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LPFM Radio Filing Tools – Post Government Shutdown

Twilight ZoneThe following third party tools may be used in work related to an LPFM Radio application.  These tools are useful during the government shutdown.  They are not a replacement for the correct tools and data should be validated prior to filing once the government opens back up.  While we do not recommend attempting an LPFM filing yourself, especially with the government shutdown in the mix, many are will try.  In order to give you a better chance, we have provided links to various tools that you will need.  Note:  We cannot offer email or telephone support to self filers.

ARRL Amateur Call Sign Search – This tool operated by the American Radio Relay League can be used to inquire on amateur radio call signs.  This tool can useful for locating a possible tower site in hard to fit areas.  Many ham operators have their own tower or might be willing to construct one.  They can also be useful when its time to build the radio station if you should need technical help, installing the antenna, etc.

Curves – This is an REC operated tool that gives an estimate of either field strength based on distance or distance based on field strength.  This tool will work for FM broadcast and TV Channels 2 through 6.

Runway Slope – This is an REC operated tool that gives users a rough estimate on their tower location and height in respect to airport runways, heliports and sea plane bases to determine of FAA notification and FCC Antenna Structure Registration is required.  This is a replacement for the primary functions of the FCC’s TOWAIR tool.

Databases

For those who use the raw database files from the FCC who need them but can’t get them because of the FCC website outage, here are recent versions automatically downloaded by REC as a part of our update process.

Broadcast (CDBS) Data – From close of business, Septmber 27, 2013.

Antenna Structure Registrations – From close of business, Septmber 27, 2013.

Ship Registrations – From ULS, September 27, 2013.

Coast Station Licenses – From ULS, September 27, 2013.

UPDATE! 10/8/2013

LPFMStore & Nexus – LPFM Radio Work Continues, Despite Government Shutdown

The LPFMStore.com and Nexus Broadcast, LLC continue to operate and prepare LPFM applications with proprietary software.  Nexus has re-tooled and is no longer dependent on operational government services.  We are now preparing LPFM applications at full tilt and expect to be back on schedule by the end of the week.  These new tools have increased our productivity.  As a result we now have several additional application spots available in our que.  We do not know at this time if  the filing window for Low Power FM Radio will be delayed, extended or postponed.

Read the full update here.

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