February 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm #27054dialtwirlerParticipant
For about a week now, someone has been playing classic country CDs (Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, etc.) on 1710 kHz. No announcements, commercials or TOH IDs. There is little fading so they are probably not too far from Portland. They seem to be on the air irregularly but I usually hear them after midnight. There is a 100 watt station on 1710 in Half Moon Bay CA but they are licensed and I assume that they would make legal IDs.February 8, 2017 at 1:54 pm #27065Alfredo_TParticipant
I have not heard anything recently on 1710 kHz. Some years ago, there was a Russian pirate near Vancouver, but that station was shut down by the FCC. I was only able to detect a carrier on this frequency from my house. Later, classic country pirate near my house on 97.5 MHz appeared, and that station, too, was shut down by the FCC.
[Note: if memory serves me correctly, these stations signed off voluntarily after they received notices of apparent liability from the FCC.]February 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm #27069BorderblasterParticipant
1710 kHz not an am x band frequency allocation
KHMV-LP is 100w on 100.9 MHz
under Part 15 rules, no FCC license is required
go find your “Pirate” elsewhereFebruary 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm #27070Andy BrownParticipant
1710 is not available for anything more than micro radio and must be compliant with Part 15 which means less then a mile of coverage in most applications. It is not nor is any micro broadcaster “licensed” under Part 15. Part 15 is a set of rules that includes among many other topics the maximum radiation across the entire electromagnetic spectrum allowed for any electronic device.
While 1710 kHz appears on many radios, it is unused even by TIS stations, exception being TIS (WQFG689) licensed with a waiver to the Hudson County, New Jersey. This is because aeronautical radio navigation may use 1708 kHz. It has also been a popular frequency with both Part 15 and North American MW pirate radio station operators especially in the Midwest and east coast of the United States.
If you plug in KHMV, the low-power FM station licensed to Half Moon Bay, California, that also broadcasts on 1710 AM into the FCC AM Query you will find there are no such call letters issued to anyone.
Just another pirate looking to get their ass fined.February 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm #27071jr_techParticipantFebruary 9, 2017 at 9:32 am #27090boisebillParticipant
§ 15.219 says 510-1705 kHz so 1710 is not legal for that type of emission.
§ 15.223 1.710 – 10 MHz is really restrictive (bandwidth/signal levels).
KHMV-LP is licensed under part 73 Sub-part G not Part 15.
Application Search Details
File Number: BLL-20150130BGW
Call Sign: KHMV-LP
Facility Id: 191762
Applicant Name: COMMUNITY MEDIA FOUNDATION
Community of License: HALF MOON BAY, CA, CA
Application Type: LICENSE TO COVER
Status Date: 02/02/2015February 9, 2017 at 10:11 am #27091BorderblasterParticipant
1710 kHz is not an am x band frequency allocation
KHMV-LP is 100w on 100.9 MHz
go find your “Pirate” elsewhereFebruary 9, 2017 at 10:41 am #27092jr_techParticipant
So what’s going on here?February 9, 2017 at 10:49 am #27093DarkStarParticipant
To get back on topic, maybe this is Jerry Gaule’s Classic Gold Radio/American Senior Radio Network (ASRN)?
I know he has put it on Part 15 off and on for the last few years from Vancouver so maybe he is doing it again.February 10, 2017 at 10:35 am #27147boisebillParticipant
If they were or are on 1710 then that’s a “Pirate” no matter what the power level.
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