Are you ready for an HD Radio Power Increase? 

Waiting for the dust to settle before committing to an HD Radio transmission system? This should help.

As Broadband Proliferates, so do Wi-fi Radios 

With broadband available in over 63 percent of American households, more than 40 models of Wi-fi radios are available.

Anritsu Boasts Compliance with NRSC HD Radio Recommendations 

Anritsu has self-certified nine spectrum analyzer models for compliance with NRSC recommendations for measurement of HD Radio emissions.

New HD Radio Alliance Campaign Lifts Off in June 2009 

Ten member groups of the HD Radio Alliance began airing new promotional spots for HD Radio technology on June 29.

France gets New Web Radio Rating Service 

Mediametre will perform audience measurement for streaming audio and podcasts in France.

IBOC by State: Louisiana (Jul 2009) 

There are 24 stations in the Pelican State broadcasting 37 HD Radio channels.

HD Radio Alliance Begins Summer 2009 Ad Campaign 

Ads will continue the theme of discovery, stressing, "If you don't have an HD Radio, you're not hearing HD Radio."

NAB 2009 HD Radio Multicast Award Nominations Open 

Nominations are due by July 15, 2009.

DRM+ Debuts in Paris 

A press release from Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) says that its non-proprietary DRM+ standard conducted a successful demonstration before government telecom regulators in the French capital last week.

Debate over DAB+ Trial Funding Continues in Germany 

At issue is the proposed commitment of approximately 30 million Euros in licensing fees to construction and testing of a national DAB+ multiplex.

Korea Evaluates HD Radio 

Two identical HD Radio Digital hybrid BE FM transmission packages will ship to an ETRI lab for bench tests this summer, with experimental broadcasts expected later in the year.

IBOC by State: Minnesota (June 2009) 

Ibiquity has a list of stations with licensed HD Radio technology and notes those on the air now. IBOC by state looks at various states and lists the stations making the transition. There are 44 stations in the North Star State broadcasting 62 HD Radio channels.

Sage/Ibiquity/Spectrarep Propose Advanced EAS for HD Radio - Any Takers? 

The plan envisions a range of devices with embedded HD Radio technology, including digital AM/FM radios, personal media devices and cell phones, personal computers, and other communication channels.

Reports of FM's Swan Song in UK Misleading 

Despite reports, analog FM will continue in UK beyond 2015.

Spectrarep, Ibiquity, Sage Partner on Emergency Alert Capabilities for HD Radio 

The efforts combines ibiquity's expertise in digital radio, Spectrarep's technologies for emergency notification and public safety information, and Sage's experience with EAS.

Broadcast Electronics Awarded Contract for HD Radio Testing in South Korea 

The HD Radio tests will begin summer 2009.

FCC Issues Public Notice on IBOC Sideband Power Increase 

The public notice seeks input on the process of possibly granting the power increase among other issues.

Microsoft to Add HD Radio to Zune 

The new model adds an HD Radio receiver and integration with Xbox.

Ibiquity Approves Sanyo Reference Design and Tuner 

The SDRS-400 reference is comprised of the LV25400 RF front-end IC and the LC75040 analog back-end IC.

Panama Adopts HD Radio as Digital Radio Standard 

Panama joins several other countries, including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine, in selecting the technology.

Sample and Hold: 1,000 multicasts and counting 

Mutlicasting, the ability to transmit more than one program stream on the FM HD Radio path, is one enhancement that can show a direct result right now.

The Electronic Program Guide 

Among the electronic media, broadcast radio may be the hardest for the audience to answer the simple question, "What's on?"

Open Mic: Elevated sidebands 

In the time since the idea of increasing the power level of the digital sideband carriers in the hybrid HD Radio signal, debates on the idea, and the specific power level have ensued.

Field Report: Nautel NV20 

The Nautel NV20 is a solid-state FM transmitter capable of running in analog, digital and hybrid modes. The footprint of this box is amazingly small for the power levels attained.

HD Radio Time Alignment Tip 

Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.

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