Legal experts Dan Kirkpatrick and Keenan Adamchak dig into the newly updated translator interference rules. Our Summer of Products coverage continues, and Gary Kline shares some questions to consider when planning your use of codecs. Plus, read advice for making smart use of Cleanfeed. And iHeart explains why the FCC should reject the NAB’s FM ownership proposal.
SBE Keeps Eye Out for Spectrum Turbulence
The Society of Broadcast Engineers is keeping tabs on a number of spectrum issues facing radio. The FCC earlier this year adopted new FM translator interference rules and streamlined the complaint process, but other concerns remain including pirate radio, EAS compliance, ambient noise in the AM band, the C-band versus 5G, and what the SBE perceives to be FCC compliance abandonment.
Hooked on Startups, He Invented Infocast
Learn about Bill Von Meister, who along with two engineers devised an information network based on “piggybacking” digital data on FM radio broadcasts using a single sideband. The system, which von Meister named Infocast, could broadcast data up to the limit of an FM broadcast (about 75 miles).