Media Bureau to permit use of Energy-Saving Transmitter Technology by AM Station

By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau (Bureau) announces that it will permit AM stations to use transmitter technologies that reduce power consumption while maintaining both audio quality and licensed coverage areas. Such technologies, known generally as Modulation Dependent Carrier Level ("MDCL") control technologies or algorithms, have long been used by international broadcasters operating high-powered AM transmitters.


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