Friday, November 24, 2017

Weekend Shortwave Radiogram schedule


Hello friends,
Last weekend’s experiment with the very fast 8PSK-500F and -1000F modes was interesting and fun. There were not many 100% decodes, but they did include listeners in Belgium, France, and Germany tuned to the transmitter in Bulgaria, as well as listeners in Texas and Oregon tuned to WRMI Florida. Several listeners did successfully receive entire paragraphs, but the decode turned to gibberish during fades (which are not uncommon on shortwave!). We will try more experiment with the 8PSK modes on future shows. 

 Special all-Olivia-64-2000 broadcast this weekend
This weekend, we will shift from the very fast to the very slow. In the past few weeks, the Shortwave Radiogram transmission Sundays at 2330-2400 UTC on 11580 kHz from Florida has experienced poor reception in most parts of the world. To improve the chances of a successful decode, this broadcast only (number 23S) will be in the Olivia 64-2000 mode. It will consist of one Voice of America news story. The broadcast will begin with a brief voice intro, then the RSID for Olivia 64-2000. If the RSID does not work, you might have to fine-tune the audio frequency for a correct decode.

 Olivia 64-2000 is very slow, about 28 words per minute, but robust in difficult conditions. Please note that the text will not print out until a few seconds after you hear the tones (if you hear them). Please record your reception if possible. We may be stretching shortwave to its limit. 

The other three broadcasts this weekend will be in the usual MFSK32, with four images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 23, 25-26 November 2017, all in MFSK32:
 1:30  Program preview

 2:43  Poorest countries need avenues to electricity*

10:56  Russia may retaliate if Google downgrades RT, Sputnik*

18:16  US Sues to Stop AT&T's Takeover of Time Warner*

25:35  London's Crossrail construction image*

27:45  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

23
Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
MFSK32
Space Line, Bulgaria
23
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
MFSK32
WRMI Florida
23
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
MFSK32
WRMI Florida
23S
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
Olivia 64-2000
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 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. 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:

To Europe
Wednesday
2025-2030 UTC
1584 kHz (MW)
Thursday
0325-0330 UTC
1584 kHz
Saturday
2125-2130 UTC
1584 kHz
Sunday
1155-1200 UTC
6070 kHz

To the Americas
Tuesday
0125-0130 UTC
11580 kHz

Friday
0225-0230 UTC
9955 kHz
Saturday
0155-0200 UTC
11580 kHz

Sunday
0055-0100 UTC
7730 kHz


Thanks for your reception reports! 

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram

F4ECA in France successfully decoded paragraphs in the 8PSK-F mode 19 November 2017, 2041 UTC, 11580 kHz from WRMI Florida. See his results: https://twitter.com/F4ECA/status/93235229212007219 .  See other results at https://twitter.com/swradiogram (you do not need a Twitter account).


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Milcom Files - MT Editions - Are Now Available on Amazon




Mention the words "Monitoring the Military," and most radio hobbyists will immediately think of military air shows, sporting event Military Aircraft Flybys or a whole host of other military activities they would like to hear on their radios. There is a big radio frequency spectrum out there to monitor, and if you know where to listen, you can eavesdrop on some of the coolest radio communications you will ever hear on a scanner or shortwave radio. Military communications monitoring is the one segment of the radio hobby that has exploded in growth in recent years and is getting more popular among the listening community every day.

Larry Van Horn N5FPW, spent 15 years documenting activity in the military radio spectrum in his monthly Milcom column in the pages of Monitoring Times magazine. And now for the first time ever, he is publishing and making available all those columns here at Amazon in the Kindle E-Book format.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of their latest Kindle e-books -- the first edition of the Milcom Files – Monitoring Times edition by Amazon Bestselling author Larry Van Horn, N5FPW.

The Milcom Files edition one covers the 15 years of Military Communications (Milcom) columns that Larry wrote for the now defunct-Monitoring Times magazine from 1998-2013.

