As I type this, the windows in my office are open. Through the screen I can hear the grass-cutting machines, which seem to be a permanent feature in our neighborhood. Temperatures here in northern Virginia reached 87F/31C this week, and that’s what it is now. But a cold front will move in this afternoon, and maybe some storms with it. So I should finish this post before there are any electric power disruptions.
A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 298) is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). See also a Twitter video by Colton in Texas, demonstrating decoding by placing a Tecsun PL990 near a laptop computer equipped with Fldigi. 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 299, 6-10 April 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:35 MFSK32: Program preview
2:43 MFSK32: Asteroid Didymos spinning fast, flinging rubble
6:33 MFSK64: Asian swamp eels spread in the Everglades*
12:10 MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:30 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to email@example.com
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 | |----------|---------------|------------------|-------------------| | 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: 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 MFSK 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