Examine some ideas and items to look for in the budgeting and planning process as they apply to FM and AM antennas.
The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.
If the FCC adopts these proposals, abuses of the system would be curtailed and the process of changing a city of license (for AM or FM stations) would be significantly simplified and improved.
When first developed, the Doherty amplifier gained a reputation for difficulty in adjustment and consistent operation. Since then, it has proven to be a stable and reliable transmitter design.
The increasing interest in HD Radio among broadcasters has prompted radio transmitter manufacturers to invest heavily in the development of new products.
June 11, 2005 marked the 70th anniversary of the first FM radio broadcast by Edwin Armstrong. Radio magazine was there to witness the event.
Data networks have extended beyond basic bit shuffling. They now have support applications for nearly every function of the station.
The Commission has adopted changes in its rules that will immediately benefit LPFM operators and applicants.
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
Perhaps the answer to the return on investment for IBOC lies in its ability to keep pace with the emerging services.
These new requirements immediately affect the contents of FCC applications for construction permits.
Find out what your constituents think about hot topics in radio.
The most daunting task of IBOC has been how to combine the analog and digital signals in a cost-effective manner. Dielectric believes it has the answer.
Engineers need to be concerned with the ability of an STL system to deliver multiple data streams over and above what we consider to be the station’s program audio to the transmitter site.
What steps should you take when constructing a new facility for IBOC?
Although no amount of security can deter a determined intruder, a burglar will definitely look for an easier target rather than risk being slowed down by a facility’s defenses and be caught in the act.
For it to succees, stations need to create excitement about IBOC.
Radio industry professionals share their thoughts on IBOC SAC.
The directional antenna system is a unique balance of art and science. Keeping it in top operating condition will preserve the system's efficiency and likely keep it in compliance with the FCC.
The phasor is not the frightening cabinet of horrors that some engineers consider it to be. While it may seem daunting, a basic understanding of its operation will make maintenance of the antenna system much easier.
You may not like what you see and hear with the current activity in analog and digital radio, but you can follow those who are making a new path, take an active part in clearing a different path or stay where you are and be left behind.
This FM transmitter is capable of analog and digital signal transmission. It includes the BE FSI-10 and FXI-60 exciter for IBOC operation.
IBOC in Surround Sound: A look at the technologies in development.
The closer the correlation between the modulating signal and the instantaneous value of the modulated carrier wave the better the quality of the eventual reproduction of the audio signal.
FMCONT is a software module that performs channel searches through a current FCC FM broadcast records database.