrowband operations by streamlining licensing for
railroad entities.

The exclusive geographic area would be defined as a 95-mile zone
along either side of the rights-of-way of all operating rail lines
in the United States, essentially the entire lower 48 states. The
AAR spectrum plan would arrange 181 VHF channels into 80 trunked
duplex channel pairs, 5-non-trunked channel pairs and 11 simplex
channels as part of the geographic license. AAR would keep track
of individual railroad radio station operations through a database
that would be accessible to the Commission and all frequency
coordinators via the Internet.
 
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n4voxgill said:
Another pending petition is from the Association of American
Railroads requesting consolidation of its VHF & UHF licenses
and was filed 09/09/2005 (FCC File #0002282007).

Link to AAR's Petition: http://tinyurl.com/pu4z8

The Petition asks the FCC to grant railroads geographical licenses
instead of site-specific licenses to facilitate the efficient
conversion to narrowband operations by streamlining licensing for
railroad entities.

The exclusive geographic area would be defined as a 95-mile zone
along either side of the rights-of-way of all operating rail lines
in the United States, essentially the entire lower 48 states. The
AAR spectrum plan would arrange 181 VHF channels into 80 trunked
duplex channel pairs, 5-non-trunked channel pairs and 11 simplex
channels as part of the geographic license. AAR would keep track
of individual railroad radio station operations through a database
that would be accessible to the Commission and all frequency
coordinators via the Internet.
If only public safety could get their act together like this.
 
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