Saturday, October 28, 2006

NPR Asks FCC To Recall FM Modulators

Satellite Radio TechWorld digs a little deeper into the issue:
NPR FM Modulator Study
There has been a lot written about the NPR study. It has been out there for a while now, but I don't know if I have even seen any of the major complainers publish the source. The study needs some scruntiny. Here is the
link to the study from the NPR Labs. LINK TO POST

Here's what the public reads:
NPR Asks FCC To Recall Satcasters' FM Modulators
Oct. 26, 2006 By Jeffrey Yorke, www.radioandrecords.com

The FCC has confirmed to the Baltimore Sun that it is reviewing a request by National Public Radio to recall thousands of FM modulators sold by Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio because the modulators are interfering with public radio’s broadcasts at the left end of the FM dial. According to a report in the Thursday (Oct. 26) edition of The Sun, FCC spokesman Clyde Ensslin confirmed that NPR's request "is under review, just as this matter [of over-powered modulators] is under review." Both satcasters have acknowledged that some of their earlier FM modulators – sold as after-market receivers that permit consumers to receive the pay-radio signals – were overpowered and, when in close range of other FM receivers, typically on a road or highway, can broadcast anywhere on the FM band but generally interfere at 88.1 MHz. ...read more: here

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