Boston Acoustics Will Include Second Antenna in Recepter HD Packaging

Boston Acoustics Will Include Second Antenna in Recepter HD Packaging
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Boston Acoustics is adding another antenna to its Recepter HD radios, perhaps within a couple of weeks.
It will include a new, stronger conventional FM dipole antenna with new units sold to improve signal reception, especially in fringe areas. Earlier radio purchasers will be able to contact Boston and request the antenna for free.
Several engineers had complained to the company, and grumbled in online technical postings, that the current single-wire FM antenna did a poor job of detecting the digital signal in fringe areas.
A spokesman could not confirm whether NPR, specifically, requested the change. NPR, like other broadcasters, had purchased a large amount of units. But the spokesman confirmed that “there has been a lot of dialogue between NPR and BA” on this topic.
“There’s been a learning curve for all involved with this new format, including broadcasters and Ibiquity, which provided the specs Boston used to develop the radio,” said BA spokesman Stan Pinkwas.


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