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

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Chapter7.7

Worldwide Digital Radio Systems

Kenneth E. Colwell

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

Introduction

Guglielmo Marconi is quoted as asking: “Have I done the world good, or have I added a menace?” It might have occurred to those developing and promoting digital radio to ask that same question. Is their technology going to make the same kind of difference? Will it become as ubiquitous as Marconi’s?

Because digital radio is relatively new, and digital TV is evolving from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0 (in the United States and elsewhere), the answer to those questions is for the future. Our goal here is to take the position of someone in North America and to explore what digital radio looks like elsewhere in the world. We will explore the technologies ...

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