Every radio engineer has his favorite songs that he uses to adjust a station's processing or evaluate performance.
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.
Radio has its work cut out for it because HD Radio is the best-kept secret.
The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.
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.
When the FCC asked for comments on NRSC-5, we asked readers to share their thoughts with us also. The response was overwhelming.
This graph shows that consumers will increase their investment in HD Radio-capable receivers over the next decade.
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.
Data networks have extended beyond basic bit shuffling. They now have support applications for nearly every function of the station.
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 terms can summarize most of the discussion heard at the convention.
Data has always been a part of the IBOC plan, but it is just being recognized for its current and future capabilities.
Radiomagazine readers share their views on digital radio and potential engineering talent.
We asked two industry professionals about their station's data capabilities. Read what they said.
An informal standard for data services is defined by ID3, which grew from the popularity of MP3 files and the desire to include information about the audio within the file.
One obstacle in displaying PAD from an automation system is that the information entered into the system may not have been keyed in a form that is suitable for the public.
The basic installation of an AM IBOC transmitter is similar to that for an FM IBOC installation with varying exceptions required by the different system
I steered the sales people at a couple of local electronics dealers to terrestrial, digital receivers without using the terms IBOC, HD Radio or the dreaded high-definition radio and was told the that the receivers did not exist, that stores had head units but not the receiver unit or that the store had no plans to carry these units.
Perhaps the answer to the return on investment for IBOC lies in its ability to keep pace with the emerging services.
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Would you pay for an HD Radio receiver if it had more channels of public radio than traditional FM?
The Broadcast Engineering Conference enters its 59th year by presenting topics that cover the entire range of radio broadcast engineering at NAB2005.
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What steps should you take when constructing a new facility for IBOC?