Norway goes Digital, eliminates FM radio

Dave Doherty
Thu Jan 12 19:03:07 EST 2017

By definition AM translators are fill-in, so you can feed them any way you


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An FM translator of an AM station, what audio feed must they receive? (I
know program must be identical.)

Bill O'Neill

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> On Jan 12, 2017, at 11:51 AM, Jeff Lehmann <> wrote:
> I don't think most of the HD2/3 translators are actually using it as an
STL to feed their analog translators. The audio quality on those channels
isn't that great. Most are fed directly, which is allowed.
> It is of course an excuse to get an extra station on the air, and the only
way to get a HD channel to show up in the ratings.
> Jeff Lehmann
>> On Jan 12, 2017, at 11:45 AM, Rob Landry <>
>>> On Thu, 12 Jan 2017, Garrett Wollman wrote:
>>> What lack of consumer HD receivers?  Most new cars have them, if you 
>>> get one with a nav system, because that's how they get their traffic 
>>> data.  (That way it works without a SiriusXM subscription, that 
>>> being the other major nationwide provider of traffic data.)
>> That would require the radio stations to transmit the traffic data
(presumably through equipment supplied by the data distribution service).
I'm not aware of any broadcasters doing that. It's more likely the data is
being distributed via mobile broadband Internet.
>> "HD Radio" remains a solution looking for a problem. Its only major
success has been as an STL to feed FM translators.
>> There are some new car models that come equipped with "HD Radio", but by
no means all do. I've heard reports that some dealers are disabling it
rather than deal with buyer complaints about radio reception.
>> Rob

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