In late February, the FCC had approved a Report and Order that would extend the fill-in area in which the (60 dBu) service contour of a FM translator can be placed to serve for the rebroadcasting of an AM station.  Under the old rules, the translator service contour was required to remain within the 2 mV/m daytime contour of the AM station and in no case shall extend more than 25 miles from the AM station.  Under the newly approved rules, the service contour of the FM station may now extend to any place that is within the 2 mV/m contour of the AM station or 25 miles out in a particular direction, whichever is more.

This is fantastic news for Class C AM stations which have very limited 2 mV/m contours.  Even if the station's 2 mV/m contour only extends about 12 miles out, you will be able to locate a translator at any point as long as the edge of the service contour remains within 25 miles of the AM station.  For some stations, this means being able to place a translator at the maximum power possible and likely not have to worry about using expensive directional antennas in order to keep the signal within the 2 mV/meter.

Note: With this rule approval, nothing has changed with the nature of translators.  FM translators are still limited to 250 watts ERP and are still subject to interference scrutiny from existing stations (full power, translator and LPFM).

Feasibility Study / Frequency Search / App Preparation

We'll use our latest, most modern state of the art software to examine every possibility of finding the best possible frequency on which we can prepare an application on your behalf. Using a few relatively unknown "tricks of the trade", we've routinely been able to find (and obtain construction permits on) frequencies in many location which other experienced engineers have deemed "impossible".

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Coverage and Signal Maximization Services

We'll perform many numerous studies so that we can best determine what transmitter / antenna / height / location combination will work best for reaching the audience that you want to reach. we have many years of experience in maximizing translator and low-power signal coverage so that, when listening, no one can tell that their listening to a translator and not a full-power FM station!

Again, for FM radio stations and all applications not relating to FM translators, we recommend

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Physical Construction of the Broadcast Facility

We'll come to your location and construct your translator to the highest of technical standards so that your signal stands head and shoulders above others and your translator will sound "just like one of the big FM stations". We have a record for broadcast excellence and we'll put that record to work for you in designing and constructing a translator that will make you proud and will see a swift return on your investment!

Learn More is fully equipped and stands ready to assist AM licensees who wish to obtain a new FM translator in the next filing window in adding a loud and clear FM stereo signal to compliment their AM signal for both day and night coverage of your market!

To get started right away, please contact at (205) 265-1237. is accepting retainers from AM stations to work with them throughout the application process but, with limited time before the filing window, we can only accept a very limited number of applicants.

Please note that this potential 2017 new translator opportunity is only for FM translators that will be used to rebroadcast AM stations and can not be used for LPFM or full-power FM stations. Translators must be applied for by the AM licensee.  If you need to move a translator for an FM or LPFM station, FMTranslatorApplicationcom can assist you but the normal FCC move guidelines will apply.

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