Radio Spectrum pollution

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by t_n_k, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. t_n_k

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    My first thread ....

    I live in a largish city with public transport requirements partly serviced by trams and trains. These are propelled by motors controlled by power electronic devices.

    I regret I can rarely listen to AM radio broadcasts on my tiny pocket radio as I travel on either of these systems. Although it's been a while since I traveled regularly by such means - so maybe things have improved. The interference can be ruinous with the earplugs in!

    FM is OK. Except in tunnels!

    Perhaps a good book is the only reliable alternative ....

    Is my experience unusual?

  2. flat5

    Active Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    "Is my experience unusual?"
    I would think not. If the AM station signal is not very strong where you are it will be noisy. A radio with a narrow passband will help some. If it's music you want use a mp3 player.