WiNRADiO Receivers and DRM

DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) is a new digital broadcasting system for medium and short waves. It employs sophisticated state-of-the-art signal coding and compression, together with extended channel bandwidth. This result in a dramatic improvement in broadcast quality in the AM broadcast bands.

For short waves, this is particularly exciting, as this technology combines the single most important advantage of short waves, global reach, with a high signal quality previously only achievable with local FM broadcasts.

DRM broadcasting has the potential to dramatically transform and revitalize short wave broadcasting. WiNRADiO has been involved in DRM from its inception (see some of the history of our involvement) and continues to further develop this exciting technology.

DRM on WiNRADiO receivers

The latest WiNRADiO shortwave and general-coverage receivers have been designed with DRM in mind and offer superior performance:

DRM station on the WR-G31DDC Excalibur receiver
DRM station on WR-G31DDC Excalibur receiver

In WiNRADiO receivers WR-G31DDC Excalibur, WR-G33DDC Excalibur Pro, WR-G35DDCi Excalibur Ultra and WR-G39DDC Excelsior, the DRM demodulator and decoder has been fully integrated, and, thanks to this close integration and internal optimization, they offer unparalleled reception quality. All you need is just to purchase the DRM License Key. This is required by the DRM Consortium and entitles you to use all the patents and copyrights this complex technology involves, on a single computer installation. You can purchase the key directly online here.

"We should say at this stage that the DRM implementation in Excalibur is truly excellent and the best we have ever used. It produces almost immediate and consistent results from signals which other receivers would either not process at all or suffer persistent drop-outs." --- John Nelson, WRTH 2011

"The Excalibur offered the best DRM performance I've experienced to date. It even managed to maintained a decoding 'lock' during signal fades." --- Steve Ford, QST, January 2012

DRM station on WR-G313 receiver
DRM station on WR-G313 receiver

WiNRADiO receivers WR-G303i, WR-G303e, WR-G313i and WR-G313e HF receivers are also eminently suitable for DRM thanks to their low phase noise, high sensitivity and suitable bandwidth. Good reception is also possible with our general coverage HF/VHF/UHF scanning receivers WR-G305i, WR-G305e, WR-G315i and WR-G315e. With any of these receivers, you will need a DRM Demodulator/Decoder "plug-in". We have a WR-G303/G305 receiver version as well as a WR-G313/G315 receiver version.

 Where to get DRM decoder software
 Where to get DRM License Key