Monday, February 13, 2006
HD RADIO JAMMING CREATES PROBLEMS FOR COMMUTERS AND TRAVELERS!
Take a look at the Arbitron ratings for Trenton, NJ. The ratings for the NYC stations have all suddenly gone down in Trenton since the nearby Philadelphia stations started transmitting FM IBOC, thus leaving the adjacent NYC stations with noisy, staticky, hiss-filled signals. Even on an excellent car radio, in Trenton the NYC signals which are not adjacent to any IBOC signal are in clear stereo, while the NYC which are unfortunately next to IBOC hash can only be received in hissy mono. IBOC will not last long when stations realize that in exchange for gaining a few dozen local listeners to their "HD2" channels, they are losing thousands of fringe-area analog listeners. You can be(t) that at some point the "HD2" channels will be continued as Internet audio streams only, and the IBOC signals will be turned off.
Here is the link: