An LMR license in the US is different to Australian license laws. Although there are similarities, the US license allows the holder to operate a private land mobile radio system .These systems are typically used by local governments, companies and other organizations to meet their communication requirements. For example, land mobile radio systems are used for coordinating materials and employees, safety, security, and emergency response. These LMR systems typically share wireless frequencies with other private users, and they are essential for many day to day business operations across the country.
Many different industries rely on LMR systems, including public agencies, manufacturers, utilities, railroads and many others. Private LMR licensees who operate in the frequency range of 150 to 174 MHz are subject to FCC deadlines to migrate their systems to narrowband technology by 2013. The WTB also recently conducted a license audit in order to improve the integrity and accuracy of their Universal Licensing System (ULS).