Last weekend’s experiment with 8PSK-125F and 8PSK-250F was generally unsuccessful. This is despite improvements to the encoding and decoding of these 8PSK modes in Fldigi 4.0.17. Most listeners’ reports showed errors in the 8PSK text, while the MFSK 32 and 64 text generally decoded 100%, as usual.
Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram are provided by Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1600 UTC) and Scott in Ontario (Sunday 2330 UTC). An audio archive is available from Mark in the UK. And analysis of program 54 was prepared by Roger in Germany (who somehow managed 100% decode of the 8PSK modes).
This weekend we return to our usual pattern of MFSK32, then MFSK64, including ten images.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 55, 6-9 July 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:31 MFSK32: Program preview
2:36 Asteroid belt may be remains of a half-dozen planets*
9:18 MFSK64: Did heavy rain give Mars its deep valleys?*
12:47 Night of Nights maritime radio event on 12 July*
15:22 This week's images*
28:06 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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Shortwave Radiogram Program 55
(6-9 July 2018)
Friday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz
5950 kHz MFSK32
kjkkMFSK64 WRMI Florida
Saturday 1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line, Bulgaria
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 UTC
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 websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). 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: email@example.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
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 http://ibcradio.webs.com/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom