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|07-01-2010 03:23 PM|
|sailingdog||VHF radios have three modes, at least in the USA... USA, Canadian and International IIRC.|
|07-01-2010 11:58 AM|
Originally Posted by wind_magic View Post
BTW: When I post a question on a forum and others attempt to help me find a solution, I feel I'm obligated to report the outcome. Hopefully, others will benefit, as many have helped me. OK....I'll get off the soap box now!
|06-30-2010 08:25 PM|
Originally Posted by L124C View Post
|06-30-2010 03:39 PM|
Turns out my VHF radio was in International ("I") mode and Channel 22 and 33 are on the same frequency as the station in International mode. It should be in USA ("U") mode. The FCC rep figured it out. The VHF radio manual hardly mentions International mode. In fact, I had to experiment with the radio to change the mode. Ironically, this means that the radio on the other boat (which I used to confirm it wasn't just my radio) was also tuned to International! Oh Well...At least I can put my "Tin Foil Hat" back on. I've been missing it!
|06-28-2010 12:05 PM|
Originally Posted by L124C View Post
|06-26-2010 04:13 PM|
Can you hear me now?
At the engineers request I went to the boat and listened to the VHF while he made some adjustments. I thought they might have had some effect, but he didn't seem to buy it. He is going to try some other things, and get back to me next week. In the meantime, I notified the CG of the situation. They seem courteous, yet somewhat indifferent. I'll post the outcome. I'm just happy it's not my radio!
|06-26-2010 04:10 PM|
|L124C||At the engineers request I went to the boat and listen to the VHF while he made some adjustments. I thought they might have had some effect, but he didn't seem to buy it. He is going to try some other things, and get back to me next week. In the meantime, I noticed the CG of the situation. They seem courteous, yet somewhat indifferent. I'll post the outcome. I'm just happy the problem isn't in my radio!|
|06-25-2010 04:07 PM|
Interesting - that station does seem to have two registered frequencies that are in the area of interest -
San Francisco County, California (CA) Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference
160.25000 KCBS Vremote KCBS VHF remote feed FM Media
170.15000 KCBS VHF2 KCBS VHF2 remote feed FM Media
|06-25-2010 04:06 PM|
Oh yeah, the FCC can give them a very nice penalty fine for "spurious emissions" and interfering with a government safety operation. But the odds are, everyone will play nice and the CBS engineers really *do* want to clean it up.
Usually the engineers are quite proud about maintaining the equipment, but the beancounters in management won't let them spend a cent until something "Must" be spent to remain on the air. FCC violations count as "Must" so that actually makes the engineers happy.
|06-25-2010 03:25 PM|
Originally Posted by ottos View Post
"Thank you for contacting K*** and reporting our signal on marine channels 22A and 23A.
We’re looking into it. K*** operates two licensed VHF transmitters that carry our programming
and are used to “cue” reporters in the field in cars or aircraft. Of course, they’re not assigned to
Marine radio frequencies, but perhaps one has developed a problem.
In a quick test here at the studio, we can’t hear the interference, but we’re doing testing in
other areas during the next couple of days.
It would be a help to us if we could coordinate testing with you. We have remote control of
both transmitters. If you were available to work with us, we could shut them down one ata time and determine which of them might be causing the problem.
We thank you for letting us know about this, and we want you to know that we take this problem very seriously and aim to fix it promptly.
Could you please give me a call at the number below?
We’d be grateful for your further help, as we are for the effort you’ve already made to contact us."
Nice to see someone care for a change (though, I assume the idea of the FCC and Coast Guard being contacted might have expedited the response!). I'll post the results of the test.
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