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The problem of identification of quasi-periodically varying finite impulse response systems is considered. Neither the number of system frequency modes nor the initial frequency values are assumed to be known a priori. The proposed solution is a blend of the parametric (model based) and nonparametric (discrete Fourier transform based) approach to system identification. It is shown that the results of nonparametric analysis can be used to identify the number of frequency modes and to determine initial conditions needed to smoothly start (or restart) the model-based tracking algorithm. Such a combined nonparametric/parametric approach allows one to preserve advantages of both frameworks, leading to an estimation procedure which guarantees global frequency search, high-frequency resolution, fast initial convergence, and good steady-state tracking capabilities.