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 Up loaded on Wednesday February 03, 2010


All India Radio confirms order for two Megawatt DRM MW transmitters

 National broadcaster All India Radio
(AIR) has placed an order for the supply of two 1000 kilowatt DRM
capable medium wave transmitters. These will replace old analogue
transmitters of same capacity at Chinsurah (West Bengal) and Rajkot
(Gujrat), with state-of-the-art solid state transmitters.

The new Megawatt transmitters can be operated in analogue, in
simulcast or in DRM mode with automatic change-over between these
three operational modes. The transmitters shall provide coverage to
very large areas in the Indian sub-continent as well to the West,
North, East and Southeast Asia.

This significant purchase was revealed at the recently concluded
Broadcast Engineering Society (BES) India’s conference in New Delhi,
attended by exhibitors and participants from all over the world. The
need for cheaper digital radio sets and content innovation was
highlighted by speakers during the event.

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


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