NAB Renews Plea for Recall of 'Unlawful' Satellite Radio Devices - Radio World

NAB Renews Plea for Recall of 'Unlawful' Satellite Radio Devices

NAB President/CEO David Rehr reiterated his call for the FCC to authorize a recall of satellite radio FM modulated devices that violate Part 15 power limits.
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NAB President/CEO David Rehr reiterated his call for the FCC to authorize a recall of satellite radio FM modulated devices that violate Part 15 power limits.

In a letter to Chairman Kevin Martin, Rehr cited a recent report from The New York Times on satellite radio interference with local radio signals. Of particular concern are “FM listeners in their cars and listeners of public and religious programming on noncommercial stations typically located at the lower end of the FM band,” Rehr said in the letter.

Last year, Rehr sent a letter to the heads of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio urging each company to “voluntarily withdraw and replace all noncompliant satellite radio devices in circulation.”

The satcasters have cooperated with a commission probe on the subject and reworked devices found to be pumping out too much power. Both XM and Sirius say devices now on the market comply with Part 15 limits.

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