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“Here in DFW (we have GREAT ground conductivity by the way) Its not uncommon for our local 50kW stations to get buzz or static during storms, or driving through town.”
What your leaving out is the heavy infrastructure of high voltage lines carrying 450,000 VAC on them that run right over densely populated and congested areas, and Dallas is not an open wide field, but a cluster of glass, metal and concrete, and adding in the population produced noises besides the lightning zaps heard on the radio, which happens ANYWHERE on ANY frequency and on ANY station at ANY power level.
“Killing off our legendary 50kW clear channels is an absolute waste of time! (For what its worth, theres no such thing as a clear channel frequency anymore anyway)”
A duel (no misspelling there) statement if I’ve ever seen one. Let’s not kill off the 50Kw stations, but there is no such thing as a clear channel frequency anyway because of what…electrical noise or mother nature noise or number of stations showing up during skywave? So from that point of view let’s continue to clutter up the band along with the introduction of modern technology generated noise and blame it on something else…as noted in the following:
“If we want AM to be clean again, the FCC is going to actually have to enforce the damn Part 15 laws intended for unintentional radiators. Killing our blowtorches isn’t going to help anybody.”
Ahh yes, point the finger at the tiny 3 meter 100mW jobbers causing all the demise on the band eh. Not those 50Kw blowhard torches spitting out tons of iBELCH hash across 30Khz of channel space back to back. It’s them darn fleas I tell ya! They must be taken out to save the band!
I have never read such pathetic pile of Texas sized cow patty in my entire life!
Almost read like a company man defensive post to me sure enough.
Get real man!
Ok how about an experiment. You go out and log how many tiny flea’s you can detect on your radio and come back here and convince us that those tiny flea stations are the cause of everything you described that warrants keeping the 50Kw iBELCH-ing noise makers on the air.
Keep in mind too, that there is no Part 15 AM station that can even dream of taking advantage of skywave, much less make a signal shoot 2 blocks down the street during skywave.
“Ok, I CAN’T be the only one here who thinks this whole thing is just ridiculous.”
Believe it..seems your the only one in the opposition, which is fine and there is no debate or issue over that. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. All I think that should be added to your position is positive proof to that last statement about the FCC is going to actually HAVE to enforce the Part 15 laws to clean up the AM band again!