National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
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Common Channel Naming Working Group
NCC/NPSTC Standard Channel Nomenclature for the Public Safety Interoperability Channels

In response to input from a number of public safety organizations requesting that NPSTC reexamine the Channel Naming Recommendations of the National Coordination Committee (NCC), at its November 2006 meeting, the NPSTC Governing Board established a Task Group to solicit input and establish consensus on a set of Common Names for the channels designated by the FCC for interoperability use.

Common Naming Task Group

The Task group solicited input in the December 2006 - January 2007 time frame, and held a Public Forum in conjunction with the February 2007 quarterly NPSTC meetings in Orlando, FL.

The Common Naming Task Group developed a Report of Committee, proposing the consensus Revised Common Naming Standard developed as a result of the February 5, 2007 forum. They accepted comments on this proposed format through May 20, 2007. The Task Group evaluated all comments received and developed the Final Draft Recommendation for adoption by the NPSTC Governing Board at the quarterly meeting on June 13, 2007. The NPSTC Governing Board approved the Final Recommendations and have now release the NPSTC Channel Naming Report. The report was presented at the SAFECOM Executive Committee Meeting that was help on June 14, 2007 and they voted to support the report. The Channel Naming Report is currently in the process of becoming a standard within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.

Channel Naming Report Revisions
700 MHz Changes Addendum
Standard Channel Nomenclature
Candidate APCO/NPSTC ANS 1.104.1-200x: Standard Channel Nomenclature for the Public Safety Interoperability Channels
Channel Naming History
Channel Naming