If you’ve learned about a “Table of Allotments” petition filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could potentially impact your Low Power FM (LPFM) station, it’s essential to understand your options and how to respond effectively. Here, we’ll explore what these petitions are, their potential effects on LPFM stations, and steps you can take in response.
As of the latest information available, there are currently no provisions in place to allow LPFM (Low Power FM) stations to operate with more than 100 watts at 30 meters height above average terrain (5.6 km service contour). However, there have been discussions and petitions filed with the FCC to potentially increase the power limit for LPFM stations.
As of September 2021, LP-250 (Low-Power FM with 250 watts of effective radiated power) was not a standard service class for LPFM stations. The FCC’s LPFM service classes included LP-100 (100 watts ERP) and LP-10 (10 watts ERP), but LP-250 was not among them.
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