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.

Contributor Pro-File: Kent Kramer 

This month: Kent Kramer; Director of Engineering; Reach Media/TomJoyner Morning Show

Field Report: Sangean HDT-1 

Device operation is simple, and the Sangean HDT-1 displays lots of information.

Field Report: Wheatstone Bridge 

The Wheatstone Bridge is built around card-configurable frames that can sample any combination of analog or digital audio sources and interface with logic control sources.

Personal-area networks 

Wireless personal area networks might present some interesting applications in a broadcast facility.

FCC acts on noncommercial applications, announces window 

In March, the FCC announced that a filing window for new and major-change NCE-FM applications will be opened in October.

Selling history 

One of the largest—and rarest—radio sets ever made, the WLW Model Super Power Radio Receiver, was sold at auction on April 28 for $55,000.

New Products from NAB2007 

More new products from NAB2007.

Radio's real fix 

Some say that HD Radio won't save radio broadcasting, and that we should focus instead on better programming. Why not do both?

Sign Off 

Do you remember? The first Continental Electronics 317C 50kW AM transmitter was installed in 1965. The transmitter was mostly solid-state and featured

Unethical interference 

Radio magazine readers speak out on pirate radio stations, podcasts and more.

Field Report: Henry Engineering Studio Drive 

The Studio Drive's built-in mic preamp had plenty of gain, low apparent noise and no audible headroom issues.

New Products 

Portable signal generator NTI (Neutrik Test Instuments) Minirator MR-Pro: Besides test signals, this generator provides sweeps, fast chirps and offers

FCC Gives Reprieve to AM Daytimers 

AM daytimers enjoyed a reprieve from pre-sunrise/post-sunset power reductions that might otherwise have been imposed on them on March 11, 2007. The reprieve

How was Your NAB Experience? 

It seems that the current trend in new product development is based on incremental improvement, not sweeping change.

Sign Off 

What feature to do consumers want most in their next MP3 player?

Field Report: Whirlwind AES Qbox 

When a station changes to AES3 or S/PDIF digital audio, the availability of easy-to-use, rugged and portable test equipment declines greatly.

The alphabet soup of broadcast engineering 

When the early pioneers such as Alexanderson, Fessenden and Marconi commenced the production of non-ionizing radiation no one limited their RF levels, blamed their antenna towers for the deaths of migrant birds, or complained about ugly towers spoiling picturesque views.

Field Report: Wideorbit Traffic 

Revenue reporting is a significant feature of any traffic software package, and especially in this software.

Field Report: Soundtech Lightsnake 

This cable is an easy answer to a common cable question: What if you only need to provide a single mic input?

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