Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photo's of new 1000 kW MW transmitter at Rajkot, Gujarat

Photo's of new 1000 kW MW transmitter at Rajkot, Gujarat

[Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi]

DRM India Chapter Noticeboard August 2012

DRM India Chapter Noticeboard August 2012 edition is now available at :

Main Stories :

- DRM/ABU Emergency Warning Webinar a great success!
- DRM Technical Committee meeting – 25th July
- Behind the scenes at the All India Radio Rajkot transmitter site
- HCJB Australia
- International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2012
- Newstar announce firmware update for the DR111 DRM receiver
- What are the benefits of digital AM for the listener?
[Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi]

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Community radio in India - status update

Here is the latest list<>of
operational CR stations, LoI holders, applicants etc, as on 3 Aug

There isn't much to cheer about -- ten years after the first CR Policy was
unveiled, we have 135 operational community radio stations, of which about
40 are licensed to civil society bodies. The rest of the licenses have gone
to universities, private educational institutions and the occasional KVK.
Even among the 42 NGO-run CR stations, I would be surprised if more than
ten are in rural India.

Of the 371 Letters of Intent issued so far, Tamil Nadu has the maximum of
51, of which 44 have been granted to educational institutions -- mostly
private colleges -- and 7 to NGOs. Maharashtra, on the other hand, has 42
LoIs, of which 28 have gone to civil society organizations.

  - No. of applications received so far from 2004
  to 01.08.2012: (including 104 against old guidelines): 1083
  - Letters of Intent (LOI)  issued: 371
  - Grant of Permission of Agreement(GOPA) signed: 180
  - Operational Community Radio Stations: 135
  - Number of applications rejected: 445
  - Applications under process: 267

Elsewhere, in terms of advertising support for CR stations, only 9 stations
have been empanelled with DAVP<>.
I hope the Forum or the stations listed below can give us an idea of the
quantum of ads released by DAVP annually to CR stations.

List of Community Radio Stations empanelled with DAVP till 31st March, 2012.

1. Radio Mewat, Nuh, Mewat,
2. Kumayun Vani, Mukhteshwar (TERI)
3. Radio Namashkar, Konark, Orissa
4. Siwan Vani, Siwan, Bihar
5. Gyan Taranga, Assam
6. Radio Mattoli, Kerala
7. Hint Radio, Ghaziabad
8. Sangham Radio, Hyderabad
9. Jago Mumbai, Mumbai

These CRS are empanelled with DAVP at the rate of Rs.1 per second.
[Sajan Via CR India]

Vacancy in Media and Communication

Vacancy Announcement:

Ideosync  ( is looking for a program officer for a new Media and Communication initiative for enhancing women's participation in Governance in the South Asian region . Applicants must have a strong communication for social change background; excellent skills in designing communication and media strategies and materials; an astute understanding, work experience and  networking with media in the country and the region and an interest in women's issues and Governance. 

Those interested please apply with full CV and covering letter by the 31st of August 2012

Full  terms of reference available at click on vacancy announcement
[Venu Arora, Director of Projects, Ideosync Media Combine]

Application form for Workshop Digital Media and Community Radio: Opportunities and Challenges

For the benefit of those who could not open the form,
please fill it in here and send it back by August 31st.
Let us know if you need more information
[ekta ]

Ham Radio training sessions conclude

The special Ham Radio trainings session have concluded with a total of 60 students fully prepared to take up the examination.

Organised by the management of V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, the sessions ended on Thursday with the distribution of participation certificates.

College Principal G. Sambasiva Rao said on this occasion that the management would procure Ham Radio equipment soon so that the licensed students and faculty members can continue their practice. This training will come in use during disasters for emergency communication where the students and faculty members can come to the aid of the suffering public, he said. Electronics and Communication Engineering Department head K. Sri Rama Krishna announced on the occasion that all the students who had undergone Ham radio training would get an extra academic credit. He also encouraged his colleagues and other faculty members of the ECE to undergo Ham Radio training and become experts in the field.

Apart from the students of VRSEC, other college students will also take this examination taking the number of examinees to 142. Probably this is the first time in India that such a large number of engineering students will appear at this exam, said the College Co-ordinator A. Ramesh Babu. The "Ham Radio Training Centre" was making all efforts to have the examination in Vijayawada and the assistance extended by the VRSEC management has helped it do so, added the Co-ordinator. If the same spirit and trend continues then certainly Vijayawada would emerge as the hub of Ham Radio training in the State, opined Mr. Ramesh Babu.


