Friday, February 22, 2019
Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedules
Information below about "This is a Music Show," on WRMI, which includes some MFSK. Also, some changes to the PANBEMS Net.
WINB's DRM transmitter was not on the air last weekend: apologies if you tried to tune in. And WINB has a new frequency for its DRM transmitter: 13755 kHz. Shortwave Radiogram will be today (Friday) at 1500-1530 UTC on 13755. You can use KiwiSDR receivers in conjunction with the Dream software to decode DRM. See this post from the website for instructions.
Last weekend we another example of an amazingly successful decode of Olivia 64-2000 text under adverse conditions. You can see/hear/decode that Olivia 64-2000 here.
Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 87) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030 UTC), Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400 UTC), Martín In Mexico (Sunday 0800 UTC 7730 kHz), and "youngalientype" (Sunday 2330 UTC, Olivia 64-2000 segment). 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 88, 22-24 February 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:44 MFSK32: Program preview
2:49 NASA to test X-ray communication system on the ISS
7:19 MFSK64: Earth's atmosphere extends to 630,000 km*
12:20 This week's images*
27:33 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 13755 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Saturday 0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1400-1430 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line Bulgaria
Saturday 1830-1900 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
"This is a Music Show" is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It's transmitted on WRMI, 5850 kHz, Thursday 0100-0200 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). The first show this past Wednesday had MFSK64 text and an MFSK32 image. You might have to set the mode manually. Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show.
Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany -- according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to email@example.com.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at new 1230 UTC for out-of-state stations (1300Z for stations in Pennsylvania) on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32, although PANBEMS is experimenting with Thor50x1 for traffic. Messages usually use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to email@example.com , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom