Glen Clark of Glen Clark & Associates is thinking seriously about getting into the phasor manufacturing business, now that there’s more certainty to AMs being allowed to leave their IBOC transmitters on at night.
Phasors allow users to change the antenna pattern.
If Glen makes the move, he would be competition to Phasetek and Kintronic Labs.
Glenn tells me he’s wanted to get into manufacturing for several years. “We’ve located manufacturing space. We’ve been talking to vendors and potential employees.” Glen was the founder and president of Texar, where he designed the Audio Prism and the RCF-1 audio processors. Glen sold Texar and the Audio Prism to Gentner in 1988.
He said he was close to signing a lease for space when “The Leslie Report” broke the news about the Mexican protest to the FCC about AM IBOC.
While that development may be unrelated to IBOC — and potentially a bargaining chip for something else — he sees as significant the fact that Mexico took trouble to write a formal protest to the commission. He’s going to wait and see how that turns out.