Hello friends,

This weekend's first broadcast of Shortwave Radiogram is First broadcast is 
today at 2030 UTC on 7780 and 9455 kHz. Listeners in North America: Tell your 
bosses you need to go home early to decode the modes. 
Response has been light to the Friday 2030 UTC and Monday 0800 UTC shows, most 
likely because of the inconvenient times and poor reception on Europe. I will 
try to find a new weekend slot for Shortwave Radiogram. If you have suggestions 
for convenient times and days, please let me know.

During the weekend, many listeners report results and post decoded images to 
the Shortwave Radiogram Twitter account, @SWRadiogram. If you are on Twitter, 
please join in. Include @SWRadiogram in your tweet. If you are not on Twitter, 
you can see what is posted at https://twitter.com/swradiogram .

During the past week, our Twitter group also posted SSTV images received from 
the International Space Station. I received only a few blurry images, but 
Merkouris in Greece decoded the entire set of SSTV images transmitted from the 
During last weekend's broadcast, I was amazed by how well the fast MFSK128 and 
MFSK64 modes decoded even in less than ideal conditions. Thanks to listeners 
who produced videos of their reception and decodes (from which you can 
decode,though I was unsuccessful with the audio from DFS in Japan):
Day Time Name Location URL 
1600-1630 UTC DFS Japan https://youtu.be/mvEnHimRylk
1600-1630 UTC Ralf Germany https://youtu.be/5l7_TPAEO-g
2330-2400 UTC BlackApple 62 Italy https://youtu.be/qw0pxaRyvUc
2330-2400 UTC Scott Ontario https://youtu.be/DR4SFTJXCIY 

You can also access audio of my reception Monday at 0800-0830 UTC on 7730 kHz 
using an SDR in Australia. This is interesting not only because of the distance 
from the Florida transmitter, but also because of the wideband interference 
which proved to be a slight problem only for the MFSK128 mode -- plus the fuzzy 
images. (For more audio of Shortwave Radiogram, remember that Mark in the UK 
keeps an audio archive here.)

This weekend on Shortwave Radio, we will again transmit the sequence of 
MFSK128,64, and 32, each with an image. We will also experiment with three of 
the fastest Thor modes: Thor 50x1, Thor 50x2, and Thor 100. All three of these 
are available on TIVAR and AndFlmsg as well as Fldigi. An RSID will be sent at 
the beginning of each mode, but if the software does not switch automatically, 
five seconds will be provided after the RSID for a manual change.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 44, 20-23 April 2018, in 
modes as noted:

1:33 MFSK32: Program preview
2:53 MFSK128: UK media regulator probes RT's impartiality*
5:45 MFSK64: Volcanic rock traps CO2 and turns it inert*
11:36 MFSK32: Meteorite's diamonds might be from lost planet*
19:46 Thor 50x1: Brazilian aquifer may be diminishing
21:35 Thor 50x2: Continued
23:30 Thor 100: Continued
24:34 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 Program 44 (20-23 April 2018)
2030-2100 UTC 7780 kHz 9455 kHz MFSK128 MFSK64 MFSK32 Thor 50x1
Thor 50x2 Thor 100 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

* This frequency is usually not audible in North America, but you can listen 
via this receiver in the Netherlands: http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

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 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) Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of 
IBC's 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama” broadcast several times 
each week. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit 

Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitting MFSK32 during the second half of its 
broadcast Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC (just before Shortwave Radiogram) on 5850 
and 7730 kHz from WRMI Florida. See http://broadspectrumradio.com/ .

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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