Friday 4 September 2015

Russia Testing Digital System Below the FM Band

DRM+ Broadcasts in Band I
Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network has started a full DRM+ trial on Radio Mayak (Radio Lighthouse) in St. Petersburg on the 67.46 frequency. This new test is similar to one that took place in Moscow in December 2014, says the Digital Radio Mondiale organization.

Thus far, according to Victor Goregliad, deputy general director of RTRS, the program has gone according to plan. The tests, which began in July, are being performed in the 66–74 MHz VHF range. He says that the future of digital broadcasting now depends on the broadcasters. St. Petersburg tests are expected to continue into the fall.

Band I 66-74 MHz was used as the standard FM band until the 90's in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.