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Old January 26th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bbuck002 View Post
i'm sure it has something to do with FCC regulations for why they transmittors are not in the phones.
i remember a couple years back when the FCC ruled that the ipod fm transmittors from belkin and the like had to have their output signal reduced b/c they said it was causing too much interference with normal FM transmissions.
This is the exact reason why not. Back in the early days of satellite radio, all of the plug and play units contained a built in FM transmitter. In short, the FCC came in and changed the requirements. Some simply disabled the internal antenna, while others reduced the output power. Either way, the range of the FM transmitter was limited, even to the point of not being useful.
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