We have returned after a brief vacation to western Maryland. It rained most of the time we were there. But that’s OK, because it was cooler than here in the heat and humidity of the Washington DC area.
It was because of that vacation that I prepared last weekend’s special program of sixteen images featuring the color blue. This resulted in several great montages from listeners. See one at the bottom of this email.
Thanks to Mitch @Plano26 for watching over the @SWRadiogram Twitter account during my absence.
Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 168) are provided by Scott in Ontario and Frigid RF in Virginia (both Saturday 1330 UTC) and Ralf in Germany (Sunday 2330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
The “twist” for this weekend is an excerpt of text in Hungarian, from
the recently revived Radio Free Europe Hungarian Service. Hungarian has
all sorts of interesting diacritics. The UTF-8 character set will be
required, but this is default in Fldigi and TIVAR. If the characters do
not print out correctly in your Fldigi receive pane, copy the Hungarian
text to a word processor, and it might print out correctly there.
This weekend’s show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with eleven MFSK64 images.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 169, 10-13 September 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:47 MFSK32: Program preview
3:00 Excerpt of Hungarian text from RFE/RL
4:23 MFSK64: RFE/RL Hungarian logo*
5:55 RFE/RL Hungarian relaunches (story in English)
7:36 Australian telescope finds no signs of alien technology*
12:18 Images of the week*
28:16 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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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(+15770?)kHz | WRMI Florida
The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at
0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A 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/.
“This is a Music Show” 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 (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.
email@example.com . www.twitter.com/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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.