Friday, December 13, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedule

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying the festive season. Above, from Georg in Germany, a very nice Christmas card in the form of his decode of the Capitol Christmas Tree, artistically enhanced by shortwave, during the 0800-0830 UTC broadcast, 8 December 2019, 5850 kHz from WRMI Florida. This 0800 UTC transmission is receivable and decodable in Europe only during the weeks before and after the winter solstice.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 129) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC), 2010DFS in Japan and kurama10goo in Japan (both Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz), Ralf in Germany, Jeff in Oklahoma, and HFZone somewhere (all Sunday 2330 UTC). Also from Sunday at 2330 UTC, a video tweet from @K7al_L3afta in Morocco. 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   .

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 130, 12-15 December 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:39  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  Iran internet shutdown as a harbinger
 6:16  MFSK64: Biofuel blend for ships*
 9:51  First flight of all-electric commercial aircraft*
13:20  This week's images*
28:16  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 13690 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 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,

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 1300 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1300 UTC on 3583 kHz USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1230 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. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays at 0000 UTC (Wednesday 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.

Thanks for your reception reports!

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