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Friday, August 31, 2007

Surfin': Loud and Clear, No More?

Last week’s Surfin’ inspired readers to tell about listening to distant AM radio stations as written up  in this week's Surfin’. After you read Surfin’, you can leave your comments here.

By the way, Surfin’ is a weekly column published on ARRLWeb that finds and features Web sites that are related to Amateur Radio, specifically, and radio, in general. If you have any suggestions for Surfin’, please contact WA1LOU using the e-mail link to the right.

1 comment:

  1. I remember listing to WABC while I was living in NE Ohio as well as WOR and WLS. When we moved to SW Florida I could still get WABC and WLS and even WKYC Cleveland at night. KAAY in Little Rock as well as WOWO Fort Wayne would come in like locals.

    Now in Central Fl., there is just too much interference to receive any of them with any kind of regularity .

    I must say I do not understand the point of digital AM now since 99.999 percent of all AM radio is talk which requires a much narrower bandwidth anyway. I don not think that IBOC will improve things on AM but make matters worse.

    As for FM, I think and move to digital is too little too late. The audience has gone to iPods and other MP3 players. Digital radio is an idea whose time came and went.

    Just my humble opinion.