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Jazz from the Left returns to WRMI tonight!

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Many thanks to our friend, Raoul van Hall, who writes with some exciting news:

Hi Thomas,

Wanted to let you know that Jazz from the Left returns to WRMI stating tonight for two weekly broadcasts.

0000-0100 UTC Wednesday on 7730 kHz.
2000-2100 UTC Tuesday on 11580 kHz.

Brilliant Raoul! Nothing like Jazz over the shortwaves.  I’ll certainly tune it. And, hey–your show starts in about two hours at time of posting!

WRMI special broadcast: Danish Shortwave Club International’s final meeting

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(Source: WRMI)

Last-minute program change: WRMI is broadcasting a special program about the final meeting of the Danish Shortwave Club International this Sunday, December 4. The program was scheduled to air at 2030 UTC on 11580 kHz, but it will instead be broadcast at 2000 UTC on the same frequency, in place of our regular program Wavescan. Here is the complete schedule for the two-part special program on WRMI:

PART ONE
2300 UTC Saturday, December 3 5850 kHz to North America (especially Central and West)
2330 UTC Saturday, December 3 11580 kHz to Eastern North America ( and Europe )
2000 UTC Sunday, December 4 11580 kHz to Europe ( and Eastern North America )
2300 UTC Sunday, December 4 5850 kHz to North America (especially Central and West)
0230 UTC Monday, December 5 9955 kHz to the Caribbean, North and South America

PART TWO
2300 UTC Saturday, December 10 5850 kHz to North America (especially Central and West)
2330 UTC Saturday, December 10 11580 kHz to Eastern North America ( and Europe )
2000 UTC Sunday, December 11 11580 kHz to Europe ( and Eastern North America )
2300 UTC Sunday, December 11 5850 kHz to North America (especially Central and West)
0230 UTC Monday, December 12 9955 kHz to the Caribbean, North and South America

Note that the Monday transmissions on 9955 kHz are actually Sunday evening in the Americas.

Spectres of Shortwave sound track broadcast via WRMI

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes:

Have you heard? Amanda Dawn Christie’s “Spectres of Shortwave” sound track will be broadcast over WRMI this Sunday evening from 23:00 UTC to 01:00 UTC on 7570 kHz.

The broadcast will coincide with the screening of the film at the Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie in Moncton, New Brunswick, being shown at the same time:
www.ficfa.com/film?id=5353&varLangue=LS

Thank you, Richard! I will certainly tune in and record this for Amanda.

WRMI: Back on the air

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who notes that the following update posted on the WRMI Facebook page:

“WRMI went back on the air around 1600 UTC Friday when our power came back on. All transmitters except #4 are now back on the air, and we hope to have #4 back on later today.”

I’m happy to hear WRMI made it through Hurricane Matthew relatively unscathed!

Hurricane Matthew: WRMI battons down the hatches

wrmi-hurricane(Source: WRMI at 23:00 UTC, 06 October 2016)

Our windows are boarded up, but we are still on the air here at WRMI as Hurricane Matthew approaches the east coast of Florida at 2300 UTC Thursday, October 6. The worst winds and rain are expected during the next several hours.

Nuestras ventanas estan protegidas por planchas de madera, pero todavia estamos en el aire aqui en WRMI mientras el Huracan Matthew se acerca a la costa este de la Florida a las 2300 UTC el jueves 6 deoctubre. Los vientos y las lluvias mas fuertes se esperan durante las proximas horas.

I’m very happy to hear that WRMI has prepared for this storm and I certainly hope they’re able to stay on the air and have and suffer no storm damage.

Yesterday, WRMI posted the following notice:

To WRMI listeners: As of 1600 UTC Wednesday, October 5, Hurricane Matthew appears to have a path which will take the center of the Category 4 storm very near Okeechobee. We will have extremely strong winds and rain during the next few days, and there is the possibility of the loss of electrical power and/or Internet service. We will keep all of WRMI’s transmissions on the air as long as we have electrical power and it is safe to operate. But if you find that we are off the air sometime within the next 48-72 hours, it will be due to the hurricane, and we will attempt to resume regular operations as soon as possible after the hurricane passes and power is restored to our transmitter site. Thank you for your understanding.

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I expect WRMI/Okeechobee will have to cope with hurricane force winds tonight. The west wall of the hurricane eye is currently travelling up the eastern Florida coast and is sure to tax the WRMI antenna farm.

Here’s hoping our friends at WRMI make it through unscathed.

Is Hurricane Matthew affecting any SWLing Post readers? Please comment!

UPDATE: (Source: WRMI at 7:45 UTC, 07 October 2016)

As of 0630 UTC Friday, our electricity is out at the WRMI transmitter site in Okeechobee. We are operating on emergency generator power, which powers our lights, air conditioning and computers. However, all transmitters are off the air except 6855 kHz, which remains on the air on extremely low power. Winds are extremely strong here, and we do not have an estimate of when electricity will be restored. The center of Hurricane Matthew is northeast of us now.