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Portability is the strength of radio. We look at the early days of portable test and measurement, an improvement to the portable radio of the 50's, and the current trend in portable audio listening.

Field Report: Sony PCM-D1 

With the introduction of the PCM-D1 solid-state recorder, the radio industry has an entirely new animal on the playing field: a portable flash recorder with high quality microphones as an integral part of the package.

New Products from NAB2006 

NAB2006 was a chance for manufacturers to show their latest technology. Some products were kept under wraps until the convention floor opened.

Identifying tower sites 

Finding a new tower site sounds like a simple task, but just because the land is available doesn't mean that it's ready for the new structure.

More to digital radio 

Digital radio isn't limited to IBOC and HD Radio. Satellite and Internet radio are part of it too, but there is still more to digital radio.

Public file maintenance 

Some careful attention today may save your station from significant fines eight years from now.

Field Report: Day Sequerra M2.0 

Being able to go back and forth easily between different HD Radio streams is educational in terms of processing--and being able to quickly study your competition's HD Radio audio, now that's what radio engineering is all about.

Three phases are better than one 

On the surface, three-phase operation may appear to be a lot more complicated than single-phase work.

A quick recap of NAB2006 

Here are some of the prevailing ideas and themes from NAB2006.

Field Report: Adobe Audition 2.0 

The feared and more expensive takeover by Adobe has come and gone and with it Adobe Audition 2.0 has arrived and is changing the way engineers listen and produce.

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The September 1969 cover of Broadcast Engineering magazine depicted Radio Free Europe's (RFE) master control room—the hub of RFE's organization.

Working with wireless carriers 

Myth: You can solicit communication carriers to lease space on your tower. Reality: Only if your tower is in a desirable location.

Streaming copyright royalties audited 

Starting in February 2006, Soundexchange began auditing 11 of the most popular Internet radio websites.

New Products (Apr 2006) 

More sneak peeks of new products at NAB2006.

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Find out the main reasons why people don't subscribe to satellite radio.

A Rosy Future for Radio 

Bridge Ratings released its updated projections of consumer use of various forms of radio and digital media, and the results look good for radio -- at first glance.

Furman Lift 

As the quality of ac power continues to worsen, the only solution is to condition power before it reaches sensitive electronics.

Applied Technology: Intraplex Netxpress 

Migrating from T1 circuits to an IP-based system is an adventure that, until recently, was not for the faint-hearted.

Field Report: Air Tools 6200 

Though it is specifically designed with microphone processing in mind, the Clear Channel Chicago group decided that there was no reason the Air Tools 6200 could not be used as a stereo program processor.

Field Report: DBX 286A 

It's a vocal processor, but you won't find controls labeled ratio, hard/soft knee, threshold and hold/release in the compressor section. Still, you will find that it's easy to use.

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