Digital Radio Coverage and Interference Analysis Project
This project is a technical analysis of public radio HD radio coverage problems and the loss of analog and digital coverage due to the interference caused by co- and adjacent channel HD stations. The purpose of this research study is to determine the longer-term implications for public radio and the potential impact on listeners due to the introduction of HD radio. CPB is concerned with the disenfranchisement of listeners due to the loss of services public radio currently provides to them and the underperformance or lack of HD service (i.e., technical availability) when the conversion of public radio stations to HD is complete. The project is expected to be complete in one year.