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 below.
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.
The Saturday 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
“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 50×1 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 email@example.com , or tweet to @SWRadiogram , and I will let them know you are tuned in.
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter