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post #211 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-01-07, 12:48 PM
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HD radio Broadcasting

My feeling is that more consideration should be given to interference caused to close adjacent stations before HD broadcasting begins.Why should one station be allowed to cancel reception of another.Example when 94.7 Hamilton went HD I loss reception of 94.9 Oshawa.I am in Mississauga.

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post #212 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-01-07, 02:55 PM
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Yeah one of the major downturns of HD Radio is the interference issue. My loss was 96.1 from Buffalo when both CFMZ and CJKX turned on their HD. Now that they have the Breeze format, it would been lovely to hear some of that music in and around the GTA (Jewel doesn't come close in their format, unfortunately). Went shopping for Boxing Day in Niagara during their first day of launch, there was heavy interference from the HD stations even around St. Catherine's, which is supposed to be within the 60 dBu contour of WMSX. Ironically, WMSX also has HD services which blocks out the Canadian stations from the Greater Buffalo area... Sometimes I wish DAB could have launched more successfully with support from the states. But moving to the 21st century, a 50 year old technology must be improved and this is the only way possible (terrestrially at least).
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post #213 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-01-07, 09:45 PM
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If we had separate digital radio band like DAB in Europe the problem of interference would be solved. Since this is not the case with IBOC the only solution would be to have a set date for HD transition and have the analog FM switched off completely like it was in Norway. The HD radio technology has a lot of potential but in order for it to work it has to be regulated like it was with digital television.
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post #214 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-01-08, 10:27 AM
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@ogorek - I think once all the TV signals that can be re-assigned are gone (There is the current re-pack, then I think we will see another round or two forcing channels to share signals/broadcast towers) then we will see FM radio come next.

The frequency ranges and total bandwidth of FM isn't as desirable as TV's old UHF band, but will one day.
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post #215 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-03-26, 10:58 PM
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Has anyone else noticed that CKIS-FM (Kiss 92.5 Toronto) has stopped displaying album art and is only showing their logo now?
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post #216 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-03-27, 09:20 PM
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Blame the end of Tagstation. Many stations in the states who relied on their services also lost album covers and logos. Kiss and both Fresh (now Energy) was using their services for logos and album covers. But I think Kiss brought back their logo, when a song isn't playing, it sometimes shows. Also shows 680 News and 590 the fan from their side channels.
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post #217 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-05-06, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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99.5 "KFUN" CKKW now in HD Radio

Had some tropo improving things this morning.

CKKW-FM from the Kitchener area now sporting an HD1 with artist / song info as well as station moniker on HD1. No addition HD subs noted.

I guess the auto-switch in HD receivers prompted this as WDCX from Buffalo caused havoc with their HD signal during tropo events.


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post #218 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-06-21, 11:55 PM
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post #219 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-06-29, 09:31 PM
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Buffalo stations had some tropo status yesterday and WKSE 98.5 came in clear HD. They've got their Artist experience all turned on and it looks amazing! Wish CKIS would turns theirs back on.
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post #220 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-09-25, 10:37 AM
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CIND 88.1 in Toronto seems to be broadcasting a digital signal. I'm hearing it around Waterloo Region this morning.

It shows 2 HD channels, but wonder if there is something wrong with HD2. My Toyota radio gives a signal lost message on HD2 even though it's a got a strong signal and HD1 is working.
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post #221 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-09-25, 06:39 PM
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Not getting any HD from CIND. RDS coming up instead. Maybe still in testing mode? I know they applied for HD status recently. Thinking they might put their sister CKMB or CFJB on HD2/3, if they choose to use it... Expand their coverage in the GTA from Barrie...
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post #222 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-09-25, 09:12 PM
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On another note, CBLA, CBC Radio 1 is now in HD. Not sure what the purpose of this would be, doesn't really benefit from HD sound, as most of their programming is talk. No subchannels at this time. More beneficial if Radio 2 or CBC Music was in HD...
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post #223 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-09-28, 03:30 AM
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Thanks for the information hiohio, and keep it coming. I currently have a Sangean HDT-20 in my system connected to an external DAC and it sounds surprisingly good.
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post #224 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-09-28, 10:35 PM
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CBLA's HD signal was only testing that night. They haven't gone HD since. I've queried to CBC on whether they are investing on HD services for CBLA. On a side note, WTSS Buffalo is carrying Channel Q on their HD3. More HD listening options for those in the GTA.
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post #225 of 246 (permalink) Old 2019-10-29, 04:56 PM
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CKFM has a new HD4 channel that just popped up, seems like it's unique music programming from their iHeartRadio stream called Canadian Rock. Bell is learning from it's American counterpart to utilize their iHeartRadio platform to bring digitally based stations to their HD subchannels.
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