Tuesday, March 25, 2014

High Band Paging for Fire Departments

As a follow up to the information provided in this month's first alarms regarding VHF high band paging for fire departments, I wanted to get the word out that yesterday we received FCC approval for an expanded number of pagers on frequency 155.220. Information regarding the implementation of this program (including the sunset of 33.48 paging) will be forthcoming within the next week. At this point I simply wanted to make you aware of the FCC's approval so that any imminent pager purchases could be made with an eye toward the migration to the new frequency. Tone configurations will not change, ie the same tone assigned to your department on 33.48 will be used for 155.220. More details will follow.