Another Sign Of AM Radio Decline?

(Spotted on Southgate ARC)

Netherlands low-power AM broadcasting

Marcel Rommerts reports on the Medium Wave site that The Netherlands may open up the AM band to low power stations

After switching off a number of high power transmitters in 2015, at the end of December the Dutch government has launched a public consultation on ‘opening up’ the medium waveband for radio and non-radio applications with ‘low power’ and with limited government regulation.

When referring to ‘low power’ this means both a power in the range of 1 – 5 watts (site coverage) and 50 – 100 watts (municipal coverage).
The idea is that the same frequencies will be re-used across the country. They will be handed out on the basis of a first-come, first served basis. Deadline for comments is 14 February 2016.

Ydun’s Medium Wave Info
http://mediumwave.info/news.html

Thanks to Mike Terry and BDXC for spotting this item

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