Broadcast Radio Receiver – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 18:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://937thewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Broadcast Radio Receiver – 937 The Wave http://937thewave.com/ 32 32 ESPN will broadcast the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Saturday, August 6 https://937thewave.com/espn-will-broadcast-the-2022-pro-football-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremonies-on-saturday-august-6/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:36:03 +0000 https://937thewave.com/espn-will-broadcast-the-2022-pro-football-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremonies-on-saturday-august-6/ Coverage begins at a new time: 12 p.m. ET Eight former players, coaches and officials to honour; Chris Berman as Master of Ceremonies ESPN’s 27th year televising the annual event; Suzy Kolber, Louis Riddick, Chris Mortensen will direct coverage from Canton, Ohio ESPN’s coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement returns for the […]]]>
  • Coverage begins at a new time: 12 p.m. ET
  • Eight former players, coaches and officials to honour; Chris Berman as Master of Ceremonies
  • ESPN’s 27th year televising the annual event; Suzy Kolber, Louis Riddick, Chris Mortensen will direct coverage from Canton, Ohio

ESPN’s coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement returns for the 27th year on Saturday, August 6, as eight shrines officially enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Coverage of the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame class begins at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN, a new afternoon time for the annual event. ESPN Radio will also provide live coverage of the event.

The Class of 2022 consists of eight “Heroes of the Game:” Tony Boselli (Jacksonville Jaguars), cliff branch (Oakland Raiders/Los Angeles), Leroy Butler (Green Bay Packers) Art McNally (National Football League official), Sam Mills (New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers), Richard Seymour (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders), Dick Vermeil (Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs) and Bryant Young (San Francisco 49ers).

Live from Canton, Ohio, ESPN’s 26-year-old veteran host Suzy Kolber will anchor the enshrining ceremony with ESPN’s NFL front office insider Louis Riddick and winner of the 2016 Dick McCann Prize chris mortensen. For the 22n/a year, ESPN Chris Bermanwho was honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2010, will host the ceremony.

ESPN Radio will also air draftee speeches and share insights from special guests throughout the day on Saturday. On the ground in Canton, Jaguars reporter, Mike DiRocco will cover all the festivities surrounding the induction ceremonies on behalf of NFL Nation.

NFL Nation coverage of the eight “heroes of the game”:
Throughout the month, ESPN’s NFL Nation honored the inductees on ESPN.com with stories about how each of them worked their way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Highlights include:

  • ‘He was a trailblazer’: why Art McNally will be the first official inducted into the Pro Football Hall of FameKevin Seifert writing about a different time for NFL officials and how McNally wanted to educate people about the game and the rules. McNally’s legacy includes elements that helped transform the game, including instant replay.
  • Dick Vermeil’s burnout turned into an unconventional Hall of Fame careerAdam Techer writing about Dick Vermeil’s unique journey in the NFL after his surprise retirement in 1982 at just 46 years old. Vermeil was “eroding away”, having slept an average of four hours a night and undergoing long and exhausting practices. When he returned to coaching 14 years later, the game had changed, but so had he. And he proved he had changed with his time winning a Super Bowl with “The Greatest Show On Turf” St. Louis Rams.
  • “He Looked Like He Belonged – And He Did” – How underdog Sam Mills became a Hall of FamerDavid Newton and Mike Triplet write about how Sam Mills’ path to the NFL was anything but routine. He wasn’t the greatest player, but the dominating inside linebacker overcame long struggles to make it to the NFL, then rose to iconic status helping shape the legacy of two franchises before his death in 2005 at 45. years due to bowel cancer.
  • Green Bay Packers great LeRoy Butler earned a nod with patience and perseveranceRob Demovski writes how LeRoy Butler is known to be the originator of the Lambeau Leap, but his story goes far beyond the famous celebration. His Hall of Fame resume stands on its own without any celebration after the touchdown.
  • Las Vegas Raiders receiver Cliff Branch’s impact went far beyond world-class speedPaul Gutierrez spoke to teammates of Cliff Branch, as well as former head coach Tom Flores, to find out what made Branch such a great player. Everyone knew his speed, but they didn’t see what he was doing in training to hone his skills.
  • Why six former rivals campaigned for Bryant Young of the San Francisco 49ersNick Wagoner writes about how Bryant Young would never have made the HOF if the induction was based on self-promotion. Young was humble, but his performance spoke volumes. That’s why the 49ers star’s former rivals have decided to become defenders in Young’s HOF campaign.
  • How Richard Seymour’s versatility and values ​​made him an underrated Patriots forceMike Reiss writes how Richard Seymour’s leadership and ability to dominate at any position on the defensive line helped power New England’s top three title teams. “We could put Richard anywhere and be successful with that. When you have that kind of talent and dominance from that position, that’s how you win championships,” Patriots great Tedy Bruschi said of Seymour.
  • A bittersweet day for Tony BoselliMike DiRocco writes how Tony Boselli’s father didn’t live long enough to see his son enter the Hall of Fame, but he recorded a congratulatory message for him before his passing. Boselli is the first Jaguar to be inducted. Coming Thursday August 4th.

