FCC Denies Orange County, N.Y., Requests for 800 MHz License
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Comments

Orange County (New York) Department of Emergency Communications filed a petition for reconsideration of the FCC’s notice of termination of Orange County’s license to operate on 800 MHz frequencies under call sign WQYF322. Orange County also requested an extension of time until July 30, 2018, to construct its 800 MHz facilities. The FCC denied the petition and extension request.

The FCC said an inadvertent failure to request extended implementation is insufficient justification to consider Orange County’s petition. Orange County could have and should have filed an extension request before the construction deadline, the order said.

However, Orange County may file a new, properly coordinated application for a license if it desires to use its previously licensed frequencies. In addition, if Orange County needs to operate while a new application is pending with the commission, it may file a request for special temporary authority (STA).

The order is here.

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