Friday, January 27, 2023

Shortwave Radiogram schedules


Hello friends

In the northern hemisphere, nights are still long enough that our "red-eye" transmission Monday 0800-0830 UTC on 5850 kHz often reaches the western parts of Europe. Sometimes a Stanag military data signal is also on 5850, but the Shortwave Radiogram MFSK32 can sometimes be received around the edges of the Stanag signal. Usually, this 0800 UTC broadcast on 5850 kHz is limited to North America and, occasionally, Hawaii. In Europe, try 5850 while you can.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 288)  is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). Another interesting video, in German, by DD0UL QTC in Germany, compares the reception and decoding of Shortwave Radiogram using standard AM versus synchronous AM. 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 289, 27-30 January 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
 1:31  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:37  MFSK32: Rare earth elements from coal waste*
 8:46  MFSK64: New potential for ancient mint plants*
13:54  MFSK64: This week's images*
28:36  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 1500-1530 15755 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 0330-0400 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday 2300-2330 7570 kHz WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 5850 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC has expanded its transmission schedule. Times are UTC, frequencies are kHz, all from WRMI Florida:
Friday 1100-1200: Eric van Willegen 15770
Saturday 0200-0300: Dave Mason 5850
Saturday 0800-0900: Eric van Willegen 7780
Sunday 0000-0100: Dave Mason 9455
Sunday 0100-0200: Eric van Willegen 9455
Sunday 0200-0300: Eric van Willegen 5850
Sunday 2200-2300: Dave Mason 5950
Sunday 2300-2400: Eric van Willegen 5950
Wednesday 1600-1700: Eric van Willegen 15770
A minute of MFSK64 is at about 30 minutes past the hour on at least some of the Eric van Willigen programs.  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
Reporting on international broadcasting at