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Single Frequency Networks for FM Radio

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Single Frequency Networks (SFN) and Near Single Frequency Networks (NSFN) are usually not considered suitable for FM radio. Some countries are now re-planning their FM bands for the use of (N)SFN, in order to make space for more stations. Even though some stations use it, like a station covering a highway, replanning the FM-band with the use of SFN for a whole country, is a different thing. The first country to do this was the Netherlands, and the first experiences with it, are not as good as expected. The requirements for synchronization of FM transmitters used for (N)SFN are explained, and SFN networks are tested from real transmitter sites. The result is a proposed correction for the Dutch norm.

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