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David Tomm nostaticatall@charter.net
Sat Oct 4 15:55:29 EDT 2008

The CRTC is encouraging broadcasters to abandon the AM band in Canada  
and migrate to FM.  Digitizing AM signals runs contradictory to their  
goal of having AM stations only in the largest cities.  They may have  
had a system at one time, but it's kind of a moot point now.

Now Mexico is doing the same thing.  Station owners there are being  
given the opportunity to move their facilities to FM.  They can apply  
for a frequency, then would have a year to build it out and another  
year after that to shut down the AM's.  Of course, there are far  
fewer stations in Mexico than in the US, and there will be problems  
trying to find FM spectrum space around Tijuana, Mexico City and  
other towns near the US border.

-Dave Tomm

On Oct 4, 2008, at 2:31 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:

> Irony is that CBS should put WINS on HDFM to give them better coverage
> in Jersey and north of the Tappan Zee.
> I think HD on AM is folly and AM may not even exist 20 years from now.
> On a side note as digital AM ever caught on in Canada? I understand it
> is a completely different system than the US.

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