Sign Off 

Read about a solar-powered station from 1979.

10 years of progress 

The debate over IBOC is as strong as ever.

Antenna currents and field strength 

Sometimes we lose sight of the relationship between current in an antenna and the resulting field strength value.

NAB2004 in review 

The NAB Convention review covers various aspects of the convention, from the sessions to the exhibit floor to the talk in the aisles.

Safety first 

It may seem that a typical broadcast facility doesn't have all the safety concerns of a construction site or a manufacturing facility, but accidents happen.

Relaxed LPFM interference rules 

Given industry opposition to relaxation of the third-adjacent channel protection standard, the matter may not see the light of day in the foreseeable future.

Getting the most from tower inspections 

Tower inspection expenses are small compared to the financial consequences of not spending the money on one. However, make sure that this is actually

Concerning combiners 

Until the advent of FM, combiners were rarely required. After FM was introduced, the need for a method of feeding two or more FM frequencies into a single

Transmission - Antennas 

Changes in tower standards 

Sometime this year the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) will release the most comprehensive revision to the tower standards since 1996.

Field Report: Harris Intraplex STL Plus 

WQSX-FM chose the Intraplex for its IBOC upgrade and provides this review.

The search continues 

In the summer of 2003 we began our search to find the oldest transmitter in daily use. We received some submissions directly from stations, while others

The digital age has arrived 

One day we'll look back and remember when the digital age of radio began.

The IBOC FM waveform 

The IBOC system for FM as developed by Ibiquity is a fascinating engineering feat.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

A 44-year old console, a cassette deck with hopes of greatness and a look at consumer music spending habits.

The data dilemma 

IBOC has been officially launched, but what do we do with the data capacity?

New transport methods 

When considering methods to move information from one point to another, it is interesting to reflect on how our needs have changed over just the past 20 years.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

A look at the oldest transmitter in daily use and a radio-training course from days gone by.

Frequency coordination for BAS 

The FCC's newest prior coordination procedures for the Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) took effect in October.

The birth of a radio station 

A station owner is motivated to build a top-notch facility serving a dynamic market.

Contemplating the Future 

After our review back to 1994, we look ahead to 2004 and investigate what the future of radio might be.

4 Times Square Antenna Project 

The Durst Organization, the real estate management company of The Condé Nast Building (4 Times Square) in New York City has undertaken the massive project of tripling the height of the tower high atop the building, coming into its own as a premier transmission facility.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

A look back at the Studio A820, DAB progress in 1994 and a continued increase in Internet media usage.

IBOC antennas 

Despite the hiatus in nighttime operation for AM IBOC, antenna research is continuing in an effort to comply with the FCC's existing requirements of two antennas for FM IBOC, and develop a system using one antenna that will satisfy the FCC's requirements.

The value of the subcarrier 

If you want to know who is investing money into FM subcarriers, look no further than the computer giant Microsoft.

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