WBT(AM) All Digital HD Radio Transmission

Greater Media’s WBT(AM) was the first class A station in the U.S. (and likely the world) to transmit in all-digital HD mode. They are also the only station to date to accomplish digital AM transmission via “skywave,” which enables clear and broader transmissions of signals.

WBT AM array

Photo: David Layer

Why is it important?

These tests demonstrated the performance of all-digital AM in a “real world” environment.  These results will help AM broadcasters consider whether transitioning to an all-digital transmission scheme would be feasible and help them to understand the tradeoffs between the current analog and hybrid digital systems and the all-digital system.

Visit the PILOT All-digital AM testing project page for more information.
By |March 15, 2014|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on WBT(AM) All Digital HD Radio Transmission