Improve the translator complaint process

4/19: NPRM circulated but not yet released.  REC will evaulate when NPRM is released.

NAB petition to permit FM translators to move to any channel as a minor change.  Currently translators are only allowed to make changes to first, second, third or IF adjacent channels unless there is a "trigger" event by a full-service station that would result in displacement.  In contrast, LPFM rules permit changes to "any channel" upon a showing of reduced incoming or outgoing interference.

Removes the "predictability" that translators can only change to certain channels.  At the same time, it puts translators on a more level playing field with LPFM stations.

 

Primary Docket: 
18-119
Additional Dockets: 
RM-11787
17-105
REC Position: 
Awaiting NPRM
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