Friday, January 22, 2021

Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedules

Hello friends,

Here in the Washington DC area, Inauguration Day (January 20) passed without incident. I monitored the local 2-meter repeaters for "situation" reports, but, fortunately, there were no situations to report.

Last weekend's reception provided more adventures in winter (or summer, depending on your location) propagation. Al in northern Florida has been experiencing multipath reception, resulting in some artistically enhanced images. These are from the Friday 1300-1330 show, 15770 kHz from  WRMI in southern Florida ...
Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 187) are provided by Vlady in Bulgaria (also with Bulgarian description) and by Scott in Ontario (both Saturday 1330 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

This weekend's show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with eleven images (1 x MFSK32 and 10 x MFSK64).

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 188, 22-24 January 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:37  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  Proposed human-populated mega-satellite orbiting Ceres*
 7:39  MFSK64: Quantum communication network with drone help
10:39  Images of the week*
27:54  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with an image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time      Frequency Transmitter
Saturday  0330-0400 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz  7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC (Eric is back!) 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” 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 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas) and a new time also on WRMI, Wednesdays at 2100-2200 UTC on 7780 kHz (aimed towards Europe) . 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 1230 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. 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 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 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