BBC Trashing 13 UK Medium Wave Transmitters

… reworking of these frequencies using digital DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale), which would give all sorts of possibilities … e.g. multiplexing of channels, an emergency alert system for the whole country and some small video content alongside radio. But, so far, I don’t see any appetite for doing this. The BBC would probably say they could not accept the necessary capital costs and it would need the usual long-term blessing from OFCOM – and we know only too well that they are …

How To Get DRM Started In UK

Here is a clip from the July 2016 DRM Newsletter concerning Data Broadcasting to Ships via Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). Germany is the leader using DRM for transmitting data etc. to shipping. My argument always was that the Beeb (or others) should use the low frequency LF transmitter (Tx) at Droitwich to transmit programming to shipping using DRM. Use a new Tx and part of the aerial farm currently serving BBC Radio 4 LF 198 kHz.. The existing Radio Four service on 198 is rapidly becoming …