Radio Mindanao Network has begun HD Radio multicast broadcasting, the first in the Philippines, according to Nautel.
The owner is using a Nautel HD Radio FM transmitter.
“Station iFM 93.9 DWKC in Manila became the first commercial station in the country to broadcast with HD Radio technology as a limited test in 2006,” the manufacturer stated. “This month, the station added another first when they expanded to full-power broadcasting three digital audio channels in its current single frequency, using HD Radio multicasting capabilities, in addition to their traditional analog signal.”
DWKC is using an existing 35 kW transmitter for its analog signal and a new Nautel 1kW HD Radio transmitter for the digital. The system uses Nautel’s M50 digital exciter as well as Importer and Exporter. Design and installation was by Broadcast World Philippines.
Charley S. Canoy is vice president of engineering of RMN, which operates approximately 50 AM, FM and TV stations in the country.