Bootleg FM station East Corinth Maine

David Tomm
Mon Mar 6 14:13:29 EST 2006

It's not just satellite radio either.  Those "I-Trip" transmitters that 
are used on I-pods to get the music to FM also operate on those 
frequencies.  The argument is that most areas don't have strong 
stations on that part of the FM band so these lower powered 
transmitters should only cause minimal, if any, interference.  Yeah, 
right.  The next time you have to drive in morning rush hour, tune your 
car radio to 88.1 or 88.3 and you'll be surprised how many of these 
"signals" blow in and out....

Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Mar 6, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Scott Fybush wrote:

> 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.
> s
> 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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