> > I documented this on the Houston board a couple of weeks
> > back. For years, I have been regularly going back and
> > to Houston. KLDE 107.5 would always be one of the first
> > Houston stations I could get, around Centerville. After
> > they went IBOC - they have trouble making it into
> > Huntsville. While I doubt either city is in their ratings
> > I was using a Pioneer Supertuner. Ordingary radios are
> > probably dropping in the Woodlands and Conroe, or even the
> > Northern suburbs of Houston. All very affluant areas,
> > should be highly prized by any Houston station. If I were
> > KLDE, I would immediately drop HD to get my coverage
> > One estimate is that coverage is down just a few percent,
> > somebody else wrote that it can be down an astonishing
> > 60%!!!
> > Station managers - BEWARE OF IBOC COVERAGE LOSSES!!! Can
> > you afford to lose affluent suburbs for this pipe dream
> > only enriches Ibiquity / Clear Channels pocketbooks?! Do
> > you want your wealthiest listeners giving up on your
> > degraded signal to go to competitors, satellite, or iPods?
> I didn't notice any coverage loss with WJJZ 106.1's IBOC
> before and after they got IBOC. Maybe the coverage loss is
> due to an adjacent station's IBOC hash.
> If you DX an IBOC station with an HD radio, the ID will be
> displayed, so you won't have to wait for it. You can just
> move on to the next station, so DXing will be easier.
I see absolutely no difference in WTAK 106.1 here in Huntsvlle AL, I live in a weaker area of their signal and any loss would be easily noticed here. it is also having no effect on 105.9 or 106.3, 105.9 being about 90 miles to the north in nashville, and 106.3 being a weaker station over in Muscle Shoals
Edited by BamaWOLF on 08/20/05 12:29 AM.