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Shortwave Radiogram, 3-5 May 2019

Last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram was a reminder of the ability of MFSK16 to provide a correct decode even in difficult shortwave conditions. Thank you for your reception reports, especially listeners in Japan who decoded, or attempted to decode, the excerpt of Japanese text. (See this example from Sakaé-san in Joetsu-City, Niigata Prefecture.) Sometimes, even the MFSK16 was not able to …

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Shortwave Radiogram, 26-28 April 2019

Last weekend’s Japanese text was decoded in Japan, in some cases partially, and in others 100%. This weekend, we will try another brief excerpt of Japanese text, but this time in MFSK16, which is slower and more robust than our usual MFSK32. We will also raise the center audio frequency to 2000 Hz to try to escape any interference from …

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Shortwave Radiogram, 19-21 April 2019

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 …

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Ricevere il DRM senza un ricevitore DRM? Basta un PC…..

E’ una delle domande più comuni che giungono alla nostra redazione, come entrare nel mondo della ricezione DRM senza disporre di un ricevitore DRM? Alla pagina web troverete la spiegazione, è possibile utilizzare Dream anche con un ricevitore remoto fra quelli disponibili su Buona lettura !!!

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Shortwave Radiogram, 12-14 April 2019

Last week was a difficult week for Shortwave Radiogram. The transmission from Bulgaria Saturday at 1400 UTC was canceled too late for me to notify you in the weekly email. It is uncertain whether a Shortwave Radiogram broadcast from Bulgaria will be restored. I am exploring other transmission possibilities. For now, best reception in Europe is probably Saturday at 0230 …

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Whither Digital Radio Mondiale?

In a recent issue of QST, Steve Ford, WB8IMY, took a look at the forgotten Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) system. Digital broadcasting was supposed to be the life preserver for international shortwave broadcasters facing the reality of rising costs and shrinking audiences. In 1998, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, regulators, and others formed the DRM consortium to create a specification for digital …

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No Shortwave Radiogram today 1400-1430 on 9400 (and more…)

I have just been informed that Shortwave Radiogram will not be transmitted today (Saturday), 1400-1430 UTC, 9400 kHz, via Space Line Bulgaria. This is due to “unresolved scheduling issues.” Future broadcasts of Shortwave Radiogram via Space Line are uncertain. ———- Also no signal from The Mighty KBC Radio on Sat April 6 1300-1400 on 11600 SCB 100 kW / 306 …

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Shortwave Radiogram, 5-7 April 2019

Apologies for the missing transmission last weekend on 9400 kHz. I hope the Saturday’s 1400 UTC broadcast is heard this without mishap. During the broadcasts that were heard, our experiment with simultaneous English and Spanish text, using side-by-side MFSK32 streams, worked well. The dual audio caused mixing products that made the signal look somewhat messy on spectrum displays, but this …

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Unique Radio in DRM via WINB

Unique Radio is using DRM via WINB Red Lion PN USA ON 15120 KHz 14:00 – 15:00 hrs UTC Wednesday ,Thursdays and Fridays Please address all reception reports with detail to Tim @

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AIR All India Radio DRM

Confermato anche questo servizio per il periodo estivo. Si acclude solo screenshot, audio assente nonostante il segnale 9+20. Questo è il difetto principale del DRM: non si può fare valere l’esperienza riuscendo a cavare dai segnalini analogici i contenuti della trasmissione perchè, nel caso specifico dei segnali digitali, si ascolta soltanto un forte rumore frusciante. Condizioni di lavoro: Yaesu FRG-7 …

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Radio Kuwait DRM

Confermo un ottimo segnale, potente e qualitativamente apprezzabile di Radio Kuwait in un programma in lingua araba il 1 aprile 2019 alle 1125 UTC su 15110 kHz, in attesa di ricevere lo schedule generale delle trasmissioni in DRM, da vagliare poi molto attentamente. —  ITALIAN AMATEUR RADIO STATION I T 9 T Z Z ESCLUSIVAMENTE IN TELEGRAFIA Sito web> …

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Shortwave Radiogram, 29-31 March 2019

Slow Scan Radio has been transmitting two streams of text simultaneously. We have tried this a few times on VOA/Shortwave Radiogram, and will try it again this weekend. Near the end the half hour will be a simultaneous transmission of a news item from in two languages, both in MFSK32, with the English version centered on 1500 Hz and …

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