Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RRI DRM test results soon!

From the Consortium...

"The actual demonstration on the MW transmitter (1242 kHz) with a power of 6.5 kW will take place on Wednesday 25th March from 0900-1700 local time."

"... Apparently the Medium Wave test with the Indonesian national public broadcaster (RRI) went really well."

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Indian DRM set demonstration


Alokesh pointed out this new YouTube video of the Avion AV-DR-1401 in action! Now, when are samples available? This is from MW, but the results seem promising. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Voice of Việt Nam (VoV) ponders DRM as a national solution

"The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium and the Vietnamese public broadcaster, Voice of Vietnam (VoV) will hold their first comprehensive digital radio workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on March the 10th. Vietnam is a large coastal country, with a varied geography and many towns and villages; VoV is exploring ways of meeting the challenge of covering in a spectrum and energy-efficient way the entire country with quality broadcasting services that can be received by its entire population.

Mr Nguyen Dang Tien, President of VOV, says: “VoV is the largest public station in Vietnam covering the entire country with radio programmes in analogue mode.  In our radio digitisation process we are looking at the most effective ways to cover both large cities but also regional towns and villages over large and geographically diverse territories. We wish to understand the full potential of DRM and the way it could ensure the full and cost-effective coverage of our large country.”

The comprehensive DRM workshop should ideally be followed by a trial which could be run together with the excellent Vietnamese specialists. This will give them the opportunity to experience the quality and benefits of DRM digital radio broadcasting, while the Consortium will learn more about an important Asian country.”

The workshop will be supported by key international DRM Consortium members, Fraunhofer IIS, Ampegon and GatesAir."

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman, is delighted to have the Consortium support VoV in their endeavour: “We believe that the global, open DRM standard (in both AM and VHF modes) will be able to offer enhanced broadcast services and data, to both urban and remote areas. 

Read the whole press release here. Việt Nam has tested DRM several times in the past, as far back as 10 years ago. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RRI Indonesia tries DRM from Bogor

Here is a PDF about the trial - from the DRM Consortium. It is being conducted in accordance with a DRM30 workshop being held in Jakarta and Bogor on the 24th to the 27th of March. Wish them success! Thanks to brother Alokesh for the tip.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

DRM Test by KTWR GUAM to South Asia

DRM Test by KTWR GUAM to South Asia

Date : 23 & 24 Feb 2015
Time : 1445 -1515 UTC
Freq  : 15300 kHz
Power : 90 kW
Azi : 285 deg

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

[Thanks Alokesh!]