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.

Catching up with the mail 

Reader feedback is always appreciated. See what these readers had to say.

Three phases are better than one 

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

Dayton's voice of the arts gets a clearer voice 

The genesis of this project was an opportunity to relocate and upgrade WDPR's transmitter site from a deteriorating leased tower that was only 200-feet tall, to the local PBS affiliate's 1,500-foot tower.

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.

Sign Off 

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

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.

Sign Off 

Broadband-enabled hotels to triple.

Wit Easi-8 

Network-based communications in a remote control system provide a variety of configuration options.

IBOC Installations 

Radio magazine asked several stations about the options they chose and why.

Top tower maintenance tips 

James Ruedlinger, a staff engineer in ERI's Structural Division, shares his observations of the top ten maintenance problems he encounters when working on towers.

The vertical challenge 

As broadcasters rush to prepare for adoption of the new standard, the time is ripe to step back to consider the state of the radio tower industry and the effect Revision G will have on it.

Transmission lines 

While they seem simple enough, transmission lines are actually very complex in nature. Their size, length and type are all important considerations when designing an RF system.

Field Report: Broadcast Electronics Big Pipe 

When Clear Channel Minneapolis needed multiple T1s to handle its data, Jess Meyer looked for a better way. He found it in the Broadcast Electronics Big Pipe.

The 1st annual Radio Innovative Product Award Winner 2004 

Introduced in 2004, the Radio magazine Innovative Product Awards were developed to honor excellence in new product development in the radio industry.

Sign Off 

Digital music sales dominated the first half of 2005, while CD and DVD sales continue to slowly drop.

The mystery of negative towers 

While negative towers are not as frequently used in directional antenna array designs, they can still be found in use. What exactly is a negative tower, and what does it do that is so different from a normal tower?

When disaster strikes 

Through an unprecedented cooperative effort, the two companies, normally at odds with one another as competitors, put aside everything else so that they could serve the citizens of the greater New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The 1st annual Radio Innovative Product Award Winner 2004 

The Innovative Product Awards were developed to honor excellence in new product development in the radio industry. Circuitwerkes Sicon-8 was the winner in the Facility Support category.

Getting it 

While there are still many opponents to the Ibiquity system, even these people are beginning to acknowledge that the system is here and is seeing acceptance.

The details of EIA/TIA 222 Rev. G 

The new specification's table of contents lists 15 main topics or objectives, each of which may have as many as eight subsections.

In tune with detuning 

As cellular towers began to proliferate, the interference to broadcast antenna systems became apparent, and AM broadcasters sought redress from the FCC.

The final Element 

Examine some ideas and items to look for in the budgeting and planning process as they apply to FM and AM antennas.

IBOC and data 

The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.

FCC to streamline allotment process 

If the FCC adopts these proposals, abuses of the system would be curtailed and the process of changing a city of license (for AM or FM stations) would be significantly simplified and improved.

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