Volume one (ASIN: B077NN7RQ5) of the Milcom Files covers columns published between 1998 to 2006. The column was bimonthly from September 1998 to November 2002, and monthly from January 2003 to December 2006. Volume two (ASIN: B077NQXH3C) covers columns published between 2007 to 2013. These columns were published monthly during this period. A complete index to all the columns is available on the Milcom MP blog at http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html.

The MT Milcom columns documented the U.S. military conversion to narrowband LMR systems, the move from conventional to trunk radio systems, the 225-400 MHz band plan shift, including the new 380-400 MHz sub-band, and HF military frequencies, both foreign and US. This two-volume set of e-books has over 327,000 plus words, and nearly 1,000 pages of frequencies, call signs, and how-to style articles.

Even though these columns were originally published from 1998-2013, you will find a lot of material that is still valid even today. All US military services, HF. VHF. UHF, military satellites, FAA Air Route Traffic Control Center frequencies, base profiles, foreign military frequencies, airshow frequencies, equipment, and a lot more are included. Each column will be presented as it was published in MT in this e-book except for photographs.

If you are interested in monitoring the military, own a scanner and/or shortwave radio, then the Milcom Files two volume set is a must reference on your radio shack shelf.

Teak Publishing’s The Milcom Files Monitoring Times edition is now available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com.

Volume one is on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077NN7RQ5.
Volume two is on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077NQXH3C.

The price for each e-Book edition is US$7.99. This book is being released internationally. Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order the e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

You do not need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps. There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps at this link on the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

Information on other publications by the author is available on the author’s page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G1QMO4C.


Monday, November 20, 2017

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



From the Isle of Music  episodes through December 2:

1. For the week of November 19-25, we will rebroadcast on of our favorite episodes from 2016, which includes award-winning Jazz piano virtuoso Harold López-Nussa and other good things.
2. For the week of November 26-December 2, we will feature some interpretations of part of Schubert’s Trout Quintet lead by Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez along with an part of an intriguing album from the 1980s, Leningrado, featuring moments by several of Cuba’s Jazz elite from the time.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) 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 0100-0200 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US) NOTE THAT UTC CHANGED FOR B17 BUT EASTERN US TIME IS STILL THE SAME.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot episodes through November 26

Here is fair warning of the next 3 episodes of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot:
Episode 38 (November 26) : Bluegrass meets Hard Rock
Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on

WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz  from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer

Abandoned Radio Stations



Surprisingly, there are numerous abandoned radio broadcasting stations that can be seen, and explored, in many different countries around the world.  The owners of these various abandoned radio broadcasting stations have simply closed their station and walked away from it, leaving it just as it was. These many abandoned radio stations are currently in various stages of decay and deterioration; you can see them on the internet, and if you live nearby, perhaps you can visit one or two of them, and explore them and photograph them.  From the internet, we list several of these abandoned radio stations in the United States, AM medium wave and FM, and we take them in alphabetic order of the state in which they are located.

            First up is Alabama, and we view an abandoned radio station somewhere in the vicinity of the large country town of Cullman, which is located approximately half way between Huntsville and Birmingham.  The visitor to this abandoned radio station, who does not seem to be identified, likewise asked that the callsign and location of this station not be identified either.

            The abandoned radio station in Vincent was a community radio station with compact studios, offices and transmitter all at the same two story site.  This station is in plain view of many commercial businesses though its surrounding land area is completely overgrown, so much so that it is difficult to gain access to the building itself.

            At the time of the visit, the front door was wide open, and the entryway revealed rotten wood and wet carpet, together with the stench of mold.  Apparently this building was a private house that had been converted into a radio station somewhere around the middle of last century.

            Old style music records were strewn around the floor, the station callsign could still be read on the wall, the interior corridor was unsafe to traverse, and it seemed like a fire had burned out the transmitter many years ago.  The date on the fire extinguisher inspection card showed September 25, 1992.

            At the back of the building was a spiraling staircase that led to the top floor wherein was a kitchenette.  The flooring above the fire damaged area below had collapsed long ago.  The view of the station property from this second floor location showed everything abandoned, overgrown and uncared for.

            We leave this unidentified site in Alabama, and we move on to Florida, to what was medium wave station WGGG with 100 watts on 1230 kHz in Gainesville, a university city in the northern  area of the state.  Radio station WGGG was built back in 1946, with the production studios in the center of the building, completely surrounded by a corridor in an endeavor to reduce unwanted noise from the railway line across the street, and from aircraft at the nearby airport. 

            Station WGGG, changed ownership many times, and it was sold in 1984 to new owners, who transferred the facility to another location, and abandoned the historic building at 1230 Waldo Road.  As would be expected, the building has been seriously vandalized over the years.

            The third state we visit in our program today is Illinois, and in the regional city of Clinton lies the abandoned facility that was at one time station WHOW with 1 kW on 1520 kHz.  The town of Clinton is located in the very center of the state of Illinois and it was named for a governor of the state of New York back in the early 1800s, not for a president of the United States in more recent time.

            In 1972, the studios for medium wave WHOW were transferred from their downtown location into what became known as the Old Red Barn on the outskirts of the small city.  As the years went by, the station was never modernized nor upgraded, and it was finally closed and abandoned as was in 2002.  As would be expected, the clock on the wall is no longer functioning. 

            The fourth state we visit is Montana, where station KPRK was inaugurated on January 9, 1947 with 1 kW on 1340 kHz.  This station was located in a very ornate building on the edge of Livingston that is to this day listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Surprisingly, recent photos of this abandoned medium wave station KPRK show that the building has not been vandalized and it appears to be still in its earlier pristine condition.

            Next we go to New York state.  In 1948, mediumwave station WIBX was transferred from its original location at the U-bend of the Mohawk River at the end of Schuyler Street Utica in to a new location on Clark Mills Road.  At the same time, the station underwent a frequency change from 1230 kHz to 950 kHz, and the studios were transferred from the downtown First National Bank Building into the newly constructed station building.

            As time went by, additional radio stations were incorporated into this same building until a total of five radio stations were squeezed into this overcrowded facility.  In 2003, all five stations were moved into a new facility on River Road Marcy, and the building on Clark Mills Road was abandoned.  However, to their credit, it should be stated that the interior of the building was cleaned out, and to this day, it still gives the same impression.

            In Tulsa Oklahoma, radio station KOME with 5 kW on 1300 kHz was abandoned towards the end of last century and likewise, this building was also cleaned out before the owners vacated it.  There is not much to be seen here, just empty rooms, and very little vandalism.

            Surprisingly, we could go on, and mention so many other abandoned radio broadcasting stations in the United States.  In Shamokin Pennsylvania, the transmitter facility for medium wave station WISL was installed in an out of town junk yard, and the four towers still stand to this day.  Junk in the transmitter building is piled high in cardboard boxes. 

            Also in Pennsylvania was FM station WCHR 94.5 MHz at Yardley, just across the Delaware River from Trenton New Jersey.  This isolated station building was abandoned some twenty years ago, and overgrowth now reaches to the side of the building.

            Then in Washington state, we visit in our program today another abandoned radio station, medium wave KXXR-KSVY at Opportunity.  The studios and offices were located at 44th Ave and South Havana St in Spokane, and the 1550 kHz transmitter was installed in a trailer at East Thorpe Road and Dishman Mica Road at Chester.  The radio station trailer in its swampy venue was abandoned in 1996 and for many years the electronic equipment was still visible in the dilapidated trailer, though the antenna towers were removed some time back. 

            The last abandoned radio station we visit in our program today is out of order alphabetically, and its story is a little different also.  The studios and offices for station WCOP AM-FM in Boston were previously located in a building in suburban Lexington, Massachusetts.  The studios have since gone, and that part of the building is empty.  However, the building still houses two active medium wave transmitters: Spanish language WWDJ Boston with 5 kW on 1150 kHz and ethnic station WAZN Watertown with 1400 watts day and 3400 watts at night on 1470 kHz. 
(AWR-Wavescan)
(photo/WGGG Gainesville, FL via Central Florida Radio)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Nov 20 0558 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 - 19 November 2017


Solar activity was at very low levels throughout the period. Several  B-class flares were observed from Region 2687 (S08, L=180, class/area Cao/090 on 16 Nov). The largest was a B7 flare at 13/0648 UTC. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached moderate levels on 16 Nov and high levels on 13-15 and 17-19 Nov. The largest flux of the period was 20,582 pfu observed at 13/1455 UTC.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active levels. The period began with solar wind speed between 370-430 km/s and total field between 2-9 nT. A prolonged period of -Bz reaching -7 nT was observed between 14/1322-2256 UTC. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet levels on 13 Nov and quiet to unsettled levels on 14 Nov. By 15 Nov, total field increased to a maximum of 15 nT at 15/1858 UTC while the Bz component deflected southward to a maximum of -9 nT at 16/0100 UTC. Solar wind speed increased to around 520 km/s late on 15 Nov through 16 Nov as a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) became geoeffective. By 16/0900 UTC, total field decreased to 5 nT while solar wind speed began decreasing early on 17 Nov. The period ended at nominal levels with solar wind speed near 380 km/s. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet to active levels on 15-16 Nov, quiet to unsettled levels on 17 and 19 Nov, and quiet levels on 18 Nov.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 November - 16 December 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels throughout the period.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 22-25 Nov, 05-10 Dec and 12-16 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influences.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 20-23 Nov, 29-30 Nov, 04-08 Dec and 11-14 Dec with G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels likely on 04-07 Dec and G2
(Moderate) levels likely on 04-05 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS effects.


Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Nov 20 0559 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-11-20
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Nov 20      75          18          4
2017 Nov 21      75          18          4
2017 Nov 22      75          15          4
2017 Nov 23      75           8          3
2017 Nov 24      75           5          2
2017 Nov 25      75           5          2
2017 Nov 26      75           5          2
2017 Nov 27      73           5          2
2017 Nov 28      72           5          2
2017 Nov 29      71           8          3
2017 Nov 30      70          10          3
2017 Dec 01      70           5          2
2017 Dec 02      70           5          2
2017 Dec 03      69           5          2
2017 Dec 04      68          35          6
2017 Dec 05      69          40          6
2017 Dec 06      70          28          5
2017 Dec 07      70          20          5
2017 Dec 08      71          10          3
2017 Dec 09      72           5          2
2017 Dec 10      72           5          2
2017 Dec 11      73          12          4
2017 Dec 12      73          15          4
2017 Dec 13      74          12          4
2017 Dec 14      75           8          3
2017 Dec 15      75           5          2
2017 Dec 16      75           5          2
(NOAA)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2017 Nov 13 0513 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC web contact http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly.html
#
#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
#
Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 06 - 12 November 2017

Solar activity was very low throughout the period under a spotless disk. The only activity was an eruptive filament observed in the NE quadrant beginning at 10/0630 UTC in SDO/AIA 304 imagery. An associated CME was observed off the eastern limb in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery beginning at 10/0824 UTC, however subsequent analysis showed no Earth-directed component. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal levels on 06-07 Nov and reached high levels on 08-12 Nov. The
largest flux of the period was 25,349 pfu observed at 11/1435 UTC.  Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet to G2 (Moderate) storm levels over the period. The period began with solar wind speeds
between 285-355 km/s and total field around 4 nT. At approximately 07/0300 UTC, phi angle switched from a negative solar sector to positive.

Additionally, an increase in solar wind speed and total field was observed due to the arrival of a co-rotating interaction region preceding a positive polarity, polar connected, coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Total field reached a maximum of 23 nT at 07/1545 UTC while the Bz component reached a maximum southward deflection of -15 nT at 07/1508 UTC. Solar wind speed reached double peaks of 699 km/s at 08/0004 UTC and 719 km/s at 10/1257 UTC before slowly receding to end of period values near 430 km/s. The geomagnetic field responded with quiet levels on 06 Nov, reached G1-G2 (Minor-Moderate) levels on 07-08 Nov, reached unsettled to active levels on 09-10 Nov, and calmed to mostly quiet conditions on 11-12 Nov.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 November - 09 December 2017