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ESPN: Derek Volner ([email protected]) and Lily Blum ([email protected])

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Disconnect FM Phase-III auctions from technology, TRAI reiterates https://937thewave.com/disconnect-fm-phase-iii-auctions-from-technology-trai-reiterates/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:23:03 +0000 https://937thewave.com/disconnect-fm-phase-iii-auctions-from-technology-trai-reiterates/ In response to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s request to review certain recommendations, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reiterated its position on “Reserve Price for FM Radio Channel Auctionin 283 cities across the country under Phase 3 of FM’s expansion policy, saying the auction should be done by unbundling channels from technology. […]]]>

In response to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s request to review certain recommendations, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reiterated its position on “Reserve Price for FM Radio Channel Auctionin 283 cities across the country under Phase 3 of FM’s expansion policy, saying the auction should be done by unbundling channels from technology.

With regard to this recommendation, the ministry had previously informed TRAI that after conducting field experiments of ITU-recommended digital radio standards in VHF bands II and III, Prasar Bharati had suggested conducting a pilot project consisting of both DRM and HD Radio technologies to further evaluate them forward and also verify their acceptance by broadcasters and listeners, including the availability and speed of development of affordable receivers. Given the more experimental studies to be conducted, the recommendation may not be acceptable at this time.

Reiterating his positionTRAI said: “With regard to the auction linked to the recommendation of the remaining Phase III channels, which should be carried out by decoupling them from the technology, to facilitate the smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, broadcasters can be allowed to use any technology (analogue or digital) for radio broadcasting on the frequency that will be allocated to them through auctions in the future, based on their business plan.

A service provider has the business interest and will be the best judge in deciding the most appropriate technology. Any restrictions on the choice of technology will only hinder development. Broadcasters should be allowed to use any technology (analog or digital or both) for radio broadcasting on the frequency allocated to them through auctions in the future. In case broadcasters opt for digital technology, they should be allowed to broadcast more than one channel subject to technical feasibility on a single frequency allocated to them.

The ministry had also asked what the impact of Covid19 on the radio industry was likely to appear in the bidding at the ensuing FM Phase III Lot III auction.

TRAI replied that it can only be assessed once the auction is organized by the government.

TRAI also observed that the FM radio sector experienced a drop in revenue during the Covid period, but it broke through the pre-pandemic level in December 2021.

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Dale’s Sideline View: Tide tops pre-season poll https://937thewave.com/dales-sideline-view-tide-tops-pre-season-poll/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 19:36:15 +0000 https://937thewave.com/dales-sideline-view-tide-tops-pre-season-poll/ Along with Bush’s Beans becoming an official sponsor of the Southeastern Conference, the next big news was that Alabama is set to repeat its SEC football championship this year as Tide topped the preseason poll at Media Days. in Atlanta. The Tide garnered 158 votes against last year’s national champion Georgia Bulldogs with 140 votes. […]]]>

Along with Bush’s Beans becoming an official sponsor of the Southeastern Conference, the next big news was that Alabama is set to repeat its SEC football championship this year as Tide topped the preseason poll at Media Days. in Atlanta. The Tide garnered 158 votes against last year’s national champion Georgia Bulldogs with 140 votes.

The Tide was chosen to win the SEC West, edging out second-place selection Texas A&M. Arkansas came third, followed by Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn. Georgia was selected to win the SEC East over second place Kentucky. Tennessee was chosen third, followed by Florida, South Carolina, Missouri and Vanderbilt. In a small surprise, Vanderbilt received a first vote to win the championship. The media has only picked the winner nine times since 1992. The media picked the champion the previous two seasons, but also picked the Tide the previous seven years to win the title.

Alabama also topped the All-SEC preseason football squad with 19 league selections, including 10 first-team selections. The Crimson Tide had four offensive and defensive first teams and two specialists. Georgia was a distant second with nine selections.

Ole Miss had a first-team selection in offensive lineman Nick Broeker while wide receiver Jonathan Mingo was named to the second team. Running back Zach Evans and offensive lineman Jeremy James were selected for the third offensive team.

Mississippi State’s only selection was defensive back Emmanuel Forbes in the second team. Bulldogs record quarterback Will Rogers did not attend Media Days, nor was he included on the All-SEC preseason squads. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was named to the first team, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker voted to the second team, and Kentucky’s Will Lewis was named to the third team.

SWAC head coaches met the media in Birmingham where Jackson State and Southern of Baton Rouge were chosen to win their respective divisions. The JSU Tigers edged Florida A&M and Alabama A&M while Alabama State, Bethune-Cookman and Mississippi Valley followed in that order. Southern edged out Alcorn State in the Eastern Division, followed by Prairie View, Grambling, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Texas Southern in that order. Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders was voted preseason offensive player of the year by the media.

The Sun Belt Conference Media Days will be held this week at the Sheraton in New Orleans. Golden Eagles head coach Will Hall will be on stage Wednesday.

The Major League Baseball Draft selected 23 young men from our state last week. Mississippi State pitcher Landon Sims was the first selected 34th overall by Arizona. National champion Ole Miss and 2021 national champion Mississippi State Bulldogs led the way with seven selections each. Southern Mississippi had five pitchers selected while the Detroit Tigers drafted William Carey outfielder Chris Williams Jr. in the 18th round. Meridian Community College’s Ke’Shan Collier was chosen by Arizona in the 22nd round. Two high school players were picked as South Panola’s Emmarion Boyd went to Philadelphia in the 11th round and Tishomingo County shortstop Spence Coffman was drafted by San Diego in the 19th round.

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight new members July 30 in Jackson at the Convention Center. New inductees include Maggie Bowen-Hanna (swimming), Jim Gallagher Jr. (golf), Kermit Davis Sr. (basketball), Bob Tyler (football coach), David Dellucci (baseball), Barry Lyons (baseball), Eric Molds (soccer) and Willis Wright (high school coach). The Hall of Fame will host a “Meet the Inductees” autograph session from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Museum. This year’s class, as well as previous inductees, will be available to sign autographs for fans. Contact the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson for ticket information.

Dale has been writing sports in Mississippi since 1973. Listen to Dale and Marshall Wood at the Brouhaha Sports Show every Tuesday at 6 p.m. on WABO FM 105.5 in the Waynesboro area. This week’s guest is Laurel Leader-Call sportswriter Josh Beasley. To listen to the broadcast on your computer or smartphone anywhere in the world, go to Google Chrome; go to wabo105.com and click on listen live. You can also access The Brouhaha on YouTube and listen to archived shows.

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Veteran Bills WR set for bigger role: Insider https://937thewave.com/veteran-bills-wr-set-for-bigger-role-insider/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 01:16:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/veteran-bills-wr-set-for-bigger-role-insider/ Getty Isaiah McKenzie catches a pass during warmup before a Buffalo Bills game. Isaiah McKenzie was something of a specialist for the Buffalo Bills the past four seasons, but now looks set to take on a much larger role on the team’s offense. As the Bills opened training camp this week, insider Nate Geary noted […]]]>

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Isaiah McKenzie was something of a specialist for the Buffalo Bills the past four seasons, but now looks set to take on a much larger role on the team’s offense.

As the Bills opened training camp this week, insider Nate Geary noted that McKenzie appears to have moved up to the starting position that Cole Beasley has held for the past three seasons, edging out the big free agent acquisition. of the team. McKenzie, who had been primarily used as a kick and kick return and throw sweep specialist in recent years, showed his potential in the slot last season in Beasley’s absence, and could now assume this role on a permanent basis.

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McKenzie on top in training camp

As Geary noted, McKenzie took reps with fellow Bills starting receivers Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. That puts him ahead of acquiring free agent Jamison Crowder.

“I think Jamison Crowder is going to have to take the #3 WR role away from Isaiah McKenzie,” Geary said. tweeted. “It’s early so there’s plenty of time to do it, but I imagine McKenzie is going to be tough to beat.”

Geary, the team’s official radio pre-game and halftime show on WGR 550, said he was surprised at the order in training camp given the history of Crowder.

“I sort of thought Crowder came off the bus as the de facto starter. I’m not sure that’s true,” he said. tweeted.

Crowder has been much more productive over the past three seasons, rushing for 1,979 yards and 14 touchdowns as the New York Jets’ leading receiver. McKenzie had 714 yards and seven touchdowns in the same span but had a breakthrough game last season starting in place of Beasley. In a critical Week 16 game against the New England Patriots, McKenzie made 11 catches for 125 receiving yards and a touchdown.


Bills pledge for McKenzie

The depth chart in training camp could be a reflection of the commitment the Bills have made to McKenzie this offseason. He signed a two-year contract with the team in March and later spoke about his commitment to the franchise.

“For me, I would say that I love being here” McKenzie said. “For me and my life, it has always been about loyalty. I’ve had the same coach since ninth grade, I’ve had the same friends since I was five. For me, it’s a question of loyalty. And the Buffalo Bills have been loyal to me, and I want to stay loyal to them.

McKenzie added that he was happy to have the stability of a two-year contract.

“It feels good,” McKenzie said. “I worked on it, I worked on it, and now I’m here. I’m getting some security, some stability and I’m excited. I just want it to continue. Take it one day at a time, one practice at a time, one match at a time, and just win a few football matches.

