Hybrid Digital Radio Power Increase

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sun Jan 31 16:58:39 EST 2010

I thought that the first authorized on-air test of the higher sideband
power was done at WKLB-FM 102.5 from what was then the station's
auxiliary transmitter, with antenna on the WBZ-TV tower in Needham but
has since been licensed as the station's main transmitter/antenna. Is
that not true? And if it is true, is the old transmitter/antenna on
the FM-128 tower in Newton now WKLB's auxiliary?

BTW, whoever wrote the original post chose a subject line that
suggests that the HD in HD Radio stands for hybrid digitial. That
would be a fine rationale for the use of the HD acronym because it
actually explains how the system works as well as a mere two words can
possibly explain it. Unfortunately, however, the trademark holder,
iBiquity, does not agree, and the trademark holder absolutely gets to
say what the words behind a trademarked acronym do or do not mean.
According to what I've read, iBiquity says that the letters HD in its
HD Radio trademark stand for nothing at all. The company must have a
reason for that explanation, but I haven't heard the explanation.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@bimajority.org>
To: "Larry Weil" <kc1ih@mac.com>
Cc: "Boston Radio" <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 4:07 PM
Subject: Hybrid Digital Radio Power Increase

> <<On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:03:00 -0500, Larry Weil <kc1ih@mac.com>
> said:
>> I'm not sure if this applies to FM stations only or to both AM and
>> FM?
> FM stations only.
>> Does anyone
>> know of any station that has the equipment and is planning to
>> increase their HD power soon, or perhaps already has done so?
> Not in Boston IIRC, but there are a number of stations which
> participated in the NPR Labs testing program which are presumably
> equipped to do -10 dBc injection since they were testing it earlier.
> -GAWollman

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