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HD Radio Implementation by Thomas R. Ray

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CHAPTER

Installing AM HD Radio and Making it Work

5

5.1  Getting started with AM HD Radio

While, in a general sense, installing the HD Radio equipment at the AM transmitter is a fairly simple process, there are requirements that the transmitter and antenna system must meet. There are hardware options that you should strongly consider. A spectrum analyzer is required, and it must be set up in a specific manner to correctly adjust the HD Radio transmission system. This chapter will discuss all of this and help you get your HD Radio signal on the air by providing a complete description of the process.

Most of my experience is with an original iBiquity Digital Corporation exciter and with the Harris DexStarTM exciter. Many of my setup references ...

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