In addition to his rise in the wide receiver depth chart, McKenzie also appears to be playing a bigger leadership role with offense. In practice on July 25, he and quarterback Josh Allen stepped in to help rookie receiver Khalil Shakir when he was struggling with a run.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers stay undefeated with win over Edmonton https://937thewave.com/winnipeg-blue-bombers-stay-undefeated-with-win-over-edmonton/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 08:37:46 +0000 https://937thewave.com/winnipeg-blue-bombers-stay-undefeated-with-win-over-edmonton/ Winnipeg WR Dalton Schoen #83 heads into the end zone chased by Edmonton DB Duron Carter #8 Photo: Canadian Press EDMONTON — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continued their perfect season with a 24-10 road win over the Edmonton Elks on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium. The Bombers improve to 7-0, while the Elks drop to […]]]>

Winnipeg WR Dalton Schoen #83 heads into the end zone chased by Edmonton DB Duron Carter #8 Photo: Canadian Press

EDMONTON — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continued their perfect season with a 24-10 road win over the Edmonton Elks on Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Bombers improve to 7-0, while the Elks drop to 2-5 as their long search for a home win continues.

Winnipeg Quarterback Zach Collaros completed seven of 16 passes for 188 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Bomber Receiver Dalton Schoen led all players with 146 yards on just four catches, including an 81-yard touchdown.

Rasheed Bailey gave Winnipeg an early lead with a 26-yard touchdown catch, while the Bombers backup quarterback Thick Brown helped seal the win late in the fourth quarter with a short touchdown run.

Bombers fired Elks quarterback Taylor Cornelius five times, and defensive back Deatrick Nichols had a key interception that led to Winnipeg’s first touchdown.

Cornelius completed 25 of 42 passes for 270 yards with an interception, while the former Winnipeg receiver Kenny Lawler led the Elks with 98 yards on seven catches.

The game was broadcast live in Cree on Edmonton and Calgary radio stations, marking the first time in league history that a game was broadcast in an Indigenous language.

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The Bombers opened the scoring early in the first quarter by converting a turnover into a touchdown. Nichols knocked out Cornelius on Edmonton’s opening possession after the pass was deflected by the linebacker Clement Malik. Collaros took over in Edmonton territory and seized the opportunity by throwing a nice touchdown pass to Bailey on the next play.

Collaros was able to squeeze the pass into tight coverage on the defensive back’s helmet Treston Decoudgiving Bailey his first touchdown of the season. Marc Lieggio kicked off the convert to give Winnipeg a 7-0 lead.

Former Winnipeg Kicker Sergio Castillo put Edmonton on the board later in the first quarter with a 52-yard field goal.

Collaros responded on the ensuing drive with a 40-yard completion to Schoen to move the ball into the red zone. But the Bombers eventually settled for a 20-yard field goal from Liegghio after the Edmonton defense made a big save.

Castillo closed in on Edmonton in the second quarter with a field goal from 44 yards, reducing Winnipeg’s lead to four points.

Edmonton’s defense stepped up with less than two minutes left in the second quarter, as linebacker Tobi Antiga took off Collaros near midfield. It was Collaros’ first interception since Week 4.

But Winnipeg’s defense ended the ensuing drive and forced a punt after Cornelius was sacked by linebacker Adam Big Hill on second down for a loss of seven yards.

The Bombers offense got the ball back with just over a minute left at halftime, and Collaros took advantage by connecting to Schoen for an 81-yard touchdown.

Collaros extended play with his legs to escape the pass rush and complete the pass, and Schoen broke away while gaining 41 yards after the catch for the score. Liegghio added the convert to give Winnipeg a 17-6 lead early in the second half.

The Elks took the lead in the third quarter with a 27-yard field goal from Castillo. Edmonton added a single later in the quarter after Castillo’s 48-yard field goal attempt was overshot and downed in the end zone, reducing Winnipeg’s lead to seven points.

Elks defensive back Duron Carter made a big play to start the fourth quarter when he intercepted an underpass from Collaros, but the Edmonton offense was once again unable to convert the turnover into points.

Brown extended a Bombers drive late in the fourth with a stealthy quarterback on third down, and he capped it with a two-yard touchdown three plays later. Liegghio kicked the convert to give Winnipeg a 14-point lead with less than three minutes left.

Winnipeg’s defense closed out the win by forcing back-to-back turnovers on the downs.

Week 8 will see the Blue Bombers travel to face the Calgary Stampeders on July 30 at 7 p.m. ET. The Elks will have a week off before traveling to face the BC Lions in Week 9 on August 6.

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Hackers can now steal data from isolated PCs via SATA cables https://937thewave.com/hackers-can-now-steal-data-from-isolated-pcs-via-sata-cables/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 16:49:02 +0000 https://937thewave.com/hackers-can-now-steal-data-from-isolated-pcs-via-sata-cables/ In May 2020, researchers were able to demonstrate how attackers can steal data from an isolated PC by turning RAM into a Wi-Fi card. Today at the University of the Negev, Israel, researchers have published a study titled “SATAn: Air-Gap Exfiltration Attack via Radio Signals From SATA Cables”, authored by Mordechai Guri, proving that hackers […]]]>

In May 2020, researchers were able to demonstrate how attackers can steal data from an isolated PC by turning RAM into a Wi-Fi card. Today at the University of the Negev, Israel, researchers have published a study titled “SATAn: Air-Gap Exfiltration Attack via Radio Signals From SATA Cables”, authored by Mordechai Guri, proving that hackers can extract data from a seemingly secure system by exploiting its SATA cable.

