Thursday, October 13, 2022

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Friday-Tuesday


Hello friends

WRMI has restored several of its frequencies after damage to its antennas by Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, last weekend, most of the frequencies used by Shortwave Radiogram were not among the frequencies back on the air. We will not repeat program 274 for a third weekend but will present a new show. If you missed program 274, the audio file is here, and a video of reception on WINB's 9265 kHz, provided by Scott in Ontario, is here.  

Shortwave Radiogram may still not be available on all its WRMI frequencies this weekend. As I type this, according to emails from WRMI, 5850, 7780, and 15770 kHz have not returned. The frequency 7730 kHz is back on the air but perhaps not at full power. Updates will be available at Twitter @SWRadiogram or

WRMI is asking for donations to help with the substantial cost of repairing it antennas and feedlines. A GoFundMe page has been established. There is also a donation link on the home page: Be sure to use the pull-down menu to select Hurricane Ian Damage Repairs. WRMI has been generous to Shortwave Radiogram in its five years of broadcasting. Please join me in donating if you can.

Iran has lately stepped up its blocking of the internet. This weekend, we will demonstrate the ability to use radio -- shortwave radio in this case -- to transmit text in Persian. It will be a brief excerpt from Deutsche Welle.

As mentioned above, a video of Shortwave Radiogram program 274  is provided by Scott in Ontario (Thursday 2330 UTC). 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 275, 13-18 October 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
 1:43  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:57  MFSK32: Excerpt of Persian text from Deutsche Welle
 4:28  MFSK32: US radio amateur elected ITU secretary general
 7:06  MFSK64: Whitest paint now thin for cars and planes*
11:20  MFSK64: This week's images*
28:03  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Some of the frequencies listed below may not be available this weekend while WRMI continues its antenna repairs. 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1300-1330 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 15750 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday  2330-2400 7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 5850 kHz  7780 kHz  WRMI Florida
Tuesday 1430-1500 9955 kHz WRMI Florida 

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5560 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 images 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

Pop Shop Radio from British Columbia, Canada, includes "a whole variety of pop music, such as records from the 1960s and 1970s that were played on Top-40 radio stations not only in North America but also on offshore radio and stations like Radio Luxembourg." The programs now include some MFSK text and an image. Website: Twitter: @popshopradio1  Email:

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
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