Friday, December 30, 2022

Shortwave Radiogram schedules


Hello friends

I hope you have been enjoying the holiday season. Best wishes for the new year. Bear with me if I type "2022" a few times when I should type 2023.

And if you were affected by Winter Storm Elliott (where did they get that name?), I hope the recovery is going well.

Last weekend the Sunday 2330 UTC show was missing. Jeff White informed me that WRMI's 7570 kHz transmitter "blew a 4CX3000 tube when it was turned on just before 2300 [UTC]" The cold weather which reached Florida caused problems at WRMI. Cold weather does not usually hurt tubes, but power fluctuations caused by Florida's idea of cold weather do cause some tubes to blow.

That 7570 kHz transmission is scheduled to switch to Saturday 2300-2330 UTC this weekend. This will avoid a conflict between Shortwave Radiogram and The Mighty KBC, which moves to Sunday 2200-2400 UTC on 5950 kHz from WRMI, starting January 1. 

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 284)  is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) -- it's a chance to decode the "Holiday Spectacular" if you missed it. 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 285, 30 December 2022-2 January 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
 1:34  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  MFSK32: NASA's InSight Mars mission comes to an end*
 8:25  MFSK64: Free public phone in Philly resists big tech*
13:40  MFSK64: This week's images*
27:50  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)
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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday  0330-0400  9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  2300-2330  7570 kHz  WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830    5850 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at (NEW) 2200-2400 UTC (5-7 pm EST) on 5950 kHz, via WRMI Florida.  A minute of MFSK64 is at about 2330 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

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
Reporting on international broadcasting at