Broadcast Electronics announced what it called the first public demonstration of AM HD Radio in Mexico.
It said 170 station owners and engineers attended on Saturday, May 26. XEXL(AM) at 690 kHz in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, broadcast through a BE AM 2.5E transmitter as part of a demo held in conjunction with the CIRT convention. Broadcasters at the studios listened to the programming on a variety of HD Radio receivers.
Mexico recently OK’d use of HD Radio within 200 miles of the U.S./Mexico border. “AM HD Radio is of particular interest to broadcasters here,” BE stated, “as two-thirds of the radio stations in Mexico are broadcasting on the AM band.”