Thursday, January 15, 2015

New HFCC DRM broadcast schedule

The DRM Consortium has been working with HFCC to develop a new and easy to use DRM broadcast schedule. The first link is an easy to read "by a glance" listing, the second allows you to choose specifics of the broadcasts. I hope these will help in locating something to listen to! Unfortunately, few of the current broadcasts make it to North America very well.

Radio Nacional da Amazonia DRM trial

From our friend Rafael Diniz: 

"We don't know the schedule yet. Just 100W... People from Ministry and EBC assembled something like the Sottens trial equipment (Spark + linear amps), but the antenna will be a very good one."

"...the trial will be at 9750 KHz on Friday, After 14:00 UTC (12h in Brasilia)" [That is 16 January 2015]

UPDATE: not much from my location...

Monday, January 12, 2015

KVOH - new transmitter, additional site and future DRM

Some news from Ray Robinson of KVOH in Rancho Simi, California. See their press release. Ray mentioned to me that DRM is a possibility at both sites, but no schedule yet. I suggest you write them to encourage getting DRM on the air soon. I'd love to see their weekend Jazz show in DRM with song titles, trivia and images!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Avion receiver due January 2015

Rafael heard from Mr. Agrawal that we can expect the new Avion DRM receiver in January!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all DRMNA readers!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Non DRM digital fun

STF Radio has hit the air with a bold experiment. Carried by WRMI lastnight, several hours of digitalmodes, waterfall painting, ASCII art and music. Check out this reception from a digital fan in Europe.

Not DRM but fun for the digital enthusiast. I can't help but think that Dr. Elliott's experiments with VOA Radiogram paved the way for these gents! Fldigi is the recommended decoder.