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MonsterFM.com: Broadcast Technical Services, Broadcast Programming, Broadcast Management, Broadcast Information & Broadcast Technical Information SourceA typical AM and FM broadcast tower serviced and maintained by MonsterFM.com.

Commercial FM, Non-Commercial FM, Low Power FM (LPFM), Commercial AM, Non-Commercial AM, Commercial Television, Non-Commercial Television, LPTV, Broadcast Engineering, FCC License Applications... It's ALL part of what we know and do on a daily basis!

If you're in the process of building, maintaining or upgrading an existing AM, FM or TV broadcast facility, the resources found here are for you. If you want to prepare an FCC license application, amend an existing FCC license application, apply for a new Construction Permit, modify an existing Construction Permit, the resources found here are for you. If you need to move or in some way modify the facilities of an existing broadcast station or to perform the allocations studies required in order to even consider seeking a facilities upgrade, the resources found here are for you. If you're looking for the best possible way to get on the air involving the least possible work and local human resources, by and through the purchase of a custom designed, pre-configured, pre-wired and pre-packaged studio and transmitter package, the information here is for you. And, in ALL instances, MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can and will be there to aid and assist you so that your project makes it through to completion with minimal time, effort and trouble to you.

MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services has been performing professional broadcast services for more than 35 years and, as the times have changed, so have our skills and abilities to do what it takes to keep your broadcast station completely up to date and fully competitive in this new world of consolidation, reduced ad revenues and highly competitive markets.

MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services is truly the full service broadcast resource that you need to keep your station competitive into and beyond the 21st century!


FM Broadcast Information

In addition to providing Broadcast Technical Services to review or prepare an application, we will also show how you can increase your chances of obtaining a license in the event of competing applications.

If a programming time-share agreement with competing applicants is required by the FCC, we will negotiate and put together an agreement for you and obtain FCC approval. Fees for post-filing services, will be at reasonable hourly rates and in addition to those quoted in our "regular rates".

We can also file petitions to deny against competing applicants if requested by you and if the facts and law warrant such a petition.


Low Power FM (LPFM Radio) Broadcast Information

The Low Power FM (LPFM) radio service is a non-commercial, community based FM broadcast service which was created by the Federal Communications Commission in January 2000.

LPFM stations are authorized for noncommercial, educational broadcasting only (no commercial operation) and are licensed to operate with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 watts (0.1 kilowatts) or less. This resolves to maximum facilities of 100 watts ERP at 30 meters (100 feet) antenna height above average terrain (HAAT).

The approximate "interference-free" service range of a 100 watt LPFM station is 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles radius) however, some degree of reception is usually possible to distances of 10 to 15 miles, depending on terrain and the degree of interference received from other stations. LPFM stations are not protected from interference that may be received from other classes of FM stations.

A construction permit is required before an LPFM station can be constructed or operated.

 A low power fm station must protect authorized radio broadcast stations on the same channel or frequency (co-channel), as well as broadcast stations on first, second, or third-adjacent channels above or below the LPFM station's frequency. This protection is accomplished through the use of minimum distance separation requirements, which are set forth in 47 CFR 73.807.

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AM Broadcast Information

AM broadcasting, even though it is the oldest form of true "broadcasting, brings up some very unique technical issues that have, for a large part, been almost totally ignored by the "modern crowd".

Some people (particularly station owners and managers) tend to see AM as a form of "black magic" engineering and generally will tend to let an AM station literally fall apart before taking any form of corrective action.

Please, take some time and read through this section. We'll be adding much additional information to it as time allows in the  hope that we'll be able to help in removing some of the "dark fear" from this thing called "AM Radio"... 


Application & Technical Insurance

In addition to providing Broadcast Technical Services to review or prepare an application, we will also show how you can increase your chances of obtaining a license in the event of competing applications.

We can also file petitions to deny against competing applicants if requested by you and if the facts and law warrant such a petition.

If a programming time-share agreement with competing applicants is required by the FCC, we will negotiate and put together an agreement for you and obtain FCC approval. Fees for post-filing services, will be at reasonable hourly rates and in addition to those quoted in our "regular rates".


Our Mission

MonsterFM.com exists to provide affordable, reliable and technically accurate broadcast technical & consulting services. You'll find our fees to be among the most competitive in the industry.

