The Mighty KBC moves to its winter frequency of 5960 kHz this weekend: UTC Sunday 0000-0200 UTC, Saturday evening in the Americas. See KBC section farther down in this email …
September is here. Here in the Washington DC area, September is usually just another month of summer, as far as the weather goes. That said, we are enjoying a few days’ respite from the extreme heat and humidity, enough to give the AC a rest and open the windows. Condolences to our listeners in western North America, where the heat dome is settling in for a few days. I’m sure some of that heat will eventually make its way east, including to our Atlantic seaboard.
At the suggestion of Mark Hirst, our audio archivist, this weekend we will try some Korean text. Unlike our English text, where line breaks are inserted at 65 spaces, we will let Korean text flow without breaks. Fldigi or your Android app will do the wrapping. We’ll see how well this works. The headline of the VOA Korean story should look like this …
조태용 대사 “미, 한국 전기차 차별 부당”
This weekend’s will include eleven images. Eleven, as a prime number, is difficult for the display of images in a word processing table, which must be x times y, or y times x. Probably an arrangement with different numbers of images per row. A good challenge for an old brain.
A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 269) 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.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 270, 1-6 September 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:35 MFSK32: Program preview
2:42 MFSK32: Excerpt of text from VOA Korean
5:24 MFSK64: Small-scale pumped heat energy storage system
7:55 MFSK64: This week’s images* **
27:30 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
** last image, art of the week, is also a multipath detector
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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