Friday, October 13, 2017

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule, October 14-15

Comparison of image in two modes by @Hal_Fi in California, 8 October, 0624 UTC, 7730 kHz via WRMI Florida
Hello friends,
Last weekend, it was fun to try the Thor22 mode.  So far, however, I have not seen any examples (reception was too good!) of the 78-wpm Thor22 mode providing a better decode than 120-wpm MFSK32. The Thor22 images had more synchronization problems than the MFSK32 images.

This weekend we will try the Thor 25x4 mode. It’s 1800 Hz wide with a speed of 88 wpm and a 2-second interleave. Thor 25x4 might work well in difficult reception conditions. (I think we tried this mode on VOA Radiogram.)

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 17, 14-15 October 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:
 1:34  Program preview
 2:48  Trump renews threats against US media*
13:04  Russia considers restrictions against RFE/RL*
17:52  Signal Festival light show in Prague*
20:57  California wildfires*
23:09  Thor 25x4: Radio Caroline will get MW license
27:26  MFSK32: Image* and closing announcements

* with image
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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
0600-0630 UTC
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
2030-2100 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida
2330-2400 UTC
11580 kHz
WRMI Florida

 The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via GermanyThe minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

 Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:

All times UTC/frequencies kHz

18.55 6070 to Europe  
19.55 1584 to Europe  

02.55 1584 to Europe

01.25 9955 to Central/South America

01.55 11580 to North America
20.25 1584 to South Europe

00.55 7730 to North America
10.55 6070 to Europe

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram