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Broadcast Symposium Plans Digital Deep Dive

RF Infrastructure, FM transmitter cooling, efficiency to be explored at IEEE event

Look for deep dive discussions of HD Radio tests results in Brazil as well as Greater Media’s asymmetrical HD sideband transmission results at this year’s IEEE Broadcast Symposium in Alexandria, Va.

Those are among the radio topics at the event.

Bob Surette of Shively Labs will conduct an HD Radio tutorial on Oct. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m., according to the preliminary program.

Thursday, Oct. 20, Roz Clarke of Cox Radio discusses radio RF infrastructure. Nautel’s Gary Liebisch covers FM transmitter cooling techniques; Greater Media’s Paul Shulins discusses FM transmission using asymmetrical HD sidebands.

Also on Thursday, Ronald Siqueira Barbosa and Valderez Donzelli from the Brazilian Association of Broadcasting will detail test results from AMs and FMs in Brazil transmitting an HD Radio signal. Harris Broadcast’s Geoff Mendenhall coversefficiency enhancement technology for linear RF power amplification.

FCC Media Bureau Chief Peter Doyle is the scheduled lunch speaker Thursday. As part of a slate of TV sessions, John Kean rounds out the afternoon with parameters of NPR Labs coverage prediction maps for ATSC mobile/handheld digital television.

Up to 2.5 continuing education units are available for the broadcast symposium, set for Oct. 19–21 at the Westin Alexandria Hotel, in Alexandria, Va., just outside of Washington. Book discounted hotel rooms at the Westin through Sept. 23.

The advance registration deadline for the symposium is Oct. 1.