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Perhaps the NRSC Boost might be safe during daylight hours, but as shown by Rich, perhaps inadvisable at night. Hmmm. Let’s go up another sleeve.
Recently there have been several proposals floated by the FCC and others for “improving the AM band.”
Many of us feel the proposals are rather flacid and ignore a main problem with AM radio, namely the programming itself. But there is another improvement to consider that I haven’t heard anyone put forward: widen the bandwidth for better audio!
The AM band as we know it spans 535 to 1705kHz, a total bandspread of 1.170MHz, with 117 channels each 10kHz wide.
If channel width were widened to perhaps 15kHz there would be room for 78 channels.
But as part of the discussion we can bring in the idea of another band expansion, international treaties perhaps in need of adjustment, to grab space below 540 and above 1700kHz.
Like my idea? Let’s get the ALPB involved.