"RA will commence a DRM schedule from its main Pacific station at Shepparton, Victoria, from 1 April 2012. Average power is 40 kW from a Continental 418G transmitter. Reception reports welcome especially notifying interference to the RA transmissions.
Broadcasts to central Pacific may also be audible in North America; broadcasts to the south-west Pacific and PNG may also be audible in eastern Australia. Broadcasts to south-east Asia may be audible in Europe."
Here's the new schedule from Radio Australia. Times in UTC.
|0100-0300||19000||Central Pacific||mode C 10 kHz 16QAM level 1 11 kb/s|
|0700-0900||7410||South-west Pacific||mode B 10 kHz 64QAM level 2 24 kb/s|
|0900-1100||9475||South-west Pacific||mode B 10 kHz 64QAM level 2 24 kb/s|
|1100-1300||6080||West Pacific and PNG||mode C 10 kHz 16QAM level 1 11 kb/s|
|1300-1500||9890||Wentral Pacific||mode C 10 kHz 16QAM level 1 11 kb/s|
|1500-1700||5940||SE-Asia||mode C 10 kHz 16QAM level 1 11 kb/s|
|1700-1900||9475||SE-Asia||mode C 10 kHz 16QAM level 1 11 kb/s|
It's great to see DRM starting to get some traction. The combination of All India Radio, Radio New Zealand International and Radio Australia means that there will be plenty to tune in to. The AIR DRM schedule is here.
Now we need a new generation of low cost, low power consumption receivers to make it take off.
Bad news I'm afraid. It looks like management have decided not to go ahead with the DRM transmissions from Shepparton at this stage. Very sad.