For a long time now, satellite radio has been helping people in remote locations who could not otherwise pick up a signal. If you are traveling a long distance or going somewhere that is very remote, satellite may be the only option for you.
You know that in the past when you were traveling, you would have to constantly change the stations to keep up with the signal as you travel. If you have ever traveled without a CD or cassette player, you know very well how frustrating it can be to try to keep up with tuning the radio. But satellite now gets rid of that problem for you.
Regular radio signals are only able to travel about 30-40 miles past their transmitters. Once you have passed this point, the signal will get weaker and weaker and you will hear static until eventually, the signal disappears completely. But technology has come a long way and now with satellite radio, you can hear clearly since the waves are coming from a satellite from space. You will be able to hear your favorite music station wherever you go. If you are listening to national radio stations, you can hear no matter where in the country you go.
You may not know it but for many years now automobile manufacturers have been installing satellite receivers in their cars. This is great because soon satellite radio may be the common thing and you want your car to be equipped with it. It?s truly amazing that radio transmissions have advanced so far. The FCC has given about $80 million worth of licenses to companies that are experimenting with radio and digital satellite radio transmission.
There are three main satellite radio companies that are using this money to conduct research programs that are different from each other but that are all bringing great products to the market. There is a type of ?VHS versus Beta? battle going on between these companies. XM Radio and Worldspace are two of the companies and they have made a formal agreement to share any new technological advancements with each other. This partnership is a great thing for consumers because you get the best thing on the market. They are also coming up with the best ways for people to communicate outside the country when they need to.
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