XM Reports Own Repeater Power Violations To FCC
October 6, 2006 at 6:21 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO tells the FCC in a filing that several of its terrestrial repeaters were operating at power levels over their authorized power but has taken steps to fix the situation, reports the WASHINGTON POST.
Asking for Special Temporary Authority for 30 days to keep the repeaters on the air while XM prepares an 180 day STA request, the filing says that 221 terrestrial repeaters were operating at excessive power levels, and 19 were at sites not yet authorized by the Commission. XM says it has reduced power at most of the repeaters and has shut some down while it brings its operations into compliance; the company is asking for a 30 day Special Temporary Authority and plans to file for a longer STA.