Mission Critical Reports: FCC Grants Waiver for Interoperability Channels in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The FCC granted, on its own motion, a waiver of the commission’s rules to facilitate use of two nationwide interoperability channels (151.1375 and 154.4525 MHz) in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

In Puerto Rico and the USVI, only three of the five interoperability channels (VCALL10, VTAC13 and TAC14) are available for public-safety use. Therefore, the FCC temporarily waived this limitation to allow public-safety agencies to use the two additional frequencies in support of hurricane response and recovery activities.

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