The answer to this question varies depending on the specific frequency band in which the FM station with the canceled license operates.
For full-service non-directional stations, a modification of license application can be submitted to correct geographic coordinates within a range of up to 3 seconds in latitude and/or up to 3 seconds in longitude (§73.1690(b)(2)). The actual distance allowable for adjustment varies due to the curvature of the Earth but generally falls within about 300 to 350 feet in latitude and 200 to 250 feet in longitude. However, any changes or corrections involving full-service directional antennas necessitate a construction permit.
Yes, the FCC has the authority to grant waivers for minimum distance spacing requirements even when a full-power station operates on the same channel or the first adjacent channel. These waivers are typically considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to specific regulatory conditions and considerations. Stations seeking such waivers should carefully follow FCC procedures and provide sufficient justification for the requested waiver. The FCC evaluates these requests with the goal of ensuring efficient spectrum use while minimizing interference and protecting existing broadcasters’ rights.
On occasion, the necessity for a 2-bay antenna arises, particularly when addressing second adjacent channel interference concerns. Within myLPFM, the [Potential Waiver] function can provide a list of antennas suitable for your proposed locatio
No, as long as the LPFM station complies with the minimum spacing and second-adjacent channel interference requirements outlined in §73.807, it satisfies the basic regulatory prerequisites.
When your station receives an “FCC Activity Report” after submitting an application, it’s important to take the following necessary steps in response:
It’s important to note that while translators can operate at power levels exceeding 100 watts at 30 meters HAAT, these higher power levels are subject to necessary contour protections based on their specific location and channel assignment.
When you come across an application labeled as “superseded” on fccdata.org or the FCC’s official website, it indicates that a newer application or action has replaced the previous one. In the context of FCC applications, “superseded” means that the original application is no longer active or relevant because it has been overtaken or replaced by a more recent filing or decision.
Yes, the FCC has the authority to grant waivers for minimum distance spacing requirements in the case of a full-power station on the same channel or the first adjacent channel. However, such waivers are typically granted under specific circumstances and require a thorough review of technical and regulatory considerations. The FCC assesses each waiver request on a case-by-case basis to ensure that it serves the public interest and does not cause undue interference to other stations or services.
Yes, if two LPFM stations are currently operating under a time-share agreement and another channel becomes available that is properly spaced to either of the stations, one of the stations can request a move to the new channel while claiming that eliminating the time-share arrangement will “reduce interference.” However, the success of such a request will depend on several factors: