India’s first 1000 KW DRM Super Power Transmitter of AIR dedicated to Nation in Gujarat

India’s first 1000 KW DRM Super Power Transmitter of AIR dedicated to Nation in Gujarat

On September 10th, India’s first 1000 Kilowatt Digital Radio Mondiale – DRM Super Power Transmitter – of All India Radio was dedicated to the Nation at Liyare village in Jamnagar district in Gujarat.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr.Jawahar Sircar, Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, said, “All India Radio is going to install DRM digital technology transmitters at other stations very soon. This Super Power Transmitter of DRM Technology at Jamnagar will also help to spread the India’s rich culture to our neighbouring countries”.

Inaugurating the newly commissioned Super Power Transmitters at the Liyare village of Jamnagar, Member of Parliament Mr. Vikram Madam expressed his gratitude for fulfilling the long pending demand of this border region of Gujarat.

The Super Power Transmitter with DRM technology is capable of broadcasting in DRM, AM and simulcast modes and is the first of its kind in the country. The entire project was completed at the total cost of 42 crore rupees. Three brand new Thomson Broadcast solid state 400 kW of S7HP transmitters capable of pumping out 1200 kilo Watt power have been installed here this year by engineers working in partnership with engineers from All India Radio.

The site is a Relay Station used by Urdu, Sindhi and Baluchi programs of AIR External Services beamed to nearby Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and some other Gulf countries in North West direction. The frequency is 1071 kHz for AM mode and 1080 kHz for DRM mode. During tests, AIR Urdu Service and Vividh Bharati programs have also been broadcast

All India Radio, New Delhi 10th September 2012