Sunday, December 13, 2009

Latest narrowband licensing update by FCC

On December 11, 2009, The FCC released its long-awaited Public Notice on 150-174 and 421-512 MHz narrowbanding migration requirements.

The Notice contained a reminder of the critical narrowbanding deadlines; methods by which licensees may notify the FCC that they are in compliance; and reported what may happen to stations that are not operating at 12.5 kHz or equivalent efficiency after January 1, 2013.

In that event, the FCC stated that operations "in violation of the Commission's rules may subject licensees to enforcement action, including admonishments, monetary forfeitures, and/or license revocation as appropriate." Click here to view the FCC's Public Notice DA 09-2589.