Please note the new "winter" frequency, 5960 kHz, for The Mighty KBC. The
schedule is below.
Hurricane Dorian may be an issue this weekend. It is
expected to hit somewhere in Florida on Monday. However, on Sunday, winds in the
outer bands of the storm may start to affect operations at WRMI in Okeechobee,
Florida. Let's hope that WRMI does not suffer any lasting damage from
Last week's hidden message was in QPSK63 at 65 Hz. Apparently
the QPSK63 worked better via WINB than via WRMI, because WINB has a lower audio
cutoff. For this week hidden messages, we return to BPSK63F. It will start 30
seconds after the closing MFSK32 ends. There will be four messages, centered on
95, 85, 75, and 65 Hz, with 20 seconds silence between the transmissions. For
each an RSID will be transmitted, but they may not work, so plan to change the
audio frequency manually. The BPSK63F will be mostly audible, especially as the
audio frequencies become lower.
This weekend's show is
in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with nine MFSK images, and hidden messages in
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 115,
29 August-1 September, in MFSK modes as noted:
MFSK32: Program preview 2:46 The Mini car is 60 years old* 6:54
MFSK64: Orbiting atomic clock activated* 11:07 This week's images* 25:01
MFSK32: Closing announcements 26:44 BPSK63F: Hidden messages at 95, 85, 75,
* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to
The Mighty KBC
transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm
EDT) on new 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK 64
is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also
“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, Thursdays,
0100-0200 UTC on 5850 kHz and 0130-0230 UTC on 9395 kHz (Wednesday evening in
the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show.
email@example.com . www.instagram.com/thisisamusicshow/
www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ or @ThisIsAMusicSho .
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. USEast NBEMS Net: Please
also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays at 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz
USB. I will try to check in to this net more frequently.