Some time between mid August and early September, I will likely be conducting tests in an effort to add C-Quam AM Stereo to Troubadour 1700's signal. If the tests are successful, and the transmitter required provides the same coverage as the SSTran AMT-5000 currently in use, the change will become permanent. Troubadour 1700 would then be the only analog AM Stereo station receivable in Shirley. Also, Liberty & Justice 1640 would get a noticeable boost in its coverage because the AMT-5000 would be swapped over to become its transmitter, replacing a less efficient AMT-3000.
A variety of radios and tuners
produced from the late 1980's to the mid 1990's can decode AM Stereo at
1700 kHz, including car radios from the 1988 model year (when inclusion
of the AM expanded band became standard) up until about 1993. The high
end AM Stereo tuners and receivers of that era had AM audio that was so
good it was nearly indistinguishable from FM. Also, some current HD
radios have the Motorola chip required to decode C-Quam AM Stereo. So
stay tuned for some interesting experimentation.