TEMA re-banding

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TEMA asks for extension to reconfigure radio frequency
Associated Press
Originally published 12:48 p.m., April 8, 2008
Updated 12:48 p.m., April 8, 2008


(from the Knoxville News-Sentinel, 8 April 2008)

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has requested an extension of more than a year to reconfigure the state's disaster services radio frequency.

TEMA spokesman Jeremy Heidt says the agency filed the request in March to delay completing the change until September 2009.

TEMA wrote in its waiver request that February's fatal tornados, contracting work, illness and a personnel shortage contributed to the missed deadline.

State agencies had until March 17 to notify the Federal Communications Commission if they would miss the June 26 deadline.

TEMA says rebanding is intended to get emergency communication and commercial communication separated to prevent interference.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday's News Sentinel.
 
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