New Radio Regulations
The Federal Communications Commission, in an order published May 8, has created the “Local Government Radio Service” with regulations governing its functions and operations under sections 10.551 through 10.555 of Part 10, Rules and Regulations. The announcement said the purpose “was to provide a service wherein governmental entities could perform all communications essential to the accomplishment of any official function.”
Coincident with the announcement, the Commission ruled that continuation of the use by the fire service of radio channels licensed to police departments wall be extended only to October 31, 1963. During this time arrangements must be made for the conduct of fire radio activities in accordance with FCC regulations.