The Future of DRM Shortwave – Your Question Answered

The Future of DRM Shortwave – Your Question Answered

Our best specialists will respond in brief to your questions. We will post them regularly. Please submit them in writing and in audio with your picture and we will post the answers here. Please keep your questions short and relevant and send them to: projectoffice@drm.

We read about declining radio audiences and closures of shortwave transmissions? How does this affect DRM?

(Australian group)

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DRM was started as a complete, better audio and extra multimedia solution to the analogue difficulties of AM and in particular shortwave.

Covid-19 has proven the value of long-range terrestrial broadcasting as a viable plan B or even plan A for many countries and continents (Letter: DRM Is a Real Presence on Shortwave – Radio World). Interest in shortwave and especially digital (DRM) shortwave is on the increase (please see latest news from Brazil: Brazil Prepares for Domestic DRM transmissions to Amazonia.).

Currently no digital local standard or IP can fully replace a digital shortwave transmission
offering at least FM quality and extra data on powers of up to 80% less than in analogue, provided receivers are produced at affordable prices.