Is anyone using, or attempting to use, Fldigi with the MacOS Big Sur? John in Texas, who reports every week via email, writes: «just upgraded to Apple’s new OS Big Sur 11.0.1 and FLDigi seems to communicate with the radio, but the FLdigi 4.1.15.05 display is blank.» He also tried upgrading to Fldigi 4.1.16 and moving back to 4.1.14, with no success. If you have advice, please send it our usual email email@example.com and I’ll pass it on.
During our Sunday 0800-0830 UTC transmission, 5850 and 7730 kHz from WRMI Florida, there is now enough darkness over the North Atlantic to enable reception in Europe, at least in some locations. Lately there has been a data signal on 5850 kHz that disrupts reception on that frequency, although our MFSK might be partially decodable on either side of the co-channel signal.
Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 178) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and UR1002 SWL in California (the MFSK32 closing of the Friday 1500 UTC DRM transmission as received on a Uniwave Di-Wave 100 DRM radio). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
This weekend’s show is in our tried-and-true MFSK32 and MFSK64, with eleven MFSK64 images.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 179, 20-22 November 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:41 MFSK32: Program preview
2:44 Quebec mandates electric cars starting 2035
6:16 MFSK64: UK studies orbital solar power plants*
11:11 This week’s images*
27:57 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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