extending FM band down to 76 MHz

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sun Aug 2 17:27:19 EDT 2009

In my opinion, that's a very bad idea. Although existing FM receivers
can't tune the 76-88-MHz band (except for a small number that were
able to receive the audio of analog NTSC TV broadcasts), making the
stations on the 76-88-MHz band use a different (and presumably
superior) method of conveying information would not have the desired
effect of expanding the FM band. Rather, the move would have the
effect of increasing demand for facilities that are, in effect,
redundant with those on the existing FM band. And since we're talking
about 12 MHz in the new band vs 20 MHz in the existing band, there
wouldn't be enough spectrum for the existing FM licensees, let alone
AM licensees or anyone who wants to add a signal.

Between, the clods in positions of authority in the Radio Industry and
the clods at the FCC, we already have an abundance of "talented"
individuals who stand ready and able to muck this up to a
fair-thee-well. What we need are some people with clear heads. The
obvious approaches are very likely the wrong ones.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rac@gabrielmass.com>
To: "BostonRadio Mailing List"
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: extending FM band down to 76 MHz

> Well, if the US were to extend its FM band, we may as well be
> efficient about it and allocate the new range to digital radio only.
> --rc

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