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DRM and RRI digital radio trial in Indonesia

The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium and the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) are presently undergoing a DRM30 digital radio trial in Bogor .

The actual demonstration on the MW transmitter (1242 kHz) with a power of 6.5 kW  will be conducted by RRI and key Consortium members: Fraunhofer IIS, GatesAir, RFmondial and Transradio.

A workshop is also scheduled in Bogor where  attendees will be invited to observe the results of the DRM30 trial and to learn more about the full DRM standard.

RRI is exploring ways of efficiently covering the challenging broadcasting landscape of Indonesia which has coastal lowlands, large islands and mountainous areas.

Sunarya Ruslan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RRI Indonesia, says: “We are looking at the weaknesses that we experience currently in analogue radio with a desire to offer radio broadcast services that are economical, easy, and mobile, offering the same good quality to Indonesian citizens, whether they are in big or small cities, even in remote areas and whether they are farmers, fishermen, government officials or private citizens.”