Friday, December 22, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram schedule, December 23-24


As demonstrated by the easily visible trace in the waterfall, Frederic in France had good (too good!) reception of the Olivia 128-2000 17 December 2017, 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz from WRMI Florida.
Hello friends,
We had a busy but mostly successful program last weekend. The 8PSK-125FL and 250FL modes worked well if reception conditions were reasonably good. The 8PSK-500F with Flamp also produced some 100% decoded files, often on the second or third pass, which is exactly how Flamp is supposed to work.

The Olivia 128-2000 resulted in 100% decodes in some very poor conditions.

Links to audio and video of last week’s program, suitable for your own decoding, are at the bottom of this email.

This weekend we will take a break from the experimentation for an all-MFSK32 show. This will be transmitted during all four time slots this weekend, i.e. there will be no special “slow show” Sunday at 2330 UTC.

 For program 27, 23-24 December 2017, Shortwave Radiogram will transmit twelve MFSK32 images of holiday lights from cities and towns throughout the United States. Shortwave reception conditions might make some of these photos fuzzier, but more charming.

 With the images following in quick succession, screen capture might be difficult. Keep in mind that Fldigi automatically saves decoded MFSK images as png files in the folder \fldigi.files\images\ (in Windows; folder names may be different in other operating systems).

 Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

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Shortwave Radiogram Program 27
(23-24 December 2017)

27
Saturday
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
MFSK32
Space Line, Bulgaria
27
Sunday
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
MFSK32
WRMI Florida
27
Sunday
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
MFSK32
WRMI Florida
27
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
MFSK32
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! 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Kim

 Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter


Audio and video from Shortwave Radiogram, 16-17 December 2017

1) Saturday, 1600-1630 UTC, 9400 kHz from Bulgaria, received by Mark in the UK (about 2000 km). MFSK32 text was 100%, with images received. 8PSK-125F was 100%, but one sentence was mangled in 8PSK-250FL. The 8PSK-500F with Flamp received all blocks after multiple passes.

https://soundcloud.com/voaradiogram/shortwave-radiogram-16-december-2017
2) Saturday, 1600-1630 UTC, 9400 kHz from Bulgaria, received by Fran├žois in France. Conditions were more challenging, but the MFSK32 performed well.  The 8PSK-125FL and -250FL modes showed errors. But the 8PSK-500F with Flamp received all 25 blocks in the first pass, just before the signal faded.

https://soundcloud.com/voaradiogram/shortwave-radiogra-16-december-2017-received-in-france ;

3) YouTube video by Scott in Ontario, Sunday, 2030-2100 UTC, 11580 kHz from WRMI Florida. You can watch Scott's decode, or decode the show yourself. The MFSK32 performed well despite fades. The 8PSK-500F Flamp was received 23 of 25 blocks. 

https://youtu.be/Y9dzEZO5sOE
If you don't mind cheating, use this "studio" audio to fill in Scott's missing two blocks ...

http://swradiogram.net/post/168650895952/if-you-did-not-receive-all-the-blocks-of-the-flamp
4) Sunday, 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz from WRMI Florida, as received in Switzerland. This is the all-Olivia 128-2000 broadcast. A low signal and local noise provide a good workout for the Olivia 128-2000.

https://soundcloud.com/voaradiogram/shortwave-radiogram-program-26s-17-december-2017
And this audio by F4ECA in France ...

https://soundcloud.com/user-605560085/shortwave-radiogram-1712-slow-mode-olivia-1282000
(Kim Elliott)