India’s first 1000 Kw Digital Radio Mondiale-DRM Super Power
Transmitter-of All India Radio was dedicated to the Nation at Liyare
village in Jamnagar district in Gujarat today.
DRM is a set of digital audio broadcasting technologies designed to fit
more channels than AM transmission, into a given bandwidth. It can
deliver FM comparable sound quality on frequencies below 30 MHz, which
allow for long distance signal propagation.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Jawahar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati said
All India Radio would install DRM digital technology transmitters at
other Stations very soon. He said that this Super Power Transmitter at
Jamnagar will also help spread India’s rich culture to our neighbouring
The Jamnagar Super Power Transmitter with DRM technology is capable of
broadcasting in DRM, AM and simulcast modes, making it the first of its
kind in the country. The entire project was completed at the total cost
of Rs 42 crores. The Relay Station will be used by Urdu, Sindhi and
Baluchi services of AIR External Services beamed to Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Iran and some other Gulf countries in North West direction.