HD Radio Implementation: The Field Guide for Facility Conversion [NOOK Book]

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Take the mystery out of the conversion to HD Radio transmission with this hands-on approach to implementation. HD Radio Implementation will take this new subject and make it familiar. With details and descriptions of what HD Radio is, what changes are necessary and unnecessary in the studio, STL path and audio chain, it takes this new technology and makes it friendly so you can successfully convert your station. After reading this book, you will come away with an understanding of how to implement HD Radio for ...
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HD Radio Implementation: The Field Guide for Facility Conversion

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Overview

Take the mystery out of the conversion to HD Radio transmission with this hands-on approach to implementation. HD Radio Implementation will take this new subject and make it familiar. With details and descriptions of what HD Radio is, what changes are necessary and unnecessary in the studio, STL path and audio chain, it takes this new technology and makes it friendly so you can successfully convert your station. After reading this book, you will come away with an understanding of how to implement HD Radio for your facility with a minimum of hassles. It is intended to be read and understood by the station Engineer, but the General Manager, Program Director and Operations Director will be able to understand the nature of HD Radio and how it will affect their facility.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136031779
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas R. Ray, III started his career with Buckley stations WDRC and WDRC-FM in Hartford, Connecticut, while a Senior in High School in 1977. He has been Chief Engineer of several stations in the Hartford area, such as WTIC AM and FM, has worked as producer/engineer for the Hartford Whalers Hockey organization, and has built numerous radio stations in the Northeast and the Caribbean. He came home to Buckley and WOR in 1997, working his way up to Vice President in 2005. He is one of the leading proponents of the HD Radio system in the United States, and has considerable experience with transmission, studio construction, and data, which culminated in the rebuilding of the WOR studio facility, which is primarily a data based facility. He converted WOR in New York City to HD Radio in 2002, and quite possibly has the most hands on experience with the hybrid AM HD Radio system in the country.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
An Introduction to HD Radio Technology     1
What is HD Radio?     1
The HD Radio signal for AM radio     5
The HD Radio signal for FM radio     12
The Studio Facility     17
Evaluating the studio for HD Radio operation     17
The studio     18
Source material     24
The studio environment     29
Routers and audio distribution     31
Distribution amplifiers     32
Analog-to-digital converters     33
AES clocking in the facility     33
How to handle the HD Radio system delay     34
The Studio to Transmitter Link     39
What is a studio to transmitter link?     39
Remote control and subcarriers with digital microwave systems     47
Summary     48
Audio Processing for HD Radio     49
What an audio codec is and how it works     49
Processing the analog and digital audio separately     52
Feeding the processor     56
The analog audio delay     56
Where, physically, does the processor go?     57
Installing AM HD Radio and Making itWork     59
Getting started with AM HD Radio     59
Internet access and IP ability     59
Environmental requirements     61
Requirements of the AM transmitter     62
Requirements of the AM antenna system     63
Installing the HD Radio equipment     66
Moseley Starlink note     101
PAD     101
Exciter settings and what they do     102
Installing FM HD Radio and Making it Work     107
Getting started with the FM HD Radio installation     107
Internet access     108
Environmental requirements     109
Methods of transmitting an FM HD Radio signal     111
Equipment required for FM HD Radio installations     121
The FM antenna system     122
Installing the HD Radio equipment     125
Exciter and HD Radio transmitter adjustments     140
Measuring and adjusting the FM HD Radio hybrid signal for compliance     143
Radio Data Systems     147
Multicast channels: enter the importer     148
Firewall configuration     151
PAD     152
System maintenance     153
Moseley Starlink Note     154
FM Conclusion     154
Real-life Experiences with HD Radio     155
The beginning     158
Signal coverage     168
Nighttime AM HD Radio testing     174
Nighttime hybrid AM HD Radio operation     178
Practical considerations for the implementation of AM IBOC     180
Real-world AM IBOC converage using a consumer IBOC radio     188
Installation of IBOC on AM     192
Radio world guest commentary     196
Conclusions     202
Bibliography     203
Index     205
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