Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Again with the DRM and a "bonus" arbitrage payload

Yet again, another arbitrage shortwave plan, this one from Batavia Illinois.

Brother Zyg says this smells like what we have already seen with WINB and the never-developed Turms Tech project. Brother Benn says "Arbitrage shortwave transmission is not broadcasting as defined in Part 73F for International Broadcast Stations."

Religious investment? I like the TCI wire Log. They can divert that to my acreage!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

New crop of DRM receivers from Gospell

I got this email today:

"Glad to hear that you're on the market for DRM Radio Receiver,we are a professional manufacturer in China, hoping to establish business relationship with you. In my following email, we recommend some of our hot selling products for your reference."

Accompanied by this link

HaoChun Liu @HCLiu11 (who should be familiar to many DRM enthusiasts from his work at Newstar and Gospell) showed off a few of these sets in Twitter teasers earlier in the year.

We reviewed the GR-216 several years back. I have no further information on these new sets, other than what I have seen on Twitter. I'm always glad to see new receivers on the market. Several of these are even battery powered, which is great news.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

xHE-AAC decoder for DReaM


We have heard lots about how great xHE-AAC is, yet there have been significant hurdles to getting a version of DReaM to decode it. @zefie has solved many of those problem here. Be sure to read his caveats, but great work!

Monday, April 27, 2020

KTWR DRM schedule update and VOACAP plots

Schedule changes highlighted in yellow:


1026-1056 11995kHz GUAM 90 kW 315° CIRAF 45 Wed

1230-1245 7500kHz GUAM 90 kW 320°CIRAF 45 Thu [ends 3 May]

1026-1056 15200kHz GUAM 90 kW 285°CIRAF 41 Sun

1245-1315 UTC 7500 kHz   TWR GUAM 90 kW 320° CIRAC 45 (Sun) [begins 3 May]


CIRAF Zones

VOACAP plots courtesy of Brother Zyg!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

DRM Broadcast Schedules Updated

From the DRM consortium:

"The new broadcast schedules, until October 24, 2020, are now available on the DRM website...  Please let the Project Office know of any changes as we rely on our members and supporters in making sure the schedules are accurate and updated.  Please send changes to: projectoffice@drm.org. Our thanks to Jeff Cohen for compiling the data."