All India Radio orders DRM-capable megawatt medium wave transmitters.

Posted: 06 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"All India Radio (AIR) has placed an order for the supply of two 1000 kilowatt DRM [Digital Radio Mondiale] capable medium wave transmitters. These will replace old analogue transmitters of same capacity at Chinsurah (West Bengal) and Rajkot (Gujarat), with state-of-the-art solid state transmitters. ... All India Radio has already chosen DRM as the technology for converting its vast analogue network to digital. This is part of its digital radio switchover strategy where more than 40 transmitters are to be made DRM capable in the near future. AIR is already broadcasting in DRM from one of its high-power shortwave transmitter located at Khampur near Delhi that covers an area of approximately 800 kilometre radius.", 4 February 2010.
     "AIR is aiming to have 76 medium-wave, nine shortwave and 64 FM transmitters digitized by 2013, with the remaining transmitters in its network digitized by 2017." Radio World, 3 February 2010.