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Shortwave Radiogram, programs 26 and 26-S, 16-17 December 2017:   
Friday, December 15 2017


Sorry about there run during last weekendâs broadcast Saturday at 1600-1630 UTC broadcast on 9400kHz. Listeners who did not receive the promised Flamp transmission can decode from audioprovided by Roger in Germany and video provided by Scott in Ontario. Another Flamp item will be broadcast this weekend.

Most of this weekendâs Shortwave Radiogram will be in our usual MFSK32, with four images.But we will also include three 8PSK modes: 8PSK-125FL, 8PSK-250FL,and 8PSK-500F.The RSIDs should switch Fldigi to the correct modes. If you must change modes manually, note that the first two are 8PSK-125FL (not -125F)and 8PSK-250FL (not -250F). You can read about the 8PSK modes here. (Sorry, these 8PSK modes are not yet available on TIVAR or AndFlmsg.)

The 8PSK-500Fnews item uses Flamp. Download Flamp from here and read the manual here. Underthe Flamp Configure menu, select âAuto sync flamp to fldigi mode selector.âThis will force Flamp to use whatever mode Fldigi is using. Make sure Flamp is running before the 8PSK-500L transmission begins.

This time we will use smaller blocks with Flamp, to improve the chances that the file is received 100%. There will be 25 blocks of 240 bytes each, transmitted fourtimes. If the file is received 100%, click Flampâs File > Folders > rx,and the file China_internet_conference.txt should be found in the folder forthe date of reception.

If possible,record your reception. You can try to decode the 8PSK items,including the one in Flamp, several times. Experiment with different audio players (Windows versus VLC, etc) and different equalizer settings, compressors,and other audiotricks.

The Slow Show. This weekend, the broadcast Sundayat 2330-2400 UTC, providing poor reception in most parts of the world as we approach the winter solstice,will entirely be in the Olivia 128-2000 mode. This is avery slow mode, only 17 wpm, but it might be able to overcome difficult conditions. Even if you cannot hear the tones or see a trace on your waterfall,you might still be able to decode the text. Make sure that Fldigiâs squelch(SQL) is off. If your reception is bad, this could be interesting. If it is good, this will be as much
fun as watching paint dry.
There is noRSID for Olivia 128-2000, so you need to set it manually. Under the Fldigi OpMod menu, select Olivia > Custom: then dial up a bandwidth of 2000 Hz, with128 Tones. Again, record your reception if possible. You can then experiment with the integration period in that same menu. If you increase the number of FEC blocks, your decode might improve. It will also increase the delay time between hearing the tones and seeing the text print out, but this is less of
a problem in receiving a broadcast than in an amateur radio QSO. Read
about Olivia, including the integration period, here. Also try different audio players and settings. (Sorry again: TIVAR and AndFlmsg donot include Olivia 128-2000.)

Here are the lineups for Shortwave Radiogram, programs 26 and 26-S, 16-17 December 2017:
Program 23
1:29 Program preview
2:52 Books for international radio listeners*
9:34 8PSK-125FL: Electronic waste
11:13 8PSK-250FL: Journalist errors
12:46 8PSK-500F (Flamp): China internet conference**
15:46 MFSK32:Radio telescope in Western Australia*
21:46 Mostdistant supermassive black hole*
25:35 Closing announcements*
* with image
** Flampshould be activated before this story in transmitted
Program 23-S
23:30:00 Music and voice introduction
23:31:27 60-second tuning signal at 1500 Hz (+/- on yourFldigi)
23:32:28 Olivia 128-2000
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visithttp://swradiogram.net
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304

Shortwave Radiogram Program 26/26S Transmission Schedule (16-17 December 2017) 26
1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz MFSK32, 8PSK-125FL, 8PSK-250FL, 8PSK-500F (with Flamp) Space Line, Bulgaria 26
0600-0630 UTC 7730 kHz WRMI Florida 26
2030-2100 UTC 11580 kHz WRMI Florida 26S
2330-2400 UTC 11580 kHz Olivia 128-2000 WRMI Florida

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 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany.The 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/.

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 âShortwave Panorama,âper the schedule below: To Europe

2025-2030 UTC 1584 kHz (MW)http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox
0325-0330 UTC 1584 kHz http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox
2125-2130 UTC 1584 kHz http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox
1155-1200 UTC 6070 kHz To the Americas
0125-0130 UTC 11580 kHz
0225-0230 UTC 9955 kHz http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream
0155-0200 UTC 11580 kHz
0055-0100 UTC 7730 kHz

Thanks foryour reception reports!

Kim via KKX

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram

Laittakaapa joskus postia Kimille, ettà saamme Suomea hieman esille!
HyvÃÃ Joulua kaikille!


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