OET Announces Updates to FMModel Software

Today, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) announces updates to its FMModel software to increase its utility for determining potential exposure from FM broadcast station radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields. The FMModel software was developed by the FCC in 1997 as a standalone executable program to calculate RF power density at ground level from a single FM broadcast station antenna, given the height, power, and type of antenna on a tower. The new release announced today brings FMModel into the modern age by making it available as a webpage, enabling the capability to work with a wider variety of operating systems, and streamlining the antenna types offered to more accurately represent the measured data published in 1985 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Public Notice [429 KB PDF]