Saturday, September 23, 2017

from the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot , schedules September 24-30


From the Isle of Music, Sept 24-30

Electric 60s-70s
Most of this episode will be dedicated to some very interesting Cuban Rock and dance bands in the 60s and 70s, including some groups that were very popular in Cuba but little-known in other countries except among close followers of the music then.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz,from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
From the Isle of Music is not available for listening on demand but some broadcasts can be heard online during the time of the broadcast using Web SDRs or the WBCQ website (during their broadcast) if you are not receiving the radio signal.


Adults Mostly......
Send the kids out in the yard to play this week, on Episode 29 of
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, we are going to listen to some classic Party records (if you are of a certain age, you know what those are) with a little bit of Greece on the side. Sunday, September 24 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 kHz right after Marion's Attic, and right before a rebroadcast (we think) of Ramsey's Furthermore 29/54. Check us all out - if we're going to Hell, we want company!

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

Friday, September 22, 2017

VOA Mediumwave Stations in the Florida Keys


On a previous occasion here in Wavescan, we presented the story of the short term VOA medium wave relay station that was established on Garden Island in the cluster of keys known as the Dry Tortugas, in the chain of small islands known as the Florida Keys.  This station was subsequently reinstalled on Sugarloaf Key.  The 50 kW transmitter for this station came from the medium wave broadcast station WBAL in Baltimore Maryland, and it operated in the Florida Keys under VOA on 1040 kHz from 1962 to 1966.

            Over a period of time, there were two other radio transmitters in the Dry Tortugas Islands and these were installed on Garden Island and Loggerhead Key.  The seven keys and associated islets and rocks in the Dry Tortugas are these days clustered together into a United States National Park at the western end of the Florida Keys. 

            Wireless station RF was installed in Fort Jefferson on Garden Island in 1902, and it was in use for just seven years.  The reason for its closure was the difficulty in providing logistical support for personnel serving on the isolated Garden Key, and also the cost of providing all of this necessary support.

            There was another radio station in the Dry Tortugas, and this was installed in the Radio Room at the base of the Dry Tortugas Lighthouse on Loggerhead Key, three miles west of Fort Jefferson.  The Dry Tortugas Lighthouse on Loggerhead Key stood 150 ft tall and its light could be seen 35 miles distant.

            The first radio beacon in Florida, as a wireless guide for passing shipping, was established on Loggerhead Key on December 21, 1927.  A small communication transmitter was installed in the Radio Room at the lighthouse and this was on the air on 3410 kHz under the callsign WST.

            Another VOA medium wave relay station was installed on Sister’s Creek Island in Marathon Key and it was taken into regular service on November 12, 1962.  This VOA station was made up of three transportable vans with a three tower antenna array, and the normal operating frequency of its 50 kW transmitter was 1180 kHz.  However, during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the previous month of October, this station was temporarily on the air on 1040 kHz, the same channel as the other VOA station on Garden Island.

            During the year 1982, the United States navy constructed another 50 kW medium radio station  with four antenna towers at its communication center on Saddlebunch Key.  Seven years later, during a massive rebuilding of the VOA station on Sister’s Island-Marathon Key, the Saddlebunch station took over the regular VOA-Radio Marti programming that was beamed to Cuba..

            During the Cuban crisis, which was precipitated by the collapse of the Soviet Union two years later in 1991, approval was granted for the usage of the full power output of 100 kW from VOA Marathon.  The output from the twin 50 kW Continental transmitters was combined to provide the power level of 100 kW.

            A new transmitter complement at 100 kW was installed in 2008, and during the following year new antenna towers were erected.

            In our two part series on the medium wave VOA relay stations in the Florida Keys, we have presented the story of four different stations.  These have been:-

Garden Key                50 kW  1040 kHz        1962 Oct  till    1962 Dec        WBAL transmitter
 Sugarloaf Key             50        1040                1963 Jan         1966                WBAL transmitter
 Marathon Key             50        1180                1962 Nov        1989                Sister’s Creek Island
                                   100        1180                1996                2017                Rebuilt station
Saddlebunch Key       50        1180                1989                1996                Marathon rebuild        
(AWR-Wavescan/NWS 446)

Radio Mi Amigo to broadcast on September 24


Hello to all Radio Mi Amigo International friends,
Another high-power broadcast, is scheduled for this Sunday, September 24, 2017.
                                         
We will play Soul/Tamla Motown as requested from the listeners.

