Shortwave Radiogram, 26-29 December 2019: Digital modes to close out 2019

Shortwave Radiogram

I hope you have been enjoying this holiday week. Thank you for the decoded images from last  weekend’s Holiday Spectacular.  One of my favorites is from Al in the skip zone of Florida, 22 December 2019, during the 2330-2400 UTC broadcast, 7780 kHz from WRMI also in Florida. A fuzzy Christmas tree in Traverse City, Michigan, is bracketed by fuzzy green traffic lights and fuzzy white street lights, all quite artistic.

Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram – the Holiday Spectacular with 15 MFSK64 images – are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), Ralf in Germany and HFZone in (I think) the eastern USA  (both Saturday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend’s show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with eight MFSK images

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 132,  26-29 December 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
2:45  Canada’s new Arctic patrol ship might sail south*
8:41  MFSK64: How North Korea controls outside information
15:07  This week’s images*
27:20  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to

And visit

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or (visit during the weekend to see listeners’ results)

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|            Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule           |
| UTC Day  | UTC Time      | Frequency     | Transmitter site    |
| Friday   | 0030-0100 UTC | 9265 kHz      | WINB Pennsylvania   |
| Friday   | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz     | WRMI Florida        |
| Friday   | 1500-1530 UTC | 13690 kHz DRM*| WINB Pennsylvania   |
| Saturday | 0330-0400 UTC | 9265 kHz      | WINB Pennsylvania   |
| Sunday   | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 7730 kHz | WRMI Florida        |
| Sunday   | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz      | WRMI Florida        |

The Mighty KBC broadcasts to North America Sunday
0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz from a transmitter in
Germany. Great (and some obscure) oldies, plus a minute of MFSK64 at
0130 UTC. Reports to See also and

“This is a Music Show” is the newest addition to
digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show,
but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the
broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850
kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas).
Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. . @ThisIsAMusicSho

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as
KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency
Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the
Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with
out-of-state check-ins starting at 1230 UTC). Check-ins are usually in
Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg
add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America,
feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA
to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of
the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send
me an email to , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I
will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays at 2300 UTC (Wednesday 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.

Daithi in Ireland received these images of the Holiday Spectacular,
22 December 2019, 2330-2400 UTC, 7780 kHz from WRMI Florida … 

Fuente: Shortwave Radiogram, 26-29 December 2019: Digital modes to close out 2019


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