North American FM Station Database Help

This chart shows what countries are included in this database and their country codes.  Country codes should be typed in the
state/province field to output results for that country.


Here is the list of Mexican states:

For an easier search, enter XH in the callsign field also. Doing this should eliminate most stations from other countries
from showing in your results.

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HOW TO SEARCH:

Seach on one field or combination of fields to narrow your search.  Press the search button to begin and output your results.


Results are displayed below this display header. Each field is sortable. Sometimes using a combination of searching and sorting will yield the results you are looking for.

// - This is short for parallel. Think of callsign // meaning "this station is parallel to another". If a callsign appears in the // field, then the first station is running the same programming as the other. In the case of translators, station W212XX would be // to station WXXX, or WXXX is the originator for programming on W212XX.

Use the language pull down menu to search for stations broadcasting in languages other than English.

RDS info will be familiar to anyone using a receiver that displays RDS data. Each station using displays a unique PI code. PI codes are not shown on all RDS receivers and radios. Most DXers regard the logging of a station's PI code as a legitimate logging of a radio station. PTY codes indicate a station's format (program type). This is a standardized list and is mostly accurate however some stations may use an incorrect PTY code. I-Heart (formerlyClear Channel) FM stations also use their own PI codes beginning with 1xxx. These are referred to as bogus calls because decoding these codes results in incorrect callsigns. To search for stations by PI codes, enter the codes in UPPER CASE or the search will return empty.

The Mode field indicates monaural, stereo or HD reception. An empty field denotes stereo. HD or M is shown when the station broadcasts either in monaural or HD mode. 

Longitude and latitude are shown in degrees, minutes and seconds. Thus 75-17-26 is 75 degrees, 17 minutes and 26 seconds.

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RDS PI Code to Callsign Converter (for USA)

This is the original Callsign Converter by Doug Smith

This identifier does not work for non-U.S. stations!

TO CONVERT PI CODES TO CALLSIGNS CLICK HERE

TO CONVERT CALLSIGNS TO PI CODES CLICK HERE

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Last update July 24, 2016

 

 

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