Translator Filings

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Translator Filings

Post by davedybas » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:45 pm

Is there a simple and easy way to get a list of the FM Translator filings ? Is there a separate FCC database for these ?

Any thoughts ?

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Re: Translator Filings

Post by Deep Thought » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:19 pm

They are in CDBS. Just put in a partial ARN and you'll get everything filed that day. There is no official separate overall list.
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You'll also want to check "BMPFT" for CP mods.

The FM Query database can also be used but it tends to lag CDBS. It does give you both CPs and CP Mods on the same list though:
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Here's January 29, 2016 generated from the FM Query screen above.
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Re: Translator Filings

Post by TPT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:15 pm

You can use FM query & have it search a radius for translators, but this lags several days behind the CDBS. CDBS can be used to find translator modification apps. between dates (e.g. 1/29/2016 to present date) but it will pick up some older applications filed outside the "250 mile" window. However, then you will have to pull up each application separately to see where they are going to.

For example, I sold an Ohio translator to a Virginia station--CDBS would index it under Ohio, not Virginia. And the initial application was modified to avoid an MX situation.

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Re: Translator Filings

Post by TPT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:30 pm

And you should double check on any info you see in either the daily digest or FM query reports....

My W240BE went from Ohio to Richmond--Daily Digest listed a modification to 101.3--but for the present location of Newport, Ohio.
Go to FM query & you see two applications--the original for 107.7 (which was mx) then the mod to 101.3.

The original application will make things clear.

Temporary confusion--it will probably all settle out in a few weeks.

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Re: Translator Filings

Post by Shane » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:56 pm

Northpine.com has some useful links for this.
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