TV Detector Vans with URL
Kevin P. Inscoe
kevin at inscoe.org
Sun Jul 15 09:24:51 CDT 2007
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Bob Bruhns wrote:
> I don't know, but the idea of licensing a TV receiver is a bit Orwellian.
> In the USA, TV ratings companies used to go around looking for your local oscillator, and they would
> figure out what channel you were watching, and they would score another viewer for that station.
> I see third and fourth harmonics of FM radio local oscillators at considerable distances, too. There is
> usually some narrowband, muffled modulation from the AFC loop. I suppose radio receivers could be
> licensed as well.
There was talk 15 years or so ago within Arbitron about putting
detectors along major highways in major markets (DC would be a prime
example) to show what radios stations were being tuned to soley based on
I see MobilTrak is doing just that.
Kevin P. Inscoe Amateur Radio Call Sign: KE3VIN
Deltona, FL 32738 28.9497N by 81.1952W
kevin [at] inscoe [dot] org http://kevininscoe.com
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