Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bangladesh Betar adds Chinese language to its overseas broadcasting

Alongside Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Nepali, Chinese language will be added as the 7th language in Bangladesh Betar's external program broadcast. A proposal in this regard is in progress, according to the department of External service of Bangladesh Betar unit director Kamal Ahmed.

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Radio Veritas Asia Urdu update

Due to some technical difficulties Radio Veritas Asia in Urdu at 1430-1457 UTC could not able to use 11840 kHz replacing 15330 kHz on 8th January last via Vatican Radio SMG. Now effective 18th January (Wednesday) Radio Veritas Asia is going to use 11630 kHz replacing 15330 kHz via SMG.

(Alok Dasgupta)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

All India Radio , Tripura to celebrate Golden Jubilee

All India Radio, Tripura will be celebrating its 50th anniversary from 26th Jab till 1st Feb 2017.

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Sri Lanka state broadcaster, military to get some VOA transmitting assets

Jan 19, 2017 09:43 AM 

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's state-run Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), and the military will get some equipment from a closed Voice of America relay station, which is being dismantled.

The Voice of America made its last broadcast from the relay station in Iranawila, Chilaw on June 10, 2016, amid budget cuts and declining viewership for shortwave radio listening.

The VOA station had two 500 kiloWatt Marconi transmitters and six 250 kW transmitters when it began operations over 16 years ago, according to publicly available data.

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US to close Voice of America station in Sri Lanka and hand over land to government

Sri Lanka VOA shortwave station has 4.2MW of thermal power: US embassy

Monday, January 16, 2017

New HF SDR prototype from the makers of #AirSpy

Twitter user @lambdfew who's author of Airspy and SDR# has posted a few screenshots of new HF SDR prototype which has a -107dB noise floor and 18 bits of dynamic range.

Rajeev Singh to take charge as interim CEO of Prasar Bharati

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi January 15, 2017

Rajeev Singh, Member (Finance) in Prasar Bharati Board, will take charge as interim CEO of the public broadcaster after S C Panda retires in February.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Radio Veritas Asia Frequency change

Effective 8th January 2017 Radio Veritas Asia is changing their frequencies :

Bengali at 1400-1427 UTC on 11840 kHz (replacing 11825 kHz)
Urdu at 1430-1457 UTC on 11840 kHz (replacing 15330 kHz)

(Alok Dasgupta)

Saturday, January 07, 2017

All India Radio to set up new transmitters in Uttarakhand

Many existing transmitters in the state are in for upgradation and many new transmitters are in the pipeline

Public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has drawn up a detailed plan to ensure that its signals cover the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand which include setting up of a 1 Kw FM transmitter at Champavat, a 100 watt FM Relay Centre at Haridwar and a 10 Kw FM transmitter each at Pithoragarh and Haldwani.

Keeping in view the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand, All India Radio has elaborate plans to ensure its signals reach every nook and corner of the state, a statement released by the broadcaster said.

Norway to switch off FM radio in risky, unpopular shift to digital

Norway is set to become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network next week, in a risky and unpopular leap to digital technology that will be closely watched by other countries considering whether to follow suit.

Critics say the government is rushing the move and many people may miss warnings on emergencies that have until now been broadcast via the radio. Of particular concern are the 2 million cars on Norway's roads that are not equipped with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receivers, they say.

Friday, January 06, 2017

NXP launches globally compatible Digital Radio Chip for automotive

At CES, Globally-Compatible Digital Radio Chip Launched for Automotive

Chip manufacturer NXP have released what they call the world's first one-chip solution for global digital radio reception, designed for automotive.

The fingertip-sized chip, the SAF4000, is capable of reception of all global broadcast standards, including analog FM and AM as well as DAB+, Digital Radio Mondiale, and HD Radio.

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NXP Presents the World's First One-Chip Solution for All Global In-Car Infotainment and Broadcast Standards

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation turns 50 today

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation marks the 50th anniversary today. The corporation has organized a number of programmes to mark this event during the New Year. The inaugural ceremony in this connection will be held today at the Kumarathunga studio under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The newly constructed administrative building and modified studio complex will be declared open by the president.

A commemorative stamp and a first day cover will be issued to mark the golden jubilee anniversary of the SLBC. An investigative magazine regarding the history of Sri Lanka's broadcasting will also be launched. An awarding ceremony will also be held to felicitate the staff members of SLBC.

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VOA 2017 Calendar

You can find @VOANews' 2017 #calendar here ! The theme - celebrating diaspora communities in the U.S. 


Wednesday, January 04, 2017