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Old 13-08-2017, 01:49   #1
tpreitzel
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Mighty KBC

I was listening to the Mighty KBC on 9925 kHz this evening and the signal is always marginal at my location.

I'm ASSUMING that Media Broadcast is carrying the Mighty KBC from Nauen's transmitter. Is the Nauen transmitter capable of DRM? I'm assuming so. If so, it'd probably be capable of targeting the Americas reliably with a MSC of 16 QAM and at least 50 kW in the digital mode. The current azimuth seems satisfactory. The Mighty KBC would be a good candidate for xHE-AAC and a MSC of 16 QAM. The current analog transmission is generally rough indeed to hear at my location. The Mighty KBC would then no longer need to use MFSK.

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Old 20-08-2017, 19:02   #2
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So you want donations? I have a proposal.

1. Allocate 30 minutes of your weekly broadcast to DRM. You select the content as long as more than 50% is music, the universal language.
2. Use the present configuration except for the following digital requirements:
a. Use 16 QAM modulation for the MSC.
b. Use the xHE-AAC codec
c. Use parametric stereo
d. Use a minimum of 50 kW in the digital mode
3. You are allowed to miss 6 DRM transmissions per YEAR due to technical difficulties, e.g. transmitter failures.
4. A seasonal change of frequency is permitted as long as NO degradation of the strength of the signal occurs at Denver, Colorado versus the current configuration on 9925 kHz.
5. If the aforementioned criteria are met for the YEAR, then I'll donate $100 for that year. I suspect other listeners might join the effort, but I don't speak for them.

You'll need a pioneering spirit to accept such an offer, but rewards are never without risk.

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