Category: Broadcast

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Moving a Point-to-Point Microwave Link

At one station I volunteer for, we use a 1.5GHz microwave link to connect between the studio and the transmitter site on top of a hill nearby. Now I should stress that microwave link...

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Flipping Over to Your Competitor?!?

Weirdly, I had a problem I’ve not seen for years crop up recently. And it all started with complaints about car radios flipping between us and a competitor radio station. That’s not a good...

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Plotting for Improvement

It’s something a lot of community radio stations here in the UK are trying to improve – their FM coverage footprint. While the 25 watts ERP that Ofcom often licence stations at is usually...

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Pretty LEDs

Looks at photos modern radio studios in the UK and you’ll see two things. Firstly, there’s all those TV screens hung on walls to deliver dynamic branding. They may look the part but the...

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What’s the story on webRTC?

Ask some people, and they’ll claim webRTC isn’t making great inroads. In fact, a podcast I heard recently triggered me to actually write this article. After all, it’s a technology that’s helping change a...

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Sound to Light Christmas

Pop into most radio stations and you’ll soon see Christmas decorations going up in the offices and studios. In most cases, it’ll be some lights, tinsel and maybe even the odd electronic reindeer in...

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Playing the Music You Want to Hear

I once heard someone say that there are two things in volunteer radio stations that can cause big arguments – jingles and music. While I do believe that’s somewhat unfair, experience tells me music...

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Low Power DAB Multiplex

In case you’ve not noticed, we recently saw the first trial low power DAB multiplex launch in Brighton. It’s part of a nine month technical trial covering three possible technical options. The first of...