By Harry Cole

The FCC has requested comments on a proposal to let some, but not necessarily all, AM directional applicants use moment method computer modeling to demonstrate that their directional antennas perform as authorized.

The proposal was advanced by a coalition of broadcast engineering mavens - broadcasters, manufacturers, consulting engineers - a couple of weeks ago, following several months of meetings and deliberations.  The idea is to reduce the burden, both on AM applicants and on the Commission's processing staff, by eliminating the need to conduct and analyze field strength measurements of directional ...

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