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Prometheus offers low cost engineering and educational services to community radio applicants and stations. Below is a list of the services we offer. Contact support[at]prometheusradio.org for more information and price quotes.
What we have to offer:
Prometheus provides expert engineering services and low-cost solutions for community-based low power FM stations. Unlike the "turn-key" solutions offered by other engineering firms, we prefer to work collaboratively with new stations throughout the construction process and to provide technical education for station volunteers in conjunction with our technical service. We are currently providing station construction services to LPFMs who have gone through our Station Building Assessment process, explained below.
Station Building Assessment - $150
Congratulations, you've been awarded a Construction Permit! Now What?! Prometheus can provide you with the necessary information and help you take the next steps towards getting on the air.
Schedule an assessment with Prometheus to identify your needs for the station building process and the most appropriate designs for your station. The assessment starts with a phone call and results in a report including a construction timeline, an equipment list, a development budget (equipment/building costs), an operational budget (running the station for the first year), and a basic studio layout/design. Finally, the assessment includes a quote and availability to hire Prometheus to build your station and the opportunity to be part of our bulk equipment purchasing service.
Whether your LPFM has been on the air for years, you’ve just received your construction permit or your application is still being processed by the FCC, we can do the engineering work for site moves, channel changes, and more.
Do you need to move your transmission site but aren’t sure where to begin looking? Do you have the best possible transmission site to reach the maximum number of people in your target audience? Are you receiving unwanted interference? Is a big, bad commercial station breathing down your neck?
Feasibility Study and Report
Let us help you figure this out! If you need to find a new transmission site or channel, this service provides the engineering analysis required to evaluate all your options and prepare the appropriate FCC filing. Depending on your unique circumstances, the feasibility study may include an analysis of potential transmission sites, channel availability and quality, potential coverage and interference, and environmental impact and safety.
Application Engineering service included if needed.
This service provides preparation of the technical section of your application or amendment including the exhibits necessary.
Examples of filings and exhibits we are able to perform:
- Form 318, Section VI - Tech Box
- Second-adjacent interference waiver (D/U and contour protection)
- Second-adjacent interference with vertical pattern waiver (D/U)
- RF safety
- Translator input protection (D/U)
Contact support[at]prometheusradio.org for more information and a quote. We need preliminary information to determine the complexity of your case and provide you with a price quote. The services listed cost from $500 - $1,000. Custom service packages and payment options available on request.
Prometheus works towards a media system that allows everyone to have a voice on the airwaves. With limited resources, however, we use the following five questions to prioritize which stations get our closest support.
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