January 1994 | NTIA Technical Memo TM-94-160

National Land Mobile Radio Spectrum Requirements

William D. Speights; Ernesto A. Cerezo; Richard J. Orsulak; Robert C. Wilson

Abstract: The National Land Mobile Spectrum Requirements report was released in January 1994. This report describes the Federal Government's land mobile radio (LMR) usage and trends in the following bands: 30–50, 138–150.8, 162–174, 220–222 and 406.1–420 MHz. It also presents public (common carriers such as cellular radiotelephone and radio paging), and private sector (including state and local government) uses from 25 MHz to 1 GHz, related regulatory issues and trends in the land mobile services. The report also contains a discussion on personal communications services.

The Preliminary Spectrum Reallocation Report was released on February 10, 1994. This report, prepared by Gerald F. Hurt et al. in response to Title VI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, identifies 235 MHz of radio spectrum for transfer from Federal Government use to private, commercial use. The report marks the first step in a process that will lead the way to major changes in U.S. management of the radio spectrum.

Keywords: land mobile radio (LMR); land mobile radio band usage

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Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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