Friday, January 04, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, January 4-6

Hello friends,
Somewhat related to Shortwave Radiogram: Most weekends I check in, as KD9XB, to the New York NBEMS Net Saturdays at 8:00 am local (now 1300 UTC) on 3584 kHz USB and Pennsylvania NBEMS Sundays at 8:00 am local (now 1300 UTC) on 3583 kHz USB. For each, check-ins are in Thor 22 and messages are in MFSK32 using the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern USA or Canada, feel free to check in. Elsewhere, use an SDR (such as via in the northeastern USA to listen in and decode. Send me an email -- -- during the net, and I'll let them know that you are tuned in and decoding.

Thanks for many good reports to Shortwave Radiogram last weekend to close out 2018. Some submitted images are below. Other results can be seen at our Twitter account @SWRadiogram or .

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program  ) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030-2100 UTC)  and Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400-1430 UTC) and Scott in Ontario (Sunday 2330-2400 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 81, 4-6 January 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:56  China's extremely low frequency antenna for submarines
 6:40  MFSK64: Dream Chaser spaceplane nears production*
11:03  Ocean Cleanup project returns to port for repairs*
14:34  This week's images*
24:29  Tecsun Radios Australia decoding competition*
28:15  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)
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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Time
2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
1400-1430 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line Bulgaria
0800-0830 UTC
5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz (and maybe also 7440 kHz) via Channel 292 in Germany -- according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is Reception reports to

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via ). 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: . See also and

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  Sadly, IBC has ended its shortwave broadcasts.  See

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