The Winter SWL Fest starts one week from today (Thursday). It will take place 27-28-29 February 2020 in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania (suburban Philadelphia). I will speak after the Saturday evening banquet about “International Broadcasting in Interesting Times.” If you can attend or drop by, it will be good to see you. Information at http://swlfest.com.
Listeners in Europe and Japan are still hearing the 0800-0830 UTC broadcast on either 5850 or 7730 kHz, or both. As nights get shorter in the Northern Hemisphere, this propagational window will close in the next few weeks. But spring will bring new interesting shortwave propagation on Shortwave Radiogram frequencies.
There are so many videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 139), that I will put them in a table …
| UTC Day | UTC Time | kHz | Listener | Location | Link to video | |----------|-----------|-------|-------------|----------|------------------------------| | Saturday | 0330-0400 | 9265 | Lolo sdr | Spain | https://youtu.be/51-4tfy0v5A | | Saturday | 1330-1400 | 15770 | Lolo sdr | Spain | https://youtu.be/yjX1UmFqwJM | | Sunday | 0800-0830 | 7730 | kurama10goo | Japan | https://youtu.be/OL3CD3ixDDM | | Sunday | 0800-0830 | 7730 | Lolo sdr | Spain | https://youtu.be/kA1hkRtFrMI | | Sunday | 0800-0830 | 5850 | Scott | Ontario | https://youtu.be/iu1O7Ahql0U | | Sunday | 2330-2400 | 7780 | Ralf | Germany | https://youtu.be/0DsdfsreVb8 | | Sunday | 2330-2400 | 7780 | Jeff | Oklahoma | https://youtu.be/U_7DAs9l_Zs |
This weekend’s show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with ten MFSK images.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 140, UTC 21-23 February 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:46 MFSK32: Program preview
3:08 New technology harvests humidity to generate electricty*
9:04 MFSK64: Plantes carnivores au Jardin botanique* **
11:41 Dem Institut für Rundfunktechnologie droht Schließung* **
15:36 This week’s images*
28:13 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
** use UTF-8 character set for the diacritics
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners’ results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
| UTC Day | UTC Time | Frequency | Transmitter | |----------|---------------|------------------|-------------------| | 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 | | Saturday | 1330-1400 UTC | 15770 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Sunday | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 kHz7730 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Sunday | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz | WRMI Florida |
The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at
0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of
MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: email@example.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
“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 0200-0300 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/
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 now 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 email@example.com , 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 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.
Kapazitätsdiode @varaktor “near the border triangle of Germany, Czech Republic and Poland with a Sangean ATS-909X and a simple wire antenna” received these images from WRMI on 7780 kHz …