FCC Proposes Authorizing Voluntary All-Digital AM Broadcasting!

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by NA5B, Nov 25, 2019.

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  1. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    AM BCB is for driving or stuck in traffic, all new vehicles will include digital if it becomes available.
     
  2. KB0MLR

    KB0MLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Having been involved with the government as long as I have, I can assure you that anything "voluntary " always ends up mandatory.
     
  3. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Agree.
     
  4. N9CJT

    N9CJT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Eton Grundig's AM/FM/SW receiver, just a bit larger than the human ear, has its most reliable reception on AM, whether tuned to Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Des Moines, Louisville, Nashville, NYC, St. Louis, Toronto, or Windsor during Coast-to-Coast AM and American Trucking Network programs. These sources, when combined with NPR stations lucky to cover 60 miles radius, provide balance in news and information. Perhaps balance is seen as being dangerous and therefore AM radio has too much potential for nationwide revolution.
     
  5. K6BRN

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    Or maybe "Electron pushing professionals" vs. "Amateurs".

    LET'S GET DIGITAL, DIGITAL
    I WANNA GO DIGITAL, DIGITAL
    EVERYBODY'S INTO DIGITAL
    LET ME HEAR YOUR PC TALK
    I WANNA HEAR YOUR PC TALK
    DIGITAL, DIGITAL

    (Sung to the tune of "Let's Get Physical", by Oliva Newton-John) :)

    Still - I like old fashioned AM. Can't believe its still around. Grew up listening to WOR, WBZ and WTIC (Bob Steele). Including on a crystal set, complete with galena crystal and cat whisker.

    Brian - K6BRN
     
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  6. N0OCR

    N0OCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    There is nothing wrong with AM analog, except too much sports and not enough talk radio. Hi hi. Oh, yeah, I don't get broadcasting music on AM, when I can switch to FM and hear it with much better fidelity. I don't need high fidelity for talk radio. Oh, and another thing! The FCC needs to BAN SPORTS BROADCASTS FROM FM! Who needs hi-fi for sports?!
     
  7. K6BRN

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    This (banning stuff) could really go sideways fast, though. It's always the "easy" solution... i.e. :

    Maybe they should just ban broadcasting. And what about commercials? Those are REALLY ...

    "HAVE YOU CHEKED OUT LIFECO? IF YOU ARE OVER 16 YEARS OF AGE, YOU NEED AN INSURANCE POLICY!"

    ... umm ... irritating.

    How about cabbage? it really stinks when it's boiled. And hasn't some vegan proposed banning meat barbeques?

    So perhaps - live and let live. There is still a lot of romm in the world for different approachs.

    (Sigh!)

    Brian - K6BRN
     
  8. N0OCR

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    Hey Brian. I wasn't really serious about banning sports from FM, just venting my displeasure with it. I've become a bit of a curmudgeon over the years. Think, Jeff Dunham's Walter.
     
  9. K6BRN

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    Wayne (N0OCR):

    No worries - I'm feeling a bit that way right now! (It's been a loooo.....ooong day)

    Stay Heathy!

    Brian - K6BRN
     

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