Friday, December 14, 2018

New DRM txns from RTC

With effect from 15th Dec there will be three new shortwave DRM frequencies from RTC. Details as per below, reception reports to

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Digital Radio Mondiale endorses & exhibits at international BES conference & exhibition in New Delhi

The DRM Consortium will highlight its recent achievements under the overarching theme "DRM Drives Forward" at the international BES (Broadcast Engineering Society – conference and exhibition BES EXPO 2019 on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110002, India, 17-19 January 2019.  BES EXPO is rated as the biggest broadcast technology show in India with nearly 300 exhibitors from 25 countries and an estimated 3,000 professionals and decision-makers attending.

The DRM Consortium ( and some of its Indian and international members and partners (including BBC, Communication Systems Inc., Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell Digital Technologies, GeekSynergy, Inntot Technologies, NXP, RFmondial), will welcome all visitors at booths 72 and 73 (in Hall 7B), ready to present the latest DRM receiver models and solutions as well as letting visitors experience a live DRM transmission for local coverage.  Visitors will be able to learn more about the latest DRM encoder equipment with full CAP compliance able to support the roll out of DRM Emergency Warning Functionality in India.

A three-day conference on the theme "Next Generation Broadcasting in the IT World" will be held in parallel with the exhibition and will include three DRM sessions. One of these will be a panel discussion on the successes and next steps necessary for getting receivers to the population in parallel with the introduction of DRM transmissions in the country.

According to Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman: "As the DRM All India Radio roll-out makes India potentially the largest digital radio market in the world, the DRM Consortium is keen to showcase the many benefits of DRM emphasising its local coverage potential. Digital radio DRM is already showing its superiority, as its features and benefits overtake anything the analogue mode can provide. Using the full DRM standard in both AM and FM is the only way to make it attractive to the Indian listeners, to the whole country engaged on the digital path."

(Press Release)

TWR to install new transmitter in Central Asia

Trans World Radio (TWR) is working on an exciting end of year project — the Silk Road Transmitter. At the beginning of 2017, TWR was forced to reduce its program airings in Central Asia when its 150,000-watt AM transmitter was taken out of services.

Broadcasts were taken from three hours a day down to only two. However, TWR says God has given the organization the vision to install an even larger transmitter in the region. Enter: the 200,000-watt AM signal called the Silk Road Transmitter.

The installation of this transmitter would increase overall coverage area and provide the opportunity to air more programs to reach around 60 million people throughout Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and even Northwest China.

FRS Annual December Broadcast

Sunday December 30th, 2018 FRS-Holland will be on air with its annual Holiday Season broadcast.

The broadcast will be on 7700//58xx  between 08:52- 14:00 UTC/ 09:52- 15:00 CET.
Similar to November 18th, the full broadcast will be repeated in the afternoon.
More info follows later in December.

FRS-Holland offers you the opportunity to send in your December Greetings to radio friends and relatives.

Your contributions are highly appreciated and will add something special to our programmes!
You can easily produce a little (written) message and send it to []. It only takes a few minutes of your spare time....

We raffle a radio DVD among those who participate in our December broadcast with their Seasonal greetings.

We'd like to ask you to do it as soon as possible as some shows will be recorded within 10 days.
Don't hesitate but just do it!

If you have the opportunity to send in an audio (mp3) clip you are more than welcome!
Written messages are also welcome via POBox 2701, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.

Join us ringing out 2018....the FRS-Holland staff is looking forward to hear from you...

(Peter Verbruggen)

KTWR Christmas DRM Broadcast Schedule

Japanese - Towards Japan

15 Dec 2018 1100-1130 UTC 9910 kHz 50 kW
16 Dec 2018 1245-1315 UTC 7500 khz 50 kw
22 Dec 2018 1100-1130 UTC 9910 kHz 50 kW
23 Dec 2018 1245-1315 UTC 7500 kHz 50 kW

English - To South Asia

24 Dec 2018 1245-1315 UTC 9380 kHz 75 kW
25 Dec 2018 1245-1315 UTC 9380 kHz 75 kW

English - To ANZ/South Pacific

24 Dec 2018 1030-1100 UTC 11995 kHz 50 kW
25 Dec 2018 1030-1100 UTC 11995 kHz 50 kW

Note : Stereo mode B 64 QAM to Japan and ANZ/SP and mono mode A 16 QAM to India.