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Shortwave Radiogram, 14-16 January 2022: Digital modes that capture methane from air

Another shortwave program is transmitting text and images. Pop Shop Radio from Hope, British Columbia, is including some MFSK32 text in each show. I have added their schedule and contact information to the list below.

Please encourage other shortwave broadcasters to try text and images on their broadcasts. Explain to them how easy it is to encode and decode the content. Tell them to get in touch with me if they have questions.

Another reminder:  Shortwave Radiogram has a new transmission, Tuesday 1530-1600 UTC, 9955 kHz from WRMI Florida. The frequency is directed to Latin America but is heard well enough for our digital modes. On January 11, I heard this broadcast with a good signal via an SDR in upper Alberta (3900 km), and easily decoded it.

Videos of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram are provided by Scott in Ontario (Saturday 1330 UTC), 2010DFS in Shimane, Japan (Sunday 0800 UTC on 5850 kHz) and PDXh0b0 in Oregon (I think) (Sunday 0800 UTC excerpt on 7730 kHz).  The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 239, 14-16 January 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:41  MFSK32: Program preview
  2:53  MFSK32: Plans for Pandora mission to study exoplanets
  7:05  MFSK64: Kitty litter clay captures methane from air*
11:46  MFSK64: This week’s images*
28:33  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

And visit http://swradiogram.net

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners’ results)

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304

Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

| UTC Day  | UTC Time      | Frequency        | Transmitter       |
|----------|---------------|------------------|-------------------|
| Friday   | 0030-0100 UTC | 9265 kHz         | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Friday   | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz        | WRMI Florida      |
| Friday   | 1500-1530 UTC | 15750 kHz DRM    | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 0330-0400 UTC | 9265 kHz         | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 1330-1400 UTC | 15770 kHz        | WRMI Florida      |
| Sunday   | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 and 7730 kHz| WRMI Florida      |
| Sunday   | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz         | WRMI Florida      |
| Tuesday  | 1530-1600 UTC | 9955 kHz         | WRMI Florida      | 

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.

“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. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com   www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho   https://thisisamusicshow.com

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 MFSK32 text and an image. Schedule: Via Channel 292 in Germany: Wednesdays 1600-1630 UTC on 3955 and 6070 kHz. Saturdays 2200-2230 UTC on 3955 and 6070  kHz (except 6070 first Saturday of the month 2300-2330 UTC). Via WRMI Florida: Mondays 0200-0230 UTC (Sunday evening in the Americas) on 5950 kHz. Website: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1  Email: radiopopshop@gmail.com.

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 1230 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. 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 radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Thursdays 0000 UTC (Wednesdays 7 pm EST) on 3536 kHz USB.

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB

Producer and Presenter

Shortwave Radiogram

Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom