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31-08-2007, 09:52
source: http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/?p=8691
Irish public broadcaster RTÉ will broadcast the GAA All-Ireland Hurling final on Sunday 2 September and the All-Ireland Football final on Sunday 16 September on shortwave to Irish people living abroad. Coverage begins at 1200 UTC. For the second year running, RTÉ will also transmit the finals on DRM to most of Europe.

The AM frequencies are as follows (some frequencies should also be audible in the Far East):

West of Central Africa 17860 kHz/11735 kHz
East of Central Africa 17710 kHz/11635 kHz
Southern Africa 9470 kHz


Europe 17495 kHz/11735 kHz

31-08-2007, 16:19
Some more details about the RTE DRM transmissions.
Times are 1300-1600 17495 kHz Rampisham 169 degrees
1530 - 1700 11735 kHz Woofferton 170 degrees

Also some unusual settings: the Audio codec will be CELP which is best for sports commentary, although CELP works with FhG/winradio and commercial radios:) but I dont think it will work with Dream :(

And timed AFS signalling is working so interested to hear if any people with Morphy Richards radios find the radios automatically retune to the 11 MHz frequency between 1530 and 1601.

Looking forward to comments! Thanks


02-09-2007, 17:15
Hi James,
CELP decoding worked fine with FhG software/ Winradio plugin and the Roberts MP40.
AFS information was OK, see attachment, the Roberts MP40 automatically found the other frequency, although I think the radios do not use the time information yet, just the frequency.