Friday, December 21, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, December 21-23

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying the holidays. And I hope you can spare some time from your holiday activities for Shortwave Radiogram this weekend.

News: John Piek is planning an extra transmission of his Slow Scan Radio on 26 December. See details below.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program  ) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030-2100 UTC) and Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400-1430 UTC). Also, Paul in Belgium produced a video showing his decode an MFSK image by placing his Tecsun PL-310ET near his Android phone. Finally, three brief videos (one two three) from RadioMan96 in Russia. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend, MFSK32 and MFSK64, images for the holidays, and the first of six images in the Tecsun Radios Australia competition.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 79, 21-23 December 2018, in MFSK modes as noted ...

 1:44  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:54  MFSK64: First voice from space, 60 years ago*
 7:34  This week's images (US municipal Christmas decorations)*
22:02  Message from Tecsun Radios Australia (first of six images)*
26:42  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC DayUTC Time FrequencyTransmitter
Friday2030-2100 UTC7780 kHzWRMI Florida
Saturday1400-1430 UTC9400 kHzSpace Line Bulgaria
Sunday0800-0830 UTC5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday2330-2400 UTC7780 kHzWRMI Florida
Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz) via Channel 292 in Germany. John will also have a special transmission 26 December at 2100-2130 UTC, also on 6070 and 7440 kHz. 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

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 

Holiday wishes!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at
SV1XV in Greece received these images during the previews of the Tecsun Radios International competition, 7 and 14 December 2018.
Gough Lui in Australia used the University of Twente SDR in the Netherlands to receive these images and text during the Friday 2030 UTC show.
On 15 December, there was not much trans-Atlantic reception of the Saturday 1400-1430 UTC broadcast on 9400 kHz from Bulgaria, but Al in Florida was able to decode these images, including a very artistic St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. 
Lorne in New Zealand received these images Saturday, 1400-1430 UTC, 9400 kHz from Bulgaria. Also the image (top left) from The Mighty KBC, 1330 UTC, 11600 kHz, also from Bulgaria.

The winter solstice, plus or minus, is the time to receive the Sunday 0800-0830 UTC transmission in Europe. Frederic in France received these images and text on 7730 kHz from WRMI Florida.
Carroll in Oregon had good reception of text and images Sunday at 0800 UTC.
Marco in Italy stayed up late and was rewarded with good images and text during the Sunday 2330 UTC broadcast.
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