January 2006

January 2006


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.


The vertical challenge

As broadcasters rush to prepare for adoption of the new standard, the time is ripe to step back to consider the state of the radio tower industry and the effect Revision G will have on it.

Top tower maintenance tips

James Ruedlinger, a staff engineer in ERI's Structural Division, shares his observations of the top ten maintenance problems he encounters when working on towers.


Building the new while maintaining the old: MPR rebuilds

When Minnesota Public Radio first considered expanding its building, it didn't take long to realize there were new technologies to use and improved construction plans to implement. With this came the rare chance to revamp the technical operation.


New Products (Jan 2006)

New products from AEQ, Audio-Technica, Broadcast Tools, Broadcast Warehouse, Studiomaster, Tascam and Vorsis.


FCC considers low-power AM

Some of the promoters of LPFM have now returned to the Commission with LPAM--a service that would not be shackled with the restrictions that apply to LPFM.


Transmission lines

While they seem simple enough, transmission lines are actually very complex in nature. Their size, length and type are all important considerations when designing an RF system.


Field Report: Digigram UAX220

The Digigram UAX220 is a USB-compliant interface that addresses all of the typical portable adapter problems.

Field Report: 25-Seven Systems Audio Time Manager

25-Seven Systems has manipulated the concept of time and has rearranged the way live events unfold. The result give stations the ability to account for unplanned events in an already overloaded schedule.


Sign Off

The real interest in satellite radio, and a visit to the Big One.


Currents Headlines from the January 2006 Issue

The online headlines from the January 2006 issue of Radio magazine.

Radio Currents Online - Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jan 23 - Jan 29, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jan 16 - Jan 22, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jan 9 - Jan 15, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Jan 2 - Jan 8, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.

Radio Currents Online - Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2006

The technology, business, people and product news of the radio broadcast industry updated every day.


January 2006 Advertiser Links

Links to the advertisers in the January 2006 issue of Radio magazine.