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Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by dave457, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. dave457

    dave457 Sr. Member

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    Can Anyboby ID this radio station, seems to coming out of San Loraedo TX
    but logged different call letters on the breaks: KLZE,WQPY and KLVE all
    on the same station and I'm sure there are more


     

  2. n8fgb

    n8fgb Well-Known Member

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    Some AM broadcast stations use FM remote links in that frequency range.
    Rich
     
  3. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    They are called STL's short for studio-transmitter link. Most everything is on VHF/UHF or T1 data lines but there are some older stations grandfathered on the 25-26 MHz band.They use FM mode and carry program content from the studios to the transmitter site.
     
  4. IMD262

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    STLs are illegal to monitor but some stations will confirm reception reports with a QSL card.
     
  5. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    HUNH??!! Illegal to listen too? Got proof? They carry the same content that is meant for broadcast to the general population. Why would it be illegal to listen too? Most of them are carried on regular VHF/UHF frequencies that you can pick up on a scanner although some have gone to 960 MHz or 1.7 GHz and are digital. I thought the only radio comms illegal to monitor were cellular phones.
     
  6. IMD262

    IMD262 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it's probably different Up in Canada but that was included in the ECPA of 1986 ... if you want proof, I'll dig it up.
     
  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I was just shocked to even entertain the idea that it would have been illegal to monitor something whose content was meant for the general public in the first place. My "Got proof?" comment was just a reflection of that shock. I'll check out the ECPA 1986 version. I know it is illegal to monitor an FM stations SCA unless you have authorization but that is a different thing as it is often used to carry separate subscription programming or control functions.
     
  8. undertaker

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    I think you mean Laredo Texas..
     

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