Radio Canada International is on the air via shortwave from Sackville New Brunswick with a special series of DRM digital test transmissions.
Daily half-hour broadcasts are being presented for the first two weeks of May under the auspices of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters in the United States. The programming is produced by several American shortwave stations.
Among them is Adventist World Radio; its officials say they are “very interested to know the effective coverage area of the transmission, as well as the width of the digital signal as noted on analog receivers, and the effect of analog interference on the digital signal.” So they’re calling for reception reports covering reception of their program “Wavescan,” a DX program, according to DX Editor Dr. Adrian M. Peterson, a member of the NASB board. It airs late Friday (May 4).
NASB test broadcasts from Radio Canada International are being aired daily at 2200–2230 UTC on 9800 kHz DRM.
Several other international shortwave stations are planning to broadcast special programs in the DRM mode; the broadcasts are timed to take place while shortwave officials are meeting in Elkhart, Ind., May 10–11 for the annual meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters and the USA DRM Group at the HCJB Global Technology Center.
(Reception reports covering the AWR program from Canada in the digital and analog modes will be honored with an endorsed QSL card. Send reports for the test broadcasts to Adventist World Radio, Box 29235, Indianapolis, IN 46229 USA, or e-mail adrian@AWR.org.
Reception reports on any of the tests from RCI Sackville may be sent to NASB Test Broadcasts, 175 Fontainebleau Blvd IN4, Miami, FL 33172 USA.)