200 kW MW DRM (Kolkata-A) Transmitter Inaugurated
200 kW digital DRM transmitter for Kolkata Á'was inaugurated today by Shri Jawhar Sircar CEO Prasar Bharati. This solid state DRM transmitter has been installed in Kolkata in place of old analogue 200 kW MW transmitter which had served its useful life and became inefficient with shrinking coverage during last few years. This new transmitter will give excellent quality audio similar to FM in DRM mode with good coverage area. It is expected to cover entire South Bengal, whereas coverage in the northern side will be nearing the chicken neck. This transmitter will also cover a good part of Odisha, some part of Jharkhand and a substantial part of adjoining Bangladesh. Due to non-availability of DRM receiver at affordable price, this new transmitter will transmit audio in analog mode for the time being. However, the transmitter can be switched over to simulcast mode or pure DRM mode at any moment.
The old transmitter was valve-based, whereas the new transmitter is purely solid-state with higher efficiency, thereby resulting substantial savings on power supply bills. Further savings on electricity will result on running the transmitter on pure DRM mode.
The installation was successfully completed by the efforts of Mr S M T Alam, DE ; Sri K.K.Ghosh, AE –IO and a team of dedicated supporting staff under the able encouraging guidance of Shri Sri P.P.Paul DDG (E) (P) and Mr A.R. Sheikh, ADG(E)(P). Shri Animesh Chakraborty, Engineer in Chief AIR( when ADG(E) (P) (EZ)) and Sri S.K. Biswas DDG (E) (P) were also involved in the project.
PB Parivar congratulates listeners of WB, all staff of AIR and ADG (EZ) Kolkata and the proud Installation team - Sri K.K.Ghosh AE (Installation Officer), Sri Kalidas Mondal.,Sr.Tech, Sri Utpal Karfa. Tech. and Sri Tapas Raptan ,Tech, who have worked day and night to realise this project.