MSCommNet related news:
- June 29, 2012: In the news - Mt. Blue antenna hiding in plain sight as a fire tower
- June 19, 2012: Narrowbanding of State of Maine Repeaters. The State is commencing the narrowbanding of repeaters the week of June 18, 2012 and will post relevant information online.
- April 3, 2012: Maine State Communications Network (MSCommNet) Radio Project Statewide Outreach Sessions Successful: A series of outreach presentations were held around the State on March 26, 27, 28 and 30, to provide an update on the MSCommNet radio project. The sessions, hosted by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), were held in Presque Isle, Orono, Augusta, and Portland, with over 100 attending in total. See presentation slides from the March 2012 sessions
- July 27, 2011: Maine Emergency Chief: Communication Improved Since 9/11" - Portland Press Herald
- July 13, 2011: FCC Narrowbanding Waiver Guidance - This Public Notice reminds licensees, frequency coordinators, equipment vendors, and other interested parties of the Federal Communications Commission’s January 1, 2013 deadline for private land mobile radio services in the 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz (VHF/UHF) bands to migrate to narrowband (12.5 kHz or narrower) technology. It also provides guidance for licensees that intend to submit requests for waiver of the deadline and sets forth additional information regarding the transition to narrowband technology.
- April 7, 2011: "State and Counties Inching Forward to Comply with FCC Narrow Band Requirement" - Bangor Daily News
- Dec. 6, 2010: www.fcc.gov/narrowbanding - FCC launches new webpage dedicated to narrowbanding public safety communications (with "count-down" clock)
- Nov. 2010: "The Skinny on Narrow Band - Deadline Approaches for Narrow Band Conversion" - Maine Townsman (Maine Municipal Association)
- Oct. 27, 2010: "Narrowband: Will You Be Ready?" - VHF narrowbanding videos (2 parts) available from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Excellent video! (Text narration)
- Oct. 1, 2010: Article regarding legislative oversight and contract provisions to ensure successful project outcome - Bangor Daily News
- Aug. 2, 2010: "MSCommNet Case Study: Coming Together: Statewide IP-based radio network links Maine public safety agencies and opens a world of opportunities for the state" - Emergency Communications Magazine
- May 5, 2010: Interoperability Demo - On May 5, 2010, the MSCommNet radio project office sponsored an interoperability demonstration at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. The event was hosted by Harris Corporation, the prime contractor for the State's radio communications upgrade project.
- Feb. 11, 2010: A Note on Radio Frequency Safety - The MSCommNet radio project office follows federal guidelines and rules, and other published standards in the engineering of the MSCommNet system.
- Feb. 10, 2010: FCC Narrow banding Mandate - Excellent WAGM-TV 8 news clip on the FCC Narrow banding deadline.
- Jan. 12, 2010: Ossipee Radio Tower Failure - Adversely affected public safety communications in Southwestern Maine in December 2009. What happened, and what the State is doing to prevent such occurrences in the future.
- Jan. 5, 2010: "Y2Thirteen" Narrowbanding - Radio communications clock is ticking
- Dec. 1, 2009: Break-in at Ossipee Mountain Radio Tower Site - Security to improve
- Oct. 30, 2009: MSCommNet - Statewide Radio Network Upgrade Outreach sessions yield bountiful harvest
- Oct. 1, 2009: MSCommNet Outreach Sessions - Statewide radio network upgrade
- Sept. 15, 2009: MSCommNet Relocates - Same great service, new location
- Sept. 1, 2009: MSCommNet Project - Giant step forward, award of integrator contract to Harris Corp.
- Aug. 2009: A State of Interoperability - Maine partners with Harris to bring its public service agencies together
- Apr. 1, 2009: MSCommNet Update - Tyco Electronics awarded contract.
- Mar. 3, 2009: Adventure on Deboullie Mountain - Radio operations rescue the Can-Am races
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