Translator Search Order Form (PDF)
Sterling Communications, Inc.
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 965-3755 fax
AUTHORIZATION FORM FM TRANSLATOR CHANNEL SEARCH AT
(city)____________,( state) ______
FM translators are permitted on a non-interfering secondary basis. Using the geographic coordinates of your community, our computer will determine the exact distance to the nearest station or assignment on each frequency. Prior to construction of any FM translator station, an FCC Construction Permit is required. The next step following the frequency search is to file such an application, which is submitted on FCC Form 349. The Form includes an engineering section, which our office routinely completes along with all associated technical exhibits, legal, financial, and programming sections, which are completed with the assistance of an attorney specializing in practice before the FCC. After “tendering” the application for filing with the Commission, a period of several months will pass before it is reached for study. First, a preliminary review of the engineering will be completed, and any obvious defects will be identified. If there are none, an announcement will be made that the application has been “accepted for filing” and a “cut-off” date will be announced after which other applications which compete or are in conflict with it cannot be accepted for filing. After cut-off passes, final study of the application is completed. If there are no conflicts with other applications on file before cut-off, and if the legal, financial, and programming data shows the applicant to be qualified under the FCC Rules, grant of the Construction Permit can be expected usually within a few months. The total time from tender to grant is typically nine to twelve months. All stations and assignments listed in the FCC files will be considered by the program in the preparation of the study. An engineering analysis of the results and our recommendation will accompany the study. The study will require approximately four (4) weeks from receipt of your authorization. To authorize a Frequency Allocation Study of the community listed above, sign this form, retain a copy, and return the other to us with your check for payment.
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