The "host" of the show will be our 'Soulman' Bruno Hantson together with Keith Lewis and Bob James

Schedule:
September, 24 from 1700-1900 UTC, with 100 KW of power, in the 25 meter band on 11845 kHz, and online webstreams:http://radiomiamigointernational.com

 .....Coming Soon..........
At the end of October there will be another 'high power' broadcast ! (in the 1st hour more of your soul-requests)

....also we will welcome two more "big names" from the Netherlands in our team who worked on offshore-stations in the 70s and 80s

 Don't forget to listen every day from 09-19hr CET on 6085 kHz and 24/7 online to the 'one and only' original Radio Mi Amigo International !

Kind regards
Cpt. Kord and the whole team
http://radiomiamigointernational.com

Shortwave Radiogram schedule , September 23-24


Saturn was looking good last Sunday at 2355 UTC, until I broke the transmitter on 11580 kHz. Fortunately, it came back on the air a few minutes later. Thanks to Carlos in Illinois for decoding and posting this image.
Hello friends,
Last weekend, Shortwave Radiogram was transmitted during three of its four time slots, despite hurricane damage to the antennas at WRMI. Because WRMI’s ftp server was not working, we needed to use an alternative method to upload the show to the station. The broadcasts on 11580 kHz were successful, except for a short break in transmission during the Cassini Saturn image (see above).

 On the WRMI Facebook page, Jeff White reports that all the station’s frequencies are back on the air except for 15770 kHz, the antenna for which suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Irma. Thanks to these quick repairs by the WRMI team, Shortwave Radio should be back to its full schedule this weekend.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 14, 23-24 September 2017, all in MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz:dddedd

 1:31  Program preview

 2:44  Nanosat fleet proposed for voyage to 300 asteroids*

 9:33  Acorns: little nuts with big impact*

14:58  Smoke from western North America fires reaches Europe*

20:59  Rockwell Collins to be sold to United Technologies

23:27  Drawings recall Soviet era in Ukraine*

27:26  Closing announcements

 * with image
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram



Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida

 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 8-10 pm EDT) on new 5960 kHz, via Germany. (But also try 5960-5970, 6100, 6105, or 6125-6135 kHz, in case there are last minute changes.) The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.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:

WEDNESDAY  18.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE

                        19.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE

THURSDAY     02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE

FRIDAY           01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

SATURDAY     01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA

                        20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE

SUNDAY          00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA

                        10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE

 Thanks for your reception reports!  I am still answering reports from program 6 during this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Additional information on Al-Azm Radio from Saudi Arabia

This week I have been monitoring the new Saudi Arabian station, Al-Azm Radio on 11745 kHz, as part of the Saudi Arabia Corporation. Broadcast are in support of the Saudi troops in southern regions, near the Yemeni border. The published schedule in Arabic is: 0700-2000 UTC. Video of reception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YmYta8jN5A&t=17s
Special thanks to contributor, Hans Johnson, for supplying a graphic from their Twitter page and a translation of their on-air announcement.
Gayle Van Horn W4GVH


This is a partial translation of the frequency and target announcement.  I'm really rusty, forgive any mistakes I have made, I am sure someone will let us know :)

I found another thing on their Twitter
1 - Is Riyadh
2 - Is Al Khamra in Jeddah. (see above photo)

"Dear listeners in Najran and Jazan (two towns/provinces in southwest Saudi Arabia), our (one word missed) soldiers on the southern border and our (one word missed) in dear Yemen.  You are listening to Determination from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Listeners in the Jazan (area, I think) you can listen to us on AM on a frequency of 549 kHz and on FM on a frequency of 107 MHz.  Listeners in Faifa? (town in SW Saudi) province (literal, district) can hear us on a frequency of 99 Mhz FM . .  . .  Listeners anywhere can hear us on shortwave on a frequency of 11.745 MHz . . . . Determination, the Voice of Truth."

(Hans Johnson)

Universe Radio slated for special broadcast

Universe Radio 
On September 30, 2017, Universe Radio will make a special HF broadcast to celebrate it's fifth year  anniversary.

A QSL card will be available.

Universe Radio is a daily, 24 hour internet music station. We play a mix of old and new hits and mix that with independent music.

The program on September 30, will be a mix of music and "look back"  on the last five years.

