A HIGHWAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR THE MOTORIST: THE CASE FOR TWO-WAY RADIO

THE AUTHOR BRIEFLY REVIEWS THE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS CURRENTLY IN OPERATION AND THOSE PROPOSED BY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS FOR USERS OF AMERICAN HIGHWAYS WHO FIND THEMSELVES STRANDED OR IN NEED OF INFORMATION. THE PAPER REPORTS ON THE VOLUNTEER TWO-WAY MOBILE VOICE RADIO SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPING IN THE U. S. IN THE 27 MHZ CITIZENS RADIO SERVICE. THE AUTHOR PROPOSES THAT A HIGHWAY COMMUNICATION RADIO SERVICE BE SET UP BY FEDERAL AGENCIES. THE PRINCIPAL INTENT OF THIS SERVICE IS FOR AID TO THE MOTORIST AND FOR CONTACT WITH HIM BY HIGHWAY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS SERVICE BE IMPLEMENTED ON AN INTERIM BASIS IN THE 26 TO 30 MHZ BAND USING VOICE COMMUNICATION AND READILY AVAILABLE, INEXPENSIVE TRANSCEIVERS CARRIED IN THE VEHICLE FOR COMMUNICATION ON THE EMERGENCY CHANNEL 9 OF THE CRS AND ON A MINIMUM OF FIVE ADJACENT CHANNELS. NO CHANGE IN FCC CITIZENS CLASS D LICENSE SHOULD BE REQUIRED. IN CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HARDWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RADIO SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

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    • Quinn, Clark E
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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 9-15
  • Monograph Title: Emergency communications
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  • Accession Number: 00226507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM