2013: Peabody, Massachusetts, uses refrigerator magnets to
tout streamed and over-the-air broadcasts.
See the story.
Much-Needed Compliance appliance
Jan 2013: ISS introduces an inexpensive new
device (the SMR Receiver) that operators can use to monitor
and measure their radio stations' signals to ensure
compliance with FCC rules. At $143, it costs much less than
traditional scientific measurement devices and places
operators more in control of stations.
See the story.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY ASK FCC TO UPDATE RULES FOR EMERGENCY
See the story.
a Professional Association for Information Radio Station
The American Association of Information Radio Operators
founded in July 2008, invites your membership. Belonging is
free and offers many professional benefits. See the group's
and sign their petition to the FCC requesting clarity
regarding types of emergency messages broadcasted.
ISS professional voices can
help ensure that your broadcasts sound crisp, current and
professional. Sign up for free or commissioned recording services
How to Report NOAA Station Problems to the National Weather
Did you know the National Weather
Services has a way to report NWS stations that are off the air
or experiencing quality issues? If your system has an
EAS/weather radio receiver and you discover the NWS station
that sends audio to your area is either down or distorted,
it's important to report the problem to the NWS immediately.
Such issues affect your broadcasts directly. Click
here to go to a spot on the National Weather
Service website to efficiently report problems.
Would you like to communicate with other
station operators and owners? If so,
let us know. We'll send contact info. ISS clients generally fall into
this variety of categories:
- Bridges, Port
Authorities, Points of Entry
- Colleges, Universities &
- Highway & Scenic Byways
- Military Bases
- Tourist Destinations,
e.g., Historic Sites, National Parks, Visitor Centers
Interference Alert for 1690 Information Station Operators
in Southern California
September 2010 - Broadcast station KBRT in Avalon,
California, has received authorization to move their radio
towers ashore from Catalina Island and is in the process of
testing a new transmitter site in the mountains of Eastern
Orange County. These ground conductivity tests will not be
on the station's main operating frequency of 740 AM but
instead will be on 1690 AM. The transmissions will be at
1000 watts and will last just a few days but will cause
noticeable interference to Information Radio Stations
operating on 1690 in Southern California. [FCC rules Part
90.242 state that Information Radio Stations (TIS)
are secondary in status and must accept any interference
from primary broadcast stations.] The good news is that the
interference will be temporary.
KRKE AM 1600 Albuquerque Receives Green Light
July 2009 – KRKE receives FCC approval to move from 10,000
to 50,000 watts. This will increase interference to 1610
operations in Central New Mexico.
Canadian Station Asks to Move Down the Band
May 2009 – In Montreal, Canadian CPAM on 1610 applies to
move down the band to 1410. If this occurs, it will ease
night interference in the Northeast on the frequency and
open 1610 for US licensing in Northern Vermont and New York
State. Stay tuned.
Central Kentucky Frequency Change Could Cause
May 2009 – Central Kentucky 1610 AM operators could
experience new interference; because WRSL in Corbin,
Kentucky, just moved from 1520 to 1600 kHz. This could cause
significant daytime interference on South Central Kentucky
Has your station
been used during the past year for big events or emergencies?
Has it been mentioned by external media? Do you have a
successful station-management plan?
If so, we'd love to produce a case study about your
application to publish. Why not show off a little? It could help others tasked with
communicating to travelers (so they don't have to reinvent the wheel).
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