RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

From: "Rogers, Michael p.p. sbe15" <info@sbe15.com> (MROGERS _at_ arinc.com)
Subject: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community
In-Reply-To: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community
Date: December 14th 2015

Hi Robert,

My name is Mike Rogers, and I work for ARINC / Rockwell Collins, at airports in the Northeast, on VHF communications.  I am also KC2TOF.  I like to listen to AM radio while relaxing or working in the house.  I know that this is a little off the topic of your message, but  please bear with me a bit.  For a week now, there has been what I will describe as digital interference on the AM band in my house, wide band over the middle portion, from say 750 to about 1300+ kHz.  There is an extremely powerful “switching power supply” kind of interference, which wipes out AM 970 completely (a 50 kW signal), even though it seems to be on approximately 960 kHz.  There is a data stream heard over the above stated frequency range, and at times competes with voice on 1010 WINS.  In and of itself it would not call my attention, but its level is around 15dB over S9 on a Grundig Satellit 750.  I wish I knew what could require enough power to stray down to AM with that much force.  There are periodic relatively long bursts of data interspersed with other shorter ones of perhaps 25 msec. or so.  If you have ever heard of anything like this, I would certainly be interested.

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

Respectfully,

 

        Rockwell Collins

                   A  R  I  N  C

           Michael J. Rogers

_________________________

Senior Field Service Technician

   W(718) 528-5074 ext. 7960

            C(347) 599-6756

        mrogers@arinc.com

 

 

 

From: Robert Taylor p.p. sbe15 [mailto:info@sbe15.com]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 11:29 AM
To: sbe15
Subject: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

 

Rob,

Thank you for sending this to the group.  I agree with your comments and sent an email with similar comments a few years ago.

Recently, I have too submitted complaints via David Donovan.  David is very helpful, and at the same time, we have not seen any results from the FCC.

We all need to stay on this issue.

I would like to communicate with you off line about this as well.

Rob Taylor


Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:15:15 -0700
From: info@sbe15.com
To: members@sbe15.com
Subject: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

Hi All –

 

You may be aware of the pending “reorganization” of the FCC – the plan to shutter numerous FCC offices and assign each remaining office significantly more geographic area to oversee.

 

This comes at a time when there are more pirate radio stations on the air than ever before.

 

Sadly, very few of us are submitting complaints about pirate stations.  Encountering a pirate in NY is being shrugged off far too easily.

 

If any of us encounters a pirate, we need to submit a complaint online here: 

 

https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=38844

 

It’s very easy.  Takes about a minute to fill out the form.

 

If you encounter a pirate interfering with your reception of 92.3, 101.1, 101.9, or 102.7, please feel free to drop me a note directly with as much information as possible, and I’ll file the complaint.

 

I encourage other CE’s in this group to put forth their own information.

 

As frustrating as the pirate issue is, it’s about to get much worse if the issue continues to go as lightly documented as it has.

 

David Donovan at NYSBA has been engaged in a herculean effort in moving this issue forward in Washington, but we can’t leave it up to him alone.  It’s essential that we go on record every time that a pirate broadcaster is encountered.

 

Fixing this is up to us as a community of broadcasters.  Let’s make it happen!

 

**rob**

 

 

Rob Bertrand

Market Chief Engineer

CBS Radio New York

WFAN | WCBS | WINS

WFAN-FM | WCBS-FM

WBMP-FM | WWFS-FM

& CBS Sports Radio Network

345 Hudson Street

10th Floor

New York, NY  10014

Office ph 212.315.7130   fx 646.792.4136

24-Hour CBS Radio NY TOC  212.352.2404

rbertrand@cbs.com

 

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