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels. No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit. The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 13-14 Nov, 16-24 Nov, and 05-09 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS influence.
Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled to active levels on 14-23 Nov, 29-30 Nov, and 04-08 Dec with G1 (Minor) levels likely on 20-22 Nov, 04-07 Dec and G2 (Moderate) levels likely on 04-05 Dec due to recurrent CH HSS effects.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2017 Nov 13 0513 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Product description and SWPC contact on the Web
# http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wwire.html
#
#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2017-11-13
#
#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2017 Nov 13      70           5          2
2017 Nov 14      73          15          4
2017 Nov 15      73          18          4
2017 Nov 16      73          12          4
2017 Nov 17      73          15          4
2017 Nov 18      73          12          4
2017 Nov 19      73           8          3
2017 Nov 20      75          20          5
2017 Nov 21      75          20          5
2017 Nov 22      75          20          5
2017 Nov 23      75           8          3
2017 Nov 24      75           5          2
2017 Nov 25      75           5          2
2017 Nov 26      75           5          2
2017 Nov 27      75           5          2
2017 Nov 28      73           5          2
2017 Nov 29      72           8          3
2017 Nov 30      71          10          3
2017 Dec 01      70           5          2
2017 Dec 02      70           5          2
2017 Dec 03      69           5          2
2017 Dec 04      69          35          6
2017 Dec 05      68          40          6
2017 Dec 06      68          28          5
2017 Dec 07      68          20          5
2017 Dec 08      69          10          3
2017 Dec 09      69           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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



From the Isle of Music  episodes for November 12-December 2:
1. For the week of November 12-18, our special guests are from Manguare, one of the leading bands in Cuba’s Nueva Trova movement. We will be spending the hour with them with a lot of music.
2. For the week of November 19-25, we will rebroadcast on of our favorite episodes from 2016, which includes award-winning Jazz piano virtuoso Harold López-Nussa and other good things.
3. For the week of November 26-December 2, we will feature some interpretations of part of Schubert’s Trout Quintet lead by Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez along with an part of an intriguing album from the 1980s, Leningrado, featuring moments by several of Cuba’s Jazz elite from the time.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) 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 0100-0200 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US) NOTE THAT UTC CHANGED FOR B17 BUT EASTERN US TIME IS STILL THE SAME.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.




Uncle Bill’s Melting Potepisodes for November 12-November 26
Here is fair warning of the next 3 episodes of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot:
Episode 36 (November 12): Funky music from Benin
Episode 37 (November 19): German versions of hits from other countries
Episode 38 (November 26) : Bluegrass meets Hard Rock
Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on

WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz  from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
(Tilford Productions)

Shortwave Radiogram schedules


Hello friends,
As we approach the winter solstice, interesting opportunities for reception of Shortwave Radiogram emerge. The Sunday 0600-0630 UTC broadcast on 7730 kHz from WRMI in Florida is reaching Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, even though it is directed to western North America. 

This weekend the program will be all in MFSK32, with five images. The show will include some text in Dari, so your Fldigi character set should be UTF-8.

 Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 21, 11-12 November 2017, all in MFSK32:

 1:36  Program preview
 2:43  Dari or Farsi? Afghanistan's language dispute*
 8:31  Sample of text from BBC Dari Facebook page
10:19  Canada's C3 voyage concludes*
17:22  North Korea installs electric power meters*
24:06  Image* and 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


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 5960 kHz, via Germany. 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:

IBC MFSK32

To Europe
Wednesday
2025-2030 UTC
1584 kHz (MW)
Thursday
0325-0330 UTC
1584 kHz
Saturday
2125-2130 UTC
1584 kHz
Sunday
1155-1200 UTC
6070 kHz

To the Americas
Tuesday
0125-0130 UTC
11580 kHz

Friday
0225-0230 UTC
9955 kHz
Saturday
0155-0200 UTC
11580 kHz

Sunday
0055-0100 UTC
7730 kHz


 Thanks for your reception reports! 
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram