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    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio View Post
    http://www.insideradio.com/free/fcc-...0566408fe.html

    >>hunting for whoever was behind a pirate station at 106.3 FM in the Boston suburb of Mattapan.
    I didn't even know 106.3 was broadcasting.

    When did these guys go on the air?

    Was this after Clemons 106.1 got shut down?

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    Is the pirate on 101.3 what is keeping the translator from starting up ?
    I thought that was supposed to be operational by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freqlost View Post
    Is the pirate on 101.3 what is keeping the translator from starting up ?
    I thought that was supposed to be operational by now.
    I don't think the pirate is preventing the WJIB translator from starting, there's no reason it would, I think Bob is still dealing with other things to get it going. He posted on Facebook that he just got the FM antenna mounted a couple of weeks ago, and did a couple of brief blank carrier signal tests.

    The pirate will certainly interfere with the translator as long as it's still on the air, especially toward Boston and maybe even on the Boston side of Cambridge, but there's no reason why it would prevent it from broadcasting.

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    Of course, this wasnʼt the result of random, stepped up unlicensed station raids—they were going after 101.3 for Bobʼs translator and 106.3 for the benefit of Beasleyʼs 106.1 translator!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Kaimbridge View Post
    Of course, this wasnʼt the result of random, stepped up unlicensed station raids—they were going after 101.3 for Bobʼs translator and 106.3 for the benefit of Beasleyʼs 106.1 translator!
    Has the FCC ever gone after pirates in the AM expanded band? Not sure if there are any in the Boston area, but I've heard a couple here in Connecticut -- overmodulated Spanish-language religion -- for years and nothing has ever been done about them. Then again, there are no legal X-band stations in Connecticut other than TIS, so maybe no one's ever complained. Is there similar activity above 1600 in Boston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Has the FCC ever gone after pirates in the AM expanded band? Not sure if there are any in the Boston area, but I've heard a couple here in Connecticut -- overmodulated Spanish-language religion -- for years and nothing has ever been done about them. Then again, there are no legal X-band stations in Connecticut other than TIS, so maybe no one's ever complained. Is there similar activity above 1600 in Boston?
    In the grand scheme of things, we have enough trouble getting the FCC to take action in the for lack of a better term "regular" part of the broadcast spectrum.

    I could not care less about the extended AM band, and if that is where the pirates want to play, IMHO it is a great spot for them.


    The expanded band is as big a waste of space as there has ever been, 99% of the world does not know it exists.... I can't remember the last time I went above 1600.

    A quick look at Radio-Locator shows 2 stations between 150 and 200 miles away from Boston in the extended band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRBIboredop View Post
    In the grand scheme of things, we have enough trouble getting the FCC to take action in the for lack of a better term "regular" part of the broadcast spectrum.

    I could not care less about the extended AM band, and if that is where the pirates want to play, IMHO it is a great spot for them.


    The expanded band is as big a waste of space as there has ever been, 99% of the world does not know it exists.... I can't remember the last time I went above 1600.

    A quick look at Radio-Locator shows 2 stations between 150 and 200 miles away from Boston in the extended band.
    I've been told (by David Eduardo and others) that x-band stations do show up in the Nielsens in parts of the country in which they are more common. New England has never been among them. I remember listening to Trenton Thunder baseball (Eastern League) on 1680 from New Jersey some years back. I think that station has gone Spanish, though.

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    Interesting discussion you guys are having about pirates. Has anyone been following the recent story of the so-called "pirate" in Kentucky? Its an LPTV station that appears as DW10BM in the CDBS. A couple of months ago the FCC made a big deal in press releases about how the LPTV station had made no attempt to renew its license, and continued to operate another 15 years without a license.

    The case is on appeal now. https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...=917&fac_num=0

    Turns out there was a glitch in the electronic filing system. In reality, renewal applications were submitted. Not only that, the same filing system charged the licensee's credit card for the renewals. The FCC really has a lot of egg on their face now, because under 47 CFR 162 a station is legally authorized to continue to operate while their renewal application is pending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    Has the FCC ever gone after pirates in the AM expanded band? Not sure if there are any in the Boston area, but I've heard couple here in Connecticut -- overmodulated Spanish-language religion -- for years and nothing has ever been done about them. Then again, there are no legal X-band stations in Connecticut other than TIS, so maybe no one's ever complained. Is there similar activity above 1600 in Boston?
    On the subject f Connecticut pirates, You and I both know it's not, but 1620 in New Britain claims to be Part 15. They're simulcast on an LPFM WPRF-LP 96.9 . Don't forget the 1KW pirate on 1120 with antennas in Bristol and studios in New Britain.

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    Of course even though these stations got notices, all 3 remain on the air.

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