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Saudi Arabia to Get High-Power Continental Transmitters

Manufacturer will ship four 250 kW DRM-ready systems for Ministry of Information

Continental Electronics said it won an order to supply four 250 kW HF DRM-ready transmitters and associated equipment to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Information.

The transmitters will be delivered later this year.

The sale was made through First Gulf Company of Riyadh, which will construct a new operation in Al Khumra, near Jeddah, consisting of transmitters, antennas and other equipment at a facility built by Continental Electronics and its civil contractor about 30 years ago.

“The new HF facility will be in addition to multiple 2-megawatt and 1-megawatt medium-wave systems, also using transmitters manufactured by Continental,” the manufacturer reported.

“The new high-power HF DRM-ready transmitters will enhance the Saudi MOI’s digital broadcast capabilities and will reach targeted audiences at long distances with a clear, high-quality signal. The DRM-ready transmitters are similar to those recently supplied by Continental to Broadcast Australia and to Radio-TV Malaysia, employing Transradio’s latest DRM exciters with its unique pre-correction features.”