The transmit schedule: Times UTC
0900-13oo - 15230 kHz (CJSC Gavar Armenia site 100 kW)
1000-1500 - 9330 kHz (WBCQ Monticello-ME-USA site 50 kW)
1400-1800 - 6070 kHz (Ingolstadt Rohrbach Germany site 100 kW)

Met vriendelijke groet,
Michiel Bouwmeester
Wilhelminalaan 51
4872 BW Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
www.universeradio.nl

Monday, September 18, 2017

Radio DARC September 19-22 schedules



A reminder about these special broadcasts in English and German from Radio DARC.

Radio DARC International Shortwave Broadcasts

During the 24th IARU Region 1 Conference in Landshut, Germany, there will be a series of six consecutive special shortwave transmissions to keep the IARU Region 1 amateur radio audience up to date with news and background reports 

The RADIO DARC programs will be compiled by Eva-Maria, DG9MFG, Christian, DL8MDW, Peter, HB9MQM and Rainer, DF2NU, the Editor-in-chief.

 Several transmitters and shortwave bands are used to allow reception in different target regions of IARU Region 1. The broadcasting partner is the Austrian Broadcasting Transmitters Corporation (ORS) in Moosbrunn near Vienna. The schedule is as follows:

 Tuesday 19 September to Friday, 22 September 2017

17:30 - 18:00 - 13 775 kHz with 300 kW for Africa

17:30 - 18:00 - 9 790 kHz with 100 kW for Eastern Europe / Russia / Middle East

18:00 - 18:30   6 070 kHz with 100 kW for Central, Northern and Southern Europe

18:00 - 18:30  9 540 kHz with 100 kW for Western Europe

RADIO DARC is the weekly magazine of the German Amateur Radio Club for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners, with three broadcasts on 6 070 kHz for Europe. The programs contain DX news, technical features and reports from the DARC, as well as commentary, propagation forecasts and some great music from the 70s and 80s.

 Reception reports can be sent to  radio@darc.de
(BDXC)

Saudi Arabia begins new service for troops


Screen capture: Al-Azum Radio 11745 kHz - 18 September 2017
SAUDI ARABIA  
Al-Azm Radio is a new Saudi Broadcasting Corporation service for troops in the southern part of the Kingdom on the following frequencies:

MW Al-Azm Radio Gizan 549 kHz 100 kW
loc  16 51 59.08 N  42 34 03.54 E
https://goo.gl/maps/rqs7f2EuM5L2
https://binged.it/2gZZQuI

and MW Al-Azm Radio Najran 747 kHz
loc  17 35 19.81 N  44 03 52.15 E
https://goo.gl/maps/pFRvchCH3Lp
https://binged.it/2gZT4VV
and FM 94.9, 99.0, 107.0 MHz

Shortwave on 11745 kHz as follows:
0700-1700 11745 JEDDAH/RIYADH ??? kW to NE/ME Arabic,  good/fair, Sept 12
1700-2000 11745 JEDDAH/RIYADH ??? kW to NE/ME dead air/test tone, Sept 11
Thanks to Tarek Zeidan, Mauno Ritola, David Kernick to identify the station
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 12)

{azimuth southwards signal broadcast from Jeddah-Saudi Arabia Broadcast Center: 
S=9+10dB 1405 UT noted in southern Germany, hit adjacent by 11740 kHz
CNR2 Lingshi #725 site, and 11750.002 kHz FEBC Bocaue-PHL in SoEaAsian Lahu language, wb.}
(WWDXC/Top News 1314/16 Sept 2017)

