[AMRadio] FCC & AM

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Thu Feb 2 19:10:09 EST 2006

I wonder if 640, which is also digital, causes any problems in the 

73  Jim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cory Hine" <cory_hine at yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] FCC & AM

> 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

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