REC Advisory Letters

REC's LPFM Advisory Letters are intended to provide updates to policies, advise of known issues and things to watch out for.  Advisory letters can be updated at any time, so please keep a watch on the REC website and at the REC Networks Facebook page for new Advisory Letters and updates to existing ones.

Active Advisory Letters

Advisory Letter Last Update Subjects
# 1 10/14/2020 LPFM stations carrying network programming from Relevant Radio
# 4 02/02/2022 Directional antennas for LPFM stations.
# 5 10/14/2022 Assignments of License/Permit and Transfers of Control of LPFM stations. 
# 6 12/02/2020 Proposed changes to FM Booster rules to support "geo-targeting".
# 7 04/22/2021 Rental of LPFM/NCE stations, time purchase, "pay to play" and identification of foreign government programming.
# 8 05/03/2021 Radio Frequency Exposure & Environmental Impact
# 9 08/03/2023 Emergency Alert System National Periodic Test - Fourth update
# 10 03/18/2024 Tenth advisory of 2023 Third Generation LPFM filing window and major change opportunity.
# 11 06/13/2021 LP250 Upgrade: Technical Planning Considerations for LPFM Stations
# 14 06/08/2022 STAs, Silent Notifications, Resumption of Operations, Digital Notifications and Call Sign Requests.
# 15 03/10/2024 EAS vulnerability, especially in DASDEC versions other than 4.x
# 16 02/06/2024 Seventh Update to EAS CAP Polling requirement for radio - deadline December 12, 2023 (extended for Sage)
# 17 12/22/2022 Practice of Good Network Security for EAS and other station assets.
# 20 12/13/2023 LPFM applications at locations near large bodies of water.
# 21 03/10/2024 Advice for new LPFM permittees - warning about 'package deals' from vendors.


Inactive Advisory Letters

The following advisory letters include obsolete information, outdated information or address an issue that has already been resolved.  They are retained for historical purposes.

Advisory Letter Last Update Subjects
# 2 09/08/2022 (Obsolete) LPFM stations operating on reserved band channels 201~220 (88.1~91.9) and channel 221 (92.1).  Full-service NCE filing window and potential for LPFM displacement.
# 3 10/29/2020 (Obsolete) Lifting of freeze on new DTV allotments may impact future LPFM/NCE availability in the reserved band (channels 201~220, 88.1~91.9).
# 12 07/14/2021 (Obsolete) Sunset of Analog Low Power TV Channel 6 Operations and Future Protection of Digital TV Channel 6 LPTV Stations
# 13 12/19/2022 (Obsolete) NCE Filing Window Impact to LPFM Stations on Channels 201~222 - Encroachment and Potential Displacement
# 18 08/09/2023 (Resolved) Serious issue with the new LPFM Construction Permit application form in LMS.
# 19 12/13/2023 (Obsolete) Third advisory of Filing Freeze for LPFM Applications between September 1~December 18, 2023.