Monday, February 16, 2015

Multi program DRM broadcasts from AIR Bengaluru

Effective today, All India Radio Bengaluru is carrying three audio channels for it's external service DRM transmissions using new 500 kW Riz transmitter (approx 170 kW in DRM mode).
Other than regular external services, two other services FM Rainbow, Mumbai and Vividh Bharati are being broadcasted on same frequency.

Schedule for AIR Bengaluru DRM transmissions :

1000-1100 UTC on 17895 kHz English to Australia/NZ
1145-1315 UTC on 15795 kHz Chinese to China
2045-2230 UTC on 11620 kHz English to Australia/NZ
2245-0045 UTC on 13605 kHz English to NE Asia

Reception reports appreciated at :


  1. 17895 kHz always, and remains, totally undecodable here in New Zealand. I don't know why they waste the kW. Maybe it can be decoded in Australia? It doesn't need to be this way. The signal is strong enough, but the DRM settings waste it all. 11620 kHz is even stronger, so managed to get the 3 streams through ok today - nice selection of music for a change on shortwave.

  2. Anonymous3:04 PM

    I guess they are getting accustomed to DRM and sending reports like this will help them fine tune it for better coverage.