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DW Digital Radio DRM

New DRM frequency from Moscow (Update!)

With additional frequencies coming from a new transmitter location, Deutsche Welle is once again improving Europe's coverage with DRM broadcasts.

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Not suitable for covering all of Germany with DRM programmes: the shortwave transmitter station Wertachtal

The new frequencies 5810 & 5830 kHz are being used between 18:30 and 22.00 UTC and transmitted under an azimuth of 260° and with a transmitter capacity of 40 kW from Moscow towards Western Europe. Norbert Schall, Engineer at DW's: "The new frequency is meant to improve the reception quality during the evening hours especially in Germany and the Benelux countries. Until now, we only had the frequency 3995 kHz at our disposal for this time of the day, but because of the Skip Zone around Wertachtal, reception could not be guaranteed throughout Germany." Thus, the new frequency from Moscow is designed to 'fill up' the Skip Zone of 3995 kHz.
Norbert Schall

Norbert Schall vom Ausstrahlungsmanagement der DW

Norbert Schall is confident that this goal will be achieved: "The perimeter of the Skip Zone around the transmitter location Moscow ends in the vicinity of Berlin. We were experiencing some troubles with interference but are convinced that we will have overcome these with this new set of frequencies."

The introduction of the new frequencies does not imply the cancellation of another. The transmitter facility in Moscow, which is operated by the Radioagency M, is being fed via the satellite Hotbird 6. Using this new location, Deutsche Welle is once again breaking new ground: for the first time ever, a location in Eastern Europe is being used for transmitting digital shortwave programmes.
translation: silke bröker

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  • Date 11.01.2005
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  • Date 11.01.2005
  • Author dh
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