[Translator Reform] Fill-ins: Can an LPFM use alternate terrestrial means (internet or microwave, but not satellite) to feed an FM translator if the translator is fill-in?

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NOTE: This answer relates to a rule proposed by REC and does not reflect current regulations in effect:

Under our proposal, yes. This would be consistent with the LPFM booster rules which permits LPFM stations to use any terrestrial means to feed a booster. We do note that except in foothill effect and other situations where an LPFM service contour is extended substantially in a certain direction, fill-in translators for LPFM stations will be mostly ineffective.

Translator Reform
Answer Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022