If you have not done so already, please note the new transmission schedule of Shortwave Radiogram, which is listed below. We are no longer broadcasting Saturday 1330-1400 UTC. And the “red-eye” show has been moved from Sunday to Monday, same time, 0800-0830 UTC, on 5850 and (recently changed) 7780 kHz. The Sunday 2330-2400 broadcast has changed from 7780 to 7730 kHz.
Many shortwave listeners are familiar with the Voice of Greece. We usually receive a good signal here in North America on 9420 kHz, with programming that includes very nice Greek music. Greek public radio broadcaster ERT had made the decision to close the shortwave service on March 31. However, “at the request of the Ministry of Defense, the Avlida shortwave broadcast centre will remain active until May 31, when re-evaluating the conditions for further continuation or not of its operation.” Those “conditions” may be related to events in Ukraine, where the invasion is disrupting the internet, and in Russia, where many Western online news sites and platforms have been blocked or restricted.
This weekend on Shortwave Radiogram, we will provide the Greek Ministry of Defense a factor to consider in its evaluation of shortwave. We will transmit an excerpt of a press release in Greek from the Ministry of Defense, along with an accompanying photo. Text and images are the main components of a web page, but in this case they will be sent with no help from the internet. (If Fldigi displays rectangles instead of Greek characters, copy those rectangles to a word processor, and they might display correctly.)
There is no video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (there was no adequate reception in Toronto for Scott, our primary videographer.) The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 251, 7-12 April 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:38 MFSK32: Program preview
2:45 MFSK32: Greek Defense Minister meets US diplomat (Greek)*
10:29 MFSK64: Solar cells that also work at night
12:50 MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:44 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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 Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway
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 | | Sunday | 2330-2400 UTC | 7730 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Monday | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 7780 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Tuesday | 1430-1500 UTC | 9955 kHz | WRMI Florida |
The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) 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” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 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). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. firstname.lastname@example.org www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho https://thisisamusicshow.com
Pop Shop Radio from British Columbia, Canada, includes “a whole variety of pop music, such as records from the 1960s and 1970s that were played on Top-40 radio stations not only in North America but also on offshore radio and stations like Radio Luxembourg.” The programs now include some MFSK32 text and an image. Website: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1 Email: email@example.com.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter