FS#12962 - FM Radio Tuner for US - minor problem

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by KP (KevanGC) - Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 22:31 GMT
Last edited by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 09:52 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category FM Tuner
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 3.13
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


In the FM radio, the US tuner needs a spot for 87.75 mHz. It stops at 87.9, but there are actually some radio stations that use the frequency 87.75, they're actually TV stations on channel 6 who's audio broadcasts on 87.75. Known examples are KFLZ in San Antonio TX, WLFM in Cleveland OH, KXKW in Lafayette, LA, and WGWG in Chicago IL.
The Korea region setting has been helpful in getting around this but only to a certain extent, as it tunes to 87.70 and not 87.75. The only way I know of to listen to one of these stations without audio problems is to switch to Italy or Other, where I can fine-tune 87.75 FM.
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Closed by  Frank Gevaerts (fg)
Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 09:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:  This sort of thing is *exactly* what the "Other" FM region is for.
Comment by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Sunday, 30 March 2014, 19:19 GMT
All information I can find says that the US FM band starts at 87.9 MHz, and that frequencies are spaced 200 kHz apart on the odd numbers (i.e. 88.1, 88.3, ...). Unless you can find a reference that says otherwise, having to use "other" for stations that don't comply to this seems to me to be entirely expected and correct.
Comment by KP (KevanGC) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 00:05 GMT
Look at this, there are a few stations in the US.