The business band is used by local U.S. radio users who use and avidly listen to the FCC Industrial/Business channel, formerly known as the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The current regulations list many frequencies from this channel, including Digital Mobile Subscriber Lines (DMSP’s) and Universal Service Order Codes (USOC’s). A good portion of the world’s population listens to FCC’s Industrial/Business band. If you are a newbie and have no idea what this is, then you will be pleased to know that a brief description of this band will illuminate some of your technical knowledge about the subject.
Commercial radio stations use the FRS (FM repeaters) or GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies which are listed in the FCC’s Mobile Electronic Service (MEMS) Registry. This type of frequencies has been regulated by the FCC since 1983, when it enacted the Radio Service Improvement Act. There are also some private companies providing cell phones and other handheld devices that can pick up this broadcast, but most of the public use of this business band is for commercial operations such as airplane flights, cable TV, and telecommunications.
These frequencies are broadcast in the FRS and GMRS ranges. FRS are the lower frequencies used for commercial operations. They are close to the sounds of birds and rain falling outside, and they are often used to replace live entertainment on airplanes. The GMRS range is the higher frequency used for business operations such as teleconferencing, telecommunication, and media conferences. The two-watt limit on the GMRS channels is commonly referred to as the “power band”, because the power of these transmissions is great enough to cover a very large area with very little loss of energy. This means that these two watts of bandwidth can cover a large area.
There can be no doubt that both the FRS and GMRS work well together, but the issue arises when one primary user begins using the bandwidths at the expense of another primary user. When this happens there is only a small amount of loss of energy, but it can be enough to cause poor reception and other errors such as dropped calls and others. The solution to this problem is to avoid placing restrictions on the primary users of the two cottages by using cell phone interference systems or noise reduction systems. Rf noise reduction systems are designed to reduce the power of the rf noise by using multiple channels. Each channel will have a different frequency level that is powerful enough to prevent interference from one primary user to another primary user. In addition to preventing interference, the rf noise reduction systems also remove much of the power from the signal being broadcasted, so that the energy being used for the transmission is spread out.
Cell phone interference systems are similar to what are used by radio rental companies to prevent interference with each other’s signals. These systems typically cover all available channels with a selective frequency that prevents the frequencies from interfering with each other. This is a very effective method that is able to handle hundreds of possible frequency levels. Many of these systems can also handle multiple cell phones at one time, allowing multiple lines to connect to the same service in order to make use of all available channels.
Choosing an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for your Business Band requires a little bit of effort and research. You want to make sure you’re choosing the correct Frequencies for your business needs and an Internet Service Provider with the proper bandwidth capacity, which is often a factor when choosing an ISP. Some ISPs will offer packages that include channel sharing, and others will not. The most popular packages that include channel sharing and bandwidth cap reduction usually come with monthly service fees. For those businesses that will be mostly internet-related, an ISP with a large enough bandwidth allowance should be adequate. In contrast, for more mobile offices, the bandwidth limit may be lower because of the potential site movement.