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A study group called "sub- group on going Digital"was set up by planning commission to study the digitaization of broadcast industry. The sub-group was headed by the Member Secretary, Planning Commission. The sug-group has laid down the migration path from analog transmission to digital domain. Year 2017 has been given the target for complete switch over to digital mode. More.......

 

 

                            Digital Transmission  1. Digital Radio Transmission (DRM) of AIR in MW          (A)    OPERATION IN PURE DIGITAL MODE   

S.

No.

Location/ Station

Duration

Frequency (kHz)

 

Programme Content

First Channel

Second Channel

1.

Chennai-C

(20 kW)

0555-1705 Hrs.                 1800-2310 Hrs.

783

Chennai Vividh Bharati

Chennai FM Rainbow

2.

Delhi-C

(20 kW)

0555-1100 Hrs

1200-1730 Hrs.

1815-2310 Hrs.

1368

Delhi Vividh Bharati

FM Rainbow (Delhi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(B)    OPERATION IN SIMULCAST MODE

(Transmitters are scheduled to carry out both Analog & Digital transmission as per timings of existing Analog operation)

S. No.

Location/ Station

Power (kW)

Frequency (kHz)

Remarks

Analog

Digital

1.

Ahmedabad

200

846

856

 

2.

Ajmer

200

603

613

 

3.

Bengaluru

200

612

622

 

4.

Barmer

20

1458

1468

 

5.

Bikaner

20

1395

1405

 

6.

Chennai-A

200

720

730

 

7.

Chinsurah

1000

594 / 1134

604 / 1144

 

8.

Delhi-A

200

819

829

 

9.

Dharwad

200

765

775

 

10.

Guwahati-B

10

1035

1045

 

11.

Jabalpur

200

801

811

 

12.

Jammu

300

990

1000

 

13.

Kolkata-A

200

657

667

 

14.

Lucknow

300

747

757

 

15.

Mumbai-A

100

1044

1054

 

16.

Mumbai-B

100

558

568

 

17.

Panaji

100

1287

1297

 

18.

Patna

100

621

631

 

19.

Pune

100

792

802

 

20.

Rajkot

300

810

820

 

21.

Rajkot

1000

1071

1081

 

22.

Siliguri

200

711

721

 

23.

Tawang

20

1521

1531

 

24.

Trichirapalli

100

936

946

 

25.

Varanasi

100

1242

1252

 

26.

Vijayawada

100

837

847

 

All India Radio has expanded Digital Radio Transmission from Delhi/ Bangalore in Short-Wave band by using DRM Technology for the following services:  2.  Digital Radio Transmission (DRM) of AIR in SW                 Effective from 25th October,2015 to 27th March, 2016 (B15)

Time (IST)

Time UTC)

Frequency (kHz)

Service

Language

Target Area

0115-0215

1945-2045

9950*

Hindi

Hindi

U.K. & West Europe

0115-0215

1945-2045

7550

Prog 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : French

Hindi/French

U.K. & West Europe

0215--0400

2045-2230

9950*

GOS-V

English

U.K. & West Europe

0215-0400

2045-2230

7550

GOS-V Prog 1 : English, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

English/Hindi

U.K. & West Europe

0415-0615

2245-0045

11645*

GOS-I

English

East/SE/NE Asia

0415-0615

2245-0045

13605

GOS-I Prog 1 : English, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

English/Hindi

East/SE/NE Asia

0845-0945

0315-0415

17715*

Hindi

Hindi

East Africa/Middle East

0845-0945

0315-0415

15120

Prog 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

Hindi

East Africa/Middle East

0945-1000

0415-0430

17715*

Gujarati

Gujarati

East Africa/Middle East

0945-1000

0415-0430

15120

Prog 1 : Gujarati, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

Gujarati/Hindi

East Africa & Mauritius

1000-1100

0430-0530

17715*

Hindi

Hindi

East Africa/Middle East

1000-1100

0430-0530

15120

Prog 1 : Hindi, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

Hindi

East Africa & Mauritius

1430-1730

0900-1200

6100*

Vividh Bharati

Hindi/English

800 kms around Delhi

1530-1630

1000-1100

17895

GOS II

 

English

Australia & NZ

1715-1845

1145-1315

15040

Prog 1 : Chinese, Prog 2 : Tibetan (1215-1330 UTC)

Chinese/Tibetan

North East Asia

1830-2030

1300-1500

15050*

Sinhala

Sinhala

Sri Lanka

2145-2245

1615-1715

15140*

Russian

Russian

Eastern Europe

2145-2245

1615-1715

11620

Prog 1 : Russian, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

Russian/Hindi

Eastern Europe

2315-0115

1745-1945

9950*

GOS-IV

English

U.K. & West Europe

2315-0115

1745-1945

7550

GOS-IV Prog 1 : English, Prog 2 : Vividh Bharati

English/Hindi

U.K. & West Europe

              * Frequencies marked with asterisk are temporarily in AM mode

  With the advent of Digital Transmission in Short-Wave band significant improvement in the reception and coverage of AIR programmes is expected. People can listen to near FM quality programmes of above services by tuning the respective frequencies on DRM Radio receivers only.

Reception reports on technical quality of the transmission on the above frequencies are welcome and may please be sent to:

Deputy Director General (Spectrum Management & Synergy) by email at: spectrum-manager@air.org.in

spectrum-manager@air.org.in