Friday, May 10, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules

Hello friends,

WINB in Pennsylvania has added a new transmission time for Shortwave Radiogram: Thursday at 2330-2400 UTC on 9265 kHz (analog). Previously, I was finishing up the production of Shortwave Radiogram at about this time on Thursday. I've moved production ahead a few hours, so it's uploaded to WINB for today's broadcast. If reception is not good, or nonexistent, has a live stream from which you can decode Shortwave Radiogram.

Last weekend's Olivia 64-2000 was 15 dB under music, but for most listeners, it prevailed. producing a good decode of the text. Audio of the show as received in California is available here, so you can try decoding the Olivia 64-2000 yourself.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 98), Friday 1300 UTC, are provided by Scott in Ontario and  by radio no koe in Japan (Olivia 64-2000 segment received via SDR in Italy). Videos of segments of the Sunday 2330 UTC transmission are produced by Ralf in Germany and by COMMS Partisan in Ohio: Fldigi settings, Armed Forces crossband test, images, and Olivia 64-2000. 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 some ASCII art in MFSK64. For the ASCII art to display correctly, use a monospace font such a Courier, Courier News, Lucida Console, or Consolas.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 99, 10-12 May 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:35  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Mysterious radio signal disabled key fobs
 6:05  MFSK64: ASCII art
 6:48  Some trucks in Germany now using overhead power lines*
10:26  This week's images*
28:35  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

All times UTC days

Friday 1300-1300   15770 kHz via WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530   15120 kHz DRM via WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 9265 kHz via WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday   0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz via WRMI Florida
Sunday    2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz via WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits is taking some time off until early May. Then it will transmit SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and 7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is Reception reports to

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm 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 the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave. Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 9395 kHz, Thursday 0130-0230 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. .

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 MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with Thor 50x1 for messages). 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.

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
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