Lately, all of our broadcasts have been without mishaps. The Saturday 2300-2330 UTC is, however, "interesting" because of the noise that has been co-channel the past few weeks. It sounds more like jamming than data, but this does not rule out that it is some sort of data. The signal seems strongest via SDRs in Michigan (see screenshot below), but given the nature of shortwave propagation, it is not necessarily from that area. And the noise does not seem to be daily, although I have not yet determined the exact schedule.
Voice of Korea from North Korea is on 7570 also at 2300 UTC, which usually prevents reception of Shortwave Radiogram in Europe. This noise does not seem to be jamming against that. And it is possible that the noise is jamming from Cuba against, maybe, a former program on WRMI. But the signal is stronger than any Cube jamming I have heard previously.
WRMI is now aware of the noise. If you have any ideas as to what it is, and from where it is transmitted, please let me know.
A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 289) is provided by Scott at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSJopVvIJNg Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). (See also a video of sidewalk reception in Moscow of The Mighty KBC, 15770 kHz from WRMI.) 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 290, 3-6 February 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:36 MFSK32: Program preview
2:43 MFSK32: A test observatory on the far side of the moon
6:42 MFSK64: Bee bricks provide habitat for solitary bees*
10:19 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:42 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
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Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway
Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Friday 0030-0100 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday 0530-0600 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1300-1330 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
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:
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
Friday 1100-1200: Eric van Willegen 15770
Saturday 0200-0300: Dave Mason 5850
Saturday 0800-0900: Eric van Willegen 7780
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
“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. email@example.com www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho https://thisisamusicshow.com
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: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom