Friday, December 20, 2019

Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedule

Hello friends,

By way of a holiday card, above is last weekend's painting of the fir tree, received by Michael in the UK, 15 December 2019, 2330-2400 UTC, 7780 kHz from WRMI Florida. Thanks to all who sent  reports last weekend, with many nice (nice and clear and nice and fuzzy) MFSK images. You can see many examples at the Twitter account @SWRadiogram or .

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 130) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and by Ralf in Germany and Jeff in Oklahoma (both Sunday 2330 UTC). Jeff used Fldigi, successfully, with a Raspberry Pi Zero!. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend, 19-22 December 2019 (program 131), is our annual Holiday Spectacular! After the program introduction in MFSK32, we switch to MFSK64 to transmit fifteen images of holiday decorations from around the United States. Then back to MFSK32 for the closing announcements.

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter

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, Thursdays at 0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. . @ThisIsAMusicSho

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. 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