[AMRadio] FCC & AM


Cory Hine cory_hine at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 2 12:42:05 EST 2006


Jim,

Take a look at what that station is.... it is part of
Air America, the Communist arm of the Democratic
party. I am not surprised that their signal stinks....

Cory/AD5QP

--- Jim Candela <jcandela at prodigy.net> wrote:

> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
>    I'm changing the topic a little, but the title
> above still fits. I called a local AM station (KOKE
> 1600 AM)today about their quality, and had to leave
> audix. It seems that this is a low budget station
> that
> relies on networked broadcasting via voice over IP.
> The quality varies from poor to horrible. Today they
> were splattering +/- 30 Kc, and were very distorted.
> Yesterday they had low audio, and it sounded like a
> 3"
> speaker in a pickle jar. The IP stuff also results
> in
> packet loss, and ineteruptions in the audio.
> 
>     It seems to me that things were better decades
> ago
> when remote programming was done via the twisted
> pair
> phone line. I have listened to many a MLB baseball
> game this way.
> 
>     So what if any position does the FCC take on
> commercial AM broadcasting stations using voip where
> the quality and level are both highly variable?
> 
> Regards,
> jim candela
> WD5JKO  
>
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