SWRadiogram.net Decoding #161!!

From time to time SWRadiogram likes to demonstrate that they can transmit text in non-Latin alphabets. This weekend they are broadcasting some Chinese text from Deutsche Welle. It’s about German passenger trains improving their on-time performance during the COVID-19 crisis. For the Chinese characters to display correctly, you need the UTF-8 character set. UTF-8 is default in Fldigi (at least during the past few years) and TIVAR, so most of you will not have any problems. If you see black rectangles instead of Chinese characters in the Fldigi receive pane, copy those rectangles to a word processor, and most likely the Chinese text will appear there.

Below are my picture decodes of this week’s radiogram. Enjoy!

Shortwave Radiogram #159 by Frigid/WA4333SWL

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I almost forgot about this morning’s swradiogram broadcast. This broadcast from WRMI on 15770KHz is the one I ace and decode near perfect every time. I recently built a new PC and I think this is an awesome way to break the thing in. I used Windows 10, RSP1a/SDRuno, and my longwire antenna for these. I am going to stick with this hardware/software configuration as Linux tragically fails at things like this on a constant basis.

I’m stunned at the color contrasts with this weeks images. These really push the limit of MFSK in my opinion. I would like to see the show experiment with other modes more. For instance hell and olivia were fun when they were introduced in the show. Those modes are not time efficient though and would ruin the precious 30 minute block the show has to conform and stick with.