The attack was named SATAn. It should be noted that the SATA connection is used in hundreds of thousands of devices around the world to connect hard drives and SSDs to the PC.

SATAn Exploit Explained

The researchers demonstrated that an attacker could use the SATA cable as a wireless transmitter and intercept the data it carries in the form of radio signals in the 6 GHz band. This is a complex attack requiring the attacker to install specific malware on the target machine and use specially crafted shellcode to modify file system activity, which generates identifiable radio signals through SATA cables .

Once the malware is installed, it starts to encode the data to steal after getting different types of file system access such as read and write to generate a signal on the SATA cable.

The researcher noted that write or read operations can create correct signals more efficiently, but read operations do not require higher system-level permissions and generate stronger signals of up to 3 dB. The attacker receives this signal on a nearby device if the receiver is within one meter of the transmitter’s range.

In this case, the laptop used a software-defined radio receiver for signal reception. The researchers entered “Secret” on their targeted device, which the second machine retrieved.

Why does this technique work?

Isolated systems are where the world’s most sensitive data is typically stored. These systems are not connected to a network, the Internet or a connection to the outside world. Additionally, the air gap system does not rely on hardware to enable wireless communications such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth hardware.

Therefore, stealing data from these systems involves advanced and highly sophisticated skills. This attack works by converting the standard SATA cable into a radio transmitter without physically modifying the hardware. The SATA bus creates electromagnetic interference during normal operation, and this interference is manipulated to transmit data.

According to the university report , the researcher used the cable as a wireless antenna operating on the 6 GHz frequency band to transmit a short message to a nearby laptop computer. However, attackers can use this technique with keyloggers to steal sensitive data, including passwords, files, and images.

Should you be worried?

Using this technique, an attacker can exfiltrate data from systems that aren’t even connected to the Internet and transmit the data to a receiver 1 meter away. And, they don’t need to physically modify the SATA cable or hardware since this is a pure software attack. The attacker can use a VM (virtual machine) to achieve this technique.

But, it is a complex method, and the attacker needs access to the target computer because he has to install the malware directly on an isolated system.

Additionally, SATA signal output is generally weak; therefore, it is not a flawless attack technique, and many countermeasures can help prevent it. For example, using network security protocols and technologies, enabling electromagnetic shielding, completely avoiding the use of SATA drives, and opting for M.2 drives.

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The NRSC has been busy https://937thewave.com/the-nrsc-has-been-busy/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 18:11:19 +0000 https://937thewave.com/the-nrsc-has-been-busy/ The National Radio Systems Committee has been busy with several initiatives, including the release this spring of an EAS guideline for FM stations and the ongoing review of noise sources on the AM band in the United States. The NRSC, which held meetings at the NAB Show this spring, is jointly sponsored by the National […]]]>

The National Radio Systems Committee has been busy with several initiatives, including the release this spring of an EAS guideline for FM stations and the ongoing review of noise sources on the AM band in the United States.

The NRSC, which held meetings at the NAB Show this spring, is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Consumer Technology Association. The group aims to help broadcasters and receiver manufacturers come together to find solutions to common problems in radio broadcast systems.

The EAS Directive adopted in April sets out recommendations on how best for broadcasters to implement EAS functionality in their facilities. The action was taken during the first set of NRSC subcommittee meetings to be held face-to-face at a NAB show since 2019, according to David Layer, NAB’s vice president of advanced engineering technologies.

The EAS document does not represent a requirement for conformance to a standard. However, the group hopes that broadcasters, automation software vendors, transmission equipment manufacturers and consumer electronics makers will find the document’s recommendations useful.

The NRSC’s Data Services and Metadata Subcommittee, chaired by New York Public Radio’s Steve Shultis, has adopted the guideline “Best Practices for Broadcasting Emergency Alerts and Information for FM Broadcasters (NRSC-G303).

The document includes technical information about broadcasters’ participation in EAS, as well as general information about FCC rules relating to EAS and the infrastructure used to generate alert messages.

EAS message delivery methods as well as life-saving emergency information provided by broadcasters are discussed in the document, Layer said.

The directive places special emphasis on the use of metadata on FM radio signals, Layer said, including both analog and digital. The NRSC noted the number of FM signals nationwide — about 13,000, plus another 9,000 translators and amplifiers — and how the service’s “pervasive, ubiquitous infrastructure” makes FM especially important after a natural disaster.

A graphic in the NRSC document, recreated here, shows how a digital radio station can implement HD Radio’s enhanced emergency alert functionality with the introduction of an alert processor that receives content from alert from an authorized source, then generates the main alert message and any accompanying audio. or visual images. The alert message is sent from the Alert Processor to the HD Radio Exporter or, in the case of stations that have implemented other advanced services, to the HD Radio Importer.

In the document, the NRSC acknowledges that the receipt and correct display of metadata is highly dependent on the receiver, but that metadata “sent using RDS is more likely to be used by listeners because there are a large number receivers equipped with RDS on the market”. .”

