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More Time to Comment on “C4”

Deadline moved back to September

The public has more time to file comments with the FCC on the proceeding to add a new FM Class “C4” allocation.

SSR Communications CEO Matt Wesolowski and the Media and Minority Telecommunications Council had earlier petitioned the commission to create a “C4” FM class. They say the new FM class would enable many Class A facilities to upgrade to a maximum effective radiated power of 12 kW from a reference antenna height of 100 meters above average terrain.

The concept is the subject of an ongoing proceeding, RM-11727, to add a new FM 12 kW “C4” allocation power class in between FM Class A and FM Class C3 for commercial stations in Zone II.

The original comments were due Aug. 18 on RM-11727. REC Networks had asked for an extension, telling the commission the proceeding could impact many low-power FM and NCE FM owners attending the recent “Grassroots Radio Conference.” An extension would make the development of “a complete record” easier, according to RecNets.

The FCC agreed, and the new comment deadline is Sept. 18, with replies on Oct. 3.

Wesolowski, Garziglia Propose C4 Amendment