Technical experts will discuss the impact of the 10 dB increased IBOC power proposal recently submitted by radio broadcasters to the FCC at The NAB Radio Show. Geoffrey Mendenhall, vice president of transmission research & technology at Harris Broadcast Systems, will moderate the panel discussion featuring executives from Continental Electronics, Broadcast Electronics, Nautel, Greater Media and NPR.
The proposal would allow FM broadcasters to increase power in the digital portion of their IBOC signals by to increase their digital coverage area and to improve reception by portable HD Radio receivers which are soon to be on the market. Attendees will learn how to design new facilities to operate at these higher power levels, and will also examine the issues surrounding the upgrading of existing facilities. Session participants include:
Jeff Detweiler, broadcast technology manager of iBiquity Digital.
Dan Dickey, vice president of engineering with Continental Electronics.
Ted Lantz, manager of HD radio products for Broadcast Electronics.
Gary Liebisch, an active member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers for over 25 years. He joined Nautel in April 2007 as the eastern U.S. regional sales engineer and manager.
Milford Smith vice president of radio engineering for Greater Media
Mike Starling, VP and CTO of NPR and Executive Director of NPR Labs.