FAQ: The check.lp250.com website shows upgrade status as "Conditional"? What does that mean.
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When REC proposed Simple 250, we proposed a transition period when LP-250 upgrades are first available. To assure fairness to all applicants, REC had proposed that LPFM stations wishing to upgrade during this transition period, must treat any other co-channel and first-adjacent channel LPFM stations as also qualified to upgrade and thus, the tool requires a distance separation as if the other LPFM station is already an LP-250.
If after this proposed transition period, the other LPFM station does not upgrade, then they can be treated like an LP-100 station. The conditional result shows if, after the transition period, your LPFM wants to upgrade, they may be able to on a first-come first-served basis.
|Service class relationship||Co-channel minimum required||First-adjacent channel minimum required|
|LP100 to LP100||24 km||14 km|
|LP100 to LP250||26 km||15 km|
|LP250 to LP100||29 km||16 km|
|LP250 to LP250||31 km||17 km|
RM-11909 REC "Simple 250" Petition for Rulemaking
Sunday, May 23, 2021