Digital Radio Mondiale (mondiale is French for "worldwide") is
the future of shortwave radio. Analog shortwave radio is
occasionally plagued with static caused by lightning or other
locally generated noises. But the biggest problem with these
transmissions is a phenomenon called phase shifting. Caused
by constantly changing atmospheric conditions, phase shifting
causes garbled audio so common to shortwave listening. As a
result the spoken word can be become temporarily
unintelligible. And often music sounds horrible over shortwave
radio. But all that is about to change.
DRM DIGITAL SHORTWAVE RADIO
No more static or garbled sound. And since DRM
transmissions are digital, stations can transmit text and
pictures along with the audio program. DRM is being
transmitted by dozens of shortwave stations around the world.
But you will need a few digital radio to receive DRM
broadcasts. Although few DRM receivers are currently
available, manufacturers are gearing up to produce
inexpensive digital radios. We predict that DRM will replace
analog over the next few years to usher in a new age of
This is the official site of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
An amazing comparison between analog shortwave reception versus the quality audio
of a DRM shortwave broadcast. Click the various icons for a stunning sample audio.
This site is dedicated to promoting DRM in North America.
Here is a schedule of DRM broadcasts worldwide. Although few transmissions
target North America, we can listen to some that target Central America and the