|Courtesy of RadioMagOnline|
Token, a longtime member of the UDXF HF utility group, has posted on their newsgroup that he is receiving DRM transmission from the US Coast Guard from his Mohave Desert, California listening post.
From his post: " couple of times now I have caught DRM like short transmissions on 5200 kHz, but I don’t really do DRM, and when I see it I assume it is broadcast oriented. Last night I saw it again and since it was on no BC schedule I could find I looked closer.
"Background The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) has an ongoing project titled: Next Generation Arctic Navigational Safety Information System (ANSIS). There is considerable concern over the increasing maritime activity in the Arctic, along with the potential for maritime accidents and serious environmental harm to the fragile Arctic environment, warranting the need to implement enhanced maritime safety measures. One challenge is that the dynamic, constantly changing environmental and safety information, which mariners need to identify, assess, and mitigate the risks of operating in the Arctic, is not presently available due to the lack of infrastructure and suitable communications capability. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) RDC and Marine Exchange Alaska (MXAK) was established to promote a public-private analysis and eventual solution to this problem.