I woke up from an afternoon nap to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth. As a shortwave listener, I remember listening to her Christmas messages on shortwave (our preferred technology), and later via newer media. Events compelled me to change to closing music of program 271, which will be heard on the WRMI transmissions (too late for those on WINB). I used as a guide “The Queen’s Top 10 pieces of music” compiled by the BBC.
Our experiments last week with Korean text were generally successful. Below is the text as received by Merkouris in Greece …
And there was no reported reception of the Korean text in Korea. This is not surprising given that Shortwave Radiogram lacks transmitters that typically can reach northeastern Asia.
A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 270) 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 271, 8-13 September 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:34 MFSK32: Program preview
2:42 MFSK32: Why does Pluto’s moon Charon have a reddish pole?*
8:19 MFSK64: MIT develops versatile satellite ground antenna*
13:54 MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:38 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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| 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: 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-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. email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter