India's first 1000 KW DRM Super Power Transmitter of AIR dedicated to Nation in Gujarat
India's first 1000 Kilo Watt Digital Radio Mondiale-DRM Super Power Transmitter-of All India Radio has been dedicated to the Nation at Liyare village in Jamnagar district in Gujarat today.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr.Jawahar Sircar, Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati has said that All India Radio is going to install DRM digital technology transmitters at other Stations very soon. He said that this Super Power Transmitter of DRM Technology at Jamnagar will also help to spread the India's rich culture to our neighboring countries.
Inaugurating the newly commissioned Super Power Transmitters at the Liyare village of Jamnagar, Member of Parliament Mr. Vikram Madam expressed his gratitude for fulfilling the long pending demand of this border region of Gujarat.
Our Correspondent reports the Super Power Transmitter with DRM technology is capable of broadcasting in DRM, AM and simulcast modes which is the first of its kind in the country. The entire project was completed at the total cost of 42 crore rupees.
Three brand new solid state transmitters of 400 kW of S7HP model made by Thomson Broadcast of France is capable of pumping out 1200 kilo Watt power has been installed here this year by Engineers from France along with their counterparts from All India Radio.
Our Correspondent adds that it is a Relay Station used by Urdu, Sindhi and Baluchi programs of AIR External Services beamed to nearby Pakistan,Afghanistan, Iran and some other Gulf countries in North West direction. The frequency is 1071 kHz for AM mode and 1080 kHz for DRM mode.
During tests, Urdu Service and Vividh Bharati programs are being broadcast.
[Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, Via DX India YG]