Last week the Land Mobile Communications Counsel (LMCC) submitted proposed consensus protocols governing coordination of vehicular repeater systems (VRS) to the FCC (originally reported by TR Daily, Sept. 30).  The proposal was submitted in response to the FCC’s August 10 Report and Order which amended Part 90 of the Commission’s rules to allow licensing and operation of VRS and other mobile repeaters on six offset channels in the 173 MHz band.  The Order directed the coordination community to develop a consensus protocol for VRS coordination which conforms to the existing Part 90 technical requirements in order to minimize interference.  The Order also placed a freeze on all applications for mobile repeaters on the six 173 MHz channels until the protocol is approved.