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New SW DRM trials by EBC (Empresa Brasil de Comunicação) will begin soon

New DRM testing in Brazil will begin soon. At this time the EBC (Empresa Brasil de Comunicação) will use a Continental Lensa transmitter operating at 4 kW in AM and DRM modes, from Brasilia - Distrito Federal.

The presentation made by EBC concerning the trial is available here (in Portuguese):
http://www.telemidia.puc-rio.br/~rafaeldiniz/public_files/EBC_SW_DRM/

DRM gets public support for USA AM band trials amid HD Radio failure in AM

Expanding the Options for Digital AM
http://diymedia.net/wordpress/2013/06/06/expanding-the-options-for-digit...

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai recently spoke at the the Missouri Association of Broadcasters’ annual convention, where he repeated his call for the FCC to undertake an "AM Revitalization Initiative." Telling the assembled broadcasters that "you’ve got a friend in me," he again listed off the possible policy options to help the beleaguered band, one of which includes its complete digitalization.

Special event presenting Digital Radio Mondiale and launch of the The Brazilian DRM multi-sector Platform

Monday Oct 1st 2012 - 2pm - Blue Tree Premium Paulista Hotel - Sao Paulo - Brazil.

The DRM Consortium is an international non-profit organization whose members are radio broadcasters (public and commercial), regulators, network providers, research institutes, universities and manufacturers among others. The consortium promotes the only global open and standardized digital radio system for all broadcasting frequencies.

Time for DRM trials in the US?

Can all-digital band rescue AM radio?

Digital radio broadcasts were once floated by supporters as a way to "save" traditional radio from competing technologies such as iPods and the like. Whether radio needs saving - and whether technology rather than programming can save it - is up for debate.

Regardless, we now have digital radio.

DRM+ trial in Brazil

The technical support and equipment for the trial in Brazil was provided by RFmondial, Fraunhofer, Nautel and the University of Hannover who set up the equipment.

The test demonstrated a very low power simulcast setup with a DRM+ 4W transmitter alongside a 25W FM transmitter, both with quite a low antenna. Community radios in Brazil are only permitted to cover a radius of 1 km. In addition to the live program of Líder FM, text messages and the News service Journaline were also transmitted.

ABERT Congress 19th – 21st June – Brazil

The DRM booth at the ABERT Congress was constantly manned and visitors could easily approach a very good team of DRM representatives including Ruxandra Obreja, Consortium Chairman and President DRM Association; Carlos Acciari representing Digidia, French manufacturer of modulators and server content for digital radio, member of the Consortium; Rafael Diniz, Ataliba Filho, Thiago Novaes and Paulo Lara, all official members and supporters of DRM Brazil group; and myself Marcelo Parada, Brazilian FAE of DiBcom, digital tuner business unit of Parrot, French designer of silicon tuners and demodulat

DRM Consortium will be at Brazilian Radio Congress

The DRM Consortium will attend and exhibit at the 26th ABERT Congress in Brasilia (19-22 June) in order to showcase the developments and full potential of the DRM standard, now fully recommended by ITU for both AM (DRM30) and VHF (DRM+). Consortium members will present equipment, receivers and latest information on DRM+ trials at booth 16.

Launched first software DRM+ receiver that works with a simple USB dongle

This week Michael Feilen launched the first version of his DRM+ receiver thats runs in a PC in which the input DRM+ signal comes from a simple RTL2832U USB stick that costs less then U$20. Just like the Dream software for DRM30, the Wavesink SDR allows anyone to receive a DRM+ signal at low cost.

Below there is a demo made by Michael in which he transmits and receive a DRM+ signal:

There is a text describing the test:

DiBcom joins DRM Consortium

Parrot (www.parrot.com), which has as subsidiary the DiBcom, has recently joined the DRM Consortium as a full member.

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to push mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living.

The Ministry of Communications extended the deadline until April for digital system trials

Source:
http://www.mc.gov.br/noticias-do-site/24055-080212-prorrogado-prazo-para...

Brazil examines European and American systems in four cities in the country

Brasilia, 08/02/2012 - The Ministry of Communications has extended the deadline
until April for digital system trials. The analyzes are performed
for the FM - including community radio stations, which have less power - and AM
(medium wave) in four capital cities: Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo
Horizonte. We will analyze the results of two digital radio systems. The European

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