AM Broadcasters and Radio Hams have common interest

Radio amateurs and AM broadcasters have some common ground in cleaning up 'a worsening RF noise environment in the AM broadcast band,' according to recent comments filed with the FCC by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) on the issue of revitalizing AM broadcasting.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, who is also general counsel for the SBE, drafted the remarks.

“There are numerous complaints from Amateur Radio operators of severe interference from power line noise annually,” said the SBE comments, filed earlier this year. “Power line radiation in the HF and MF Amateur allocations will in most cases directly translate to preclusive noise in the AM broadcast band. The Commission has relied completely on the good faith efforts of electric utilities to resolve these.”

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