Friday, July 13, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, July 13-16

Images from March 2018 programming
Hello friends,

Last week’s broadcast Saturday on 9400 kHz from Bulgaria went off the air a few minutes after Shortwave Radiogram began at 1600 UTC. At least on Twitter, @SWRadiogram and followers, we had fund speculating about why the transmitter went off the air (e.g., Kim broke another transmitter) and if it would return to the air before the end of the half hour (it didn’t).

A video of that ill-fated Saturday 1600 UTC broadcast is provided by Ralf in Germany, with the addition of the same broadcast quickly uploaded to Soundcloud to provide an alternative to the missing shortwave. (The images were very clear!) Another video of the Sunday 2330-2400 UTC show on 7780 kHz from WRMI Florida is provided by Scott in Ontario. An audio archive is available from Mark in the UK. And analysis of program 55 was prepared by Roger in Germany. 

Also during the past week, Shortwave Radiogram listeners were receiving and decoding SSTV images from the International Space Station. Complete sets of images were received by Gaudenzio in Italy and Mercouris in Greece. (To generate more interest in Shortwave Radiogram, I need to find a way to transmit the show from orbit.)

This weekend is our usual pattern of MFSK32 and MFSK64, with four interesting news stories and seven images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 56, 13-16 July 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:34  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:47  Climate change causing extreme weather*
 8:10  MFSK64: Spiders use electric fields to take flight*
13:18  Young stars visible in new infrared image*
16:26  Ham-designed gear used in Thailand cave rescue*
20:05  Images of the week*
26:15  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Program 56
(13-16 July 2018)

Friday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz
5950 kHz MFSK32
MFSK64 WRMI Florida
Saturday 1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line, Bulgaria
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 MFSK64 at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK64 is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and  

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit 

Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitted by WRMI Florida Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC on 5850 and 7730 kHz. MFSK32 is broadcast during the second half hour of the show. Reports to

Thanks for your reception reports! 

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at