FCC approves nighttime IBOC for AM

Larry Weil kc1ih@mac.com
Fri Mar 23 14:48:25 EST 2007

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>  On Behalf Of Aaron Read
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 1:25 PM
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> Subject: FCC approves nighttime IBOC for AM
>  >>Thus, if I aim my antenna at Boston and tune to 91.9, WMWM 
> on 91.7  >>keeps me from receiving WUMB in HD.

The problem is so bad that my tuner will not show HD at all for WUMB, nor
for WNEF.  When I aim at WNEF, WUML is a bit stronger than WNEF.  Yet I am
able to get HD and HD-2 on WFCR which is much weaker but the adjacent
channels are clear.

> Of course, WUMB could purchase an HD Radio installation for 
> WMWM in exchange for WMWM rebroadcasting WUMB on the HD2 
> channel!  ;-)  Come to think of it, I think WUMB would 
> probably be better off trying to do something like that with 
> WXRV; the 60dBu limit means that stations with lower ERP 
> (like WUMB, or WMWM) really have limited options in multicasting.

I thought of the same sort of thing, and I have noticed that WBUR is not
using their HD-2.  There is a precedent for this sort of thing, with WTMD in
Maryland being on one of the DC station's HD-2.  Perhaps we should suggest
this to WUMB.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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