Category Archives: Digital Modes

The CBC: A truly “wireless” transfer of money

(Source: CBC News via Andrea Borgnino) On The Morning Edition, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo was able to successfully transmit bitcoin over radio waves. This makes what is believed to be the first known transmission of the digital currency by a public radio station. Why are Canadians … Continue reading

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Chorus 4: The DSP chip that supports AM, FM, DAB, DAB+, HD Radio and DRM

The London-based digital solutions company, Frontier Silicon, has announced a new DSP radio chip that offers a wide array of available modes and is even DRM ready. I have seen no specifications for this chip yet, and do not know … Continue reading

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All India Radio publishes a tender for 800 DRM receivers

The DRM Consortium has posted an All India Radio (AIR) tender for 800 DRM AM/FM/Shortwave receivers. AIR is seeking a DRM receiver with a feature set that would include: DRM decoding on both shortwave and medium wave (AM broadcast) bands 1 … Continue reading

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PCJ adds Europe to DRM test

PCJ International has updated their DRM test transmission scheduled for October 13th to include Europe. Click here for their press release with frequencies and times.

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VOA Radiogram this weekend includes Greek and images in MFSK64 and 128

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 21-22 September 2013 is produced using Fldigi3.21.76AB. For best results, use this version, available from One improvement in 3.21.76AB is that it can send images in MFSK64 and MFSK128. Previously, … Continue reading

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DRM Test Transmission from PCJ International

On October 13, 2013 PCJ Radio International will conduct a two hour DRM test transmission. Date: October 13, 2013 Time: 10:30 to 12:30 UTC Frequency: 15,645 khz Beam: South East & East Asia Send your reception reports for this transmission … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram 31 August/1 September 2013 includes Vietnamese and Russian

(Source: VOA Radiogram) This weekend’s VOA Radiogram will include sample text in Vietnamese and Russian. Vietnamese has all sorts of diacritics, and Russian uses a Cyrillic alphabet, so this will be a real workout for your decoding software. Your character … Continue reading

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