RF filters 

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.

Wi-fi antennas 

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.

LEDs Are Here to Stay 

Tower lighting requirements, which are specified in part 17 of the Commission’s rules, sometimes come as a financial shock.

Towerswitch Collocom-2 

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.

New directional measurement techniques proposed 

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.

Being duly diligent in station operations 

Take some time to ensure that basic legal and FCC rule obligations are met when taking over as the chief operator at a station.

Sign Off 

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.

BE Receives Multiple Transmitter Orders at NAB2007 

Broadcast Electronics (BE) returned from the NAB convention with a number of transmitter sales, including some from Univision and Regent Communications.

BE HD Radio Transmitters Reach New Benchmarks 

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.

LPFM and FM translators given new latitude 

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.

A Foundation for the Future 

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.

The path to upgrading 

From finding land to filing a Form 302: an overview of the steps for completing an upgrade.

Open Mic: Steve Fluker 

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 HD Radio Network 

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

Nautel V5d 

WXPR chose Nautel's V5d for transmitting its HD Radio signal via the space combining method.

Wireless delivery alternatives 

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.

Living with your license 

Your new or latest station license has arrived. How you deal with it can have a huge effect on your future.

When it's time for a new transmitter 

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,

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

Field Report: Broadcast Electronics FXi 60 

WIBW, Topeka, chose a digital exciter for its analog needs today and its digital growth tomorrow.

Shaping radio today and tomorrow 

The oldest transmitter in daily use | Crown | S-DARS awareness

Field Report: Armstrong FM-20000T 

This single-tube FM transmitter is reviewed.

IBOC transmission 

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.

Shively and Entercom Seattle Partner on IBOC Tests 

Entercom, Shively and Broadcast Electronics work together on an alternate method of hybrid IBOC generation.

Field Report: Broadcast Electronics Predator 

Solid-state, digital exciter

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