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How to Apply for a Low Power Radio Station

If you want to apply for a low power radio license, begin by taking a look at MAP's four page Summary of Eligibility and Application Process. The application for a low power radio construction permit is now available on the FCC's web site, as well as the FCC's LPFM Applicant's Guide.

Filling out the Non-Engineering Parts of FCC Form 318

MAP has also prepared a guide for filling out the non-engineering portion of the application for a low power radio construction permit. MAP's guide explains how to complete the application in plain English.

Media Access Project has just produced a 38 page guide to help a first-time applicant fill out FCC Form 318 in order to apply for a low power radio license. There are 19 pages of instructions for filling out the form, and then attachments which include a sample of a completed application.

This guide is available in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be opened using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free to download here.

If you have a fast Internet connection, you can download the whole guide in pdf format (425KB).

If you have a slower connection, the instructions (61KB) can be downloaded separately from the attachments (354KB)


Filling out FCC form 318 section V: Engineering Specifications

Community Media services has just produced a 12 page guide to help a first-time applicant fill out FCC form 318 section V: Engineering Specifications in order to apply for a low power radio license.

This guide is available in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be opened using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free to download here.

You can download the whole guide in pdf format by clicking here.


Media Access Project ("MAP") is a non-profit, public interest law firm that represents the public before the Federal Communications Commission and in the courts. MAP is providing legal support to the National Microradio Implementation Project of the UCC Office of Communication, Inc., among others.

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