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ALLO AM Daytime Groundwave Preliminary Study

ALLO lists AM broadcast stations that may be considered by the staff during a daytime groundwave analysis for an AM station proposal.  ALLO does not make actual groundwave calculations.  This preliminary study simply checks for stations within a fixed distance, depending on the frequency difference:

        0 kHz difference: Search radius: 500 km     (same frequency)
       10 kHz difference: Search radius: 325 km
       20 kHz difference: Search radius: 250 km
       30 kHz difference: Search radius: 100 km

The Commission's staff may consider additional stations (stations not on this list) as necessary.

For AM stations on frequencies where one is twice the frequency of the other, or where the difference in frequencies is close to the AM band intermediate frequency (455 kHz), refer to 47 CFR Section 73.182(s).

ALLO uses the AM Query to generate and present results.

Enter Data for the ALLO Search

      Frequency Under Consideration:    

      Output -- Select AM Query or AM List
            AM Query provides more information about individual stations
            AM List provides faster response for larger searches.

              Key for Text file output options

        Must enter Degrees Latitude and Longitude, at a minimum.

          Latitude (D M S):     N     S

          Longitude (D M S):   W     E

      Change output text size (5 to 30 point):  


Questions on ALLO may be directed to Dale Bickel,

Additional information about AM broadcast radio stations is available at the Audio Division on the FCC's website, and at Broadcast Radio Links.

FCC > Media Bureau > Audio Division

Reviewed: November 6, 2014

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