FAQ: LPFM Station Planning & Construction

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FAQ: Must LPFM stations give public notice of the filing of applications with the FCC? 05/17/2019
FAQ: What is a contour and what is the difference between a "50,50" and a "50,10" contour? 03/17/2019
FAQ: Once I get my permit and build, when can I go on the air? 03/02/2017
FAQ: Can the FCC waive minimum distance spacing requirements for a full-power station on the same channel or first adjacent channel? 06/13/2016
FAQ: The tower company is asking whether I am putting up a one or two bay antenna. What is the difference and which one is better? 10/07/2015
FAQ: I am on the air with a compliant facility, I have not filed a Form 319 yet and now my construction permit is expired. What can I do? 08/18/2015
FAQ: Another group never built their granted construction permit and now the permit is about to expire. Can another group "take over" the permit and build it? 08/18/2015
FAQ: Another group never built their granted construction permit and now the permit is about to expire. Can another group "take over" the permit and build it? 08/18/2015
FAQ: I am not on the air. I am not ready to come on the air yet. My construction permit has expired. Is there anything I can do? 08/12/2015
FAQ: Are full power stations running hybrid HD Radio (IBOC) afforded any additional protections above and beyond the current analog protections? 05/25/2015
FAQ: How do I extend a construction permit (CP)? 05/24/2015
FAQ: What does it mean (on fccdata.org or on the FCC website) when an application is "superseded"? 05/24/2015
FAQ: The construction permit shows only a horizontal power but no vertical power. Does this mean that LPFM is prohibited from using vertical or circular polarized antennas? 05/18/2015
FAQ: My construction permit only lists an ERP on the horizontal plane. Does this mean that circularly polarized antennas like the Penetrator are illegal? 05/14/2015
FAQ: My proposed LPFM station is spaced 69 km from a Class-A FM station on co-channel. The Class-A station has filed an objection showing overlap. I'm in the foothills. Is my application doomed? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Can the FCC grant a waiver of the Local Community Radio Act? 05/14/2015
FAQ: I filed an amendment to my application but the power and HAAT still show 0 in both the FCC and REC systems. How do I fix that? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Can I use a directional antenna to address a second adjacent waiver issue? 05/14/2015
FAQ: I have heard that if I have a single bay antenna (such as a Nicom BKG-77) being fed by 150 feet of LMR-600 cable with a lightning arrestor, I should set my transmitter's power to well over 100 watts. Is that legal? 05/14/2015
FAQ: My application status is showing "Accepted for Filing". What exactly does that mean? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Two MX LPFM applicants are short spaced by about 20 km. Can we reduce our power or use directional antennas to be able to both operate at the same time? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Once I am issued my construction permit, how long do I have to build? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Can I reduce my power to decrease the size of an overlap zone for a second adjacent channel waiver? 05/14/2015
FAQ: Why was my station only authorized a very low power? 05/14/2015
FAQ: My LPFM station in San Diego (Tucson, El Paso, Brownsville, Yuma) was only authorized 50 watts. Why? 05/14/2015
FAQ: If I am stuck in an involuntary time share situation, is there a way to make the license renewable? 05/14/2015
FAQ: If there is a pending or granted LPFM applicant who no longer wants their channel, can have that applicant/permittee request a dismissal/cancellation as a part of a settlement agreement (in order to place another MX applicant on that channel)? 05/14/2015