With HD Radio, it's important to monitor and measure the time alignment and level alignment between the analog modulation and the MPS, and stations will likely want to monitor the RBDS on the analog channel along with PAD data for both the MPS and SPS. Fortunately, there are now multiple monitoring devices made specifically for HD Radio, and each of these devices gives the end user options about which parameters are to be measured, and how the device is to alert the user once a problem is detected.
The NAB AM Antenna Computer Modeling Seminar held at the NAB headquarters in Washington, DC, the week of Nov. 12, 2007 attracted 45 engineers.
Radio-engineering work is very involved with filters of one kind or another. The science of broadcasting depends on the correct passage of various frequencies through differing pieces of equipment. Some frequencies are in the audio range and others are in the RF domain.
In recent years, the introduction of wireless networks allows users to work anywhere within a defined location. The technology behind wireless networks changes almost yearly, but one thing remains the same: the antenna.
Tower lighting requirements, which are specified in part 17 of the Commission’s rules, sometimes come as a financial shock.
Simply put, the Collocom-2 is an easy-to-install, solar-powered device used to play an audio warning or safety message at a tower site.
A group of broadcasters, consultants and manufacturers have petitioned the FCC to allow moment method modeling of AM directional arrays as a ways to reduce the burden of taking field strength readings in determining coverage.
Take some time to ensure that basic legal and FCC rule obligations are met when taking over as the chief operator at a station.
WHK celebrates its 85th year this year, the original Media Touch system is revisited, and the next wave of radio listeners are listening to radio at all.
Broadcast Electronics (BE) returned from the NAB convention with a number of transmitter sales, including some from Univision and Regent Communications.
Broadcast Electronics (BE) reports that its line of solid-state FM HD Radio transmitters now exceed the previous benchmarks for output power and spectral performance.
The commission has always been subject to political influence—as an agency created and funded by Congress, this is to be expected—but a blatant rule override to accommodate a politically connected illegal operator is discouraging to the honest broadcasters.
In its most basic description, this project entailed the addition of a 40 feet by 60 feet space attached to an older, steel-framed transmission facility, but the story extends far beyond the basics.
From finding land to filing a Form 302: an overview of the steps for completing an upgrade.
The Surround Sound Audio Task Group's latest effort is a paper that discusses surround on radio. Steve Fluker, co-chairman of the group, explains the paper's details.
The advent of HD Radio is requiring the broadcast industry to take a closer look at its station's networking system and infrastructure. Minimizing network-related
WXPR chose Nautel's V5d for transmitting its HD Radio signal via the space combining method.
Exploit the latest wireless technologies to enhance the listener experience. After all, the terrestrial-based transmitter is only one of the possible delivery systems that radio stations can use.
Your new or latest station license has arrived. How you deal with it can have a huge effect on your future.
A transmitter is a major capital expense and will usually see a long useful life at the station. Unless necessitated by a crisis or change in facility,
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
WIBW, Topeka, chose a digital exciter for its analog needs today and its digital growth tomorrow.
The oldest transmitter in daily use | Crown | S-DARS awareness
This single-tube FM transmitter is reviewed.
The introduction of Ibiquity IBOC-capable radios is slated for the January 2003 CES, so let's review the information at hand so that you know how IBOC works.