FCC: 700 MHz Rules Do Not Apply to Air-Ground Channels (3/3/15)
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | Comments

The FCC agreed with the National Regional Planning Council (NRPC) that Section 90.537(a) of the commission’s rules does not apply to 700 MHz air-ground channels.

Last October, the commission adopted a report and order revising certain rules governing the 700 MHz public-safety narrowband channels.

NRPC filed a petition for clarification asking the commission to clarify “whether new air-to-ground 700 MHz narrowband channels (formerly secondary trunked channels) are subject to the trunking requirements for the use of six channels or more as stated in [Section] 90.537 (a) [of the commission’s rules].”

NRPC said that the use of these channels in anticipated public-safety air-to-ground implementations should be exempted from Rule 90.537 (a) in which the use of six or more narrowband channels must be used in the trunked mode of operation.

The FCC agreed and said Section 90.537(a) of the commission’s rules applies only to general use and state license channels. The recently reallocated air-ground channels are neither, the FCC said.

The full letter is here.

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