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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Slideshow Experiment

 Hafa adai DXers,

    During the B21 season, we have been experimenting with the slideshow features of our DRM broadcasts. We added some slides and made an attempt to make the DXers Diary slide appear during that particular program. Unfortunately, no one with the ability to see the slides has let us know how they are appearing. If you have a receiver (ex. Avion) or an SDR/computer set-up that allows you to see the slides, please let us know how many slides appear, how long they appear and how many times you see them. Thanks so much for your help.

73

KTWR A22 DRM Schedule

 Hi Everyone,

    We are just about ready for A22 broadcast season. We will have some changes for DRM schedule in the coming season. The most noteworthy change is the addition of Mandarin broadcasts on weekdays.

KTWR Digital Broadcasts

 

DRM broadcasts (Effective 27 March 2022):

 

                                                                           Designated

Day              Time (UTC)        Frequency        Coverage Area         Language


Saturday     1100-1127          12000 kHz          China                       English

 

Saturday     1128-1230          9910 kHz            Japan                      Japanese, English

                         

Sunday        0957-1026        15200 kHz           India                        South Indian languages


Sunday        1026-1056        15200 kHz           India                        English


M-F              1215-1245         9910 kHz            China                      Mandarin


73 from KTWR

Monday, December 20, 2021

Dual Audio Services Christmas Night

 On 25 December KTWR will broadcast our regular DRM programs to China at 10:57 UTC and Japan at 12:00 UTC with two audio services.  The Chinese program will be available in either Mandarin or Cantonese and the Japanese program in either Japanese or Korean.  Both will be on 9910 kHz.  To accommodate both channels we will be using 64QAM modulation rather than our usual 16QAM.  This will raise the threshold SNR for reception by about 4dB.  If you have difficultly receiving the signal, please use your best antenna and eliminate local noise sources (florescent lights, PC power adapters, ...).  The 11:29 UTC Japanese program, The Word Today, will be broadcast in the single audio/ 16QAM format.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Christmas Broadcast Update

Hi again. We ran into some unexpected interference with our 11860kHz DRM broadcast at 1358-1428UTC. As of this Friday, 10 December, we will move it to 11890kHz. We hope this will greatly improve the SNR in central India.

73 and have a great Christmas de KTWR

Thursday, December 2, 2021

New DXers Diary Contest

 Dear listeners of DXERS DIARY,

  • Starting this week, we will be conducting a contest until 6 February 2022.
  • During these 2 months, listeners who send regular reception reports for DXERS DIARY will be eligible to take part in the contest.
  • 5 winners will be randomly drawn from this group of participants.
  • They will win a special code with which they can download the Starwaves DRM Radio mobile application, free of cost. This will allow them to listen to their favorite DRM radio stations on a mobile phone.
  • DXers Diary would like to thank the DRM Consortium and Starwaves for sponsoring the gift.
Remember that this program is aired at the beginning of KTWR's 1028-1056UTC DRM broadcast on 15200kHz every Sunday.

73 from KTWR

Friday, November 19, 2021

KTWR Christmas Broadcasts

We have good news for you. (Actually, our broadcasts are always about good news.) Since the dual-language test that we did for China worked, we are going to broadcast special simultaneous Mandarin/Cantonese DRM programs on Christmas evening at 1057-1127UTC on 9910kHz. (This is during our normal China DRM broadcast.) We will also do simultaneous Japanese/Korean programs in our DRM broadcast the same night on 9910kHz at 1200-1230UTC. (I am sorry that I had mistaken told you that we were doing these languages in the test a few weeks ago.)

We also have an additional DRM broadcast to announce. For 1-26 December, KTWR will broadcast programs from God-Centered Life (GCL) on 11860kHz at 1358-1428UTC toward South Asia. These programs are from different series that GCL has produced. I have looked at the descriptions of the programs and they look quite interesting. We hope you enjoy them, too.

73 de NH2MS and KTWR

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

KTWR B21 DRM Broadcast Schedule

 

Sorry we have been late in updating the DRM broadcast schedule for KTWR. That turned out to be a good thing since we had to change one of the B21 frequencies back to what we had in A21. Here it is:


KTWR Digital Broadcasts

 

 

DRM broadcasts (Effective 7-November-2021):

 

                                                                           Designated

Day              Time (UTC)        Frequency        Coverage Area         Language


Saturday     1100-1127          9910 kHz            China                       English

 

Saturday     1128-1230          9910 kHz            Japan                      Japanese, English

                         

Sunday        0957-1026        15200 kHz           India                        South Indian languages


Sunday        1026-1056        15200 kHz           India                        English


73 from KTWR