Friday, March 22, 2019

NASB 2019 hosted by TWR in Cary NC

NASB 2019 is planned for Cary NC at the home of Trans World Radio. Your DRMNA Admin will be in attendance again this year!

Thursday, May 9-Friday, May 10, 2019

Location: TWR International
300 Gregson Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27511 USA

Costs for Attendees:  There is no cost to attend the meeting itself, and the meals indicated in the agenda will be provided free of charge.  Attendees must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.


Meeting Hotel:  Comfort Suites Regency Park, 350 Ashville Ave., Cary, NC 27518.  This hotel is 1.6 miles from TWR.  It is located in an area of shopping centers, restaurants, and a large Walmart store.  If you are not arriving by car, there will be many participants with cars who can provide you with transportation back and forth between the hotel and TWR.

Hotel Website:

Hotel Room Rate:  Suites are $119.00 per night, single (king bed) or double (two queen beds), plus tax.

Hotel Reservation Procedure:  Please make your reservation by phone to +1-919-852-4318.  Ask for the "NASB" rate.  Or you can e-mail your reservation details to  Please specify whether you prefer one king bed or two queen beds (same price).

Nearest airport: The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 15 miles from the Comfort Suites hotel in Cary.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

9:00 am - Meet in front of hotel for transport to Conference

9:30-10:00 am - Opening remarks from Lauren Libby, President, Trans World Radio

10:00-10:30 am - Tour of TWR headquarters

10:30-11:00 am - Coffee Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm - Shortwave Listening and DXing in Japan and DRM Update - presentation by Christopher Rumbaugh, DRM North America

12:00-12:30 pm - More on DRM from TWR's George Ross

12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch will be catered at TWR

1:30-2:30 pm - Presentation about TWR Africa by Gottfried Schiele and Mike Sabin

2:30-3:00 pm - TWR Cary's Joe Barker with an update on TWR Bonaire

3:00-3:30 pm - Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 pm - TWR Asia, including KTWR Guam - Presentation by Mike Sabin

4:00-5:00 pm - Presentation TBA

5:00 pm - Return to the hotel

6:30 pm - Dinner at local restaurant

Friday, May 10, 2019

9:00 am - Meet in front of hotel for transport to Conference.

9:30 am - Presentation TBA

10:00-10:30 am - Coffee break

10:30 am - Updates from NASB member stations and associate members:  WWCR, KVOH, WEWN, WRMI, KNLS and more.

12:00 pm - Catered lunch at TWR

1:00 pm - NASB Business Meeting -- Finance reports, elections, plans for NASB 2020 annual meeting in Brmingham, Alabama; other business

3:00-3:30 pm - Brief meeting of new Board members and officers

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Receiver demonstrations at DBS 2019

Here we see a quick demo and information shared by Alexander Zink of the DRM Consortium at this week's ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium held in Kuala Lumpur. He describes that the Gospell GR-216 is using the NXP automobile chipset. We see and hear the Titus II but without further details. Still waiting!

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.