MEASUREMENTS OF MEDIUM WAVE HD RADIO RECEPTION IN A DENSE URBAN REGION
Keywords:Digital broadcasting, HD Radio, Medium wave propagation, Radio propagation
This paper presents the results of measurements of medium wave received field strength, HD Radio audio quality and maximum coverage distances in a dense urban region. Analog AM and digital HD Radio signals broadcasting the same content were simultaneously transmitted in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. The received signal intensity and the reception quality were recorded along radial routes of up to 45 km from the transmitter under both mobile and static conditions, enabling the comparative assessment of the digital and analog system performances
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