Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Welcomes Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) to DRM Consortium
Digital Radio Mondiale is delighted to announce the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation as a new member of the Consortium. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as Radio Pakistan, is a public radio broadcasting network, as well as a mass-media state-owned mega- corporation in Pakistan and provides a wide range of radio and news services broadcast on TV, internet and radio and in almost two dozen languages used in Pakistan. Outside Pakistan PBC broadcasts in more than half a dozen languages. Read more
DRM Dual Channel Transmission in Action in India and South Africa
All India Radio (AIR) has been transmitting pure DRM on 1368 kHz multi-channel for some time. The transmission consists of two programmes from Vividh Bharati on 100.1 MHz and FM Rainbow on 102.6 MHz. View here. AIR is also broadcasting its external services from Bengaluru on DRM dual channel. This service started on 16th August. Click here for the latest schedule.
Earlier this year South Africa announced that Radio Pulpit and the BBC would broadcast dual transmission on one frequency from the Radio Pulpit DRM test facility at Kameeldrift, north of Pretoria, digitally broadcasting BBC content on the former AM band at 1440 kHz. The dual-programme DRM transmission is enhanced with DRM text messages ('scrolling text' from BBC and Pretoria News), which provides useful on-screen programme information. In addition, DRM's advanced text service Journaline is displayed. We can now share with you some recordings of the transmission from South Africa.
GUAM news on Transmission to North India
Recently KTWR, Guam, carried out tests towards Northern India in English on 12120 kHz. If you were able to receive the broadcast, reception reports should be sent to email@example.com .
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) at High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC) - 24-28 August
Australia will welcome delegates to the latest HFCC conference on 24-28 August in Brisbane where representatives from the world’s leading international broadcasters will meet to facilitate the scheduling of analogue and digital (DRM) transmissions in the shortwave frequency bands. Representatives from Ampegon AG, Continental Electronics and Babcock International, key members of the DRM Consortium, will be attending this conference and will give an update on DRM developments and the new India made DRM receiver. At the conference the delegates will have the opportunity to sample the excellent quality of digital radio in AM during the live DRM transmissions from Radio New Zealand and KTWR, Guam. KTWR plans to transmit dual DRM stereo programmes (using xHE-AAC) over SW with live demos to at least two xHE- AAC capable receivers.
During the conference, RNZ and KTWR Guam broadcast extra DRM transmissions on August 24th -28th:
RNZI will broadcast from midday to 12:55, nearly continuous from 14:00 – 16:40, 17:00 – 21:00 as well as 07:51 – 09:55
RNZI 17675 kHz 2151-2355 UTC,
KTWR Guam: 0630 -0730 UTC (1630-1730 Local Time) on 15450 kHz, power: 90 kW.
All India Radio also has regular transmissions to Australia 20:00 – 21:00
IBC will host “DRM-Clear and Flexible Digital Radio” Event and Celebrate the India made DRM Receiver
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) will welcome delegates to four events at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam 10th - 15th September. The events will be hosted by key DRM companies like Thomson Broadcast, Nautel, Ampegon AG, Transradio and Fraunhofer IIS. Visitors to IBC will join in celebrating the first India made DRM receiver. Read more.
To attend these events, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org . Also look out for our special IBC Newsletter.
Long Live Radio!
In an article published in Broadcast Engineering Society ‘s (BES India) quarterly publication, DRM Consortium Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja, examines how with the right investment, countries can capitalise on radio’s resilient popularity. Read more
RFmondial DRM Transmission in Germany
RFmondial a key DRM member, is currently broadcasting on DRM, as RFmondial Radio in Germany. The transmission schedule is as follows:
DRM+ (for FM)
Power ERP: 30W
Location: Hannover, Germany
Antenna pattern: Directional, covering Hannover City and surroundings
Frequency: 26045 kHz
Power ERP: 100W
Location: Hannover, Germany
Antenna pattern: Omnidirectional
Ampegon AG Wins another Contract in Algeria
DRM member Ampegon AG announced another major contract in Algeria to renew shortwave transmission systems. Read more