Radio Prague launches digital broadcasting within DRM system
On Friday, Radio Prague launched digital broadcasting within the DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) system. The broadcasts can be heard in the central and south-eastern Europe areas. English and German broadcasts are from 13.30 to 14.30 UTC on Friday and from 13.00 to 14.00 UTC on Saturday on the frequency 9505 kHz from a transmitter in Rampisham, UK.
DRM is digital broadcasting which should in the future replace analogue broadcasting on LM, MW and SW. Its main advantages are higher quality signal - close to FM quality - and a reduction in transmitter output. At the moment DRM broadcasts are more or less of a test character because commercially produced receivers are not available, just prototypes. DRM broadcasts can also be picked up by PC using special software (see www.drm.org).