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.
In the realm of LPFM broadcasting, regulatory compliance is paramount. Whether you’re correcting geographic coordinate errors or making minor tower site adjustments, it’s essential to engage with the FCC to ensure your station operates within authorized parameters.
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:
If you have already been granted a second-adjacent channel waiver for a particular station and you now need to make a change on Form 318 for the same channel, typically, you do not need to submit a new waiver request. However, there are some important considerations:
To secure a power increase for an LPFM station, follow these steps:
Low Power FM (LPFM) stations often consider relocating for various reasons. However, understanding how far you can move an LPFM station involves navigating specific regulations and technical considerations. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand the parameters of LPFM station relocation.