Littoral AM started DRM -tests on 1593 kHz

March 13, 2008 at 11:51 am 1 comment

1593 Littoral AM started tests in February. “1593 is the frequency for Littoral AM appointed by ITU in the region of Bretagne at St Goueno near Lamballe (002W33 48N18). Spain refused that they shall use 936 kHz as planned. 1593 kHz will of course create problems with Germany. I know the staff of Littoral AM and they have planned to start tests in mid-February. The temporary authorization from CSA will end April 30th, 2008. Considering the high cost of running the AM transmitter they will test with a rented transmitter of lower power. According to ITU it will be 5 kW.”
1593 (additional info) Littoral AM tells me that they are waiting for a transmitter coming from Germany around 10th of February. They now confirm 1593 kHz with only 10 kW omnidirectionnal for the tests. The transmitter comes from TRANSRADIO, model TRAM25 (25 kW). They will use DRM with this mode: AAC SBR stereo 23.6 kbps. Littoral will open a new web site concerning the tests, early February at this link:

(Thierry Vignaud via Bengt Ericson via ARC MV-Eko)

Happily this new DRM transmission is not destroying another clear requency on MW. Maybe it is interesting to know how two DRM transmitters n the same frequency do influence reception.
(Max van Arnhem-HOL, MWC via dxld)


Entry filed under: Europe, Medium Wave.

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  • 1. Niall O'Reilly  |  June 2, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    We live in St Goueno from where you tramsmit your radio station. We love the music you broadcast. However your English broadcaster prounounces St Goueno as St Guuno and we think it should be prounounced correctly as St Goueno with emphasis on the oue sound!

    Keep broadcasting and let us know when you are ready to do more than simply send out music!! We need an English French station in Brittany and there is substantial interest in advertising.


    Niall O’Reilly


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