Too late for last weekend's email, I was informed that the Friday 2030-2100 UTC
broadcast of Shortwave Radiogram was replaced in the WRMI by a religious
program. WRMI has provided this replacement time slot: Friday at 1300-1330 UTC
on 15770 kHz. This is directed to Europe. See the new transmission schedule
I am still exploring opportunities for a transmitter closer to
Europe. In the meantime, the Sunday 2330-2400 UTC broadcast on 7780 kHz from
WRMI has lately been heard and decoded well in Europe, Unfortunately, the hour
is not convenient for most Europeans. Some listeners in Europe try "unattended
reception": radio and Fldigi, or radio and recorder, running all night.
Audacity's timer record feature can also be helpful.
0230-0300 UTC transmission from WINB is also often received in Europe. Due to
the peculiarities of WINB's audio, the RSIDs often do not change Fldigi's mode.
One solution would be to use a recorder, then manually change modes when
decoding from the recording.
Slow Scan Radio
transmits is taking some time off until early May. Then it will
transmit SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz and
7440 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany. The website is
http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mighty KBC transmits to
North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960
kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric:
email@example.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and
“This is a Music
Show” is the newest addition to digital modes via analog shortwave.
Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK text and
image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, 5850 kHz,
Thursday 0100-0200 UTC (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a
waterfall ID at the beginning of the show.
New York and
Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New
York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC
on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1200 UTC on 3583 kHz
USB (with out-of-state check-ins now starting at 1130 UTC). Check-ins are
usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32 (PA NBEMS is experimenting with
Thor 50x1 for messages). Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio
amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use
an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check
in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the
net, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and
I will let them know you are tuned in.
Thanks for your reception
Kim Andrew Elliott,
KD9XB Producer and Presenter Shortwave Radiogram