Another Auction 83 FM Translator Singleton Window

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by

On April 21, 2015, the FCC announced a 30-day period ending on May 21, 2015 for 29 of the still- pending FM translator applicants to electronically file FCC Form 349.  These 29 applicants are no longer mutually exclusive with any other tech box proposals that remain pending from the Auction 83 window (which occurred 12 years ago in 2003, by the way).

Applicants may make minor amendments to the initial associated tech box proposal, but may not create a new conflict to any pending Auction 83 tech box proposal, or to any prior-filed Form 349 or 318.  Applicants should exercise extreme caution in completing and submitting the Form 349, as errors or the creation of conflicts will result in dismissal.

We especially urge double and triple-checks of the coordinates in the Form 349, as the FCC’s new policy on unintentional coordinate errors makes it all but impossible to correct such errors.  The May 21, 2015 deadline will be strictly enforced.

The FCC has still not scheduled an auction for remaining mutually exclusive applicants in the window, but the number of remaining applicants keeps shrinking as the passage of time and actions of applicants has created more singleton applications.