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Monday, April 16, 2007

BBC Radio starts DRM trial

No, not that DRM, we’re talking about “Digital Radio Mondiale” which is going to be marketed as “Digital Medium Wave” to distinguish it from DAB Radio. The trail is running for a year at 855kHz for BBC Radio Devon and transmitted from Plumer Barracks for the antennae anoraks.

The trial is a joint project between the beeb and National Grid Wireless. As far as I concerned it is great news and a step in the right direction for the abolition of analogue radio – the sooner the better. There is an interesting beeb R&D paper (pdf) for anyone interested in more details on the technology.