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Private Land Mobile Paging

A private paging service is a paging service that is not-for-profit and that serves the licensee's internal communications needs as defined in Part 90 of the Rules. Private paging systems in general provide the same applications offered by commercial paging services: tone, tone-voice, numeric or alphanumeric, shared-use, cost-sharing, or cooperative arrangements, multiple licensed systems that use third-party managers, or users combining resources to meet compatible needs for specialized internal communications facilities are presumptively private paging services.


The following frequencies are available to all Public Safety and Industrial Business Pool licensees for one-way paging on a shared basis:
  • 929.0375 MHz
  • 929.0625 MHz
  • 929.0875 MHz
  • 929.1625 MHz
  • 929.2625 MHz
Specific regulations governing the use of these bands can be found at 47 CFR 90.494.

Frequency Coordinator

In 1982, Congress provided the Commission with the statutory authority to use frequency coordinators to assist it in developing and managing the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) spectrum.
Frequency coordinators, in this case, are private organizations that have been certified by the Commission to recommend the most appropriate frequencies for applicants in the designated Part 90 radio services. This frequency coordination process is intended to make more efficient use of the PLMR spectrum for the benefit of all members of the public.
In general, applications for new frequency assignments, changes to existing facilities or operation at temporary locations must include a showing of frequency coordination. See 47 CFR 90.175 for further information.
The private paging frequency coordinators are:
The Wireless Infrastructure Association
901 N. Washington Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
P: 703-535-7502
F: 703-836-1608
Attn: Frequency Coordination Department
8484 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
*Also coordinates on behalf of the International Taxicab and Livery Association (ITLA), Telephone Maintenance Frequency Advisory Committee (TELFAC), Newspaper Association of America (NAA), and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
200 N. Glebe Road
Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22203
P: 703-558-2204
c/o Radiosoft
8900 Dicks Hill Parkway
Toccoa, GA 30577
P: 800-262-9206
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-872-0030
F: 202-872-1331
1565 Oak Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
P: 541-485-8441
F: 541-485-7556
Service At A Glance
Private Land Mobile Paging
Not-for-profit paging that serves a licensee's internal communications needs.
Also Known AsNPCS
Service RulesPart 90
Part OfPrivate Land Mobile
Related Services
Public Safety
Band Plan
Band(s)929.0375 MHz
929.0625 MHz
929.0875 MHz
929.1625 MHz
929.2625 MHz
ULS Radio Service Codes
GS - Exclusive Channels
IG - Shared Industrial/Business Channels
PW - Shared Public Safety Channels
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