The National Radio Systems Committee RF IBOC Measurement Guideline will be updated as the industry learns more about the digital radio technology, according to NRSC Chairman Milford Smith, who’s also vice president of radio engineering for Greater Media.
The NRSC voted to adopt the guideline, called NRSC G-201, at the NAB Show. The document is now available for download on the NRSC Web site.
One of the updates is underway. Harris Broadcast’s Geoff Mendenhall is leading a sub-group working on a modulation error rate specification for a so-called “factory compliance” section of the guideline; the NRSC plans to incorporate that into an updated version of the document.
Because of increased demands on transmission equipment, Mendenhall said there’s a need to better characterize equipment performance.