[RFI] AM Broadcast petition

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed May 5 18:09:45 PDT 2010

On Wed, 05 May 2010 14:42:00 -0500, kd4e wrote:

>Whatever happened to digital AM-BC?

It is alive, well, and ugly (because every transmitter that uses it 
splatters several channels wide, which clobbers weaker signals on 
adjacent channels). 

>Would that not overcome the problem?

Although I haven't experienced it (there ain't much on AM nowadays I 
care to hear), I would expect it to be subject to the same sort of 
"cliff effect" that is characteristic of DTV.  

The real significance of this petition is that it articulates quite 
effectively the extent to which "small government," lobbying by big 
money, and the bribery called campaign contributions has made the FCC 
the equivalent of a failed state. To that extent, I applaud and support 
the petitioner! 


Jim Brown K9YC

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