By Okofo Addai, Technical Director DIE NEUE 107.7
DIE NEUE 107.7 is based in Stuttgart, Germany and it is the most listened to local radio station in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The programme with the best rock and pop songs is broadcasted on seven FM frequencies, via DAB+, digital cable and, of course, through the internet as web stream.
Broadcasters around the world are adopting new transmission standards, while in the U.S., stations are preparing to move to new channel assignments, even as they eye single frequency networks as their ticket to reaching consumers moving around outside the home. All of these transmission changes open up new possibilities for in-band and co-channel interference, and as engineers prepare to cope with those, they will also need solutions for dealing with the special monitoring needs of SFNs. It all adds up to the need for a new level of sophistication in signal monitoring and analysis.