RADIO SPECTRUM FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT

IMPROVED FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT AND ADVANCES IN RADIO TECHNOLOGY ARE ESSENTIAL IF THE USERS OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO SERVICES (PSRS) ARE TO RECEIVE THE DESIRED LEVEL OF COMMUNICATIONS. FREQUENCY COORDINATION IS A VITAL PART OF THIS MANAGEMENT EFFORT. TODAY'S PROBLEMS ARE THE RESULT OF THE INCREASED USE OF RADIO AND THE NUMBER OF FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND CITY AGENCIES INVOLVED. FREQUENCIES AVAILABLE TO THE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE RADIO SERVICE, (HMRS), WHICH IS PART OF THE PSRS, ARE IN THE LOW BAND (30 TO 50 MHZ), THE HIGH BAND (150 TO 172 MHZ), OR THE UHF BAND (450 TO 412 MHZ) SECTORS OF THE SPECTRUM. THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FREQUENCIES TO RADIO SERVICES, THE ASSIGNMENT OF SPECIFIC FREQUENCIES, AND THE ISSUANCE OF OPERATING LICENSES TO INDIVIDAUL USERS. THE IMPORTANCE OF FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN ILLUSTRATED BY THE ATTENTION GIVEN TO THIS AREA DURING RECENT YEARS BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE NUMEROUS PANELS AND COMMITTEES THAT HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO REVIEW THE PROBLEM. THE ROLE OF THE HMRS COORDINATOR IN THE MANAGEMENT AND ASSIGNMENT OF RADIO FREQUENCIES IS TO SHARE WITH OTHER COORDINATORS IN THE PSRS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OVER-ALL GOOD TECHNICAL JUDGMENT IN REVIEWING APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF RADIO FREQUENCIES TO QUALIFIED USERS. IT IS STRESSED THAT THE COORDINATING GROUP DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE APPLICATIONS. THIS AUTHORITY IS EXERCISED BY THE FCC. HOWEVER, COORDINATORS CAN MAKE SUGGESTIONS TO THE APPLICANT AND ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE FCC TO APPROVE, OR DISAPPROVE, OR SUGGEST REVISIONS. THE ELEMENTS AND PROCEDURES OF THIS COORDINATION FORM THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE PRESENT REPORT.

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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00226603
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM