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WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

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redmed
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WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:56 am

Tuned to WKAR HD2 Classical Radio this morning and it is not broadcasting. Supposed to be 24/7 Bummed :(



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by garyb » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:18 pm

Sorry, transmitter failed. We had it back up later in the day.



redmed
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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:17 pm

WKAR HDradio has not transmitted for weeks. Another transmitter failure?



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by garyb » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:23 am

Yes. The main FM transmitter failed. We had to send a major component to Harris in Quincy for repair, it came back just in time for the High Voltage section of the transmitter to fail when we tried to re-start. We're looking at middle of next week for full restoration.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:01 pm

Good to hear it is coming back. Miss listening to classical in the afternoon.
Good Luck with the repair.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by garyb » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Well, we have the main analog transmitter working, and the HD transmitter, but so far only for 1 channel. We're still working on the -2 and -3 channels.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:36 pm

Saw it on HD with one channel the other day. Today see the HD transmitter is off again. Must be giving you problems again.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by garyb » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:58 am

*^^#@^& transmitters are giving us no end of grief. sorry.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by Ed Joseph » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:14 pm

garyb wrote:*^^#@^& transmitters are giving us no end of grief. sorry.
Isn't IBOC wonderful to work with? And just think, you guys have to pay Ibiquity whether it's working or not!


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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by high fidelity » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:57 am

Question: what is HD radio? Do you need a special receiver to pick it up? Is the sound quality noticeably better than standard radio?



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by audiophile » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:14 pm

Yes you need an "HD Radio". HD Radio is a trademark name, not that it's high-definition.

The main core of HD is only 96k of digital bandwidth.

If that is divided into 3 then each HD only gets 32k each!

Certianly not High-Definition, even my phone can do much better than that!


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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:22 am

*^^#@^& transmitters are giving us no end of grief. sorry.
Why doesn't WKAR and every other NPR-affiliated station out there just turn it off for good? Seriously -- who the heck listens to HD radio in your listening area other than a few hundred folks? Those funds could be better spent elsewhere.

NPR's boneheaded support of HD Radio is one example/reason as to why all public funding of NPR should cease.


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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by high fidelity » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:13 pm

audiophile wrote:Yes you need an "HD Radio". HD Radio is a trademark name, not that it's high-definition.

The main core of HD is only 96k of digital bandwidth.

If that is divided into 3 then each HD only gets 32k each!

Certianly not High-Definition, even my phone can do much better than that!
Thanks, I didn't know that HD radio is the trademarked name. I figured it was high definition radio, just like with the digital switch over for TV. So, I assumed that radio stations would have more bandwidth on the spectrum, enabling them to have sub-channels like you see with TV. It would seem like PBS/NPR and any other companies that have HD radio would want to develop some campaigns to educate the public on this technology.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:58 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
*^^#@^& transmitters are giving us no end of grief. sorry.
Why doesn't WKAR and every other NPR-affiliated station out there just turn it off for good? Seriously -- who the heck listens to HD radio in your listening area other than a few hundred folks? Those funds could be better spent elsewhere.

NPR's boneheaded support of HD Radio is one example/reason as to why all public funding of NPR should cease.
This station broadcasts Classical Music 24/7 on the 2nd channel. The primary channel broadcasts Classical music all day until the afternoon when, for some reason, they broadcast NPR news. I can get NPR news ad nauseam on many other NPR stations in the area besides almost all the AM stations. Classical Music is a unique service to this area and makes WKAR stand out. Funds spent on NPR news are a waste and should be diverted to a better transmitter.



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Re: WKAR HR Radio Not Working?

Post by redmed » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:52 pm

Did you give up on the HD transmitter?



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