LA Airport wants 100 watt TIS

Citing 9/11.. LAX requested to raise their power of their 530 kHz station

Citing that it is "essential to facilitate the airport’s efforts to provide emergency communications to the traveling public in the event of a terrorist attack", Los Angeles World Airports has filed an application with a waiver request attached to increase one of their 530 kHz transmitters from 10 watts to 100 watts. The application was filed on February 6th.

A copy of the waiver request and attached coverage maps are available at:

RM-10641: Registration of Radio Transmitters

REC opposes petition to require registration of radio (Ham, Land Mobile, etc.) transmitters.

REC has filed comments in opposition to a petition made by Dale Reich to require that radio transmitters subject to licensing be registered. This is done by the retail vendor of the equipment requiring a name and address of the purchaser. A second part of the petition is asking for a requirement that all transmitters (including Part 15) carry a tag with the owner's name and call sign (if required) on it citing it will be easier for enforcement purposes.

REC opposes because the petitioner has not given any extraordinary compelling reason why this is needed. REC feels that this type of registration is similar to registerring firearms.

03-10: REC Supports Nevada Bell's 271 Application

271 in Nevada may make it easier for Pahrump to get broadband

In a very short filing, REC Networks has filed comments in support of SBC's (Nevada Bell) petition to be able to provide long distance and other inter-LATA services in the state of Nevada.

In our filing, we cite how certain communities are located in a different LATA than SBC's primary service area therefore developing rural areas such as Pahrump are missing out on broadband services such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services.

REC to discontinue two webcasts

Starting on February 1, REC will discontinue POWERPUFF-FM and Hardcore 2.

Today, REC Networks has announced that the long running webcast of cartoon and novelty music POWERPUFF-FM will be discontinued. POWERPUFF-FM started back several years ago as a listening companion to the POWERPUFF.COM website.

Anime Hardcore Radio 2 is dubbed as the "lighter side of anime" and played slower music from Japanese animation.

At one time, REC had as many as 9 different webcasts. Previous REC webcasts have been discontinued as a result of the royalty fees imposed by the recording industry.

99-325: REC supports Anti-DAB Motion

REC supports petition to stop all IBOC operations and to go back to the drawing board.

REC has filed comments in favor of a Motion to Dismiss filed by John Pavlica to stop all IBOC operations citing interference to first adjacent channel stations.

In our comments, we have stated that the existing IBOC systems that place digital signals in portions of the band that is assigned to another radio station is not in the public interest of radio listeners as it will cause harmful interference to the listening of radio stations, especially in rural areas.

We support the deployment of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) as an AM IBOC solution for both AM daytime and nighttime operation. DRM is an internationally accepted non-proprietary format.

A Comparative Review of Digital Audio Broadcasting

A look at 5 different DAB systems as well as our opinion on the future of DAB.

REC has released a comparative review of Digital Audio Broadcasting. In this report, we give basic information about iBiquity's HD Radio, Eureka 147, ISDB-T, Digital Radio Mondiale and a system proposed by the consumer electronics industry called MMBS.

In the report, REC endorses the use of DRM as a standard for digital AM broadcasting in the United States.