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Sorry about the missing transmission on 9400 kHz at 1600 UTC last Saturday. Space Line in Bulgaria tells me the problem has been resolved, so let’s hope for the best on 27 October.
A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030-2100 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
Many shortwave broadcast stations will change some of their frequencies for the new B18 HF transmission period beginning 28 October. All Shortwave Radiogram times and frequencies, however, will remain the same. And the transmission times will be the same by UTC, so they will change by your local time if and when there is a shift from summer to winter time in your country. This will be 28 October in most of Europe, and 4 November in most of North America.
As we approach the winter months, propagation is becoming interesting. The Saturday 1600-1630 UTC broadcast on 9400 kHz will reach not only Asia and the Pacific, but sometimes will cross the Pacific to western North America. Friday 2030-2100 UTC on 7780 kHz is better received in Europe. And the Monday 0800-0830 UTC broadcast on 7730 kHz and maybe 5850 kHz is beginning to be heard in Europe.
Thor22 this week. Shortwave Radiogram this weekend will include one news item in Thor22. Thor22 is slow (78 wpm) but robust, so you might get a good decode of the text even in difficult reception conditions.
There will also be a Thor22 image. When the image transmission is complete, a box will open in Fldigi. You can use the left-right arrows to correct any slant or phase problems. Then click Save to save the image as a png file in the same folder as your MFSK images saved by Fldigi.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 71, 26-29 October 2018, in modes as noted:
1:36 MFSK32: Program preview
2:52 Thor22: Laser system could create quantum internet*
11:07 MFSK64: First images from BepiColombo Mercury probe*
13:28 Images of the week*
27:00 MFSK32: Closing announcements*
* with image(s)
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Shortwave Radiogram schedule (days and times UTC):
Friday 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz from WRMI Florida
Saturday 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz from Space Line Bulgaria
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz from WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 UTC
5850 and 7730 kHz from WRMI Florida
The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit http://ibcradio.webs.com/
Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitted by WRMI Florida Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC on 5850 and 7730 kHz. MFSK32 is broadcast during the second half hour of the show. Reports to email@example.com.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter