What if WBZ had gone 500KW????

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Wed Nov 12 14:35:46 EST 2008

Of course, back when the super-power idea was alive, nobody had heard
of IBOC. In fact, I don't think the FCC had yet thought of including
the contributions of adjacent-channel stations in AM NIF calculations.
And even today, AM NIF calculations don't include the effects of IBOC,
which is on-channel for first-adjacent signals. Correctly including
IBOC in the NIF calculations would nail the coffin shut for nighttime
IBOC. And since the powers that be at the NAB, which controls the FCC,
don't want the coffin nailed shut, the calculations don't even pay
lip service to IBOC.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eli Polonsky" <elipolo@earthlink.net>
To: <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Cc: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>; "Kevin Vahey"
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: What if WBZ had gone 500KW????

>> From: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
>> Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:07 AM
>> Another consideration would have been the effect
>> on co-owned KDKA. WBZ's nighttime skywave signal
>> would have blown KDKA out of the water right in
>> the city of Pittsburgh.
> Especially with their raised adjacent-channel IBOC
> noise that would've resulted from such an increase.
> EP

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