Friday, August 24, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram, August 25-27

Hello friends,

Apologies to those of you who were tuned in to last Sunday’s 2330-2400 UTC broadcast on 7780 kHz. A few seconds after the broadcast began, another WRMI audio program came on and stayed for the rest of the half hour. I heard later from Rafael in Colombia that he heard Shortwave Radiogram on 5010 kHz, another of WRMI’s frequencies. WRMI was having a difficult day: Lightning in the area disrupted some of their systems.

You can still listen to program 61, and decode from the audio, thanks to videos provided by Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1600 UTC) and Scott in Ontario (Monday 0800 UTC – thanks to Scott for tuning in early Monday after the missing Sunday 2330 UTC show). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK, and analysis is provided by Roger in Germany.

This weekend, Shortwave Radiogram will consist of our favorite combination of MFSK32, MFSK64, and MFSK128, with eight MFSK images and some interesting news stories.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 62, 24-27 August 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:

   1:37  Program preview
 2:53  MFSK32: U.S. Agency for Global Media is new name for BBG*
 6:28  MFSK128: New system for underwater-airborne comms*
11:56  MFSK64: Fake news detector algorithm better than human*
17:41  Cargo ship will attempt Russian Arctic voyage*
20:18  Images of the week*
28:31  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image

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Shortwave Radiogram Program 62
(24-27 August 2018)

2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
5950 kHz
WRMI Florida
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
0800-0830 UTC

7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Wednesdays at 1830-1900 UTC on 6070 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is Reception reports to

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 9925 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

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

Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitted by WRMI Florida Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC on 5850 and 7730 kHz. MFSK32 is broadcast during the second half hour of the show. Reports to

Thanks for your reception reports! 


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