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Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), the newest and most advanced global digital radio standard, is making steady progress in some of the major markets of Asia and Africa where broadcasters and regulators have recognised that the DRM system is the most suitable for covering their entire,...

The United Republic of Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) annual conference in Dar Es Salam celebrated 20 years of broadcast pluralism and the new broadcasting roadmap for Africa. About 200 delegates attended the two-day conference for discussions on radio and television developments, including digitisation of...

In December Brazilian public broadcaster Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), assisted by Brazilian DRM Platform chair Rafael Diniz, transmitted 60mW of DRM at 6.180kHz (Rádio Nacional da Amazônia’s lower frequency) via a 20db gain SW antenna from Brasilia. The signal was heard on a Morphy...

The saying “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” proved to be true during the practical DRM workshop held in Centurion outside Pretoria, South Africa, in October. Key stakeholders and media in Southern Africa received hands-on demonstrations of the potential of the DRM...

The ABU Technical Committee met on 24th and 25th October.  Dr. Amal Punchihewa, ABU Technology Director, reports: Radio and television developments over the last year were presented and discussed, generating much interest in technical innovations associated with UHDTV.  Both NHK (Japan) and KBS (Korea) presented updates...

Report by: Ruxandra Obreja (DRM Consortium Chairman) The ABU General Assembly in Macau celebrated 50 years of activity of the world’s largest broadcasting union. It was attended by a number of senior Consortium representatives: Lindsay Cornell (BBC), Alexander Zink (Frauenhofer IIS) and myself - aiming to...

(Report by Jose Jacob, (VU2JOS), National Institute of Amateur Radio) Around 800 people attended Hamfest India, the annual gathering of amateur radio and short wave enthusiasts from all over India. Ajaya Gupta (VU2DED), and Suresh Varma, (VU2EOJ) from Mumbai gave a lively presentation, introducing participants to the...

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