Monitored via SDR Twente: on 11745 kHz 1215 - 1400 UTC
You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YmYta8jN5A&t=8s
(Gayle Van Horn W4GVH 18 Sept 2017)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Sep 18 0327 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity  11 - 17 September 2017
Solar activity was at predominately very low levels through the summary period, interrupted by a brief period of low activity on 12 Sep as Region 2680 (N09, L=317, class/area Hsx/140 on 12 Sep) produced a pair of impulsive C-class flares. 11 Sep saw the X-ray background elevated at the C-level due to slow decay from the X8 flare (R3-Strong) observed at 10/1606 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected during the period  Of note, two halo CMEs were observed on 17 Sep. The first one, a full-halo CME, was first observed in LASCO C2 imagery at 17/1224 UTC, while the second one was a partial-halo CME, first observed in LASCO C2 imagery at 17/1424 UTC. The source region of both CMEs was determined to be from old active Region 2673 (S09, L=119) which is presently on the back side of the solar disk. Old Region 2673 is due to return on 23 Sep.  10 MeV and 100 MeV protons at geosynchronous orbit exceeded their respective event thresholds during the period, both in response to the X8 flare observed on 10 Sep. At 10/1645 UTC, 10 MeV protons exceeded 10 pfu (S1-Minor), reached a maximum of 1,490 pfu (S3-Strong) and decayed below the S1 level at 14/1725 UTC. The 100 MeV proton flux exceeded the 1 pfu level at 10/1625 UTC, reached a maximum of 68 pfu at 10/2215 UTC and ended at 13/0335 UTC. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at moderate levels on 13-14 Sep and high levels on 11-12 and 15-17 Sep. A maximum of 46,263 pfu was observed at 17/1610 UTC. Geomagnetic field activity was a quiet to minor storm levels (G1-Minor) and major storm levels (G2-Moderate) during the summary period. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 11 Sep through late on 12 Sep due to waning effects from a negative polarity CH HSS. Late on 12 Sep through midday on 13 Sep, field activity increased to active to minor storm levels (G1-Minor) in response to CME effects from the 10 Sep X8 flare. During this timeframe, total field peaked at 16 nT, the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -12 nT and solar wind speed peaked at about 650 km/s. Quiet levels were observed for the remainder of 13 Sep through midday on 14 Sep.

From midday on 14 Sep through 17 Sep, field activity was dominated by effects from a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS. Unsettled to G1-Minor and G2-Moderate levels were observed through 16 Sep with quiet to active levels present on 17 Sep. During this timeframe, total field peaked at near 22 nT, the Bz component reached a maximum southward extent of -18 nT and solar wind speed peaked at about 775 km/s.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 18 September - 14 October 2017
Solar activity is expected to be at predominately very low levels on 18-22 Sep and 08-14 Oct. R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) levels are expected on 23 Sep-07 Oct due to the return of old Region 2673 (S09, L=119).  The greater than 10 MeV protons at geosynchronous orbit are expected to remain at background levels from 18-22 Sep and 08-14 Oct. A chance for an S1-S2 (Minor-Moderate) proton event is possible from 23 Sep-07 Oct in association with significant flare activity after the return of old Region 2673.  The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at high levels on 18-22 Sep, 28 Sep-19 Oct and 12-14 Oct due to CH HSS influence. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 18-20 Sep, 24-25 Sep and 30 Sep-02 Oct with G1 (Minor) storm conditions possible on 27-29 Sep and 11-14 Oct due to recurrent CH HSS activity. Mostly quiet conditions are expected for the remainder of the outlook period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Sep 18 0327 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-09-18
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Sep 18      75          15          4
2017 Sep 19      75          12          4
2017 Sep 20      75          10          3
2017 Sep 21      75           5          2
2017 Sep 22      75           5          2
2017 Sep 23      95           8          3
2017 Sep 24     110          18          5
2017 Sep 25     110          12          4
2017 Sep 26     110           8          3
2017 Sep 27     110          20          5
2017 Sep 28     110          20          5
2017 Sep 29     115          20          5
2017 Sep 30     115          18          4
2017 Oct 01     115          15          4
2017 Oct 02     115          12          4
2017 Oct 03     115           8          3
2017 Oct 04     115           5          2
2017 Oct 05     115           5          2
2017 Oct 06     115           5          2
2017 Oct 07     110           5          2
2017 Oct 08      85           5          2
2017 Oct 09      76           5          2
2017 Oct 10      75           5          2
2017 Oct 11      74          25          5
2017 Oct 12      73          25          5
2017 Oct 13      72          25          5
2017 Oct 14      72          20          5
(NOAA)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

All India Radio 's special transmissions for "Mahalaya" 2017






Date: 19 September 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 2225 UTC (18th Sept) to 0015 UTC (19th Sept)
Some stations have late sign in and may continue past 0100 UT

"Mahalaya" is a special two-hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit recitation and music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930's.

  Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

 Frequencies observed during past years:

Shortwave
4760 - Port Blair
4810 - Bhopal
4835 - Gangtok
4910 - Jaipur

Medium Wave
531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi
594 - Chinsurah (Kolkata)
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A
666 - New Delhi B
675 - Chattarpur
684 -Port Blair
711 - Siliguri
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
801 - Jabalpur
810 - Rajkot A
819 - New Delhi A
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
1008 - Kolkata B
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A
1125 - Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1215 - Delhi National Channel
1242 - Varanasi
1260 - Ambikapur
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1476 - Jaipur A
1530 - Agra
1566 - Nagpur
1584 - Mathura
1593 - Bhopal A

Sign on observed by Jose Jacob at different times as follows:
2225 UTC 4760, 4910, 531, 603, 666, 675, 747, 756, 801, 819, 828, 918, 1044, 1386, 1395, 1530 kHz.
2230 UTC 4835, 1404.
2245 UTC 4895
2250 UTC  846
2255 UTC 4810, 621, 648, 810, 954, 981, 1026, 1242, 1260, 1296, 1593.

Please email your observations and reception reports to:
spectrum-manager@air.org.in

Postal mail:
Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

 Or online at:
http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Information/ListenersCorner/Pages/
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia Sept 8)


Saturday, September 16, 2017

From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules



From the Isle of Music, Sept 17-23
For serious DXers only
This week includes an interview recorded under very difficult conditions. Even after editing, the interview section may be a listening challenge for some. After considerable thought, we decided to include it as a reminder of what many of us have listened through at times over the years. The music, however, will be as clear as listening conditions in your area permit.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.


Put a little Salsa on it....
Episode 28 of
Uncle Bill's Melting Pot will feature some excellent Salsa bands and Charanga orchestras based in the United States. This is our first episode at our new date and time, Sunday, September 17 at 2200-2230 UTC (6:00pm-6:30pm EDT US) on WBCQ 7490 KHz
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/ProducerTilford Productions, LLC

Friday, September 15, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram, September 16-17 schedule


Hello friends,
Shortwave is often marketed as providing the ability to “hear news as it happens.”

Last Sunday, Shortwave Radiogram listeners heard news as it happened. WRMI in Florida was able to stay on the air for much of Sunday, despite the approach of Hurricane Irma. Listeners tuned in to the 2030 UTC airplay of Shortwave Radiogram heard the opening waterfall ID, announcements, and a few seconds of MFSK32 before WRMI went off the air at about 2033 UTC. Presumably this is when WRMI lost its commercial electric power.

Power has been restored at the WRMI transmitting site near Okeechobee, but only some of the antennas have been repaired. As I type this, WRMI’s 7730 and 11580 kHz frequencies, which would be used for Shortwave Radiogram on Sunday, are not yet back on the air. WRMI’s Internet connection also has not be restored, so I am unable to upload the program.

It’s therefore possible that Shortwave Radiogram will not be available Sunday via WRMI. Please consult https://twitter.com/swradiogram and  https://www.facebook.com/wrmiradio/ for updates.

Listeners in the Americas can tune in to Shortwave Radiogram Saturday at 1600 UTC on 9400 kHz, via Bulgaria, using the University of Twente receiver in the Netherlands:   http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

Audio of this weekend’s program 13 is also available here: https://soundcloud.com/voaradiogram/shortwave-radiogram-program-13-15-16-sept-2017

Even if Shortwave Radiogram is available on your favorite shortwave frequency, HF propagation might be poor. For that eventuality, one of the news items this weekend is in MFSK16.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 13, 16-17 September 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:29  Program preview
 2:41  Remnants of Hurricane Ivan*
 8:27  Letting nature assist urban flood control*
16:25  MFSK16: US chip company won't be acquired by Chinese
21:05  MFSK32: Images from Cassini mission to Saturn*
27:43  Closing announcements

* with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
and visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304


Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida

 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 8-10 pm EDT) on new 5960 kHz, via Germany. (But also try 5960-5970, 6100, 6105, or 6125-6135 kHz, in case there are last minute changes.) The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.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:

WEDNESDAY  18.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE
                       19.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY     02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY           01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY     01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                       20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY          00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA
                       10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE

Thanks for your reception reports!  I will be answering reports from program 6 during this weekend.
Kim

 Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram

European Music Radio returns this weekend


European Music Radio will be back on air, effective September 16-17, 2017

All times UTC
0800-0900 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sat AM mode
0800-0900 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English 3rd Sun CUSB
2130-2200 on  7490vBCQ 050 kW / 245 deg to ENAm English Sat AM mode
1900-2000 on  6070 ROB 025 kW / non-dir to CeEu English Sun AM mode
(Tom Taylor)