[A-DX] Fw: [HCDX] Special DRM transmission celebrating 50thAnniversary of SW broadcast from Ascension Island

Wolfgang Bueschel
So Aug 28 14:49:31 CEST 2016

Hat Einer in der A-DX ng
some DRM Dekodierungs Software Installation 'on hand' ?

Das 50 Jahre  DRM mode Special aus Ascension

um 1200-1400 UT 21715 DRM in Richtung 114 degrees Azimuth,

um 1400-1430 UT dann Wechsel auf 250 degrees,
zwar auch nicht optimal für Europa, aber vielleicht besser als 114deg.

Das BBC FR Ascension Signal im 16mb 17640 kHz war jedenfalls
viel stärker als 21715 und 21630 kHz,

die 13 mb Auswahl war wohl 'zu hoch'?

73 wb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wolfgang Bueschel" Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [HCDX] [dxld] Special DRM transmission celebrating
50thAnniversary of SW broadcast from Ascension Island

Noted here in central Europe DRM Block ASC 21715 kHz at 1205 UT,
only S=6 or -87dBm strength.
Sorry, I've no DRM decoding software / unit gear at hand.

Similar AM signal, but easily to understand 21630 kHz French BBC
from ASC.

Also 17640 kHz BBC French from ASC,
but 16mb, S=9+25dB much stronger than 13 mb outlet, noted here.

in 13 mb:

strongest sce is BSKSA 21505.020 kHz S=9+20dB,
IRN 21520 and 21750 kHz,
21675 BS TOM from RMI Okeechobee USA.

73 wb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Roe  [dxld]" Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016
2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [dxld] Special DRM transmission celebrating 50th Anniversary of
SW broadcast from Ascension Island

> I caught the very briefest peel of bells in AM-mode on 21715kHz at
> 1155UT before I could see that the transmission switched to DRM -
> however the signal here was minimal and was far and away too low to ever
> be decoded.
> Alan Roe, Teddington, UK with Winradio G31 and 17m wire antenna
> On 19/08/2016 23:01, Glenn Hauser  [dxld] wrote:
>> [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Glenn Hauser included below]
>> Special DRM transmission from Ascension Island – Sunday 28th August 2016
>> DRM will be part of a big anniversary on a small island in the
>> Atlantic Ocean. On 28th of August at 1155 GMT Babcock International
>> will ensure a special BBC digital transmission from the BBC Atlantic
>> Relay station on 21715 kHz, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the
>> BBC’s first short-wave radio broadcast from Ascension Island.
>> Since 1966, the Atlantic Relay station has broadcast BBC World Service
>> programmes to Africa and South America, and to this day, continues to
>> broadcast over 250 programme hours every week to East and West Africa
>> in English, French, Hausa and Somali.
>> The two hour-transmission will start with the old, special sound of
>> Bow Church Bell in east London, the sound of which, even if in DRM
>> this time, will remind older listeners of the BBC broadcasts of many
>> decades ago. The 2-hour transmission will be the regular BBC
>> programmes for West and South Africa and will end at 1400.
>> This special transmission will be sent with greetings from Ascension
>> Island’s BBC and Babcock International staff and visitors, who will be
>> celebrating half a century of sterling broadcasting on August 28th.
>> (Ruxandra Obreja, Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium Chairman)
>> --- (via Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India, August 18, DX LISTENING DIGEST)