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The FCC narrowbanding rules affect all operators of land mobile radios (LMR) that use channels between:
Wideband LMR systems (i.e., two-way voice radio operating on the 25 kHz channel-widths that have been the standard for the last few decades) will experience increasing interference as other radio operators switch to narrowband channels that may overlap older wideband channels. (Note: interference issues may already be noticeable.)
License-holders are responsible for narrowband migration, therefore the state will handle channels used between agencies and across disciplines in the public safety environment (including ILEEN, Point-to-Point, Firegrounds, IHERN and Med Channels) . If you operate under an FCC license that is in your agency’s name:
The Indiana Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee strongly urges all state, county and local governmental entities to contact your radio service provider, or your in-house radio professionals, to get this process started. Waiting any longer to address narrowbanding will be too late. Be proactive - to prevent being caught at the last moment without critical radio communications. The FCC can levy fines of up to $10,000 per day for radio operations that violate their rules.
|Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee Members|
Statewide Interoperability Coordinator - Steve Skinner • District 1 - Ray Chambers • District 2 - Sue Fox • District 3 - Cindy Snyder, Vice Chair • District 4 - Ed Ward • District 5 - Steve Cook, Chair • District 6 - Michael Dewey • District 7 - Dave Costin • District 8 - Tyler Clements • District 9 - Brad Meixell • District 10 - Adam Groupe • IN State Police - Capt. Erv Faulk • IN Dept. of Corrections - Doug Haygood • IN National Guard - Col. Pete Nelson • IN Dept. of Homeland Security - Don West • IN Department of Transportation - Tom Vanderpool • RACES - Greg Oberc • Cities & Towns - Bob Plummer and Mike Watkins • American Red Cross - Dick Webster