Fanfare Shows Receiver/Translator With HD Radio Translator Applications

Fanfare Shows Receiver/Translator With HD Radio Translator Applications
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Fanfare Electronics is showing the FP-TRO-1, a “receiver/translator,” in demos at the Crown Broadcast booth.
The TRO-1 will convert an FM in-band signal, including FM analog and HD Radio, to another on-band frequency, with a command through its RS-232 serial data I/O or front-panel control set.
The unit is also capable of producing a fully quieted signal in areas where other receivers are struggling, or may have failed, the manufacturer said.
The company’s Marv Southcott said, “The TRO-1 provides two huge advantages to those broadcasters running HD-Radio and are using translators.” He said, “It is the first receiver ever that can actually reduce noise without losing something in the signal. Its performance is remarkable, especially in low signal areas.”
Also, he said, “Whereas a translator (receiver/exciter combo) licensed to handle demod and remod of HD Radio may cost anywhere between $25,000 and $40,000, the TRO-1 with a linearized power amp will cost only about $10,000 to $15,000.” List price on the TRO-1 which translates and feeds the PA is $6,995.

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