Additionally, the metadata provided on the HD Radio digital radio system will be useful for listeners who have HD Radio receivers, although these are fewer in number.

The work on the guidelines was conducted within the Emergency Warning and Information Working Group, chaired by Matt Straeb of Global Security Systems.

The document can be found here under the Standards and Guidelines tab.

The EAS guideline includes a discussion of RDS best practices; the implications of locating streaming functionality in the cloud; Support HD Radio broadcast of HD Radio emergency alerts function; and considerations for hybrid radio systems, including DTS AutoStage.

The Federal Communication Commission is working to upgrade the emergency alert system in the United States. It also recently updated its rules to increase the reliability, speed and accuracy of wireless emergency alerts.

Other activities

Layer said the main activity of the DSM subcommittee takes place in its metadata and streaming working group, which is chaired by David Bialik, president of David Bialik & Associates.

The group began work on another NRSC document, NRSC-G304, “Metadata for Streaming Audio Guideline”. He will aim to help broadcasters support their audio streaming operations and better coordinate the use of metadata for live and streaming signals. It will be the first streaming-focused document developed by the NRSC, Layer said.

The guideline will focus on the HTTP Live Audio Streaming (HLS) method, which has become the de facto standard in the broadcast industry, he said.

Meanwhile, the Analog AM and FM Broadcast Subcommittee, chaired by Martin Stabbert, Vice President of Engineering for Townsquare Media, is studying several topics of interest to AM broadcasters, including the benefit of having AM carriers from different stations synchronized to help reduce co-channel interference from skywave propagation.

Layer said work is also continuing on a compendium of studies characterizing RF noise in the AM band with the goal of educating broadcasters, the Federal Communications Commission and others about where all the noise is coming from.

Much of the AM work is coordinated by the AM Improvement Task Force, chaired by Brian Henry, President of Henry Communications.

Meanwhile, the NRSC’s Digital Broadcasting Subcommittee – co-chaired by Glynn Walden, consultant for Audacy, and Jackson Wang, president of e-Radio Inc. – is focused on continuing developments with digital on-channel radio in the band, Layer said.

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The IBOC Standards Development Task Force, Layer said, is developing a guideline for all-digital radio operations on the AM band and updating the NRSC-5 digital on-channel broadcasting standard in the band. , as part of a mandatory period of five years. verification process. This update, which describes the Xperi HD Radio system, should be completed by the end of this year.

The update includes new FM band operating modes, both backward compatible and non-backward compatible, which would increase the digital capability of radio stations and could be used, for example, to support the types of services found in “the Internet of Things,” Layer said.

Xperi is submitting updated reference documents for review by the IBOC Standards Group, which is chaired by Alan Jurison, Senior Operations Engineer at iHeartMedia.

The next NRSC meeting is scheduled for October 18 in conjunction with the NAB Show New York.

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PureLiFi gets £10m boost from Scottish Government https://937thewave.com/purelifi-gets-10m-boost-from-scottish-government/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 20:55:10 +0000 https://937thewave.com/purelifi-gets-10m-boost-from-scottish-government/ With Li-Fi on the verge of mainstream for a long time, but never quite getting there, it’s good news for vendors when they receive funding to help keep things going. To that end, the pureLiFi pioneer has snagged £10 million ($11.9 million) from the Scottish government. The Edinburgh-based company said the infusion of the Scottish […]]]>

With Li-Fi on the verge of mainstream for a long time, but never quite getting there, it’s good news for vendors when they receive funding to help keep things going. To that end, the pureLiFi pioneer has snagged £10 million ($11.9 million) from the Scottish government.

The Edinburgh-based company said the infusion of the Scottish National Investment Bank “will allow pureLiFi to further develop new technologies while opening up additional markets in areas such as mobile phones, tablets, wearables and devices. ‘other connected devices’.

The company hasn’t specified which technologies it will pursue with support, but they will likely include the development of laser chips to replace the LEDs used by pureLiFi.

Li-Fi, or light fidelity, typically modulates visible or non-visible light waves from LEDs to transmit data. It is a light-based Wi-Fi alternative first developed by pureLiFi (then called pureVLC) a decade ago. Li-Fi works with a combination of transmitters and receivers in fixtures and gadgets such as phones, laptops and tablets.

Although pureLiFi and other providers have built up a small customer base, they have yet to reach big numbers. Gadget makers have generally not incorporated the technology. A battle of standards does not help.

Some Li-Fi experts believe adoption will accelerate when lasers replace LEDs, delivering exponentially faster data rates. PureLiFi last October recognized LED magazine that lasers mark the future of Li-Fi. He has developed a laser-based antenna module for use inside telephones and is eyeing light fixture technology.

In the same vein, the company’s co-founder and scientific director, Harald Haas, considered the “father of Li-Fi”, is now also an advisor to Kyocera SLD Laser. KSLD, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., has demonstrated that laser Li-Fi operates at 600 to 700 times the speed of commercial Li-Fi and 100 times faster than advanced Li-Fi demos. He works on the miniaturization of components.

