Friday, November 01, 2019
Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedules
Time changes continue this weekend. Many clocks are turning back one hour -- despite what I wrote in last week's email. The European time change is complete,and the North American time change begins Sunday of this weekend. The schedules on the WRMI frequencies used by WRMI will stay with UTC. As of 3 November, WINB on 9265 will (I think) stay with local Eastern time, but the DRM will change to 13690 kHz and (I think) stay with UTC.
Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 123) are provided by Lorenzo in Italy (Thursday 2330 UTC), Scott in Ontario (Sunday 0800 on 5850 kHz), and Jeff in Oklahoma (Sunday 2330 UTC). These and the audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK give you one more chance to hear the world's loudest bird!. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64 .
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 124, 31 October-3 November 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:40 MFSK32: Program preview
2:43 Asteroid Hygeia may be a dwarf planet*
7:38 MFSK64: Carbon capture might not be a great idea
13:05 This week's images*
29:07 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to email@example.com
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 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 13690 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
“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. email@example.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/ www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @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 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1230 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom