Last weekendâs experiment with the five 2000-Hz-wide Olivia modes was
interesting and fun. It appeared that Olivia 64-2000, 32-2000, and 16-2000 all performed well, even in difficult reception condition. It was not until Olivia 8-2000 and, more so, 4-2000that errors were seen. At about 75 words per minute, Olivia 16-2000 might be a good mode for Shortwave Radiogram,except that it is only about 70% as fast as MFSK32 and, unlike MFSK32, it cannot be used to transmit images.
If you have recordings of your Olivia mode reception, especially if your decode was lessthan 100%, try decoding from your recording after adjusting the integration period upward (Op Mode > Olivia > Custom). Read about the integration period here and note that the default integration period changes as the number of tones changes.Large integration periods can be a problem in amateur radio QSOs, because ofthe lag time between transmit and receive, but they are less of a problem in a broadcast situation. If you do not have a recording, you can use Scottâs video, with some errors seen from the Olivia 8-2000 and 4-2000 modes.
This weekend Shortwave Radiogram will be all MFSK32. There are two interesting stories about North Korea, and one about finding a lost
NASA satellite. Each of these has animage, and there is a bonus images of Wednesdayâs âsuper blue blood moon.â
The broadcast Sunday at 2330 UTC coincides with the kick off of Super Bowl LII.If ratings for the big game are down this year, it will be due to competition from Shortwave Radiogram.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 33,3-5 February 2018, all in MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz:
1:31 Program preview
2:38 North Korea steps up mobile phone detection*
11:08 White House criticizes NBC reports from North Korea*
17:48 Canadian radio amateur finds lost NASA satellite*
25:59 Super blue blood moon image*
28:06 Closing announcements
* with image
Please sendreception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Shortwave Radiogram Program 33 (3-5 February 2018)
1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz MFSK32 Space Line, Bulgaria
2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida
0800-0830 UTC 7730 kHz 5850 kHz WRMI Florida
The Mighty KBC transmitsto 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 6150 kHz, via Germany.The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: email@example.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:
2025-2030 UTC 5845 kHz Europe, Middle East, Asia
0125-0130 UTC 5950, 11580 kHz Americas
0225-0230 UTC 9955 kHz Americas
0255-0300 UTC 5985 kHz Americas
0155-0200 UTC 5850, 5950, 9395, 9455 kHz Americas
0055-0100 UTC 7730 kHz Americas
1155-1200 UTC 6070 kHz Europe
Thanks for yourreception reports!
Kim via KKX
Kim AndrewElliott, KD9XB
Reporting oninternational broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom