Friday, March 17, 2023

Shortwave Radiogram schedules, Saturday-Monday


Hello friends

In North America, the transition to "daylight savings time" is now complete. WINB maintains its schedule on Eastern Time in the USA, so Shortwave Radiogram will be one hour earlier by UTC. The WRMI frequencies used for Shortwave Radiogram stay with UTC for their schedules, so Shortwave Radiogram will be one hour later by local time in most of North America. The schedule below reflects these changes.

We were caught by surprise by WRMI's transmission of The Mighty KBC on Sundays. WRMI's 5950 kHz frequency stays with Eastern Time in the USA, so The Mighty KBC is now Sundays 2100-2300 UTC, with the minute of MFSK64 now at 2230 UTC.

The images in this weekend's Shortwave Radiogram show the effects of the "noreaster" weather event that occurred in the eastern USA. Down here in Virginia, not far from the Atlantic coast, there was no snow, but we did get two days of heavy gusts. These became a bit tiresome to listen to as they shook the house. Somehow, my antennas survived.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 295)  are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC) and by Szabolcs Bognár in Hungary (Saturday 0330 UTC, audio excerpt only).  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 296, 16-20 March 2023, in MFSK modes as noted:
 1:35  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:42  MFSK32: Putting solar panels on reservoirs*
 7:55  MFSK64: What makes senior towns in Iowa "smart"?*
13:50  MFSK64: This week's images*
27:58  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Twitter: @SWRadiogram or (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday 0230-0300 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 2100-2200: Dave Mason 5950
Sunday 2200-2300: 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: . 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