HD Callsigns

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sun Nov 18 17:57:05 EST 2007

Three possibilities for a knowledgeable reply from a list member:
Scott, Garrett, and Sid. Only reason I can think of for the HD-3
stream having a call sign unrelated to the FM station or WINS is that
the FCC considers it somehow experimental; that could give it a
separate call sign, I guess.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Weil" <kc1ih@mac.com>
To: "Boston Radio" <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>;
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 5:50 PM
Subject: HD Callsigns

>I was talking to a friend in New York City about HD radio there.  He
>was telling me that WINS (AM) is on the HD-2 stream of one of the FM
>stations there.  He wasn't sure which one.
> What he told me that was surprising is that the HD-2 stream has a
> totally different callsign than either WINS or the FM station.  We
> thought this unusual, neither of us thought that the FCC separately
> licenses the HD-2 and HD-3 streams, nor assigns them callsigns.
> Can anyone shine any light on this situation?
> If possible, please use the "reply to all" when replying to this
> message, so that my friend, who is not a member of this list, will
> get your reply.
> Thanks for your help.
> Larry Weil
> Lake Wobegone, NH

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