(October, 12, 2016) An increase in the overall RF noise pollution throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, at least through 1 GHz, was one of the main topics of discussion at the recent 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium held in Hartford, CT, this past October, as reported by Radio World.
Increasing RF noise pollution is a concern to almost everyone now, stated Steve Johnston, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Director of Engineering. He went on to state, “The growing level of noise is hurting otherwise receivable AM, FM, and TV signals.” He said, “Streaming is not really the solution, as this is not always available in the rural areas.”
Ed Hare, the American Radio Relay League’s test lab manager, also described ongoing efforts to help identify and remediate the problem.
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