The annual Winter SWL Fest will be March 1-3 at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.I will attend March 2 and 3. Hope to see some of you there. Walk-ins are welcome, but let them know by Friday (March 2) morning if you want to attend the Saturday evening banquet.
Response to last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram was somewhat light. I think this was partly due to poor propagation during the Sunday 2030 and 2330 UTC transmissions on 7780 kHz from WRMI in Florida. On the other hand, the Saturday 1600 UTC broadcast on 9400 kHz from Bulgaria was good to most of Europe, and even received in Ontario (see above). The Monday 0800 UTC broadcast was also received well in many parts of North America, although it's difficult to find North Americans awake at that hour. I will post some results at http://swradiogram.net, and you can see more at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom .
We will resume experiments with comparative modes soon, but this weekend will be all MFSK32. It includes details about plans for shortwave in the FY2019 budget of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (includes VOA, RFE/RL, Radio Free Asia,Radio/TV MartÃ, Radio Sawa and Alhurra). Not all the news is bad!
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 36, 24-25 February 2018, all in MFSK32:
1:38 Program preview
2:40 How the US FY2019 budget affects shortwave broadcasting***
18:22 Telescopes, artists, and non-visible light*
25:44 Closing announcements
*** with three images
* with image
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Shortwave Radiogram Program 36 (24-25 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 your reception reports!
Kim via KKX
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom