Image via the KTWR Blog
Many thanks to
SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy, who writes:
reception of DRM via smart phone,] I happened to find this KTWR Guam post about decoding DRM30 with a smart phone, app, and an RTL-SDR: Convert Smart Phone to DRM 30 HF receiver!
We are pleased to report successful use of an SDR Dongle used to directly receive and Decode DRM 30 over HF today.
The SDR Dongle is an
RTLSDR v3 type connected to an android smartphone using an OTG cable (phone or tablet must be OTG capable).
The Software used:
1. Android driver (free)
2. DRM+SDR Android App ($4.99)
The Frequency of the HF broadcast is directly assigned within the
DRM+ SDR app with two settings
1. Frequency in Hertz
2. RF Gain (0-512)
video showing Clean DRM decode of AAC Audio and Journaline data along with live metadata. (our signal was very strong, so only a short wire used for Antenna, DX’rs will need an appropriate Antenna)
Now anyone with a smartphone and a
$20 SDR can receive DRM 30 HF broadcasts…
Click here to read this post on the KTWR blog.
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DRM broadcast (left) as seen via a KiwiSDR spectrum display.
Many thanks to
SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who shares this story by Hans Johnson at Radio World:
The Digital Radio Mondiale standard for digital broadcasting in long, medium, and shortwave bands offers the possibility to transmit audio, text and pictures.
A few broadcasters use DRM for both domestic and international transmissions. DRM’s largest problem is lack of receivers, especially affordable standalone ones.
Some listeners use an SDR, computer and free Dream software to receive the DRM signals, but this audience doesn’t make up the mass audience that broadcasters are looking for.
[…]AlgorKorea didn’t develop the apps with the intention of solving the DRM receiver issue. They developed them to resolve a problem with FM hearing aids used in classrooms.
So how do they work? The DRM+SDR version couples the popular and inexpensive RTL-SDR to an Android device with a USB OTG adapter.[…]
Click here to read the full article at Radio World.