IBOC Installations 

Radio magazine asked several stations about the options they chose and why.

Better late than never 

While the reasons for establishing the HD Digital Radio Alliance are valid, the Alliance should have been launched at least two years ago when the first digital receiver was sold.

Keep the HD Radio Rollout Simple 

While radio waits for the mass rollout of receivers with HD Radio capability, personal electronics devices are bypassing terrestrial radio completely.

Idea for AM OBOC2 and/or AM EV-DO 

Larry Ray's idea on how to use the existing AM band as redirect to an FM multicast station.

Alternatives to AM IBOC 

IBOC continues to be a hot topic among readers. Read on to find out what they have to say.

The current view 

The various flavors of IBOC were common topics at the recent fall conventions. While many choose to deny it, the HD Radio rollout is here.

HD Radio News - Nov 2005 

Recent headlines about HD Radio and IBOC from the Radio magazine IBOC Update.

Effective surround monitoring 

The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.

Applied Technology: MPEG Surround for HD Radio 

Stations are experimenting with a variety of ways to broadcast surround sound over the air, which could be a significant driver for the acceptance of HD Radio.

Respectfully yours 

Radio magazine's editorial coverage has sparked various responses from its readers, from the late-summer hurricanes to IBOC. Find out what people have to say.

Getting it 

While there are still many opponents to the Ibiquity system, even these people are beginning to acknowledge that the system is here and is seeing acceptance.

Yet another step closer to HD Radio 

Tuning in HD Radio 

The menu of available receivers continues to grow.

Case Study: Installing multicast 

Broadcasters have sought the killer application for FM HD Radio, and at first glance it looked like program-service data was going to be it.

Digital radio? What's that? 

Radio has its work cut out for it because HD Radio is the best-kept secret.

IBOC and data 

The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.

Practicalities of surround 

While the standard defines the basic operation of the trasnmission system, the enhanced functions of data, surround sound and multicast operation have yet to be fully defined.

Notes on NRSC-5 and IBOC 

When the FCC asked for comments on NRSC-5, we asked readers to share their thoughts with us also. The response was overwhelming.

Slow and Steady HD Radio Rollout 

This graph shows that consumers will increase their investment in HD Radio-capable receivers over the next decade.

Open Mic 

Every radio engineer has his favorite songs that he uses to adjust a station's processing or evaluate performance.

One step closer 

Let NRSC-5 determine the basic operation of the system, which it has done. The added features and enhancements are needed, but they can wait until the next standards-setting announcement.

Maximized data 

Data networks have extended beyond basic bit shuffling. They now have support applications for nearly every function of the station.

Digital Radio Glossary 

The data aspect of HD Radio includes lots of new terms and abbreviations. Here are some of the more common abbreviations and terms that you will likely encounter.

Three (HD Radio terms) for the show 

Three terms can summarize most of the discussion heard at the convention.

The extra bits in IBOC 

Data has always been a part of the IBOC plan, but it is just being recognized for its current and future capabilities.

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