Thursday, October 28, 2021

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Friday-Sunday


Hello friends

If you are participating in Halloween festivities this weekend, have a good a safe time.

This weekend, most of Europe will change clocks back one hour. This Sunday (31 October), transmissions via WRMI will be one hour earlier by European local time, but the same by UTC. (In most of North America, we will not change our clocks back until 7 November.)

The computer problems I reported last week are resolved, now that I installed a new 2 TB drive to replace a malfunctioning 1 TB HDD.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 227, 1330 UTC Saturday) are provided by Ralf in Germany (it was available live on YouTube) and Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 228, 28-31 October 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:38  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Plans for commercial "business park in space"*
 9:30  MFSK64: Discovery of exoplanet in another galaxy?*
14:52  This week's images*
28:30  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1300-1330 UTC 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 UTC 15750 DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday   0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz /  7730 kHz RMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz    WRI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) 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-64 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). 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 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1130 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. 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, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram