HD does not belong to you if you have no a radio station of your own
Imagine if internet blogs were run by the newspaper owners only. The present broadcasters are the one who have the ability to access HD radio as it is currently constituted. This is due to the reason that HD radio makes use of the infamous technology dubbed IBOC which stands for In Band, On Channel. If you own a radio channel, then you are free to increase your signals by adding a digital signal on each side, and this is called adding a sideband channels. This technology does not belong to you if you do not belong to this club. Every station is able to squeeze several stations and use less bandwidth. And with no new competition from new entrants in the market, HD will not have a very diverse quality of airing than what we hear currently. Digital airing is the technology that is expected to catch up with the age that we are in: the internet age. However, as opposed to the internet, HD radio does not enable the presentation of media in new devices.
It is faced with a challenge as it tries to work
Stations have the permission to broadcast in a digital manner through the use of the digital power since the year 2002. Some of the people who were fronting the use of HD radio said that HD change the airwaves but this has not been possible to date. As a matter of fact, the digital age is said to be worse than the analog coverage. In fact, those who listen to the radio in their mobile devices, such as radio and cars, say that the change could be worse.
Digital broadcasters are in the wake of removing everyone to ensure that digital transmission is working
HD radio is not working at 1%. This has made some of the large manufacturers and broadcasters to increase the strength of digital channels to around 10%. This idea has been so oppressive such that the largest investors of the HD sector are up in arms. Such large investors in HD are the NPR whose investment in HD is in the region of millions. NPR has asked that the increase be changed and delayed so as to ensure that proper research is done and a good report given.
The community radios which use low power are at the risk of losing out
The Low Power FM stations are made of small signal strength. Therefore, they can be drowned out in a very easy manner. When and if HD radio comes into being, then the Low Power FM stations will be effectively locked out of airwaves. This means that communities which rely on them to listen to radio will take time before they get to the digital radio. It is interesting that Low Power FM stations are said to cause problems when they air. However, some people who are in support of the HD radios say that HD will not cause any problem. This is dishonesty.