Shortwave Radiogram, 16-19 July 2020: Includes some 中文 that probably won’t be received in 中国

Shortwave Radiogram

From time to time we like to demonstrate that Shortwave Radiogram can transmit text in non-Latin alphabets. This weekend we will broadcast some Chinese text from Deutsche Welle.

It’s about German passenger trains improving their on-time performance during the COVID-19 crisis. For the Chinese characters to display correctly, you will need the UTF-8 character set. UTF-8 is default in Fldigi (at least during the past few years) and TIVAR, so most of you will not have any problems.

If you see black rectangles instead of Chinese characters in the Fldigi receive pane, copy those rectangles to a word processor, and most likely the Chinese text will appear there.

A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 160) is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 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 ten MFSK64 images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 161, 16-19 May 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:

1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
2:49  Amateur radio lunar lander proposal
7:08  MFSK64: Example of Chinese text from Deutsche Welle
8:47  Solar battery stores renewable energy as liquid*
12:15  This week’s images*
28:09  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to

And visit

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

Facebook group:

Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

| UTC Day  | UTC Time      | Frequency        | Transmitter       |
| Thursday | 2330-2400 UTC | 9265 kHz         | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Friday   | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz        | WRMI Florida      |
| Friday   | 1500-1530 UTC | 15750 kHz DRM    | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 0230-0300 UTC | 9265 kHz         | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 1330-1400 UTC | 15770 kHz        | WRMI Florida      |
| Sunday   | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 and 7730 kHz| WRMI Florida      |
| Sunday   | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz         | WRMI Florida      |
The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Peter John’s DX Headlines during the 0130-0200 UTC half hour might include Thor Micro or Domino EX Micro at 150 Hz or below simultaneously with his voice. Reports to Eric: . See also and

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits MFSK text in various modes and and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas) and a new time also on WRMI, Wednesdays at 2100-2200 UTC on 7780 kHz (aimed towards Europe) . 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 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 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, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.

@radio_no_koe in Japan, using an SDR in Iceland, received these images 11 July 2020, 1330-1400 UTC, 15770 kHz from WRMI Florida …


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