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.
A review of the FMX480, a 1RU device that includes an RBDS encoder, DARC encoder, stereo generator, multiplex optimizer and multiplex limiter.
Most of the radio transmitters in use today depend on feedback, negative or positive, for their successful operation.
The recent introduction of the dual-antenna method has caught people’s attention, and is an efficient method for stations that already have a licensed auxiliary antenna to get on the air fast.
Read about a solar-powered station from 1979.
The debate over IBOC is as strong as ever.
The NAB Convention review covers various aspects of the convention, from the sessions to the exhibit floor to the talk in the aisles.
Sometimes we lose sight of the relationship between current in an antenna and the resulting field strength value.
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.
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.
Tower inspection expenses are small compared to the financial consequences of not spending the money on one. However, make sure that this is actually
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
WQSX-FM chose the Intraplex for its IBOC upgrade and provides this review.
Sometime this year the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) will release the most comprehensive revision to the tower standards since 1996.
The IBOC system for FM as developed by Ibiquity is a fascinating engineering feat.
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
One day we'll look back and remember when the digital age of radio began.