Public Safety Radio Pool

TV Channels 14,15,16 in NYC

Public Safety

Police and Fire

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In many larger populated areas  UHF frequencies are allocated for Public Safety in the UHF TV spectral band from 470−512MHz. These are primarily used fo police and fire LMR (Land Mobile Radio). It is illegal to operate in this spectrum band.

Channels 14,15, & 16 are allocated by the FCC in New York City Public Safety.

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Aside for from the fact that it is illegal to operate non licensed devices in this spectrum. There is also a high probability that LMR radios operated in this spectrum band will interfere with wireless microphones. LMR radios in this spectrum transmit at 5 watts and key in intermittently when the talk button is pressed on the radio. 

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Auto Scan on the face of wireless receivers will not avoid this Spectrum band. Custom user frequency groups can be used to provide frequency groups that avoid this spectrum.

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Below is a table of Public Safety designated spectrum band organized by metro area.

Ch.14 470-476

New York 14

Public Safety

Ch.15  476-482

New York 15

Public Safety

Ch.16  482-488

New York 16

Public Safety

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