CHQM-FM: First HD3 channel in Canada?

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CHQM-FM: First HD3 channel in Canada?

Postby jon » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:35 am

Gord Lansdell is reporting on that CHQM-FM is now broadcasting TSN 1040 on its HD2 channel and TSN 1410 on HD3; as always, HD1 is "the mother station", CHQM-FM itself.

I haven't been keeping careful track of all points East, but I think this represents Canada's first "permanent" use of an HD3 channel with IBOC technology. I'm sure that Dan Sys can correct me if I missed one.

Speculation previously was that Bell would put one of the TSN AM stations on each of its FM transmitters. This use of HD3, of course, is a less expensive approach, and it also leaves room for some unique HD service on Virgin 94.5.
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Re: CHQM-FM: First HD3 channel in Canada?

Postby rwbrown » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:29 pm

Actually FRESH FM (CING-FM) Hamilton has been using HD 3 for a few months. HD2 is AM 640 and HD 3 is CHML. First for the west would be accurate.
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Re: CHQM-FM: First HD3 channel in Canada?

Postby radiofan » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:57 pm

I did a bandscan when I was on the road. Both stations appeared on the screen and sound great.
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Re: CHQM-FM: First HD3 channel in Canada?

Postby Dan Sys » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:06 pm

Also CJSA 101.3 in Toronto utilizes HD2, HD3, and HD4 channels with separate ethnic programming on each.
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