FCC: A detailed application for a new 10KW DRM transmitter

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:

Thomas, did you see this? It’s a detailed application to the FCC for the construction of a 10KW shortwave transmitter for DRM on 9.65 MHz and 15.45 MHz.

Click here to download the application (PDF).

Thanks, Ed! I know nothing about Turms Tech other than on their FCC application, they list their business is “broadcast and data.”

Another SWLing Post reader forwarded the following from this article in Radio Mag Online:

“Of interest in the U.S. is the recent application of Turms Tech LLC to broadcast DRM from New Jersey toward Europe and the Middle East. Specifically, they plan on using the Armstrong tower, just west and north of New York City, with yagi-type antennas, generating an ERP of 10 kW on 9.65 and 15.45 MHz.”

The Radio Mag article is worth reading in full as it includes a number of DRM news items.

Additionally, if you’re interesting in following DRM news, check out the excellent DRMNA blog.

Post readers: anyone have more information about this new DRM broadcast site?  Please comment!

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4 thoughts on “FCC: A detailed application for a new 10KW DRM transmitter

  1. Rafman

    Considering the feedline is stated as 1/2″ heliax, I think it is at a 1kW ratin Bernhard.

    I had a chance to climb the main structure years ago for a paging antenna swap. This site was a refuge after the 9/11, since it could cover most of the lost signal contour around NYC metro caused by the WTC North Tower collapse.


  2. Bernhard

    I wonder how the antenna rated at
    Power Rating 3000 watts continuous
    could be compatible to 10kW of Transmitting Power?

    Or is the latter meant to be PEP? Then this would result in only 1kW of real DRM power …

  3. Al

    The original tower built by Armstrong to work on his invention of FM radio!! Right across the Hudson from his home in Yonkers. 🙂


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