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Old 11-05-2011, 08:08   #271
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Deutsche Welle will shut down Sines and Trincomalee
http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sen...011_05_08.html
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Old 18-05-2011, 22:18   #272
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Unhappy Its time to say goodbye

Hi my friends

It is time to say goodbye to Sines DW station. Goodby to our joobs and our efforts to make the DRM the future of shortwave. Next November 1, Sines will be close, and employees will be more a dozen numbers in addition to the 750,000 portuguese unemployed.
Goodbye and thanks for your help to promove the DRM.



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Old 18-05-2011, 22:20   #273
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The truth is there

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,6529299,00.html
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Old 19-05-2011, 15:26   #274
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Carlos, I was shocked when I heard the news. The decision to close the Sines transmitter makes me very sad as I was able to visit the station some years ago and met the people who made the well transmission-quality possible and kept everything running (actually I am not sure if I even met you for a short moment...!). I will never forget the tx-station in Sines, a very special day in my DXing-"career" and an impressive experience.

Regarding your words you supported DRM: I think you did the best you could (and still can). If we want to find the reasons for why DRM is at the position where it is in Europe currently, we have to look somewhere else, but not at Profunk / DW-Sines.

Carlos, there is still some time left until Nov 1st, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your regular updates here on the forum from inside the DW-relay and you and the other employees for the good services.

For everyone who does not know the station or hasn't seen any pictures of it: This is the building and one of the turnable antennas. I took this photo during my visit.

I remember the station-manager smiling and telling me that they have a little carriage with a tank full of water which they could use for putting out small fires on the location (this was a year with many forest fires, I saw one on my travel away from Sines). Now Sines-tx-station will eliminated - but not by a forest fire...
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Old 19-05-2011, 18:22   #275
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Hi Carlos and all,

Very sad news indeed. BBC in DRM from Sines was a relatively easy catch in Japan last December. Sitting there without Internet, Sines brought me some of the world news which NHK and the other Japanese "Super News" TV stations could not provide. What will the future of Short Wave become? In-house PLC? Oh what a vision. The manufacturers of these pests won't even notch out the BC bands; perhaps they know the future of Short Wave better than anybody else on this planet...
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Old 21-05-2011, 16:31   #276
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Hi my friends

It is time to say goodbye to Sines DW station.

This makes me so sad.
After all the work I also did on DRM before I retired, it has amounted to nothing.

I am certain that DRM does have a future :-)

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Old 21-05-2011, 20:24   #277
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After all the work I also did on DRM before I retired, it has amounted to nothing.

No. All the work done on DRM has made this new digital modulation system a technical success. We are now waiting for the next phase which is the successful commercial implementation.
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Old 22-05-2011, 09:45   #278
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No. All the work done on DRM has made this new digital modulation system a technical success. We are now waiting for the next phase which is the successful commercial implementation.
And we all know from experience that just because a system is technically superior doesn't guarantee its commercial success :-(
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Old 22-05-2011, 10:29   #279
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We are now waiting for the next phase which is the successful commercial implementation.

... for eight years or so.
This will not come - at least not in "developed" countries, see also:
http://www.drmrx.org/forum/showpost....&postcount=191
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Old 22-05-2011, 13:11   #280
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This will not come - at least not in "developed" countries

See my post #267 in this thread.
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Old 22-05-2011, 13:22   #281
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Smartest idea is to relay your mediumwave station in DRM on shortwave, just to get better coverage.
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Old 29-05-2011, 19:18   #282
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More bad news:
http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/rdp...ns-from-1-june
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Old 30-05-2011, 07:13   #283
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Even Radio Sweden ended the SW service and demolished the 9 antennas and sold out the 3 x 500kW's to Radio netherland. Did any of you tuned into Radio Nord revial last weekend?? It was on 1512 and 603 KHz and on 41-and 31-m band.
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Old 30-05-2011, 08:27   #284
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Yes, I did. But unfortunatly I did not have the time to try all the frequencies. I was able to receive their transmission on 1512 kHz on their first transmission some weeks ago, by the way. I am not sure if I heard them on 603 kHz this time. SW reception was not so easy like when they were on 6060 kHz all the time.
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Old 23-08-2011, 13:48   #285
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Make or break perhaps?

"DRM’s presence at this year’s IBC aims to give participants a hands-on experience of the full DRM offering.

DRM will be holding events over 3 days - 10th, 11th and 12th of September presenting the latest developments for DRM30 and DRM+, together with practical demonstrations to “show you how” to utilise DRM and finally showcasing brand new receiver options soon to be available to consumers from Chengdu, MSWAY, Keti, Frontier Silicon and Uniwave."

Hope these new receiver options can give everything a much needed push.
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