A look at 5 different DAB systems as well as our opinion on the future of DAB.
REC has released a comparative review of Digital Audio Broadcasting. In this report, we give basic information about iBiquity's HD Radio, Eureka 147, ISDB-T, Digital Radio Mondiale and a system proposed by the consumer electronics industry called MMBS.
In the report, REC endorses the use of DRM as a standard for digital AM broadcasting in the United States.
With Calvary and MX LPFMs... we have bigger fish than LPAM right now.
There has been some discussion around the radio activist community on various subjects that impact the AM broadcast band. These include a Low Power AM (LPAM) service, extending the Travelers Information Service to organizations and asking for power increases for Part 15 AM stations during the current 02-380 Notice of Inquiry.
RM-10619 is a petition from the wireless cable industry to allow for "force tune" technology that will automatically change the set top box to a single channel on the wireless cable system in the event of an EAS activation. Current rules require EAS equipment on every channel of a cable system. Even though this type of arrangement is suitable for an analog cable system, it is more suitable for a system that requires the use of a set top box to receive the service to be able to use alternate technology, such as "force tune". REC endorses rulemaking on this subject and asks the FCC to expand it to also include other set top box based technologies.