Robert M. Gurss currently focuses on the representation of governmental entities and corporations on wireless telecommunications issues. He is particularly well known for his work in the area of public safety communications.
The VHF band has propagation characteristics that make it ideal for land mobile radio use in sparsely populated, mountainous, and heavily forested areas. But the number of VHF frequencies assigned for public safety use is limited, especially in areas near the Canadian and Mexican borders.… Continue Reading
Public safety users have to vacate the T-band by 2021 for a spectrum auction by 2023. The auction revenue is supposed to be made available to current public safety licensees to help offset the cost of relocating their systems to other frequencies.… Continue Reading
Reminder: If you operate a commercial or public safety private land mobile radio system in the VHF (150-170 MHz) or UHF (450-470 MHz) bands, you must convert your systems to "narrowband" operation by January 1, 2013.… Continue Reading