Apologies, especially to North Americans who were awake at an inconvenient hour, for the missing Shortwave Radiogram last Sunday at 0600 UTC on 7730 kHz. The legal difficulties of Brother Stair, a major WRMI client, caused a sudden reduction in the WRMI transmission schedule.
Jeff White at WRMI has kindly offered us Monday at 0800-0830 UTC on 7730 kHz and (for this weekend at least) 5850 kHz. This Monday is a holiday, but when Monday reverts to being a work day, North Americans might want to consider using Audacity’s timer record. Or just leave Fldigi running all night, then read the text and look at the images in the morning.
Please also note that The Mighty KBC is changing frequency this weekend to 6150 kHz for its North America broadcast, UTC Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC. The new frequency replaces 5960 kHz.
Last weekend’s holiday lights special produced some very nice decoded MFSK32 images from all parts of the world. See the examples above and at the bottom of this email. Additional images have been posted to @SWRadiogram, or https://twitter.com/swradiogram . If you missed the broadcast, Scott in Ontario provided this video, suitable for your own decoding.
This weekend we will transmit images of Happy New Year in the fourteen languages of the Shortwave Radiogram listeners who are currently sending reception reports or reporting decodes to @SWRadiogram. Sorry if I missed anyone’s language. There will be four additional MFSK32 images, for a total of 18!
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 28, 30-31 December 2017, all in MFSK32:
1:32 Program preview
2:34 New shortwave broadcast station in Australia*
7:23 Radio Caroline returns to the airwaves*
12:28 Images of “Happy New Year” in 14 languages*
22:17 Closing announcements*
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Program 28
(30-31 December 2017)
||Space Line, Bulgaria
The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on new 6150 kHz, via Germany. The 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/.
Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit http://ibcradio.webs.com/ Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter