Bootleg FM station East Corinth Maine

Scott Fybush
Mon Mar 6 13:16:45 EST 2006

Sounds like it was coming from one of the cars in the parking lot. Most 
of the inexpensive Sirius and XM receivers come with FM transmitters 
built in, most of them set to the very low end of the FM dial. It's 
becoming a real headache for "real" stations on frequencies such as 88.1 
and 88.3, who are losing lots of fringe coverage to these transmitters, 
which may or may not actually meet the FCC's part 15 rules.


Richard Gallison wrote:
> Was doing another FM bandscan today while waiting in a
> parking lot. Heard an FM stereo station on 88.3 very
> strong. It was rebroadcasting satellite programming. I
> drove around to determine station location and was
> surprised to find that the parking lot I was waiting
> in was probably within 1/10 mile of transmitting site.
> The bootlegger has footprint of approx 1/2 mile in
> radius. I couldnt see any antennas on any of the
> homes. Area of reception centered near Corinth Family
> Medical Practice on Rt 15 East Corinth Maine. 
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