Hello readers! I just wanted to provide an updated schedule for this weekend’s broadcasts of VORW Radio International.
For any new listeners – VORW Radio International is an hour long music based program, featuring listener requested music. It’s a very diverse show where you are guaranteed to hear music of many genres and eras! Here’s when you can listen if you want to tune in:
2300 UTC – 6 PM Eastern – 9395 kHz WRMI – Targeting North America
0100 UTC – 8 PM Eastern Saturday – 5850 kHz WRMI – Targeting Western North America
2200 UTC – 5 PM Eastern – 7570 kHz WRMI – Targeting Western North America
Feedback, music requests and QSL Reports are encouraged and can be sent (and will be verified) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitcoin Sent Offline from Toronto to Michigan Through Shortwave Radio
The protocol used is identified as JS8Call which enables users to connect a shortwave radio to a computer.
Although the crypto winter seems to have prolonged into 2019, it has not stopped various inventions and developments to take place. In January, a cryptocurrency enthusiast in an unknown location in Eastern Europe paid with bitcoin (via lightning network) to broadcast strange messages from blockstream satellite high up in the sky.
In the most recent case, one user sent bitcoin to another user using shortwave radio. He used a free protocol for the shortwave communications to do the transaction. The protocol used is identified as JS8Call which enables users to connect a shortwave radio to a computer. Once they are connected, they can basically send and receive shortwave-transmitted text messages to other JS8Call users without any special license.
[…]The sender never prepared any signed transaction and then sent it to the recipient for them to broadcast it to the blockchain. On the contrary, he sent his recipient a private key that enabled the recipient to transfer the funds to his wallet using only that private key.[…]
Member for Nuku Joseph Sungi has called in the National Broadcasting Corporation to reintroduce the short wave band to reach the rural people.
Mr Sungi in a series of questions to Minister for Communication and Information Technology Sam Basil said in the late 1980s, the NBC at the time through the provincial radio stations was using the shortwave band.
He said Radio Sandaun in West Sepik could reach districts like Nuku and parts of Telefomin but that was not the case anymore.
“Does the minister and the department have any plans to make sure that same service under short wave band can be replaced by a new one or improvement can be made so that provincial radio stations can be revived and broadcasted straight so that remote parts of PNG can use to get news and update on what is happening around the country?” Mr Sungi said.
Mr Basil, who is also responsible for Energy, said a lot of people in the rural areas were asking the same question because they could no longer have access to NBC radio.
[…]“I have had discussions with the managing director of NBC and I told them that we want that service to return. We are now moving the system at NBC from analogue to digital so I asked them how we can fit in the short wave system when we do the migration.
“They came up with a few ideas. For some places like Bougainville shortwave is available.
“But I asked them how can we asked the shops to start selling shortwave 1 and 2 transistor radios that receive this wireless signal, a lot of shops are not selling, In places like Bougainville we want to import some radios to distribute so that they carry out the awareness.”
“We are now talking about bringing back these services and improvement.
“We will start in Port Moresby first and roll out to provinces, We are trying our very best to bring the service back because most of our people are in rural areas, A lot of our radio stations now invest into FM band which signals of often blocked by barriers like mountains that is why we want to bring back the shortwave band,” Mr Basil said.
Hello SWLing Post readers – I would like to provide an updated broadcast schedule for my radio program. A few changes have been made including resumption of broadcasts to Europe via Channel 292.
VORW Radio International is a light-entertainment program which consists of listener requested music of all genres and eras, as well as miscellaneous commentary on various topics.
Thursday 1000 UTC – 5950 kHz – To Mexico Thursday 1000 UTC – 6070 kHz, 7440 kHz – To Western & Central Europe (New) Thursday 2000 UTC – 7780 kHz – To Eastern North America Thursday 2100 UTC – 7780 kHz – To North America and Europe (New) Thursday 2300 UTC – 9955 kHz – To South America Friday 0000 UTC – 7730 kHz – To Western North America Friday 0100 UTC – 5850 kHz, 7780 kHz, 9395 kHz – To Europe and North America Friday 0400 UTC – 7730 kHz – To Western North America Friday 2200 UTC – 9955 kHz – To South America Saturday 2300 UTC – 9395 kHz to North America Sunday 0100 UTC – 4840 kHz – To North America Sunday 2200 UTC – 7570 kHz – To North America
If you have the opportunity to hear my show on any of these frequencies, please send in a reception report and let me know how conditions are in your area! You can write to me at email@example.com
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