Category Archives: Digital Modes

AirChat: Long-distance digital communications via radio

Last month, I was interviewed by NK News regarding the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border. Of course this is possible: digital communications over radio is becoming easier and … Continue reading

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SABA conference to feature special DRM broadcast from Ascension Island

(Source: DRM Consortium via Alokesh Gupta) The DRM Consortium is a Sector Partner at The Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA), Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit in Cape Town from 22nd – 24th April. The event will include a presentation by the … Continue reading

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BBC World Service features DRM

In this BBC World Service report, Mark Whittaker explores Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and, especially, its potential in India. Use the embedded player or link below to listen: listen to ‘Digital Shortwave: a radio revolution ’ on Audioboo (Source: Audioboo via Tarmo … Continue reading

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STF Radio International this weekend via KBC

Last week, I received an email from STF Radio International, a new venture that broadcasts digital modes over shortwave (similar to VOA Radiograms). I asked for a description of their mission–here’s their reply: “STF Radio is primarily a narrowcasting project, … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram: Battle of the 100 wpm modes, this weekend!

If you like the VOA Radiogram, don’t miss this weekend (March 29-30)–a one year mile marker for the VOA Radiogram service on shortwave radio. I’ve copied details of the broadcast below, but please bookmark or subscribe to the VOA Radiogram website to see … Continue reading

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Dear BBG: Take note of the Radiogram!

Many thanks to my friends, Bennett Kobb (AK4AV) and Christopher Rumbaugh (K6FIB) who wrote a letter to the BBG regarding the relevancy of shortwave radio. They make a strong point as this article in Radio World puts it: “Hey, don’t forget about Radiogram!” … Continue reading

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Extended HE-AAC: DRM to upgrades audio codec

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, for sharing this news item on RadioInfo: (Source: RadioInfo) The latest upgrade to DRM’s audio codec was demonstrated in a presentation at this week’s Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur.  Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is … Continue reading

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