They serve reliably and silently, but they still require regular maintenance.
The FCC is in the process of streamlining the application process for building wireless infrastructure, which includes a proposal to eliminate many of the barriers that prevented the deployment of temporary towers, particularly during declared public emergencies.
Wireless mics can operate in a number of frequency bands, and proper coordination is required to prevent interference.
Public warning has become an important role for radio as a first informer.
A thief may get a few dollars for the metal he steals from your site, but the real cost of the vandalism can add up fast.
The potential threats are physical and electronic. Prepare for both.
Deaths resulting from falls from a tower, while decreasing each year, are still happening. Other safety mistakes are common as well.
Terrestrial radio has been slow to keep up with the offerings of social media-centric Internet radio platforms such as Pandora, but there are tools a station can use to change that.
Kevin McNamara sees three problems that need to be overcome to make HD Radio multicast profitable.
How can radio broadcasters utilize and actually make money with smartphone apps?
The engineer in us wants to fix everything. The manager in us wants to repair or replace it for the lowest cost. But be sure you figure all the costs in your decision.
Kevin McNamara steps back and considers what HD Radio actually brings to the table, in terms of "real world" capabilities.
In February 2009 the FCC formally permitted the use of Method of Moments (MoM) modeling. Kevin McNamara explains the concepts of using this tool.
Multiprotocol Label Switching is a highly scalable alternative method to route different types of data through a common network.
While many people find OSHA regulations to be excessive and expensive to enforce, the fact remains: These regulations exist and are enforceable by fines and possible jail time.
TIA-222 has been around since 1949, but it has seen several revisions. Here's a review of the current standards.
The car is becoming a mobile media room. How does radio fit in?
Kevin McNamara helps you start your business off and keep it operating on the right track.
The good news is that establishing a business is fairly easy, but running it, and more importantly keeping it running, is the hard part.
It's never been easier to learn and write useful programs that make your day-to-day life easier, more productive and increase your value as an employee.
Environmental protection issues for towers extend beyond air, water and wildlife. It also includes historical buildings, landmarks, protected lands and national parks.
Most likely a career change has entered your thoughts. We look at ways to move up the ladder, ideas to consider changing to a different industry, and plan for future job security.
There will always be opportunities to rent tower space. Here are some insider tips to keep in mind.
The upcoming generation of radio engineers will encounter a new ease of measurement as a fact of the Commission's new directional antenna proof rules.
Outsourcing broadcast engineering services is not new, many markets, particularly the smaller of them, have been using contract engineering services for years.