Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Yet another test broadcast for HFCC

Vatican Radio DRM broadcast to Australia on occasion of the HFCC-ASBU B15 Coordination Conference (24-28 August 2015):

  • TX site:Santa Maria di Galeria (SMG) 42 03 N, 012 19 E 
  • Frequency 11890 kHz 
  • Time 22:30-23:00 UTC 
  • Power 250 kW (average) 
  • Robustness mode: C 
  • Interleaver Long 
  • MSC Mode 16 QAM 
  • SDC Mode 16 QAM 
  • Protection Level 0,50 
  • Bitrate 9100 
  • Audio Coding AAC 
  • Audio Mono 
  • SBR Disabled 
  • Sampling Rate 12 kHz
Thanks to Alan for the tip!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Even more DRM from RNZI for HFCC

Here is the complete list of additional RNZI DRM broadcasts from the 24th to the 28th of August for HFCC in Brisbane, Australia:

02:00 - 02:55 17675 kHz Pacific
04:00 - 04:58 17675 kHz Pacific
04:59 - 06:50 13730 kHz Pacific
07:59 - 10:58 9890 kHz Pacific
10:59 - 12:58 9890 kHz NW Pacific, PNG
21:51 - 23:55 17675 kHz Pacific

This should offer some great reception opportunities for DRMNAers.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Special DRM transmissions for HFCC Australia

KTWR

Date : 24th to 28th Aug 2015 (Monday to Friday)
Time : 0630-0730 UTC (1630-1730 Local Time)
Power : 90 kW
Language : English
Frequency : 15450 kHz
Towards Australia

"Hi Everyone, Here is some good news for the DRM DXers in the ANZ area.  We will be demonstrating a DRM content server with AAC and xHE-AAC encoders during broadcasts beamed toward eastern Australia, NZ, and some of the South Pacific.  This will be at 0630-0730UTC on Sunday through Thursday next week in conjunction with the HFCC meeting in Brisbane.  We will be running 90KW into a 2x2 curtain, so the beam will be quite wide.  The backlobe in Japan could be usable. Mike"

RNZI 

Date : 24th to 28th Aug 2015 (Monday to Friday)
Time : 2151-2355 UTC
Frequency : 17675 kHz

Your administrator is anxious to hear reports about the KTWR xHE-AAC transmissions. PLEASE (someone!) make nice WAV file recordings for me! I'll interview you about the experience and gladly post samples here!

From various sources via DRMNA Yahoo Group

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

India ramps up International DRM broadcasts

New DRM transmission schedule for All India Radio External Services via Bengaluru with effect from 16 Aug 2015. Note: Two programs are broadcast simultaneously using single frequency in most cases.
  • 0315-0415 UTC 15120 kHz (Program 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati) - Towards East Africa/Middle East
  • 0415-0430 UTC 15120 kHz (Prog 1 : Gujarati, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati) - Towards East Africa/Middle East
  • 0430-0530 UTC 15120 kHz (Prog 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati) - Towards East Africa/Middle East
  • 1000-1100 UTC 17895 kHz English - Towards Australia, NZ
  • 1145-1315 UTC 15795 kHz Chinese  - Towards China
  • 1215-1330 UTC 15795 kHz (Prog 1: Chinese, Prog 2 : Tibetan) - Towards China
  • 1615-1715 UTC 11620 kHz (Prog 1 : Russian ; Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati) - Towards Europe
  • 1745-1945 UTC 7550 kHz  (Prog 1 : GOS-IV English, Prog 2) : Vividh Bharati - Towards Europe
  • 1945-2045 UTC 7550 kHz  (Prog 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : French) - Towards Europe
  • 2045-2230 UTC 7550 kHz  (Prog 1 : GOS V English, Prog 2 :Vividh Bharati) - Towards Europe
  • 2245-0045 UTC 13605 kHz (Prog 1 : GOS I English, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati) -Towards Europe

    The reception reports on technical quality of the transmission on the above frequencies are welcome and may please be sent to Deputy Director General (Spectrum Management & Synergy) by email at : spectrum-manager@air.org.in

Courtesy of Jose Jacob by way of Alokesh

Thursday, August 13, 2015

KTWR DRM test to India

20150817 UPDATE:

KTWR Guam
Date : 17th & 18th Aug 2015 (Mon & Tues)
Time : 1445 -1515 UTC (8.15 - 8.45 pm IST)
Power : 90 kW
Language : English
Frequency : 12120 kHz
Azi : 285 Deg (towards North India)

Reception reports to info@twr.asia or submit online at http://www.twr.asia/online-qsl-form

Date : 13th & 14th Aug 2015 (Thu & Fri)
Time : 1445 -1515 UTC (8.15 - 8.45 pm IST)
Power : 90 kW
Language : English
Frequency : 15450 kHz
Azi : 285 Deg (towards North India)


Thanks to Alokesh for the tip!