Sunday, August 27, 2017

Solar eclipse on Kolkata HAM operators’ radar

Digital Radio Broadcasting in India - an Article by Meenakshi Singhvi, Director, AIR Vadodara

Digital Radio Broadcasting in India - an Article by Meenakshi Singhvi, Director, AIR Vadodara

Why listening to the radio is special even in the age of TV

There is always the opportunity in India to make excellent radio programmes that are not news or current affairs, but unfortunately the private sector broadcasters have not taken up that opportunity

Mark Tully

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Short Term Training on DRM Transmitter at HPT AIR PUNE

Two days training on DRM transmitter started today at 9:00 am at HPT AIR PUNE.This training was well organized by Smt. Sangeeta Upadhye(ADE), Shree H.P. Paradkar(A.E.) and Shree S.M. Chaudhary (A.E.) despite on short notice of a week. Total 20 engineers from west and south zone participating this training programme.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

KBS World Radio English Service test transmissions

KBS World Radio English Service will carry out test transmission from August 21st to 24th, 2017. Please tune into the following frequencies and send your reception reports. Your feedback will help greatly in choosing the best frequency option. Thank you !

Target Area  Time (UTC)              Frequency (㎑)  Date
Europe              1500 - 1600 UTC   9515 kHz  August 21 - 23
Southeast Asia  0800 - 1030 UTC   9770 kHz  August 21 - 23
India                 1400 - 1700 UTC   9835 kHz  August 21 - 22
India                 1400 - 1700 UTC   9785 kHz  August 23 - 24

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The Indian Blogger Awards 2017

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Hong Kong reduces the BBC radio broadcasting to eight hours

Radio Television Hong Kong announced the decision to shorten the broadcasting time the BBC radio to eight hours a day

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All you need to know about Voice of Freedom - Goa's underground radio station


Umm, not really. Rather, it was an underground radio station started by Goan nationalists in the mid-1950s, in the run-up to liberation of the state in 1961.

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Bill to restore shortwave rejected by Senate Committee

A Senate Committee inquiring into the possibility of restoring ABC Shortwave services has rejected proposed legislation to restore the international radio service. Several members of the committee presented dissenting reports.

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DRM Events at IBC 2017

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is ready to deliver more than ever at this year's International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam 15th - 19th September. IBC is the leading global tradeshow for broadcasters and media professionals and attracts over 150,000 visitors every year from over 160 countries worldwide.

A series of events are being planned under the overarching theme of "DRM Delivers" all events aimed at giving a full picture of the DRM global developments. These will be kicked off with an exciting event hosted by a DRM receiver manufacturer ready to present its new commercial receivers. At all DRM events participants will be able to receive the latest updates on market developments in Asia, Africa (with emphasis on Southern Africa), Europe and other parts of the world and attend demonstrations of all the latest DRM broadcast equipment and receivers.

All those interested are invited to meet DRM experts, broadcasters and manufacturers: Gospell on Friday 15th September (Hall 3 C67 from 1500 to 1630), Thomson Broadcast on Saturday 16th September, from 1100 to 1300 (Hall 8 C35), Nautel in the afternoon between 1530 and 1700 (Hall 8 C49). And Sunday 17th September Ampegon is inviting all those interested to a special event from 1100 to 1300 (Hall 8 E62).

Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, says that: "The Consortium members are very excited to host our first IBC 2017 event together with a receiver manufacturer. This will prove and confirm that a total DRM broadcast solution can be confidently used to offer full and comprehensive country coverage and enhanced services to all listeners. DRM delivers a digital future for all broadcasters large or small, offering more programme choice to listeners, extra multimedia services with text and images, increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency."

Other DRM members present at IBC are: Babcock International, Fraunhofer IIS, Panasonic, RIZ Transmitters and RFmondial.

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The Westbury Community Development Centre (WECODEC) serving the disadvantaged communities around the Westbury, Sophiatown and surrounding areas near Johannesburg has been conducting a DRM+ trial broadcasting BBC content.

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Largest DRM Deployment in the World Expanded with Six More Nautel Transmitters

All India Radio adds to massive digital radio deployment with four 100 kW and two 200 kW NX transmitters.

Hackett's Cove, Nova Scotia – Nautel Limited has shipped six additional high-power DRM-enabled MW transmitters for deployment at All India Radio, the largest digital broadcasting system in the world. Four 100 kW NX100 and two 200 kW NX200 transmitters were shipped to India in July 2017 for installation in six cities. The transmitters will be commissioned by Nautel's in-country partner Comcon in association with India's Prasar Bharati.

The July, 2017 shipment of 6 NX transmitters complements the 27 NX transmitters which are already on air with DRM transmission throughout India. The massive project has the goal of bringing digital radio to nearly a billion residents of the country. The new transmitters will be installed at All India Radio (AIR) facilities in Hyderabad, Jagdalpur, Vishakhapatnam, Bhawanipatna, Jeypore and Sambalpur. All 33 transmitters in the AIR project are configured for DRM30 operation.

Nautel NX high power transmitters occupy a very small footprint and offer the industry's highest efficiency (90%) along with AM precorrection, unmatched linearity and Nautel's exclusive, award-winning Advanced User Interface which provides commercial grade instrumentation, spectrum analyzer, logging, presets, local and remote transmitter control, email notifications and enhanced support services.

"Nautel is excited to partner with Comcon and Prasar Bharati on this extensive project," said Kevin Rodgers, Nautel President and CEO. "With this system fully deployed in all parts of India, AIR is uniquely positioned to serve the different dialects and regional needs of its billion listeners. It's a shining example of the capabilities digital broadcasting can provide throughout the world."

Nautel MW and FM transmitters will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam on stand 8.C49. For more information on the All India Radio project, visit

About Nautel
Nautel has emerged as one of the world's largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters. With more than 15,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970 and more than 7,000 deployments of AUI-enabled transmitters, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital radio broadcasting and other applications.

(Nautel Press Release)

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Trans World Radio Indian language services face budget cut

Subrat Kumar Pati
Bhubaneswar|28th July, 2017

Trans World Radio (TWR) Indian language services including Odia face budget cut. As per the information provided by a Odia language programme producer, production work has gone down & there is a great budget cut from head office.

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