While testing coverage of my LPDRM broadcast today, I meet a lady along the route. She was genuinely interested in my project. As I was walking along the fringe area, my DR111 wasn't decoding audio at the point of our initial meeting. We decided to walk together for a few blocks as I discussed DRM in relation to my DR111. Eventually, my DR111 started to decode audio from my broadcast shortly before we departed. She appreciated the experience. This lady is a typical consumer with little technical skill beyond operating a radio. Our discussion focused on the capability of digital radio and she left impressed, but somewhat overwhelmed by the apparent complexity. Digital radio, including DRM, should strive to reach such a potential customer, but the interface of the radio must be radically simplified and robustness of broadcasts improved. The DRM standards are sufficient, but deployment for the typical consumer still requires much work.
Last edited by tpreitzel : 28-03-2015 at 02:35.