BE Demonstrates HD Radio on AM in Mexico

In May, Broadcast Electronics (BE) conducted public AM demonstrations of the iBiquity HD Radio IBOC system in conjunction with the 71st convention of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Radio y Televisión (CIRT).
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In May, Broadcast Electronics (BE) conducted public AM demonstrations of the iBiquity HD Radio IBOC system in conjunction with the 71st convention of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Radio y Televisión (CIRT).

Pátzcuaro, Michoacán-based XEXL-AM conducted live AM HD Radio broadcasts on 690 kHz with an audience of 170 station owners and engineers gathering to listen to programming through a variety of HD Radio receivers.

"Most expressed surprise at the FM-like stereo audio quality and said they had not heard AM HD Radio outside carefully-controlled demonstrations at the NAB convention," said John Schneider, Latin America sales manager for BE.

For the demonstration, BE field engineer Felipe Padilla adapted the four-year-old BE AM 2.5E transmitter used by XEXL-AM to operate with a BE ASi 10 HD Radio signal generator.

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