1280AM Update15 September 2015 / by CJRU 1280AM (author)
CJRU The Scope at Ryerson has written to Industry Canada for permission to experiment with HD Radio on the AM band as we prepare for transmission on 1280AM early in 2016. This is a possible first for Ryerson, for community radio and for the AM Band. Canada has no official HD radio policy at this point, but is collecting information from broadcasters on this new technology.
We hope to hear back soon and will then schedule a new testing period for the 1280AM signal! Stay tuned to cjru.ca for more updates this Fall.
HD Radio is digital radio technology using IBOC (in-band on-channel) that allows hybrid transmission of both analog and digital radio. Click here to learn more about HD Radio.
Many thanks to Brian Sawyer and the folks at Altech! Brian came all the way from Quebec to help us with our diplexer. The tower modifications are well underway now. We're right on schedule with our transmitter.