Many thanks to Eric van Willegen who shares the following announcement:
The Mighty KBC on 2 frequencies
This Sunday 00:00 – 02:00 UTC
We will use 2 frequencies for across the pond!
6040 kHz & 6145 kHz. Don’t miss it.
Rocking Over The Ocean with 125.000 Watts!!
Note that’s Saturday afternoon/evening for those of us in North America!
Sunday, August 7, 00:00 – 02:00 UTC, The Mighty KBC will broadcast on 9925 kHz for two hours:
- 00:00 – 01:00 UTC It’s Radio, But Not As We Know It – Dave Mason
- 01:00 – 02:00 UTC The Giant Jukebox – Eric van Willegen
Note that for those of us in North America, the broadcasts will start at 20:00 (EDT) tonight (Saturday).
I’m planning to tune “Scottie”–my Scott Marine Model SLR-M (above)–to the KBC signal and enjoy the shows!
I’ve just learned that The Mighty KBC will broadcast The Giant Jukebox on Sunday from 00:00 – 01:00 UTC.
To be clear, that’s tonight in North America–and only four hours from time of this posting!
Frequency will be 9,925 kHz.
I’ll try to listen from here in Québec. I hope their 125,000 watts will punch through the local QRM!
I’ve just received a confirmation from The Mighty KBC that The Giant Jukebox will be on the air this Sunday (June 19) from 08:00-10:00 UTC. This is a correction to the UTC time in our previous post..
If propagation isn’t favorable where you live, consider tuning to 6095 kHz on Sunday via the University Twente WebSDR.
As a follow-up to a previous post, many thanks to several SWLing Post readers who noted this news on the VOA Radiogram website:
The German communications regulator Bundesnetzagentur has changed its mind about allowing digital modes on shortwave broadcast transmitters in Germany. Apparently BNetzA thought that Channel 292 was transmitting the text and images in single sideband (SSB), which is how amateurs, military, etc, transmit the digital modes. Now that they know that the MFSK32 and other modes are sent as program audio on an analogue amplitude-modulation shortwave transmitter, their objections were withdrawn. (It’s similar to A2A modulated CW.)
BNetzA prefers that the term MFSK32 not be used to describe these broadcasts, but we have to specify the mode so that you can set Fldigi or other decoding software to the correct mode. In any case, the weekly MFSK32 transmission will resume on The Mighty KBC, and DigiDX will return to Channel 292.
Meanwhile, VOA Radiogram this weekend will be all MFSK32 except for the transmission schedule in Olivia 64-2000 under the closing music.