Field Report: Microgen TS9080 

Tim Diehl gives the Microgen TS9080 100 percent thumbs up. It is an outstanding test tool and a must for serious engineers.

Anritsu Boasts Compliance with NRSC HD Radio Recommendations 

Anritsu has self-certified nine spectrum analyzer models for compliance with NRSC recommendations for measurement of HD Radio emissions.

Audio Precision Starts Equipment Lease Program 

The company offers monthly payments instead of a single capital purchase expense.

Field Report: ATI DM500 

In this review, Doug Irwin rates the DM500 as very useful around the radio station facility.

XLR Pin 1 Cable Testing with NTI MR-PRO 

The handheld tester adds a function to solve a common mic cable problem.

Day Sequerra Ships M2A-FM Modulation Monitor 

The M2A-FM is based on the M2 HD Radio monitor and shares many of its features.

True RTA Releases Software Update 

The .1 release is a free upgrade for all users of True RTA Version 3.

Rohde & Schwarz Offers AM/FM/HD Radio Signal Generators 

Several units are now available to test analog or digital AM and FM signals.

NTI Extends Minirator MR-Pro Capability 

Beginning in fall 2008, new deliveries of MR-PRO will include extended mass storage RAM capacity of 512MB, allowing storage of 16 times more test signals.

DK-Technologies Releases New 5.1 Audio Meter Software 

The new software includes a new Starfish display that allows users to see what they are hearing when they are listening in surround sound.

Field Report: Day Sequerra M2.2R 

Day Sequerra has updated its M2.0 HD modulation monitor, adding some nice and very useful features. I first reviewed the original M2.0 in Radio magazine in May 2006, and the new M2.2R model is an attractive piece of test equipment that will likely go in your facility where it can be seen by you and others.

Digital Audio Testing 

With analog, engineers know how to measure levels, frequency response and distortion to gauge the audio performance. Unfortunately, digital audio changes all this.

Field Report: Whirlwind AES Qbox 

When a station changes to AES3 or S/PDIF digital audio, the availability of easy-to-use, rugged and portable test equipment declines greatly.

Audemat-Aztec Releases Goldeneagle HD Ver 1.4 

Audemat-Aztec has released software version 1.4 for its Goldeneagle HD monitor. The new release is based partly on input from customers to improve the unit and is available free of charge.

Field Report: Audemat-Aztec Goldeneagle FM/HD 

With HD Radio, stations at minimum need to monitor the main channel audio. But there's also multicasting, PAD and funny initials like DAAI and QI that tell volumes about the signal. The big question is how to acquire all of that data.

Sign Off 

The computer hard drive is 50 years old this month. Take a look at the IBM RAMAC, which held 5MB of data and was the size of a refrigerator.

Field Report: Day Sequerra M2.0 

Being able to go back and forth easily between different HD Radio streams is educational in terms of processing--and being able to quickly study your competition's HD Radio audio, now that's what radio engineering is all about.

Trends in Test Equipment 

If you had the opportunity to equip yourself anew for the year, which pieces of equipment would make your core list?

Beyond These Walls - 2005 Product Source 

When the work takes you outside the studio.

Field Report: Prism Sound Dscope III 

Doug Irwin put the Dscope test set through several tests of his own.

Field Report: Cold Heat Soldering Tool 

You have seen the TV spots for the latest and greatest products that we just can't live without. Recently there was one that caught the eye of our reviewer. It might have caught your eye as well.

Proving Performance: Test and measurement 

While the basic skills of evaluating system performance are still in place, the tools and the methods used today are changing significantly. Digital signals require analog tools, but you can't neglect the analog elements either.

2004 Product Source - Beyond these walls 

Radio magazine's annual Product Source, Beyond these walls.

Test and measurement in the digital age 

A few engineers believe it is easier to maintain a digital audio chain because they no longer need to deal with the audible effects of ground loops, noise, crosstalk and mismatches typical in some analog signal paths. Wrong!

Field Report: Mooretronix Stereo Tracer 

This interface facilitates making analog audio measurements with an oscilloscope.

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