Due to the upcoming major REC systems changes and a considerable backlog, we are advising that any requests into REC may encounter a delay. Things will start letting up after the Memorial Day weekend after the IT work is completed, but we anticipate being in this delayed operation for awhile longer. If you have any questions about an FCC policy or operational question, please first check the FAQ on the REC website. Email is the best way to reach us right now. If you are inquiring on an application we are handling, please make sure the 4 digit REC order number is in the subject line. Urgent requests involving filing deadlines, expiring permits and 312(g) related issues will take priority. Thank you for your understanding.
NCE WIndow - Application details and MX predictions can be found at recnet.com/window

LPFM Advisory Letter #9 (2021-update 2) – EAS National Periodic Test

Original version – 05/05/2021 / Updated 06/11/2021 / Second update 07/07/2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that there will be a National Periodic Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in 2021.

The test is scheduled for August 11, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT.  The backup date is August 25, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT.  The backup date is only used if there is a major event or any other reason why the August 11 date can’t be used.

FCC To Uphold 19-193 Rule Changes at June Open Meeting By Denying 2 Reconsideration Petitions

The FCC has released a circulation draft of an Order on Reconsideration in MB Docket 19-193 to address two Petitions for Reconsideration that were filed following the FCC’s decision in last year's  LPFM Technical NPRM.  This item will be on the agenda for the FCC's June Open Meeting, but will likely be voted on just prior to t

Filing comments in RM-11909

Greetings from Riverton.  As you may know by now, the FCC has put LP-250 back on the radar with their public notice of REC’s Petition for Rulemaking (PRM), RM-11909. 

REC Advisory Letter #4: Directional antennas for LPFM stations

Updated February 2, 2022 to clearly indicate in what cases the "directional" functionality on the LMS form (Schedule 318) is used and when a directional anenna needs to be written as "non-directional" in LMS.

FCC taking comments on REC's "Simple 250" LPFM Class of Service

The FCC has announced today by Public Notice that REC's latest 250-watt LPFM service Petition for Rulemaking has been assigned RM-11909. 

Dream legislation to "sweeten the pot" for local community FM

This is a response to a letter to Radio World by Daniel Brown, Zebra Radio who was responding to Michelle Bradley of REC's previous letter to Radio World.

An idea to "sweeten the pot" for all-digital AM will "sour the sauce" for LPFMs

This is a response to a Radio World op ed by Larry Langford, owner of WGTO(AM), Cassopolis, MI.

This response was also published in Radio World online on May 14, 2021.  The originally submitted response follows:

REC Advisory Letter #8: Radio Frequency Exposure & Environmental Impact

On May 3, 2021, a Report and Order released by the FCC went into effect.  This Order did not change the radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines but it does require that stations verify that their antenna structures meet the RF guidelines.  It also defines the format for signs in areas where exposure levels exceed the minimum exposure guidelines.  Stations are not required to make any filings with the FCC after this verification is done.  Stations are required to recertify that th

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