As you probably know, back in 2012 Pyramid Communications started efforts to obtain more spectrum for VHF SVR users. Pyramid Communications took on this project because it was the right thing to do on behalf of the end users who struggle without mission critical communications.
In a decision applauded by many, the FCC rules were changed. On March 15, 2016, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) began accepting applications for the operation of mobile repeaters on the following 6 VHF frequencies: 173.2375, 173.2625, 173.2875, 173.3125, 173.3375, and 173.3625 MHz.
Thank you for your support and patience throughout the process. Pyramid has put in a lot of effort on behalf of the tens of thousands of first responders who rely on Pyramid Communications equipment every day.
What we need you to do:
• Contact those who you know have been waiting for a VHF frequency.
• Direct your licensing inquiries to a coordinator who is aware of the new changes. Coordinators with experience on this topic are RadioSoft (888) 723-4695, EWA (800) 482-8280 or your local APCO coordinator. Please contact your coordinator to file now. We are limited to six frequencies in any region and only if they are available.
Please contact your Secom Systems Representative for more more information on Pyramid Repeaters.