Long Beach Gets Extension to Construct 700 MHz Trunked Station
Thursday, December 07, 2017 | Comments

The FCC granted a construction extension to the city of Long Beach, California, for a 700 MHz trunked public-safety station, call sign WQNH254 until June 17, 2018. Long Beach had requested an extension until June 2020 to construct the station.

While FCC staff reviewed the city’s extension request, call sign WQNH254 entered into termination pending status for failure to meet the buildout requirement. The FCC granted the extension request until June 17, 2018, and returned call sign WQNH254 to active status.

The FCC said a one-year extension through June 17, 2018, should provide ample time for the city to activate four repeaters it purchased.

“Granting the city a further extension is in the public interest considering the complexity of the integrated interoperability system Long Beach implemented,” the FCC said. “The system, which integrates multiple public-safety entities, would provide support to emergency services and homeland security initiatives. In addition, the city has invested substantial funds and resources to the initial stages of construction and, therefore, denying the extension request would be contrary to the public interest.”

The full order is here.

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