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Shortwave Radiogram, 7-8 October 2017: Special guest mode Thor 22

I have received requests to try some of the “new and exotic” modes on Shortwave Radiogram. Accordingly, this weekend, we will transmit one news item in Thor 22. Thor 22 is not an especially new mode, but its ability to send and receive images is new. You will need a newer version of Fldigi – I used 3.23.30, but any newer version will work.

The Thor 22 RSID will be transmitted. After that, there will be five seconds of silence, in case you need to set the mode manually. When the image is transmitted, a window will open. When the transmission of the image is completed, click the Save button. That will place the decoded Thor 22 image in the same folder where your MFSK32 images are deposited – \fldigi.files\images\

Using TIVAR on an Android device, the Thor 22 text will decode if Thor 22 is added to the mode list. Unfortunately, TIVAR cannot, in its present version, decode Thor 22 images.   

By the way, I sometimes see THOR (all capital letters) and sometimes Thor (only the first letter capitalized). I don’t know which is correct. If THOR is an acronym, it should be all caps.

Most of this weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram will be in the usual MFSK32 mode.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 16, 7-8 October 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:38  Program preview

 2:45  Nobel prize in chemistry*

 8:56  BBC expands its services to India*

18:47  Thor22: 60th anniversary of Sputnik*

24:22  MFSK32: Images*

27:38  Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

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The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See alsohttp://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.  

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama,” per the schedule below:

WEDNESDAY 18.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE

                    19.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE

THURSDAY    02.55 UTC  1584 KHZ TO EUROPE

FRIDAY          01.25 UTC  9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

SATURDAY    01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA

                      20.25 UTC  1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE

SUNDAY         00.55 UTC  7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA

                    10.55 UTC  6070 KHZ TO EUROPE (VIA RADIO BCLNEWS)

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