LPFM CPs ARE EXPIRING! DON'T MISS OUT! ~ REC is providing discounts for LPFMs on the verge of expiration that need to move sites. [learn more]
REC will be unavailable to file any applications (other than Form 319 requests through EZForms and AM on FM translator requests for the new rules) between April 1~13, 2017 Please get your requests in for before or after those dates. Thank you for your understanding. (Translator requests must be received and prepared prior to 4/2.)
REC supports petition to stop all IBOC operations and to go back to the drawing board.
REC has filed comments in favor of a Motion to Dismiss filed by John Pavlica to stop all IBOC operations citing interference to first adjacent channel stations.
In our comments, we have stated that the existing IBOC systems that place digital signals in portions of the band that is assigned to another radio station is not in the public interest of radio listeners as it will cause harmful interference to the listening of radio stations, especially in rural areas.
We support the deployment of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as an AM IBOC solution for both AM daytime and nighttime operation. DRM is an internationally accepted non-proprietary format.
A look at 5 different DAB systems as well as our opinion on the future of DAB.
REC has released a comparative review of Digital Audio Broadcasting. In this report, we give basic information about iBiquity's HD Radio, Eureka 147, ISDB-T, Digital Radio Mondiale and a system proposed by the consumer electronics industry called MMBS.
In the report, REC endorses the use of DRM as a standard for digital AM broadcasting in the United States.
With Calvary and MX LPFMs... we have bigger fish than LPAM right now.
There has been some discussion around the radio activist community on various subjects that impact the AM broadcast band. These include a Low Power AM (LPAM) service, extending the Travelers Information Service to organizations and asking for power increases for Part 15 AM stations during the current 02-380 Notice of Inquiry.