Friday, June 19, 2020

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Friday-Sunday

Hello friends,

As a retired bureuacrat, I prefer to play radio. But occasionally I get involved in the debate about US international broadcasting, as in my recent opinion piece in The Hill. It's a sequel to another piece in The Hill back in 2018.

But back to the fun stuff. Last weekend, we had a good signal but no audio on the Saturday 1330-1400 UTC broadcast on 15770 kHz from WRMI Florida. Actually there was very faint audio during the interruptions, enough that listeners under the first hop of the transmission could decode the text and images during the entire broadcast.

A videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 156) is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with ten MFSK images.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 157,  18-21 June 2020, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:43  MFSK32: Program preview (now)
 2:49  Solar Orbiter makes closest approach to Sun*
 7:28  MFSK64: Pandemic might encourage reuse of electronics
11:48  This week's images*
27:50  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

All times UTC / kHz

Friday 1300-1330 15770 WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 15750  DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0230-0300  9265   WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 1330-1400  15770  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 5850 / 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 7780    WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

“This is a Music Show” is a music show, but the host transmits some digital text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas) and a new time also on WRMI, Wednesdays at 2100-2200 UTC on 7780 kHz (aimed towards Europe) . 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 FSK32. 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 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.

Thanks for your reception reports!

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