Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, September 26-29

Hello friends,

Following preview for this weekend  (26-29 September) and the following weekend (3-6 October 2019).

Before that, however: Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 118) are provided by Scott in Ontario and (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz) and W5IJH in Oklahoma (Sunday 2330 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 119,  26-29 September 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:37  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:41  Festival of Frequency Measurement honors WWV centennial*
 6:48  MFSK64: MIT engineers produce blackest material*
11:47  This week's images*
27:09  MFSK32: Closing announcements*

* with image(s)

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 120,  3-6 October 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

The introduction will be in MFSK32. Then there will be a change to MFSK64 for ten images of birds from various parts of the world.

The images will be somewhat larger than those we usually transmit on Shortwave Radiogram. Because of this, slant in the images may be more noticeable.

If a triangle forms along the left side of the image, try an Rx PPM correction of (+)100, and adjust from there. If the triangle form from the right side, try an Rx PPM correction of -100 and adjust from there.

In Fldigi: Configure > Sound Card > Settings: Set Rx PPM ...

Closing announcements will be in MFSK32.

Please send reception reports to

And visit

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Thursday  2330-2400 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Friday  1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15120 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz/ 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

“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, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. . @ThisIsAMusicSho

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 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally 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 , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays at 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB. I will try to check in to this net more frequently.jjjj

Thanks for your reception reports!

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