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jimbo
12-12-2006, 16:17
RTE have confirmed to me today that 252 kHz site (200kW in analogue) is to have a new transmitter installed this week to allow the transmission of DRM on this frequency.

At present, a date has not been set, but initial tests will take place IN DRM MODE between 0200-0500 UTC, similcasting RTE Radio 1.

The power for the DRM broadcasts is not yet known.

DRM-Fan
14-12-2006, 21:57
RTE have confirmed to me today that 252 kHz site (200kW in analogue) is to have a new transmitter installed this week to allow the transmission of DRM on this frequency.

At present, a date has not been set, but initial tests will take place IN DRM MODE between 0200-0500 UTC, similcasting RTE Radio 1.

The power for the DRM broadcasts is not yet known.

In matter of weeks hopefully, well done RTE. It's a shame the BBC or any other UK commercial stations have no interest in testing DRM. ie a MW test relaying the new DAB Jazz station would be good

jbriggs
22-12-2006, 15:20
A friend of mine who is an ex RTE employee managed to confirm Jimbo’s hot story. Here is what he says:

Yes I am able to confirm that installation work on the new Trans Radio (Telefunken) DRM / AM Transmitter is underway.
The power of longwave 252 has been reduced to 150kW during the installation phase.
It will be some months before work is complete and the 300kW transmitter is fully installed.
[DRM] Testing initially will take place after midnight.

The prospect of a DRM signal on 252 is very exciting. Lets hope RTE put some money in the budget for improving the antenna, as that's usually a problem at these low frequencies. I know the 177 kHz antenna needed some improvement work before it was suitable for DRM.

James

carknue
22-12-2006, 19:39
Does anybody know the coordinates of this station?

simone
22-12-2006, 20:45
Does anybody know the coordinates of this station?

Hi Carsten,
the information I have about this project is that the DRM transmitter is going to be installed at the transmitting station in Summerhill/ Ireland, so coordinates would be: 06W40 53N27, see also attached map
Simone

xfielder
23-12-2006, 00:06
Hello,

I found this position for the mast in an Irish air-traffic warning:

Radio Mast near Clarkestown, County Meath, Ireland
3NM SE of Summerhill
53 27 56N, 06 40 29W
Height: 817 foot above ground level [249m]

Happy Holyday -- Hĺkan

Reference:
Irish Aviation Authority – AIRAC AMDT 46
http://www.iaa.ie/safe_reg/pdf/EI_Amdt_A_2006_46_D_en.pdf

DBourne
15-03-2007, 09:37
Noticed this from KianD on the Digitalspy site
RTE DRM transmitter being installed
http://www.rte.ie/aertel/rte2/530-04.html
(link may change)
LW 252 is going to be off-air from the 26th to the 30th of March to let them replace the transmitter - the new one is an AM/DRM unit

MikeB
28-03-2007, 12:27
They are testing today, going on and off, sometimes just a carrier, sometimes in DRM.

Digger
28-03-2007, 16:26
First sighting in Switzerland. Time is 1625 UTC. AM in French on the same channel is quite annoying .

drmdab
09-08-2007, 10:52
Hi


Irish public broadcaster RTÉ has started testing DRM.

Enda O’Kane writes: “DRM will be carried on RTÉ’s longwave 252 kHz transmitter. Nightly commencing 08/08/07 until 15/08/07 from 0100 to 0700 UTC.

In addition to above :

Mon August 13th commencing 2100 ending 0800 on Tues Aug 14th
Tues August 14th commencing 1400 ending 1400 Wed Aug 15th
These tests are to gauge public reaction to this technology and RTÉ regrets any inconvenience to listeners. After these tests RTÉ will review the results. It is important to stress that RTÉ has, as yet, no plans for a DRM launch.

(Source: Enda O’Kane via Brian Greene)


Source: RNW Media Blog