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Products features in this section include network audio systems, speakers, facility monitors, microphones and more.

The consumer view of digital media 

Set adrift in the sea of gadgets and gizmos, my main quest was to gauge the presence of HD Radio at the CES convention. The good news: HD Radio has finally made a mark.

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Nautel V5d 

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

Save the birds, but save the towers 

We can protect the migratory birds, but it’s important to prevent an unnecessary rulemaking from becoming a tremendous burden to all broadcasters.

AM/FM allotment processes revised 

In November the Commission adopted rules that streamline the way in which the communities of license of existing AM and FM stations can be changed. The

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Field Report: Audemat-Aztec Goldeneagle FM/HD 

With HD Radio, stations at minimum need to monitor the main channel audio. But there's also multicasting, PAD and funny initials like DAAI and QI that tell volumes about the signal. The big question is how to acquire all of that data.

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Check out new products from Aphex Systems, Auralex Acoustics, Belar, D.A.V.I.D., Inovonics and Sennheiser.

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.

New reporting rules for Internet streamers 

Since April 2004 Internet radio stations were supposed to be keeping detailed records about the songs they were playing. The problem was that the CRB had not specified what was to be done with those records...until now. What's worse is that the reporting requirement may completely kill Internet streaming altogether.

How to make HD Radio succeed: do nothing 

Broadcasters, Ibiquity and the HD Digital Radio Alliance are all trying hard to make HD Radio a success. This is all good, but the truth is that for HD Radio to succeed, broadcasters should not have to do anything.

Field Report: Edirol UA-1EX 

Sometimes a mistake can result in the purchase of a really neat product. Such is the case when Victory FM (home of the Liberty University Flames Sports

New Products 

New products from Evenfall Acoustics, Mpathx, Prime Image and Yellowtec.

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Remember the Ampex Disc Spot? This merging of a tape recorder and a phonograph never really took off.

Business for engineers 

One of the differences between a self-employed person and an employee is that the self-employed person always knows when the job is going to end. A proactive stance in career planning will ensure that the broadcast engineer is always employed and employable.

Field Report: Salem Radio Labs Call Commander 

Call screening software is critical to any talk station's operation. Finding a system that be configured to the station's needs is important, and the ability to try it before you buy it can help the selection process. Because the Call Commander software from Salem Radio Labs is free, trying it out is as simple as finding enough time to download and install it.

Who was first? 

Simply asking "who was first?" doesn't always yield the correct answer. The truth is that KDKA and Marconi just marketed themselves better than the others.

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