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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter7.1

Planning Radio Transmitter Facilities

Paul Shulins

Director of Technical Operations, Greater MediaBoston

Thomas R. Ray III

President, Tom Ray Broadcast Consulting

Introduction

Today’s modern radio station transmitting facilities require a different kind of planning than was needed only a decade ago. The changes in technology, including different cooling methods for FM transmitters, HD Radio advances, and the ubiquitous availability of remote control and monitoring for just about every piece of gear, allows broadcasters to plan transmitter sites with more monitoring and control than ever before. Today different pieces of equipment can talk to each other, as well as report back to the studio or engineer charged with maintaining the proper ...

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