Many prospective clients have asked us why they would need a professional technical consultant to assist with filing an application with the FCC. The answer to this question is simple:

  • The FCC imposes very strict technical requirements on applicants and imposes very strict requirements as to who is eligible to apply. Because of these requirements, if your application is not in strict compliance with FCC rules and "letter perfect," with all of the required documentation and technical exhibits complete, it will be dismissed without a chance to file again!


Reasonable Rates

MonsterFM.com exists to provide affordable, reliable and technically accurate broadcast technical & consulting services. You'll find our fees to be among the most competitive in the industry.

Many prospective clients have asked us why they would need a professional technical consultant to assist with filing an application with the FCC. The answer to this question is simple:

  • The FCC imposes very strict technical requirements on applicants and imposes very strict requirements as to who is eligible to apply. Because of these requirements, if your application is not in strict compliance with FCC rules and "letter perfect," with all of the required documentation and technical exhibits complete, it will be dismissed without a chance to file again!

Our rates may not be the least expensive that you can find. This tends to limit our clientele to what we consider to be "the cream of the crop". People who know what they want to do with their broadcast properties and who understand that, when it comes to engineering services that will affect their radio and television stations for years to come, the services are usually worth exactly what is paid for them.

Yes, you can get an application fully prepared for under one thousand dollars and, if you're really lucky, you can have it granted. But, when it's time to head off to a comparative hearing (or "points) situation, that "pay a little, get a little" philosophy will work against you at every turn.

Call us and we can provide references who will verify this!

 

Broadcast Technical Services We Provide:

Allocation Study & Frequency Search

Often a station owner (or a prospective station owner) will need to know what area is available for the location of a transmitter site. As a result, an allocation study will be needed. MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can produce either a tabular allocation study, an allocation study map, or both. This will give the station owner valuable information so that informed decisions can be made.


Antenna Design

So many times broadcasters neglect their antennas, simply because they don't quite understand how they work, or how to correct or enhance their performance. MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can have an RF engineer design an AM or FM antenna that can strengthen a station's signal in certain areas critical to the station's viability in the marketplace.


DA Proof

  • If you run a directional AM, how long has it been since you had your antenna?


  • Occupied Spectrum Study

    Contrary to what you may wish to believe, the FCC Rules do indeed still require that occupied spectrum measurements to be made annually.


    Feasibility Study

    What would you like to do with your signal that you can't already do? MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can look into your hopes and advise you (from a technical standpoint) as to how much of these hopes may become reality.


    Upgrade Study

    Upon determining that your facility might actually be upgraded, MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can initiate various methods of determining whether or not such upgrades would be financially, legally and technically viable.


    FCC Application

    Another of the core tasks performed by MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services . We can prepare all engineering exhibits and necessary documentation for broadcasters to make any changes in their operations. MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services has built a solid reputation before the Commission with thorough and accurate filings.


    Site Acquisition

    MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services has the ability to go into the field and find the optimum site for your transmitter site. If desired, MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can negotiate face-to-face with property owners, zoning boards, concerned neighbors, and others who might have questions about the proposed construction of your new tower.


    FAA Study

    MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can perform an FAA analysis of your proposed site before any costly expenses are incurred. We will be able to tell the station owner what height the FAA will approve and how quickly he can expect approval. This often drives tower site selection as much or more than FCC limitations.


    Customized Coverage Maps

    Another key ingredient in upgrades. Allocation studies, projected coverage, etc. is a determination of what kind of coverage a newly designed facility will provide. MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can custom design coverage maps [using the FCC F(50,50) contours as well as other various propagation models] to fit your needs and to allow you to make the best possible choices in your upgrade filings.


    Station Population Coverage Study

    Once the coverage map is complete, other valuable pieces of information we provide are details of the population that the station will cover and this population's demographic breakdown. This is vital information to the station's owner, programming director, and sales manager.


    Ownership Concentration Study

    Due to the FCC's recent ownership concentration rules, group owners are finding themselves needing new ownership concentration studies to prove compliance. MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services provides this service to some of the largest group owners in the nation.


    Radio-Frequency Radiation Study

    MonsterFM.com / Broadcast Technical Services can perform detailed radio-frequency radiation (RFR) studies that determine the power density in the transmitter area of the site and verify it is within compliance with FCC guidelines.


    Daily & Hourly Engineering Services

  • Various engineering jobs do eventually need to be done...

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