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HD Radio Implementation

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Chapter 1 An Introduction to HD Radio Technology
    1. 1.1 What is HD Radio?
    2. 1.2 The HD Radio signal for AM radio
    3. 1.3 The HD Radio signal for FM radio
  9. Chapter 2 The Studio Facility
    1. 2.1 Evaluating the studio for HD Radio operation
    2. 2.2 The studio
    3. 2.3 Source material
    4. 2.4 The studio environment
    5. 2.5 Routers and audio distribution
    6. 2.6 Distribution amplifiers
    7. 2.7 Analog-to-digital converters
    8. 2.8 AES clocking in the facility
    9. 2.9 How to handle the HD Radio system delay
  10. Chapter 3 The Studio to Transmitter Link
    1. 3.1 What is a studio to transmitter link?
    2. 3.2 Remote control and subcarriers with digital microwave systems
    3. 3.3 Summary
  11. Chapter 4 Audio Processing for HD Radio
    1. 4.1 What an audio codec is and how it works
    2. 4.2 Processing the analog and digital audio separately
    3. 4.3 Feeding the processor
    4. 4.4 The analog audio delay
    5. 4.5 Where, physically, does the processor go?
  12. Chapter 5 Installing AM HD Radio and Making it Work
    1. 5.1 Getting started with AM HD Radio
    2. 5.2 Internet access and IP ability
    3. 5.3 Environmental requirements
    4. 5.4 Requirements of the AM transmitter
    5. 5.5 Requirements of the AM antenna system
    6. 5.6 Installing the HD Radio equipment
    7. 5.7 Moseley Starlink note
    8. 5.8 PAD
    9. 5.9 Exciter settings and what they do
  13. Chapter 6 Installing FM HD Radio and Making it Work
    1. 6.1 Getting started with the FM HD Radio installation
    2. 6.2 Internet access
    3. 6.3 Environmental requirements
    4. 6.4 Methods of transmitting an FM HD Radio signal
    5. 6.5 Equipment required for FM HD Radio installations
    6. 6.6 The FM antenna system
    7. 6.7 Installing the HD Radio equipment
    8. 6.8 Exciter and HD Radio transmitter adjustments
    9. 6.9 Measuring and adjusting the FM HD Radio hybrid signal for compliance
    10. 6.10 Radio Data Systems
    11. 6.11 Multicast channels: enter the importer
    12. 6.12 Firewall configuration
    13. 6.13 PAD
    14. 6.14 System maintenance
    15. 6.15 Moseley Starlink Note
    16. 6.16 FM Conclusion
  14. Appendix Real-life Experiences with HD Radio
    1. A.1 The beginning
    2. A.2 Signal coverage
    3. A.3 Nighttime AM HD Radio testing
    4. A.4 Nighttime hybrid AM HD Radio operation
    5. A.5 Practical considerations for the implementation of AM IBOC
    6. A.6 Real-world AM IBOC converage using a consumer IBOC radio
    7. A.7 Installation of IBOC on AM
    8. A.8 Radio world guest commentary
    9. A.9 Conclusions
  15. Bibliography
  16. Index