The trip to Prasar Bharti conducted by the IEEE Student Branch, JMI proved to be yet another successful attempt to quench the techno-thirsty minds of the budding engineers. The discovery of the enormous efforts involved in broadcasting, particularly the modulation and transmission of signals, well complemented by the pleasant weather turned out to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
A group of 21 students escorted by the IEEE student chair Amit Arora and the Vice chair Subah Kataria reached the Prasar Bharti premises at 12:30 pm. After the entrance formalities and security clearance we were taken to a big conference room where we met Mr. Subhash Gupta who mentored us for the rest of the trip.
Divided in two groups we were taken to the Transmitter Hall. This was a big and neat hall packed with cumbersome apparatus and television sets. Here we were explained the working of the transmission setup. It is here where the incoming signals are processed so as to make them suitable for transmission and subsequent reception.
After the informative session we were taken to the main tower-Baba Saheb Ambedkar tower. The tower established in 1992 was a 235 metres high construction with its top almost obscured by fog. The best part of the trip was the panoramic view of fog cladded Delhi from the top of the tower. After this memorable view we visited the transmission centres of 92.7 FM, 94.3 FM, FM Rainbow, FM Gold and also saw OB Vans.
The revealing insight to the transmission mechanism and the unforgettable view with the weather playing a perfect host made this trip an informative and an entertaining experience indeed.
Have a look at the pictures from the trip here.