Hello friends,

Program 41 of Shortwave Radiogram was inauspicious. First, the promised 
transmission Friday at 2030 UTC did not happen because WRMI's automated playout 
system had not been updated. (I had a suspicion that would happen). Then, as I 
was listening to the Saturday 1600 UTC show, I had a sense of déjà vu.
Ultimately I realized that, due to a production error on my part, the story 
about plastics in the ocean was broadcast twice, at the expense of the 
advertised item about SSTV from the International Space Station. I fixed that 
mistake, and the correct stories were broadcast Sunday and Monday.
You can view, and decode from, Scott's video of the Sunday 2330 UTC broadcast 
at https://youtu.be/_KdRVwHBfkM. And Mark in the UK maintains an audio archive 
of all Shortwave Radiograms here.

The program that has replaced Shortwave Radiogram Saturday at 2030 UTC on 7780 
and 9455 kHz is about US military retirement, with emphasis on reserve military 
pensions. If that subject interests you, this might be a useful program.

Let's hope for no mishaps this weekend, because it will be a complicated show. 
It will include text and images in MFSK128, MFSK64, and MFSK32. Usually MFSK128 
is too fast for typical shortwave conditions, so expect to see some errors. In 
general, this is my rule of thumb for the MFSK modes ...

Mode Text speed wpm Appropriate for reception condition …
FSK16    55 Poor
MFSK32  120 Fair (typical)
MFSK64  240 Good
MFSK128 480 Excellent (e.g. local VHF or UHF)

After the closing announcements will be two surprise modes. However, for 
readers of this email, I will reveal that the first of the surprise modes will 
be Olivia 64-2000, mixed with some strange noises. The same Olivia 64-2000 will 
also be transmitted this weekend on The Mighty KBC during its digital mode 
Please note that the first broadcast is today, Friday, at 2030 UTC, admittedly 
not a convenient hour for pre-retired North Americans.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 42, 6-9 April 2018, in 
modes as noted:

1:38 MFSK32: Program preview
3:09 MFSK128: Scientists find new black holes in Milky Way*
5:57 MFSK64: NASA commissions new supersonic plane*
10:19 MFSK32: NZ's Rocket Lab readies first commercial launch*
16:00 Interference threat from wireless power transfer*
23:06 DSWCI publishes new domestic shortwave broadcasting list*
25:06 Closing announcements and surprise modes

Please send reception reports to radiog...@verizon.net
And visithttp://swradiogram.net
Twitter:@SWRadiogram (even if you do not have a Twitter account, visit
https://twitter.com/swradiogram to see last weekend's and this weekend's 
Facebookgroup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304 

Shortwave Radiogram Program 42 (6-9 April 2018)
2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz 9455 kHz MFSK32,MFSK128,MFSK64,MFSK32,and surprise modes 
WRMI Florida
1600-1630 UTC 9400 kHz Space Line, Bulgaria
2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida 
0800-0830 UTC* 7730 kHz 5850 kHz WRMI Florida

* MFSK32 has been transmitted on the program "Broad Spectrum Radio," 0700-0800 
UTC, same frequencies.

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via 
Bulgaria), with a minute of Olivia 64-2000 (replacing the usual MFSK32) 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 5960kHz, via Germany, with the minute of Olivia 
64-2000 at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: themighty...@gmail.com . See also 
http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and

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:

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) Broadcasts in English with MFSK32 during 
the last five minutes of each

0100-0230 UTC 5950, 7730 kHz Americas 
2000-2030 UTC 5845, 6070 kHz Europe/Middle East/Asia 
0100-0130 UTC 9955 kHz Americas 
0230-0300 UTC 5985 kHz Americas
0030-0100 UTC 9395 kHz Americas
0130-0200 UTC 5850, 5950, 7780, 9455 kHz Americas
0030-0100 UTC 7730 kHz Americas
1030-1100 UTC 6070 kHz Europe

Thanks for your reception reports!

Kim via KKX

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting oninternational broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom

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