The path to upgrading 

From finding land to filing a Form 302: an overview of the steps for completing an upgrade.

A Foundation for the Future 

In its most basic description, this project entailed the addition of a 40 feet by 60 feet space attached to an older, steel-framed transmission facility, but the story extends far beyond the basics.

Open Mic: Steve Fluker 

The Surround Sound Audio Task Group's latest effort is a paper that discusses surround on radio. Steve Fluker, co-chairman of the group, explains the paper's details.

Wireless delivery alternatives 

Exploit the latest wireless technologies to enhance the listener experience. After all, the terrestrial-based transmitter is only one of the possible delivery systems that radio stations can use.

Nautel V5d 

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

The HD Radio Network 

The advent of HD Radio is requiring the broadcast industry to take a closer look at its station's networking system and infrastructure. Minimizing network-related

Where does the signal go? 

Whether you are predicting coverage to determine if your antenna is operating properly or producing a map your sales people can use, propagation prediction is a science and an art.

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.

Planning for a digital future 

In 2005 American Tower was approached by current and prospective tenants to consider modifying the aging antenna and its combiners to transmit HD Radio. The result of this project is an antenna installation with greater capacity, additional redundancy, and natural transition path for the stations to go digital.

FCC uses terrain data in NCE-FM channel reservations 

Petitioners proposing to reserve FM allotments for noncommercial use will now be able to use actual terrain data to show compliance with the first and second local service requirement.

Staying Connected with STLs 

With the trend toward digital audio transport, and lately data transport, a whole new generation of radio STL systems has been developed.

Field Report: Burk GSC3000 

Burk's GSC3000 combines all aspects of remote facilities management.

Field Report: Inovonics Model 713 

The Inovonics 713 fulfilled the RBDS needs of Yellowstone Public Radio's vast network.

The road to antenna maintenance 

Before any useful maintenance can be performed it is essential to know how a system is supposed to operate and also know the licensed operating parameters. A copy of the latest proof of performance and the current license are a good place to start.

Night at Brant Rock 

Dec. 24, 2006, will mark the 100th anniversary of Fessenden's audio broadcast. Learn about the innovator and the technology he applied to make it work.

Jampro JHPC 

Accumulated ice can wreak havoc on some antennas if you aren't careful. One station in Manistique, MI, has found the Jampro JHPC to be a reliable choice through the sever winters.

NAB says FM translators are the answer 

If the FCC genuinely is concerned about the potential impact of FM translators on LPFM service, why would the Commission be attracted to the NAB's plan to help lowly daytime AM stations and forego the opportunity to create more local LPFM stations?

Harris Platinum Z 

With multiple transmitters and transmitter sites, Clear Channel Chicago has selected the Harris Z series transmitter for primary use. The three split-level HD Radio systems have been operating problem-free since mid-December 2005.

FM antennas and radiation 

New construction can distort an AM station's anticipated service contour. This primer reviews the basics of antennas and RF propagation.

Transmission precorrection 

One of the great ironies in broadcast engineering is that we all grew accustomed to generating large of amounts of linearly modulated RF with amplifiers

The task of going digital 

Is it possible to install HD Radio with a multicast signal in just 45 days?

Watch that line 

Coax is the silent partner in the RF transmission system. The amount of power loss and RF signal alteration depends on a number of factors, and there are regular steps that should be taken to ensure that this piece of the transmission system stays in top shape.

The next step in HD Radio 

A year ago the coming killer app for HD Radio was going to be surround--but not much has happened on that front. However, HD Radio multicast has come into it's own since then.

Tower inspection and climbing 

At one time, tower climbing and inspections were something that everyone and anyone could do. In today's safety-conscious world, it pays to play by the rules and do it right.

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.

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