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Frequently Asked Questions

About rfInvestigator-FM
rfInvestigator-FM is an engineering tool to help you comply with FCC 73.207, 73.215 and 73.509 rules when applying for a new FM broadcast station or making changes to an existing one. It performs both spacing and contour analyses. It allows you to search it's database of FM stations and applications.

rfInvestigator-FM offers a host of advanced features, many of which are not found in similar programs or are offered as expensive additions. It comes with an antenna pattern design tool and a terrain profile tool.

Although rfInvestigator-FM offers sophisticated features, the user interface is intuitive and simple to use. rfInvestigator-FM's power makes it useful to the experienced engineer while its easy-to-use menus make it friendly for station and group owners.

You can download a 10-minute movie which shows rfInvestigator-FM being used to analyze a station upgrade. This demonstration shows advanced features such as contour analysis and antenna pattern design.

rfInvestigator-FM gives you the ability to:
  • Present information in both graphical and tabular formats.
  • Perform what-if scenarios. See what it takes to upgrade your station or fit in a new facility.
  • Search the Master Database using easy-to-use forms.
  • View and analyze the terrain profile between two locations.
  • Design directional antennas to create a desired contour with the automatic "DA Design Tool".
  • Design directional antennas for boosters and translators with the automatic "DA Design Tool".

Contact the Sales Department to request an rfInvestigator-FM on-line demonstration.


The White/Gray Analysis tool gives you the ability to perform fast and accurate 307(b) studies for completing Section III of the FCC's NCE-FM application.

AM-Groundwave Contours

This optional tool allows you to create contours for any AM facility listed in the CDBS.


The DB-Builder tool gives you the ability to build your own databases for rfInvestigator-FM. This capability, formerly built into the Pro Edition, has been made into an independent tool which allows you to build databases while using your rfSoftware programs. Available for both FM and AM databases.


The PL-Server tool generates propagation data which can be displayed within rfInvestigator-FM. This data is generated in the background while you continue to use your rfSoftware programs.

System Requirements:
Minimum Recommended
Processor Pentium III, 800Mhz Dual Core Pentium 4 or equivilant, 2GHz
Operating System Windows 2000
Windows XP
Disk Space 1G without DBBuilder
1.5G with DBBuilder
Memory256M, 512M for WinXP1024M, 2048M for WinXP
Video Display800x600, 16-bit color1024x768, 24-bit color Multiple Monitors are strongly recommended

As with most applications, additional memory and/or CPU power will result in improved performance.

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