Broadcast Technology

How can one grow up in the 1960s and not be taken by technology? My own fascinations - radio and television.



Consider Radio Moving Day in 1941


An Opportunity to Establish a National Broadband Baseline?

What is to become of AM Broadcasting?

Question: Should the government delay the digital television transition?

Lecture Review: The History of Analog Television Broadcasting in Milwaukee


A Smorgasbord (aggregation) of Broadcast Technology reads and products:

"$100M-plus broadband map runs into cost questions", Boston Globe, Sept. 12, 2009, Peter Svensson and Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writers   The North Carolina map presented at a National Brodband Initiative workshop seems not to have been available to the writers of the story. This is one of many manifestations of the AP story. To this one I added my comments.

"The Problem Isn't Demand, It's Bandwidth", RadioWorld, Frank McCoy, September 2, 2009  An interesting argument for over the air radio's survival - FM at least.

"Sign Off, and Save Some Money", RadioWorld, Paul Thurst, August 13, 2009  Why bother contributing to nighttime AM cacophony? Save money and be green too.  

"The FCC's Broadband Plan: Is the Grass Greener in a "Green Field" or a "Brown Field"?",, Jonathan Lee, July 2, 2009

"Julius Genachowski Nominated as Next FCC Chairman", ARRLWeb: ARRL NEWS, March 3, 2009

"Google to Exit Radio Sales, Sell Automation Business", Radio World, Feb. 12, 2009

DTV conversion: "Hawaii Goes First", TVB Television Broadcast online, Jan. 16, 2009

"Commission grapples with how to implement ‘analog nightlight’ service", Broadcast Engineering, Jan. 1, 2009

"TV Translators Left Behind", TVB Television Broadcast online, Dec. 3, 2008

Flyer on Dick Golembiewski's forthcoming book: Milwaukee Television History: The Analog Years, Dec. 2, 2008

"White Spaces, Myth or Reality?" by Charles W. Rhode, Nov. 18, 2008

The Antennas Direct DB2 Multi Directional HDTV Antenna

"Wilmington DTV Test: Smooth Transition, Less Static", Sept. 10, 2008

"Google Launches White Space Broadband Website", by Karl Bode, Aug. 18, 2008

"Aluratek's Big Step in Internet Radio", Arik Hesseldahl of Business Week, Apr. 29, 2008

"Google makes radio move, boosts broadcast tools", Computerworld, Juan Carlos Perez, Apr. 11, 2008

"Last of VOA’s Wartime Transmitting Stations Goes Dark", Radio World, by James E. O'Neal, Mar. 1, 2008

"The ARRL 500-kHz Experiment: WD2XSH", QST Magazine, July/August 2007

"Station SAQ Makes UNESCO World Heritage List", Old Timer's Bulletin On-line Edition, by Bengt Svensson, 2004  For good background and issues regarding the World Heritage Committee see The Economist, Sept 12, 2009, Vol 392 No 8648, pps. 65-66.

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