Washington - Jul 20, 2009 - The three-day NAB Radio Show Engineering Program for 2009 covers advances in digital radio technology, operating under emergency conditions, IP audio, computerized antenna modeling, preventing tower failures, advice and tips from the experts and more. The engineering sessions are presented in a workshop-type environment that includes time for Q&A.
Here's a session overview.
Wednesday, September 23
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Operating Under Emergency Conditions
Steve Davis of Clear Channel Radio will offer advice and tips taken from actual situations in which engineers were called upon to keep their stations operating under the most adverse conditions.
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Tower Failures - How to Prevent Them
Dave Davies from ERI will cover the major causes of tower failures and offer advice on how you can work to prevent a catastrophic situation.
10 a.m. - noon
Planning, Building and Maintaining an IP-based Radio Facility
Kirk Harnack will cover explain and demonstrate ways to plan, implement and maintain an IP audio system.
noon - 2 p.m.
Meetings of the National Radio Systems Committee are open to radio broadcasters who want to participate in the development of standards and best practices for the industry.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Electronic Program Guide Update
This update presents results of lab and field trials of an HD Radio Electronic Program Guide (EPG) system in Boston.
Thursday, September 24
8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Measurements and Mathematics for the New AM Proof Rules
Ron Rackley and Ben Dawson will present three hours of instruction aimed at helping station engineers and consultants understand practical application of the method of moments computer modeling techniques that may now be used for proofing AM DA patterns that meet certain requirements.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Practical Datacasting Today
Jim Roberts will discuss ways stations can enhance their current datacasting efforts and reach out to listeners.
Friday, September 25
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
New NRSC IBOC Mask Measurements
The National Radio Systems Committee has published NRSC-G201, NRSC-5 RF Mask Compliance: Measurement Methods and Practice, and Dave Maxson will explain the document and how to apply it.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The IBOC Power Issue – You Have Questions, We Have Answers
The HD Radio power level will be thoroughly discussed, including a report on the NPR study.
11 a.m. - noon
Historic and Otherwise Noteworthy Radio Facilities
The history of radio is presented through several station tours.