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Radio RFI/TDF transmitted in shortwave in DRM from French Guiana to Brazil

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In an initiative by Communications Ministry (Minicom), the University of Brasilia (UnB) and the National Communication Company (EBC), DRM test transmissions are starting in the coming weeks towards Brazil and origination from RFI/TDF station in the French Guiana. The portuguese broadcast is thanks to National FM Radio from Brasilia.

Currently the following DRM transmissions already happened in 17.495 and 21.495 kHz.

Frequency            | Time               | Dates
15.315 ou 17.495 kHz | 11:00 to 13:00 UTC | 05 to 09/dec
21.495 kHz           | 12:00 to 13:00 UTC | 09/dec 
21.495 ou 17.495 kHz | 12:00 to 14:00 UTC | 12 to 16/dec
21.495 ou 17.495 kHz | 16:00 to 18:00 UTC | 12 to 16/dec
17.495 kHz           | 18:00 as 20:00 UTC | 19 to 21/dec

Perfect receptions (> 98% decoding rate) were obtained in the District Council (DF), São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina and Paraná.

Some videos, pictures, logs and reception audios:

Using equipment ICOM IC-725, SDRZero and software DREAM (external antenna 7 MHz band):

Using DRM Morphy Richards receiver (telescopic internal antenna):

Audio (08.12.11):

Logs and pictures using DREAM:

DRM 17.495 kHz to Brazil (11:00 - 12:00 UTC)

DRM 21.495 Hz to Brazil (12:00 - 13:00 UTC)

Reception video made by Rafael Diniz at Campinas - SP using a Morphy Richards receiver:

Reception video by Ataliba Z. Filho at São José - SC using a portable Morphy Richards receiver:

General view receiving DRM 21.495 kHz in a PC, using SDR Pappradio and dipole "L" antenna / 28 MHz band by Ataliba:

Paulino Kenji Sato from Maringá/PR about this week's TDF receptions:

Roland Zurmely from Sete Lagoas-MG, who decoded 100% from the transmission signal during all the broadcast:

Click HERE to download a report by TDF about the trial.