FASMA has a standard of any repeater within 200km of a state border being subject to PCN. If a repeater is within 200km and unless the interference contour shows no interference overlapping the state line, a PCN will be sent to the appropriate state.
FASMA recognizes the following adjacent coordination bodies:
- Alabama – Alabama Repeater Council
- Alabama – Alabama Frequency Coordination and Repeater Advancement Society
- Georgia – Southeastern Repeater Association
- Mississippi – Southeastern Repeater Association
FASMA will send a PCN in the following format via email to the appropriate contact(s) at the adjacent states:
Greetings, I'm with FASMA and we are sending notice of proposed coordination for this repeater below. As this is <200 km from the state line we are making a PCN notice regarding this repeater. You may find the models for the service contour and interference contour below. The kmz can be loaded natively in google earth. If more than one frequency is listed, you may respond with one which works best of multiple listed. Your prompt response is requested. Barring no objections in 15 business days, we will consider the notice approved. =====BEGIN PCN DATA===== Record ID : 1425 City : St. Petersburg Lat, Lon : 27.77, -82.63 Proposed frequency : 444.3750 (or more) Channel Bandwidth : 25.000 KHz Emission 1 : 16K0F3E Emission 2 : 8K10F1E Antenna Model : DB420 Antenna Height AGL : 115.82 Meters ERP : 125.0 Watts, +50.97 dBm Service Contour : 80 km Interferer Contour : 120 km Model : https://plots.fasma.org/440/444.3750_W9CR_St.-Petersburg_1425.kmz =====END PCN DATA===== Thank you for your assistance and 73,The above format may have multiple frequencies listed in order of preference. The model may be loaded in google earth to be viewed. Height is given as meters above ground level (AGL).
FASMA requests a similar format from each coordination body, and at minimum the following data must be supplied:
- Location (city)
- Latitude and longitude in decimal degrees to two decimal places
- Channel bandwidth
- ERP (Effective Radiated Power) referenced to a dipole
FASMA maintains an informal Slack chat and all adjacent coordination body members have been invited to use it as well. All updates and formal notices must go via email into the ticketing system for transparency. Please note any emails sent to FASMA are subject to disclosure under open records requests.