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Special: PCJ Radio International, March 12, 2014

pcj(Source: PCJ Media)

March 12, 2014 is a very important day for PCJ Radio International. It was on this date that after an absence of 14 years The Happy Station Show returned to the airwaves. A few months after that happened PCJ added other programs to it’s schedule.

For our 5 year anniversary we will present a special program looking back at the past 5 years and revisit some of the fun moments over he last 1825 days.

It should be mentioned that this is not a Happy Station Show. But rather a special anniversary program.

Times & Frequencies:

  • North America – 0130 to 0230 UTC on 7730 khz
  • Asia – 1330 to 1430 UTC on 9335 khz
  • Europe – 1330 to 1430 UTC on 15455 khz

If you would like to send us a recorded message to use in the show please contact us no later than March 7, 2014 with yoru phone number and we can call you back or you can also send us an MP3 file up to 2 minutes. The email address is pcj@pcjmedia.com.

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DRM Test Transmission from PCJ International

drmlogoOn 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 to pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com

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Bucking the trend, Taiwan invests in shortwave infrastructure

(Photo: Ampegon)

(Photo: Ampegon)

While countries like Canada are preparing to tear down their state-of-the-art transmission site, Taiwan appears to be investing in theirs.

Thanks to Andrea Borgnino for sharing a press release from the Swiss manufacturer, Ampegon, who has been contracted by RTI to upgrade two shortwave radio transmission sites in Taiwan.

Ampegon will “manufacture, install and commission a total of ten 300 kW DRM shortwave transmitters and twelve rigid dipole broadcast antennas HR2/2/0.3 securing low and efficient maintenance works.” Ampegon boasts that this is “the world’s biggest SW modernization project.”

Ampegon’s continues in their press release:

The transmitters are manufactured in Turgi, Switzerland while the antennas are designed in and delivered from Schifferstadt, Germany. At the first site near Taipeh four transmitters and two antennas will be installed, at the second site six transmitters and ten antennas. The new infrastructure is partially on air since May 2013 with two most modern transmitters and antennas and planned to be completed in several steps until autumn 2014.

Chi-Ming Wang, Director Engineering at RTI, is extremely satisfied with Ampegon as partner for the project: “Ampegon is very experienced and has delivered shortwave transmitters for us thirty years ago that still work to our full satisfaction. Ampegon offers a complete solution approach including transmitters, antennas, control systems and DRM integration. In addition Ampegon provides the best price/performance ratio”.

Significant benefit for the customer is a reduction in energy consumption by replacing the old equipment which leads to operation at higher efficiency rates. Savings in other operational costs are reached by a fully automated transmitter based on StationMaster Plus control system and because of a decrease in the amount of spare parts due to the market leading technology selected.

The challenges of this project are short delivery periods and the management of local logistics including building and feeder line modifications, while keeping existing old transmitters and antennas on air.

This is the largest contract for Ampegon since execution of the name change in November 2012. It means a significant factory load through 2014 for the locations Turgi and Schifferstadt. The project highlights that AM / DRM radio broadcasting keeps its important role in Asia and other areas of the world.

Tel. +41 58 710 44 00
info@ampegon.com

Radio Taiwan International is obviously not pulling out of shortwave. Neither is neighboring China Radio International.

Note that RTI is not the only Taiwan-based broadcaster investing in shortwave radio; PCJ International has recently completed a series of test broadcasts from their new (still under construction) transmitting station.

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