Lightning and HD Radio Don't Mix





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Uploaded on Jul 25, 2009

Here is yet another flaw in HD Radio that makes me wonder if the technology is even worth it for AM... Lightning.

Aside from causing massive interference to adjacent frequencies:

HD Radio is full of false advertising.

According to "them" (Ibiquity), all of the problems that AM has faced for the past 80+ years are gone when an HD signal locks. Immunity to the fade out (false - depending on if you live next to the transmitter, and it's power), the crackles (partially true, depending on how far away from the TX you are), and the lightning (false - this video is an example) are all claims by Ibiquity. As far as HD-AM being near FM Quality; listen to KSL-1160's IBOC signal and you will strongly disagree with that statement as well.

HD Radio is a flawed technology, plain and simple. Do your research:


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