Hello friends, Last weekend we enjoyed good reception except for the Sunday 2330 UTC broadcast,which was inaudible just about everywhere. I had no reception in Virginia, so I used an SDR in Montana. That signal deteriorated quickly, so I switched to a receiver in Michigan, which also went downhill. Finally, I found a receiver in Ohio that allowed me to complete the half hour.
This weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram will mostly be in MFSK32. There will be one weird twist:One news item will be transmitted in 8PSK-500F, followed by 8PSK-1000F. This experiment is in the category of probably-won’t-work-but-worth-a-try. These 8PSK modes are very fast (1690 and 3386 wpm) and really designed more for VHF/UHF than for HF. But their forward error correction (hence the F) might give them a chance on HF. The chances for successful decode of the 8PSK modes will be improved by using the pilot tone feature in Fldigi: Configure > Miscellaneous > Misc > Modems > PSK: In the 8 psk box, select Pilot tone. Unfortunately,the 8PSK-F modes cannot (yet) be decoded by TIVAR or AndFlmsg. If you use these Android apps, you will be left out for only about a minute. There are slower 8PSK-F modes (125F and 250F) perhaps more suitable for HF, but I have had problems decoding them from recordings. We will try these versions of 8PSK later when any bugs are fixed. Here is the lineup for ShortwaveRadiogram, program 22,18-19 November 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted: 1:29 Program preview 2:24 2017 Freedom of the Net report* 12:10 What countries fight hardest for the climate?* 21:56 8PSK-500F and 8PSK-1000F experiment 22:58 MFSK32:Image* and closing announcements* * with image Please sendreception reports to radiog...@verizon.net And visithttp://swradiogram.net Twitter:@SWRadiogram Facebookgroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304 Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule Saturday 1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line, Bulgaria Sunday 0600-0630 UTC 7730 kHz WRMI Florida Sunday 2030-2100 UTC 11580 kHz WRMI Florida Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 11580 kHz WRMI Florida The Mighty KBC transmis 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 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: themighty...@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 “Shortwave Panorama,”per the schedule below: To Europe Wednesday 2025-2030 UTC 1584 kHz (MW) http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox Thursday 0325-0330 UTC 1584 kHz http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox Saturday 2125-2130 UTC 1584 kHz http://myradiostream.com/radiostudiox Sunday 1155-1200 UTC 6070 kHz To the Americas Tuesday 0125-0130 UTC 11580 kHz Friday 0225-0230 UTC 9955 kHz http://wrmi.listen.creek.fm/stream Saturday 0155-0200 UTC 11580 kHz Sunday 0055-0100 UTC 7730 kHz Thanks for your reception reports! The gallery for program 20 has been sent to listeners who sent email reports. Kim Kim AndrewElliott, KD9XB Producer andPresenter Shortwave Radiogram ___________________________________________________________________________________ DX mailing list DX@hard-core-dx.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/dx _______________________________________________ THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE IS FREE. It may be copied, distributed and/or modified under the conditions set down in the Design Science License published by Michael Stutz at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/dsl.html