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post #1 of 161 (permalink) Old 2013-07-31, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Canadian HD Radio Station Status

As of yesterday, the HD Radio feed is back in phase on CING-FM, Fresh fm, 95.3 FM

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post #2 of 161 (permalink) Old 2013-08-25, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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No HD Radio signal on CING-FM "Fresh FM" 95.3MHz for the last two weeks.

I wonder if it will return...

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No HD signal. I am surprised to learn a Canadian station has been doing HD.

Remarkably unhelpful and uninformative website for 95.3 CING.

But the few minutes I listened, sound quality was good with proper treble (unlike 96.3 Zoomer radio that plays only low-garbage MP3 sound re-recorded on to 8-track tapes.... had a long chat with them and they stuck to lying about it).

I hope it isn't cultural snobbishness but HiFi snobishness that leads me to ask why vastly over-produced pop music would ever need quality broadcasting?

Sure would be nice for CBC-2 to try HD.

I hardly ever get PBS 94.5 (1 and 2) in HD much. That is, for long enough stretches of HD between aurally brutal switches of my Sony tuner in and out of HD.

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Has anyone in Vancouver area tried to listen to Sonic 104.9? They are advertising themselves as being in HD now. Are there anymore stations in this area of BC that are receivable in HD? I am thinking of getting an HD radio, but would like to actually be able to receive a few stations first.
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They might not *actually* be in HD. HOT 89.9 in Ottawa says the same thing, but they're just capitalizing on the buzzword. With that audience, just telling them it sounds better will make them believe it does.
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They might not *actually* be in HD. HOT 89.9 in Ottawa says the same thing, but they're just capitalizing on the buzzword. With that audience, just telling them it sounds better will make them believe it does.
I haven't heard HOT 89-9 identify themselves as "HD" in at least 3 years...
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If Sonic 104.9 (Vancouver, Rogers) is HD/iBiquity, are there others (now or planned) in HD/iBiquity Canada?

I didn't see anything at Sonic's website to suggest they are broadcasting Justin Bieber (just at this moment) in HD.

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I haven't heard HOT 89-9 identify themselves as "HD" in at least 3 years...
Man, time flies.

In any case, point stands that it's been used as a (fairly meaningless) sell line, and there's a good chance that that's the case with SONiC.
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Any of those stations owned by Corus by any chance?

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I was hoping that someone with an HD radio would let me know if it was really broadcasting in HD in Vancouver. I heard it on the weekend (on Sonic), and they mentioned the HD and great quality several times. I was dubious as well (I should have worded my mention of this a little differently), I was just interested in finding out if anyone on the west coast could get any HD radio signals in the Vancouver area.
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Sonic is not broadcasting in HD off air in Van, they are BS on there ads. The only ones i can lock onto is KISM, KAFE and KJAQ some times from seattle.
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Any of those stations owned by Corus by any chance?

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The "New*" HOT 89.9 (CIHT-FM) is owned by Newcap Radio.

* can a station that is over 10 years old be called new? More deceptive advertising.

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Question Canadian HD Radio Station Status

Visiting Toronto...

Tuning around with Grundig G8 Traveler II radio I noticed a familiar racket either side of 101.3MHz....

Sure enough: CJSA-FM with HD1-4, 4 streams, first two in stereo, second two in mono....

Surprised no one caught this one before..... :-)

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CJSA -HD toronto with 4 audio feeds

I thought CRTC was not allowing more than one audio feed.First time I am seeing it today.If CTRC allows multi audio feeds HD radio stands a better chance of surviving.

Attic CM 4248 at Buffalo,M4 at Buffalo.VHF yagis at Toronto .
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I was in Toronto from the 24th to 28th of this month and listened to CJSA off and on and noted that it sounded fine. HD1 and 2 are in stereo, HD3 and 4 are in mono.

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