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Re: Re: Expanded band query...?
On 28 Feb 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The AM band was extended from 1500 to 1600 on, I
> believe, March 31 1941, the effective date of NARBA,
I believe it was earlier. I have a book, =Rebel in Radio= by Elliot M.
Sanger, which is a history of WQXR in New York. It says that the station
began as an experimental station, W2XR, in December 1935, at 1550. It got
a commercial license as WQXR in 1936. The book mentions that the
broadcast band had been extended to 1600 only a few years earlier, so that
at first the station had trouble getting listeners.
> I don't know when the US AM band was extended downward
> to 540 kHz. It may have been as late as the 60s.
I have a 1935-vintage radio in which the band markings start at 55. I'm
quite sure the band wasn't expanded before within my memory.
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