Last week the FCC released a Report and Order (Order) authorizing the licensing and operation of vehicular repeater systems (VRS) and mobile repeaters on six remote control and telemetry channels in the VHF Band.  Operations on the 11.25 kHz channels will be co-primary with adjacent land mobile operations, and the Commission removed certain restrictions on omni-directional antennas, fixed station power limits, and antenna heights for telemetry operations.  Frequency coordination will be necessary to accommodate both telemetry and VRS on these channels.  Until a protocol for VRS coordination is developed, the Commission will not accept applications for mobile repeaters on the VHF channels.