MHz News... (September 07, 2011)
Mission Critical Voice Communications Requirements for
The term mission critical voice has been used within the public safety
community for decades. More
MHz News... (October 14, 2009)
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau approves Region 6 (Northern
California) NPSPAC Regional Planning Committee Non-Streamlined
Amendment to reflect 800 MHZ band reconfiguration in the
Docket(s): 90-287 02-55
Release Date: 10/14/2009
The link(s) for the document are as follows:
MHz News... (August 17, 2009)
Northern California Region 6 NPSPAC Revised Plan has been put on Public
Notice by the FCC.
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau seeks comment on Region
6 (Northern California) 800 MHz Regional Planning Committees'
Non-streamlined Amendment to reflect 800 MHz band reconfiguration.
here to view Acrobat copy of the Public Notice.
800 MHz News... (April 23, 2009)
Northern California Region 6 NPSPAC Plan has been revised.
The Plan has been presented to the FCC. As a courtesy to users and
Members of the Committee the revised plan with a watermark is being
presented here. When the plan has been approved by the FCC the
watermark will be removed.
here to view Acrobat copy of the revised plan.
800 MHz News...
(May 19, 2006)
California Region 6 NPSPAC Repacking and Re banding Meeting
On May 25, 2006 a meeting will be held in Sacramento, California hosted
by the Region 6 Review and Revision Committee. The meeting will be
between representatives of the 800 MHz Transition Administrator, Sprint
Nextel and all licensees whose frequencies are proposed to change under
the amended Region 6 plan. Members of the Regional Committee will also
be present to answer any questions. Review the linked documents before
Map , Region
6 Letter , TA
Cover letter , Spreadsheet
700 MHz News... (March 22, 2006)
FCC ADDRESSES BROADBAND IN EIGHTH NOTICE IN 700 MHZ RULEMAKING
The Federal Communications Commission today released the Eighth Notice
of Proposed Rule making in the 700 MHZ proceeding, inviting comments on
proposals to re channelize twelve megahertz of the 700 MHz public
safety band to provide for broadband applications. The Notice
adopted at last Friday's meeting of the Commission, and the pleading
cycle will be set with its publication in the Federal
700 MHz News...
(March 17, 2006)
The FCC seeks comment
on proposals for modifying 700 MHz public safety spectrum to
Accommodate broadband communications.
Information: Click here
800 MHz Chairman:
GSA Communications Department
1401 Lakeside Drive, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-4305
700 MHz & 800 MHz Vice Chairman
State of California Retired
700 MHz Chairman:
Senior Telecommunications Engineer
Public Safety Communications
California Technology Agency
601 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95811-0231
- Tel: 916-657-6153
Placer County Telecommunications
What is Public Safety Region 6?
During the late 1980s
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) developed a National Plan
for Public Safety Radio Services, setting national guidelines for use
of the 821-824/866-869 MHz (800 MHz) spectrum while establishing
fifty-five regional planning committees to develop public safety
regional plans tailored to the particular communications needs of the
Region 6 encompasses
the 48 counties of California situated north of the northernmost
borders of San Luis Obispo, Kern and San Bernardino counties.
The 800 MHz Northern
California (Region 6) Plan was adopted by the FCC on November 20, 1990.
The 800 MHz Plan was last revised on October 10, 2001.
In 1998, the FCC
adopted service rules for the 24 megahertz of spectrum in the
764-776/794-806 MHz frequency bands (collectively, the 700 MHz band).
At the direction of Congress, this spectrum was reallocated from
television broadcast services to public safety communications services.
It will be available as soon as existing TV stations vacate the
spectrum, which is targeted for no later than December 31, 2006.
A large portion of the
700 MHz public safety spectrum (12.5 MHz), is designated for general
use by local, regional and state users. A regional planning process was
adopted to govern management of this public safety spectrum. It is a
similar process to that used in the 821-824 MHz and 866-869 MHz bands.
The Regional Planning Committees (RPCs) are allowed maximum flexibility
to meet state and local needs, encourage innovative use of the
spectrum, and accommodate new and as yet unanticipated developments in
technology equipment. They are responsible for creating and managing