DRM Logs in India (19th Aug 2012)

 DRM Logs 19th Aug 2012
2012-08-19: Heard HPT AIR KHAMPUR Hindi in DRM with DR111 790 on 6100 kHz from 09:04z Log: 2h49m. Avg SNR: 21 dB, 99.90% audio #drmlog #dr111
2012-08-19: Heard DRM RUVR 2A Eng in DRM with DR111 790 on 9445 kHz from 12:12z Log: 0h46m. Avg SNR: 22 dB, 99.85% audio #drmlog #dr111
2012-08-19: Heard The Disco Palace Eng in DRM with DR111 790 on 15775 kHz from 15:36z Log: 0h50m. Avg SNR: 22 dB, 99.65% audio #drmlog #dr111
2012-08-19: Heard BBC WorldService Eng in DRM with DR111 790 on 5845 kHz from 16:30z Log: 1h26m. Avg SNR: 20 dB, 99.89% audio #drmlog #dr111
(auto tweet feeds via unreleased version of DRM-Log plotter by Terje)
[Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Next Independence Day, listen to Vande Mataram from world's highest private FM

CHANDIGARH: Next year when you take your tired souls for a Freedom's Day
off to the numbingly cold and high barren landscapes of Leh, get ready for
more adrenaline rush as you listen to some seminal music aired directly
from the radio stations playing on your earphones. The ministry of
information and broadcasting has listed 15 new private FM channels in Jammu
& Kashmir -- including 3 in Leh -- among the 839 channels to be auctioned
under its FM-Phase III policy.

More at :
[Via Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi]

Christian Media Ministry stops shortwave transmissions to Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Christian Vision will officially stop its short wave service to Latin America on August 17th, 2012, due to declining listenership. Christian Vision purchased the property and transmissions equipment Located in Calera de Tango, Chile, in August of 1996. In February of 1998, it received its license to transmit from Chilean regulator Subtel and on November 1st of the same year, Voz Cristiana was officially launched and began transmitting four radio services to Latin America.
More at :
(Dave Jeffery via IDXCI FB Group Via Alokesh Gupta)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Germany: RBI-Radio-Berlin-International is back and begins broadcasting

Foto: RBI-Radio-Berlin-International er√∂ffnet August 2012 die Internetdomain:        Anfragen und Infos unter: 
BI-Radio-Berlin-International is back and begins broadcasting

Dear Ladies and Gentlements,

RBI-Radio-Berlin-International would like his international former listeners and listener-clubs to recover

RBI-Radio-Berlin-International was founded in 1959 as an international voice of Berlin. In 1990 was compled closed the broadcast. 
After several years of preparations, are former employees of RBI-Ra
dio-Berlin-International in July 2012 a 24-hour test started 
broadcasting programs which can be heard worldwide at:

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RBI-Radio-Berlin-International operates information-channels to all age groups, former listeners and listeners- clubs make to our attention. 
RBI-Radio-Berlin-International is present in following channels:

Since our official start in July 2012 we have a lot of former listeners. We receive letters, feedback and suggestions for our future program content. 
At moment we prepare our web site on

The futural plan is, to transmitt a multi-lingual 24-hour full program in digital and analog form of short-, medium-, long-wave-transmissions and 
through the Internet. We are financed privately and at the beginning of our work.

Please let us know what proposals, suggestions and questions from you can send to us. We would like to incorporate your wishes and proposals 
into our future program and plans to implement these step by step.

Yours sincerely

Bruno Barth
Editorial Board
D-13585 Berlin Falkenhagener Str.49


Friday, August 03, 2012

Patna University to soon have campus radio

Patna University (PU) will soon have its own campus radio for the benefit of its scholars. The university has already approached the competent authorities for providing financial and technical support for setting up this radio station.
Giving details of this initiative, PU vice-chancellor Shambhu Nath Singh told TOI here on Sunday the campus radio is not a new concept in the country. Several universities, including Ignou, are already running it very successfully and it is quite popular in some universities. Working on the pattern of community radio, the campus radio will be run by the students, especially those of journalism and mass communication. ( Via Alokesh Gupta)

VU7M - Special Event Station at Minicoy Lighthouse 13 - 22 Aug 2012

Dear Friends,

This year International Lighthouse and Lightship Week would be celebrated
at Minicoy Lighthouse, Union Territory of Lakshadweep by a small group of
hams from Bangalore with special callsign VU7M

Details are on

We invite all hams to make QSO with this special event Station from 13th to
22nd August 2012.

Details of the operations and equipments will be putup on the site
at the earliest.

Best of 73's

de Lion Ajoy VU2JHM
President, Bangalore Amateur Radio Club - VU2ARC
(Via vuhams list)