WRMI has restored several of its frequencies after damage to its antennas by Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, last weekend, most of the frequencies used by Shortwave Radiogram were not among the frequencies back on the air. We will not repeat program 274 for a third weekend, but will present a new show. If you missed program 274, the audio file is here, and a video of reception on WINB’s 9265 kHz, provided by Scott in Ontario, is here.
Shortwave Radiogram may still not be available on all its WRMI frequencies this weekend. As I type this, according to emails from WRMI, 5850, 7780 and 15770 kHz have not returned. The frequency 7730 kHz is back on the air but perhaps not at full power. Updates will be available at Twitter @SWRadiogram or twitter.com/swradiogram.
WRMI is asking for donations to help with the substantial cost of repairing it antennas and feedlines. A GoFundMe page has been established. There is also a donation link on the wrmi.net home page: Be sure to use the pull-down menu to select Hurricane Ian Damage Repairs. WRMI has been generous to Shortwave Radiogram in its five years of broadcasting. Please join me in donating if you can.
Iran has lately stepped up its blocking of the internet. This weekend, we will demonstrate the ability to use radio — shortwave radio in this case — to transmit text in Persian. It will be a brief excerpt from Deutsche Welle.
As mentioned above, a video of Shortwave Radiogram program 274 is provided by Scott in Ontario (Thursday 2330 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 275, 13-18 October 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:43 MFSK32: Program preview
2:57 MFSK32: Excerpt of Persian text from Deutsche Welle
4:28 MFSK32: US radio amateur elected ITU secretary general
7:06 MFSK64: Whitest paint now thin for cars and planes*
11:20 MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:03 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 | | 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