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Is VHF Dead?

Jason Kemp  (Engineer, ADCOMM Engineering LLC)

Location: N255

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: Emergency Comms: LMR, LTE, 5G

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

VHF continues to be the mainstay for rural communications in many areas. Unfortunately, the abundance of modern electronics, LED lighting, and related items has created a situation where the RF noise floor in VHF has gotten higher. What are the effects of this on VHF communications and how can it be overcome? This presentation will discuss what is happening in the field and what the practical ramifications are for VHF users in the future.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn:
- What the current situation is in the VHF band in many places.
- How does this affect VHF communications?
- What are some of the remedies available?
- What is the future for VHF?