Saturday, February 9, 2019

China - DRM a breakthrough?

Great article on the rapid deployment of DRM in mainland China.

The article addresses the elephant in the room re: receivers, but this is the thing that could result in a tipping point for that problem. Read the RadioWorld article here.

Friday, January 18, 2019

More receiver details from BES 2019

All presented by a smiling Mr. Alexander Zink, VP of the DRM Consortium.

Thanks to Brother Alokesh for the tip about this video!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New DRM standalone receiver at BES?

I have been given an anonymous tip that there will be a new receiver unveiled at BES 2019 in India. Inntot Technologies is an Indian company. This appears to be another SDR with DRM decoding capability. I am hopeful we will get some details from attendees.

It would be cool if this one pushes the price-point down. India and China are the markets to watch! I'll be hunting around for an interview opportunity with these guys.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

KTWR Special DRM broadcasts for Japan!

KTWR Guam will be broadcasting special DRM Christmas programs in Japanese and English.  Here is the schedule:

Freq     Time-UTC    Zone   PWR   AZI         Dates            Lang
7500    1245-1315     45     50   320       Dec 16-23   DRM     Jap
9380    1245-1315     41     75   285       Dec 24-25   DRM     Eng
9910    1100-1130     45     50   350       Dec 15-22   DRM     Jap
11995   1030 1100     51     50   165       Dec 24-25   DRM     Eng 

This came via George Ross of TWR. Such great news! Japanese radio enthusiasts love DRM and KTWR. This is a real Christmas gift!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Shortwave cut reversal in Australia?

Per this article, it looks like Australia may get some "Northern Territory" shortwave services back. Not sure if this will light-up the Shepparton site or not (which had DRM capability). Installation of DRM-ready txers happened in 2010.

Abrupt closure of all ABC Shortwave occurred in 2017 as witnessed in this YouTube video. Awaiting updates on this news. We can be hopeful that a move like this begins an international trend - but I'm doubtful.