Even without the speed of lasers, LED-based Li-Fi offers advantages in some cases over Wi-Fi – sometimes it’s faster and sometimes not.

It’s more secure than Wi-Fi, which led the US military to use both pureLiFi and Signify.

Li-Fi also avoids electromagnetic interference, which may make it more suitable than Wi-Fi or other radio technologies in environments such as hospitals and factories, where radio interference is a problem.

Li-Fi can also serve the practical role of relieving congested Wi-Fi spectrum, which often suffers from interference when one Wi-Fi network conflicts with another. PureLiFi drew considerable attention to this aspect of Li-Fi by announcing the £10m.

“Li-Fi is complementary to Wi-Fi technology, delivering transformationally improved performance,” the company said. “Furthermore, when Wi-Fi and Li-Fi work together, users of both technologies enjoy significantly improved connectivity, because Li-Fi also improves Wi-Fi. The number of connected devices in a average household has more than doubled in the past two years As more devices connect to struggling home Wi-Fi networks, bandwidth is divided, interference increases and response times slow for everyone.

The emphasis on complementary Wi-Fi seemed like a change in tone for pureLiFi, which in the past has drawn more attention to the superiority of Li-Fi over Wi-Fi. For example, when it last funding announcement – ​​an $18 million Series B funding round in November – he noted that “Li-Fi can unleash faster, more reliable and more secure wireless data communication.”

The Scottish National Investment Bank, founded in November 2020, is not a bank per se. It provides capital to “net zero” companies and innovative missions. One of its principles is “to invest where the private market does not invest,” it states on its website.

Privately-held PureLiFi’s Series B funding round was led by Singapore’s public investment banks Temasek, which also led a round in June 2016. PureLiFi raised four seed funding rounds – two in 2012 and two in 2015.

Li-Fi’s long gestation period was recently revived when networking stalwart Cisco began championing it.

BRAND HALPER is editor of LEDs Magazine and a journalist specializing in energy, technology and business (markhalper@aol.com).


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What Makes a Good Car Audio System: Basic Concepts and Tips https://937thewave.com/what-makes-a-good-car-audio-system-basic-concepts-and-tips/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 00:12:19 +0000 https://937thewave.com/what-makes-a-good-car-audio-system-basic-concepts-and-tips/ Many people around the world spend a few hours of the day in their car. Whether it’s driving home from work, going to the grocery store, or heading to the campsite for the weekend, your car will come in handy. But being behind the wheel for a long time can be monotonous (which can even […]]]>

Many people around the world spend a few hours of the day in their car. Whether it’s driving home from work, going to the grocery store, or heading to the campsite for the weekend, your car will come in handy. But being behind the wheel for a long time can be monotonous (which can even become dangerous). Plus, getting stuck in a traffic jam is no fun. This is where a great sound system can save the day.

However, it can be difficult to please everyone with a basic car set, so it’s no wonder people want to upgrade the sound. Since there are thousands of choices to make it, it can be difficult to get the right one. Check out this article to learn more about the basic concepts of a good car audio system and tips for improving sound quality.

#1: Main unit

Another name for this part of a car audio system is a stereo receiver. It’s a kind of

central nervous system of your whole sound that connects all the other parts together in one place. It’s usually located on the main dashboard of the car so you can easily control all the settings you need like volume, FM radio, Bluetooth connections, etc. Additionally, some head units allow you to browse the contents of your USB flash drive and configure custom equalizer settings.

A good head unit allows you to use all system functions without freezing or lagging. Also, you can install a more upgraded version with a separate subwoofer and GPS navigation.

#2: Amplifier

If you pass the signal from your head unit directly to the speakers, the sound will be weak and noisy. To make the membranes move with greater amplitude and increase the output quality, you need an amplifier. Usually it consists of two parts: a preamp and a power amplifier. The first takes the necessary information from the source like a radio or a phone connected by Bluetooth and interprets it into a signal for the second. Then the power amplifier boosts this signal, the speakers move and you hear the sound.

For a standard car audio system, a basic integrated amplifier will be fine. But if you’re looking for really boosted sound, you can choose a more sophisticated option with a separate amplifier.

#3: Speakers

As we have already mentioned, the job of the speakers is to actually produce the sound. Their membranes move up and down at different frequencies to create air vibrations that your eardrum receives. The most common car speakers work with all audible frequency ranges, but they can sometimes be supplemented with more specific ranges.

To test out some of the best audio systems without destroying your car right away, you can try renting a car. It will allow you to estimate if you want sound quality like this in your vehicle. To add more spice to the experience, you can try renting luxury cars during your trip. Imagine: you go to a convertible car hire dubai deals, rent a Ferrari, drive in the desert and watch the sunset while listening to your favorite playlist. Isn’t that cool?

#4: Subwoofer

Let’s talk about more specific speakers. The primary task of a subwoofer is to make the low frequency (bass) signal richer and more energetic. It can be combined with a general loudspeaker or have its own place in the car. It depends on how much bass you want to hear and how much space you’re willing to sacrifice for it.

How to Upgrade Your Car Audio System: Tips to Follow

  • Use sound-deadening materials: To reduce outside noise from the street, try filling the space in your car with something like spray foam insulation.
  • Set the System Right: Raising all EQ controls is not an option.
  • Trust professionals: if you do not have much knowledge about how cars work and how to install a new audio system, you should delegate this task to experienced specialists.

To sum it all up

Now when you know the basics of car audio systems, you can start looking for your perfect solution. The process of choosing and buying a good car audio set can still be overwhelming, but having some general knowledge will make it much easier. The best strategy will be to look at as many options as possible to better understand what you need and what you can afford.

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Santa Barbara County Studies Old and New Technologies to Improve Emergency Alert System | Government and politics https://937thewave.com/santa-barbara-county-studies-old-and-new-technologies-to-improve-emergency-alert-system-government-and-politics/ Sat, 09 Jul 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://937thewave.com/santa-barbara-county-studies-old-and-new-technologies-to-improve-emergency-alert-system-government-and-politics/ Santa Barbara County officials say they are continually exploring old and new technologies and systems to address emergency alert system issues raised by residents following the bridge fire that broke out. reported on June 5 near Highway 154 and Foothill Road in Santa Barbara. Kelly Hubbard, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, summarized […]]]>

Santa Barbara County officials say they are continually exploring old and new technologies and systems to address emergency alert system issues raised by residents following the bridge fire that broke out. reported on June 5 near Highway 154 and Foothill Road in Santa Barbara.

Kelly Hubbard, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, summarized complaints about random alerts and the delayed transmission of alerts to the board of oversight in a June 28 report.

She also explained the complex process of preparing and sending alerts and how third-party agencies can affect who receives alerts and when they receive them.

Hubbard said, however, the county isn’t just sitting on its hands with a “this is the way it is” attitude, but is actively looking for ways to incorporate old-school methods as well as new technologies.

Some solutions are not viable due to the costs involved which would lead to unacceptable inequities in who might receive notices of an impending emergency.

Others involve the use of systems already employed by other agencies and necessitate negotiating changes to their systems and agreements for their use that have slowed progress.

Still others could streamline internal processes but wouldn’t address sources of resident complaints, Hubbard said.

“A lot of the issues we had were with reception,” Hubbard explained, noting that the county takes inspiration from the Montecito Fire Protection District, which has its own low-power AM radio transmitter.

“We’re working on one for the county,” she said.

Continuous radio broadcasts

Purchased with grant funds in 2008, Montecito’s informational AM radio network on frequency 1610 continuously broadcasts emergency preparedness information from a rotating playlist until a threat arises.

Then, linked to the county’s ReadySBC alerts system, it provides residents with the information they need to respond to wildfires, flash floods, earthquakes and other emergencies with messages that can be created and inserted into the broadcast. remotely by firefighters in the field using mobile phones. or internet.

Montecito will test the ReadySBC Alerts system at 11 a.m. on July 21.

The county is also still working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on using the federal agencies weather radio system to send out alerts.

NOAA uses several specific frequencies to broadcast weather reports and forecasts, but the county would like to use them for emergency alerts.

However, this would require each resident to have one of these radio receivers.

The cheapest type must be manually activated to receive broadcasts.

“I like AM/FM radios that would turn on for an alert,” Hubbard said, though they’re more expensive and might not be affordable for some.

“It’s possible we could use grants to buy them for seniors on fixed incomes and low-income residents,” she said.

“Like a security alarm box”

Hubbard recently settled into a new system that is “almost like a security alarm box.” The county would buy a transmitter and consumers would buy the receivers.

But then again, the issue of inequality arises in the cost of receivers that many might not be able to afford, she said.

This week, a potential solution was pitched by Rusty Prince, head of architecture and development for Counterspherics Inc., a California-based company owned by disabled veterans who, along with Specialized Safety Services in Riverside, developed MERLENN.

An acronym for Multiple Emergency Response from Linked Emergency Notification Networks, MERLENN is software that comes pre-installed on a Microsoft Windows 10/Intel laptop and configured to run only that software.

The system is portable and can be used by firefighters, law enforcement and other field personnel to send alerts, but requires an internet connection.

Beyond Alerts

Prince said MERLENN goes beyond just sending alerts.

“MERLENN is more than an alert system, because the alert is just one component of the system,” he said. “It includes emergency supply inventory management, human resource (incident) management, OSHA safety, drill simulation, management, prediction of human threat of violence based on FBI findings and Secret Service, HAZMAT spill reporting, casualty tracking, family reunification planning, etc. ”

Hubbard said she was unfamiliar with the MERLENN system, so it was unclear whether or not it would solve some of the county’s emergency alert issues, but she planned to look into it to see if it could. be useful.

“New products are always emerging in this area,” she said, noting that the county is always exploring new possibilities.

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