Wireless Microphone Use
The FCC issued an order today prohibiting wireless microphones and similar low power broadcast devices from operating in the 700 MHz band after June 12, 2010. The order also provides that public safety licensees in the band can, with 60 day notice, require wireless mic users to clear the band sooner than June 12. The FCC also reiterated that wireless mics causing interference must cease and desist immediately. Since we are already in mid-January, the 60-day notice may be of limited value (in paragraph 47 of the order). The notice process has two alternatives, notifying the FCC, or notifying users directly if you know who they are.
SERVICE RULES FOR THE 698-746, 747-762 AND 777-792 MHZ BANDS. Stayed the February 17, 2009 deadline for consolidating existing narrowband allocations to the new consolidated narrowband segment. released February 12, 2009. Release
Service Rules for the 698-746, 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands; Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band. released September 25, 2008.Release
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES AN EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR 700 MHZ REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEES TO AMEND 700 MHZ NARROWBAND PLANS FROM NOVEMBER 23, 2007 TO JANUARY 31, 2008. (DA No. 07-4587). (Dkt No 96-86, 06-229). PSHSB, released November 9, 2007.
Narrowband (corrected and updated 12/18/07)
The FCC Rules for the public Safety 700 MHz band is located in 47CFR90, subsections 90.501 through 90.553