Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Tecsun Radio Australia Q-3061 DRM Shortwave Radio

Finally, a stand-alone Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Shortwave Radio has arrived and is available for DRM and shortwave radio enthusiasts to add to their collection.

The Tecsun Radios Australia Q-3061 DRM Shortwave Radio is the culmination of several years work. Tecsun Radios Australia has worked in close co-operation with the manufacturer providing testing results from locations across the Pacific, including Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and New Zealand.

Reception of DRM signals in Australia requires many factors to be optimized, because we are outside the traditional coverage area of most broadcasters. Nevertheless, with an optimized antenna, correct selection of DRM broadcaster, schedule and good propagation conditions DRM signals can be received.

The Tecsun Radios Australia Q-3061 DRM Shortwave Radio is primarily designed to receive and decode DRM Shortwave Radio signals but the radio can also be used to receive traditional Shortwave (AM) broadcasts, FM, and AM (MW) broadcasts. 

The Tecsun Radios Australia Q-3061 DRM Shortwave Radio receives DRM, FM, and Shortwave (AW) signals via the inbuilt telescopic antenna, or for superior reception, the radio provides two dedicated external antenna BNC connections for DRM, Shortwave (AM), FM, and AM (MW) signals. 

On the FM band this receiver also decodes RDS where broadcast. In slow tuning mode, the frequency step is reduced to 1 kHz. This is an advantage when tuning the extended MW band (530-1710 kHz) to receive specialised broadcasters in Australia.

New DRM broadcasters are appearing every month. Heard every day are: Radio new Zealand International (6115, 9760 or 11690 kHz), Radio Kuwait (11970 kHz) and the BBC Far
Eastern Relay station in Singapore Kranji (15620 kHz). In addition Radio China has been heard on 17800, 15580, 11695, and 6030 kHz. As the summer months roll on, expect propagation conditions to improve.

Find out more and order your Tecsun Radios Australia Q-3061 DRM Shortwave Radio now at

And remember, over the next five weeks, Tecsun Radios Australia are running a fantastic competition to win a Tecsun PL880 Radio prize pack worth over $250 Australian Dollars.

Decode and share all 6 Tecsun Radios images on  Twitter@TecsunRadios and send them an email at

The winner will be judged by Garry on 1 February 2019. They'll even ship the prize pack anywhere in the world!..."
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Dec 28)
(WWDXC-Top News 1367/02 Jan 2019)