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SEASON ROLLOVER – Why do Shortwave Frequencies have to Change?

  Author: Neale Bateman Despite a slow decline over the past two decades, the use of High Frequency (shortwave) bands for national and international radio broadcasting remains a uniquely effective and efficient medium for reaching millions of listeners with a single transmitter. The physics of why shortwave transmissions...

  Last Friday the first group of 30 engineering professionals of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) successfully completed their 5-day training on Digital Radio Migration (DRM) technology, becoming the “torch bearers for implementation of the digitisation project” (according to a PBC press release). This was a week-long workshop...

  The Pakistan Broadcasting Academy kicks off a week of workshops - 9-13 March, in Islamabad, on DRM digital radio migration.   The workshops will provide training for  engineers from the public broadcaster Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation with engineers from the private sector also invited.  The Federal...

  A DRM awareness campaign has started on the national highway 16 in India targeting drivers from Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and other places towards Visakhapatnam/Srikakulam districts.  With more than 2 million cars on the roads with DRM receivers, the places selected for DRM awareness programme are...

  Major announcements from AIR and Indian receiver/automotive manufacturers, moving to joint launch of DRM digital radio services to the public On Wednesday 12th February, the Indian public broadcaster Prasar Bharati organised a DRMStakeholders’ meeting in New Delhi. CEO Prasar Bharati and Member Finance of Prasar Bharati board...

  Encompass Digital Media will be broadcasting the following special DRM transmissions on Thursday 13th February: (all times GMT)   11:00 – 12:00 Ascension to South America - 15580 kHz 12:00 – 13:00 Ascension to West Africa - 15400 kHz 14:00 – 15:00 Singapore to South Asia -...

  Kintronics Labs, has reactivated a 25kW DRM-ready Nautel transmitter on 1449 kHz for the Maldives state media provider Public Service Media (PSM).  The transmission site is on the remote island of Thilafushi in the Republic of the Maldives under a contract with Radio Frequency Systems...

  The US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) began broadcasting test transmission on DRM on Radio Marti (radiotelevisionmarti.com) from Greenville, South Carolina, according to the exclusive report on DRMNA blog site. Radio Marti’s DRM broadcasts from 1700-0200 UTC on 7345 kHz...