Field Report: Comrex Matrix 

John Diamantis takes the POTS codec for a spin in this review.

New Products (Feb 2001) 

microphones AKG Emotion II series: The three new Emotion Series Models include the D440, the D550 and the D660. The D440 is a cardioid dynamic microphone

Reader Feedback 

Letters from our readers

The face of digital 

The consumer view of digital technology.

The costs of digital 

I always chuckle when I tell someone that I'm talking to them over a cellular telephone. Invariably, the person on the other end thinks that I'm lying.

Frequently asked auction questions 

The FCC has begun the process of awarding 359 FM radio station licenses at open auction. Here is a list of frequently-asked questions, and their answers,

Parasitic radiators 

A look at the theory of controlled parasitic reradiators and possible directional arrays using parasitic elements.

About wireless WANs 

Wireless LANs have been around for a few years, but a lack of standards required that only components from the same manufacturer could be used. Today,

Reader Feedback 

From the clear blue sky The article in the November 2000 issue on Satellite Services contains some misleading information on the StarGuide II Receivers.

Bookkeeping basics 

While it may be an article of faith that broadcast engineers tend to be analytical, does it follow that we are naturals when it comes to business principles?

How to stream 

As the Internet continues to play a larger and larger role in our lives, the role of the radio station must change to suit the times.

One year later 

Almost one year after it was initially created, LPFM has been reduced to a sliver of its original idea.

Reality check 

On the PC side, new codec upgrades for streaming media players will improve audio quality at lower bit-rates.

Manager's Perspective on Consolidation 

After the past two years of consolidation and mergers, it is time to get down to the business of running our radio stations.

New Products (Jan 2001) 

The computing future 

It's always fun to write about the future of technology because it permits us to combine reality with imagination. It has been said that the best way

Focus on enforcement 

The Chief of the FCC Enforcement Bureau recently reminded all licensees that a renewed rule-enforcement effort at has been undertaken in the last 12 months

Service with a smile 

The adage of the new media age is "content is king," and such content attracts audiences. While this truth is undeniable, it's high time that the service

True Systems P2 Digital 

Two-channel microphone preamplifier

Building your business 

Radio stations need qualified technical help. Most need it right now; many needed it yesterday. Radio stations in more than 100 markets are trying to

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