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N. American Shortwave Group Outlines Annual Meeting

Details are out on the upcoming annual meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters.

Details are out on the upcoming annual meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters.

The event in May is at the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart, Ind. Members, shortwave stations, equipment manufacturers, program producers, listeners and others are expected. Digital Radio Mondiale developments will be a main topic.

The agenda includes a tour of HCJB’s engineering center, recently renamed the Global Technology Center.

Charlie Jacobson will discuss DRM receivers he has tested as well as HCJB’s DRM receiver package. Don Spragg of Continental Electronics will talk about the company’s DRM upgrades for shortwave transmitters and tests of DRM transmitters on 26 MHz for local broadcasting.

Also speaking: Brent Weeks of HCJB in Ecuador and Mike Adams of the Far East Broadcasting Company, who is NASB’s vice president. “We hope to have a representative from the DRM Consortium in Europe, and a sample of one of the latest DRM receivers from Europe to monitor DRM transmissions during the meeting,” organizers stated.

Attendees will visit NASB member LeSEA Broadcasting in South Bend, which operates World Harvest Radio shortwave stations in South Carolina, Maine and Hawaii.

Kim Elliott, audience research officer at VOA, and Gerhard Straub of the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau will speak. John Brewer of HCJB in Singapore will discuss radio in Indonesia; George Ross from Trans World Radio will show photos of KTWR on the Pacific island of Guam.

Adrian Peterson of Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program, who has written about American shortwave in Radio World, will present “The World’s Oldest Radio Cards, 1901-1945.” The annual NASB Business Meeting is also part of the event.

There is no registration fee. For a schedule and info, e-mail [email protected].

The NASB Web site has details about hotel reservations at a meeting rate.