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Public Safety Region 24 700 and 800 MHz Planning Meetings

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Released: February 23, 2012


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DA 12-265

February 23, 2012




PR Docket No. 93-131

The Region 24 (Missouri)1 Public Safety Regional Planning Committees (RPCs) will hold two
consecutive planning meetings on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the 700 MHz
Public Safety RPC will convene at the Jefferson City Police Department Training Room, 401 Monroe
Street, Jefferson City, Missouri.
The agenda for the 700 MHz meeting includes:
Welcome (Stephen Devine)
Old Business
o Approval of April 14, 2011 Meeting Minutes
o Approval of Agenda
o Other 700 MHz RPC business matters
New business
o Discuss any new 700 MHz applications before the RPC (700 MHz channels are
available in each Missouri County)
o An update on the 700 MHz Broadband proceeding (PS Docket No. 06-229) and how it
has impacted narrowband 700 MHz licensees in Missouri, including the City of
Independence. The City of Independence Missouri 700 MHz trunked system (Call Sign
WQEQ501) remains unable to relocate its channels to the new consolidated narrowband
700 MHz band plan pending the FCC determination on cost reimbursement.
o Discuss implementation of 700 MHz Interoperability channels consistent with
the FCC’s post-2007 channel plan, as well as between regions and states.
o Discuss 700 MHz Low Power analog channel use, regional fire ground 700 MHz
channels in Missouri (St. Louis UASI area), and whether or not analog use on 700 MHz
General Use channels (on a secondary basis) is within FCC rules.
o Discuss 700 MHz D Block and how it impacts regional planning
o Discuss 700 MHz State License spectrum issues
o Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a 4 channel trunked
700 MHz Site on Wheels solution that is available to deploy as needed. Contact DPS
for further information.
Open discussion

1 The Region 24 (Missouri) regional planning area includes the entire state of Missouri, consisting of all 114
counties and the City of St. Louis (which does not reside within a Missouri county).

Immediately following the 700 MHz Public Safety RPC meeting, the 800 MHz Public Safety
RPC will convene at the same location.
The agenda for the 800 MHz meeting includes:
Old Business
o Approval of April 14, 2011 Meeting Minutes
o Approval of Agenda
New business
o Discuss status of 800 MHz rebanding proceeding (WT Docket No. 02-55), and
how rebanding can impair interoperable communications at Missouri’s borders.
o Discuss 800 MHz pending applications, to include the Region 24 and Region 13
approval for the City of St. Louis, and St. Charles and Jefferson County applications.
o Discuss other 800 MHz RPC matters
Open discussion
Both Region 24 Public Safety RPCs’ meetings are open to the public. All eligible public safety
providers in Region 24 may utilize these frequencies. It is essential that eligible public safety agencies in
all areas of government, including state, municipality, county, and Native American Tribal be represented
in order to ensure that each agency’s future spectrum needs are considered in the allocation process.
Administrators who are not oriented in the communications field should delegate someone with this
knowledge to attend, participate, and represent their agency’s needs.
All interested parties wishing to participate in planning for the use of public safety spectrum in
the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands within Region 24 should plan to attend. For further information, please
Steven Devine, Chairman
700 MHz and 800 MHz Public Safety RPCs
Chief Interoperability Officer
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Missouri Interoperability Center
2413 E. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
(573) 522-2382
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