Isle of Man.
DAB+ is to replace medium wave in a not too distant future. “Manx Radio listeners in Douglas and Onchan will be able to listen to the station on DAB for the first time from today. [2 May 2023]. […] The [three year] trial will cost around £20,000, it’s hoped the digital service will replace Manx Radio’s AM transmitter. [1368 kHz] Commercial station Energy FM will also be taking part, but Irish owned 3FM has declined to do so. Manx Radio’s Managing Director Chris Sully said: “We were hoping that both the other radio stations on the Island would join us from launch day, however, the Board of 3FM has decided not to be part of the trial at this time. […]” https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/manx-radio-begins-dab-trial/
via Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2023-05-06)
Manx Radio has been granted a three-year licence to test and trial digital audio broadcasting, or DAB.
The Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority has announced it’s given the station the go-ahead to use the digital platform for the first time.
CURA says other stations on the Island may also take part, and adds that the licence has been granted to gather the required technological and demographic data.
It’s expected the trial, which is due to go live on 2 May, will cost around £20,000, and it’s hoped it will eventually replace AM [1368 kHz].
Manx Radio’s Managing Director is Chris Sully:
Les Kaighin to mwcircle iog (2023-03-12)
I cannot check the signal, one user already uses DRM on the SDR.
I was able to listen to it later in the morning.
It was only music, sometimes the DRM decoding failed for some seconds. I don’t know the reason.
At about 9:33 is has been switched off.
DRM is now on air in the Czech Republic on a medium-wave channel that used to carry a powerful AM signal. It broadcasts on 954 kHz, with a reported power of 3 kW, from the České Budějovice transmitter site, in the country’s South Bohemian region, re-using the old AM antenna with a modulator connected to the existing 30 kW AM transmitter.
Radiožurnal, a news and journalism station that broadcasts 24 hours a day covering events at home and abroad, supplies the content. The station also carries music in between the news segments. According to the DRM Consortium, one Czech listener reported, “From my listening on the remote receivers, it seems to me that a few low-powered AM transmitters could cover the whole country.” A KiwiSDR in the country also reportedly received the DRM transmission. The DRM trial is scheduled to end in the second half of 2023.
Mike Terry to mwcircle FB group (2023-01-26)
In 2007 RTÉ in Ireland upgraded 252 kHz longwave with DRM. It was tested and received in London. Shortage of affordable receivers had RTÉ abandon the tests. DRM receivers remain expensive.
Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-12-02)
According to announcements heard on the station, AIR Kolkata B Sanchayita Channel (100 kW) will be back to DRM Simulcast mode as follows from tomorrow 14 November 2022.
AM Mode 1008 kHz
DRM Simulcast Mode 999 kHz
Many thanks to Rajarshi Roy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India for the tip.
For a long time they have been operating in Pure DRM Mode on 1008 kHz. Before that they were on Simulcat Cast Mode, AM Mode.
Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-11-13)
DRM stations on MW are listed separately by AIR in their website including coverage maps !
Please see https://prasarbharati.gov.in/drm-digital-radio-of-air/#1603620010167-2ec2d6be-f473
Some are even left out like Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam !
Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-09-03)