Friday, February 09, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram schedules

Hello friends,
Last weekend’s reception was generally good except for the Sunday 2030-2100 UTC transmission on 7780 kHz from WRMI in Florida. Lately it has been heard well only in parts of the eastern half of the USA. On the other hand, it’s a good test of decoding from a weak signal.

World Radio Day will be this Tuesday. Try not to get carried away with your celebrations.
Shortwave Radiogram this weekend will mostly be in MFSK32, but we will also try another experiment with Olivia modes. Two weeks ago, we transmitted five Olivia modes, all 2000 Hz wide, but with the number of tones decreasing from 64 to 4. This weekend, the number of tones will be 8, but the bandwidths will be 2000, 1000, and 500 Hz.
The RSID should set your software to the correct mode. If it does not, a 30-second tone will be sent after the RSID to give you some time to change the mode manually. The Olivia 8-2000 mode will require a custom mode change: Op Mode > Olivia > Custom > set bandwidth to 2000 Hz and the tones to 8. The Olivia 8-1000 (1K) and 8-500 modes can be set in the main Olivia window. Or you can create Fldigi macros: .
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 34, in MFSK32 except where noted:
 1:35  Program preview
 2:54  World Radio Day 2018*
 6:15  Pakistani media warned against promoting Valentine's Day*
10:32  The launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy*
15:11  Olivia 8-2000: Chicago dinosaur skeleton will move
17:36  Olivia 8-1000: Continued
20:16  Olivia 8-500: Continued
23:24  MFSK32: Image* and closing announcements

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Shortwave Radiogram Program 34
(10-11 February  2018)

Saturday 1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz MFSK32,
Olivia 8-2000,
Olivia 8-1000,
Olivia 8-500
  Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 UTC
  7730 kHz
5850 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 ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 6150 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and 
Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:
Wednesday 2025-2030 UTC 5845 kHz Europe, Middle East, Asia
Tuesday 0125-0130 UTC 5950, 11580 kHz Americas
Friday 0225-0230 UTC 9955 kHz Americas
Friday 0255-0300 UTC 5985 kHz Americas
Saturday 0155-0200 UTC 5850, 5950, 9395, 9455 kHz Americas
Sunday 0055-0100 UTC 7730 kHz Americas
Sunday 1155-1200 UTC  6070 kHz Europe

 Thanks for your reception reports! 
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at