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


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) 
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 AndrewElliott, KD9XB
Producer andPresenter
Shortwave Radiogram

DX mailing list

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

Reply via email to