Friday, November 30, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

Hello friends,

We had good results last weekend, including another waterfall graphic provided by Merkouris in Greece (see below).

As we approach the (Northern Hemisphere) winter solstice, the Friday 2030 UTC broadcast is now heard better in Europe. The Saturday 1400 UTC show is being received in some parts of the USA, especially the southern states. The Sunday 0800 UTC broadcast, good the Australia, New Zealand, and North America, is delivering a faint signal to Europe. And the Sunday 2330 UTC continues to be heard well in Europe, late hour notwithstanding.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 75) are provided by Scott on Ontario (Friday 2030-2100 UTC) and  Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400-1430 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's Shortwave Radio will include some ASCII art. To display it correctly, you will need a monospaced font such as Courier. Or you can copy the text to a word processor or email client, and select a monospace font. The good thing about ASCII art is that it takes advantage of the error correction of our MFSK modes, so they usually print out perfectly and lack the fuzziness we often see with MFSK images. (To capture, read about screen capture and snipping tools for your OS.)

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 76, 30 November-2 December 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:36  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:58  Forecast for winter 2018-19*
 7:19  MFSK64: Plan for sail-powered vehicle carrier*
11:34  A proposal for domestic shortwave in Australia*
17:12  This week's images*
26:15  ASCII art**
27:08  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

** use monospace font such as Courier

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Saturday 1400-1430 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line Bulgaria
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz
7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz (and maybe also 7440 kHz) via Channel 292 in Germany -- according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is Reception reports to

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and  ASCII art will be transmitted this weekend on KBC.

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 Sundayss 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
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at