Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Government to auction 839 FM licences, its largest to date

புதிய தனியார் பண்பலை வானொலிகள் (839) ஏலம் விடுவதால் ரூ.2500 கோடி வருமானம் கிடைக்கவுள்ளதாகத் தகவல்.

The government is set to auction its largest stack of FM radio licences yet, with a notification expected in a month — a move that will likely bring in an estimated Rs 2,500 crore in revenue, boost entertainment-sector jobs in smaller towns and connect underserved audiences.

The sale, when complete, will provide the country with 839 radio channel licenses across 294 new cities, in addition to existing ones. A batch of 135 licences for 69 town and cities will be the first ones to be auctioned at a reserved price of Rs 550 crore. The total reserve price for 839 licences is Rs 1,531 crore.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Passport to World Band Radio - free download

18 issues of Passport to World Band Radio have now been made available for free download at the American Radio History site


Lots of other magazines and books there for download, mostly North American but also BBC Handbooks, Wireless World and Practical Wireless.



Posted by: barraclough.mike@googlemail.com

New Generation Radio

The Austrian national radio society says amateur radios should not look like in the seventies, but should include modern technology and graphical user interfaces and colour touch screen to avoid multi-functional buttons 

The Österreichischer Versuchssenderverband (ÖVSV) used the Friedrichshafen Ham Radio event to put forward this vision to representatives of the major ham radio manufacturers.

They believe a New Generation Radio has to have an open firmware enabling software developers to create new applications for innovative experiments in the Amateur Radio Service.

Read their thoughts on a new radio in Google English at:

Posted by: Mike Terry <miketerry73@btinternet.com>