|Approved on January 6, 2004||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Director of Campus Safety
|Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee
Vice President for Administration
Radio Frequency communication (RF) is used for a wide range of purposes at Ohio University. This regulation establishes a Frequency Coordination Committee to oversee the operation of wireless RF devices on the main campus and to provide a mechanism of regulation and interference resolution.
"Harmful interference" and "interference" are technical terms defined by the FCC, and are regulated under various rules depending on the type of device. In dealing with interference, the FCC usually orders the interfering device to cease operation until the issue is resolved, and, as specified below, that approach will also be taken internally by Ohio University.
All units of Ohio University must register their existing RF devices using FCC-regulated frequencies with the appropriate Frequency Coordination Committee member, as indicated below. Units may choose to register non-FCC-regulated RF devices with the committee, in order to establish priority of use in the event of future interference problems. Before purchasing new RF devices, the unit must contact the appropriate committee member to ensure that operation of the proposed RF devices will create little or no interference with existing operations.
In the event of interference by any RF device at Ohio University (either consumer, commercial, or industrial, whether operating on a regulated frequency, or not) with RF devices previously registered with the Committee, the interfering device must cease operation, until the issue is resolved by the Frequency Coordination Committee.
This policy applies to all RF devices used on campus, including:
This policy applies to RF devices operated by all units of Ohio University, including:
The appropriate Frequency Coordination Committee member will recommend frequency options based on the intended use, campus location, and existing RF devices.
Prior to the purchase of a new, or modification of an existing, two-way radio capable of transmitting two Watts or more of power, the purchasing unit must first contact and obtain written approval of the Ohio University Police Department.
The committee will be chaired by a representative from the Ohio University Police Department. Other members may be added at the discretion of the committee.
Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/44-116.html) on May 15, 2013.
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