Our transmission Friday (tonight) at 0530-0600 UTC on 7780 kHz does not draw much of an audience. This could be because of its inconvenient time. Or because the signal is not very good at anyplace that we know of. The beam heading from WRMI is 222°. That’s close to Australia, but there is too much daylight over the Pacific at 0530 UTC for 7780 to work well most of the year. The 222° beam also includes Central America, but lately I have not heard from any listeners in that part of the world, and I’m not aware of any SDRs there. But the Friday 0530 UTC broadcast can be heard many other places in world, if not brilliantly. Try it, and if you can decode at least 90% of the MFSK32, we can declare it a success.
A reminder that The Mighty KBC has expanded its schedule. The new times and frequencies are in the KBC section blow. The Eric van Willegen hour includes a minute of MFSK64 at 30 minutes past.
Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 287) are provided by Darau Blė in Lithuania, Scott in Ontario and an excerpt by IZ0298SWL in Italy (all 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 288, 20-23 January 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:40 MFSK32: Program preview
2:48 MFSK32: NASA’s Geotail mission ends after 30 years*
9:27 MFSK64: Spray coating blocks RF with flip of a switch
13:33 MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:06 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
| UTC Day | UTC Time | Frequency | Transmitter | |----------|---------------|------------------|-------------------| | Friday | 0030-0100 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania | | Friday | 0530-0600 UTC | 7780 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Friday | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Friday | 1500-1530 UTC | 15755 kHz DRM | WINB Pennsylvania | | Saturday | 0330-0400 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania | | Saturday | 2300-2330 UTC | 7570 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Monday | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 kHz | WRMI Florida |
The Mighty KBC transmits to Sundays at 2200-2400 UTC (5-7 pm EST) on 5950 kHz from WRMI Florida. A minute of MFSK64 is at about 2330 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 MFSK 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