The big news this weekend is that our Saturday broadcast on 9400 kHz will change its time to 1400-1430 UTC (it was 1600-1630 UTC). This should improve reception in Europe by keeping it in the daylight hours. We will find out how this time change will affect reception in Asia/Pacific and North America. (The Mighty KBC will also change its time on 9400 kHz from 1500-1600 to 1300-1400 UTC, with a minute of MFSK64 at about 1330 UTC.)
As we approach winter, listeners in Europe should encounter better reception Friday at 2030-2100 UTC on 7780 kHz, and possibly some reception Monday at 0800-0830 UTC on 7730 or 5850 kHz.
In most of North America, daylight savings time ends 4 November. Shortwave Radiogram stays at its UTC broadcast times, so this weekend the Sunday transmission will be at 6:30 pm EST and the Monday transmission at the delightful hour of 3:00 am EST.
Last week we transmitted Thor 22. I’m not sure if Thor 22 text (78 wpm) decodes more successfully than MFSK32 (120 wpm) in difficult reception conditions. One advantage is that Thor22 images can be adjusted to eliminate phase and slant issues, just as I have done here by using the arrows …