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FM Preliminary Study
The FM Preliminary Study uses the FM Query to
generate a list of stations, applications, allotments, and petitions
for rulemaking that WILL be considered during review of an FM construction
permit application. This analysis is based only on spacing considerations
(separation between stations); no contour or coverage analysis is performed.
As the spacings in this search are set to exceed the maximum spacing requirements in 47 CFR Section 73.207, many records shown on the list may not adversely
impact a particular station proposal. The FM Preliminary Study
displays records on the same channel or frequency (cochannel), the first-adjacent,
second-adjacent, and third-adjacent channels above and below the selected channel,
as well as the Intermediate Frequency (I.F.) channels (53 or 54 channels above
or below the selected channel).
Please be aware that compliance with the spacing rules may not be sufficient for
acceptance or grant of a construction permit application or a petition for
rulemaking to add a new commercial FM allotment. The Commission will
consider (as needed) additional information which may not be shown here.
Because information in the Commission's databases changes daily, as does
the FM Query, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the results obtained from
the FM Preliminary Study. Parties interested in Low Power FM (LPFM)
stations should use the LPFM
Channel Finder which is tailored for that particular service.