DIRECTORATE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Post WARC Frequency Conversion
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In October 1983 the Directorate published the equipment handbook for the emergency services entitled 'Post-WARC Frequency Conversion Programme'.
The handbook presented forces and brigades with advance information on the new replacement equipment's that would be operating in the new VHF frequency bands from late 1985 onwards.
These equipment's would be replacing the ageing 80-100 MHz equipment that had been in operation since the late 1950's onwards, and were occupying part of a frequency band that was to be vacated as a result of the 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference decision to use that band for VHF commercial and public broadcasting radio services.
The handbook contains a brief overview of each of the major equipment's to be offered to forces and brigades, together with indicative quarterly rental charges. Users, would then refer to this manual ahead of more detailed information when planning future purchasing requirements at that time.
This document was kindly provided by Mike Brain and is Crown Copyright.
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