Friday, June 07, 2013

VOA Radiogram 8-9 June comes with its own “interference”

The VOA Radiogram frequencies have been large free of co-channel or adjacent-channel interference. [Except on 5745 on the West Coast -Hugh] To determine how well our MFSK modes can cope with interference, we will insert some interference of our own during this weekend. The “interference” will be in the form of the song “I Remember You,” sung by Slim Whitman. Mr. Whitman’s vocal range, spanning octaves, may create a challenge for MFSK.

Also this weekend will be a VOA News story in MFSK32 and in the Flmsg format. We have not transmitted an Flmsg-formatted story recently. This weekend, if it is received successfully, the VOA News story will pop up in a new window of your web browser.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, 8-9 June 2013:

2:53        MFSK16: Preview
1:52        MFSK32: Image of VOA Radiogram logo
5:30        MFSK32: VOA News story in Flmsg format*
1:19        MFSK32: Image to accompany the preceding
7:12        MFSK16: Versus musical “interference”
2:55        MFSK32: Versus musical “interference”
2:40        EasyPal** image of the week
1:10        MFSK16: Closing announcements
:21         Surprise mode of the week

*To view as a web page, use Fldigi and Flmsg from In Flidigi, click Configure > Misc > NBEMS, and under Reception of flmsg files, check both boxes. Under that, indicate where your Flmsg program file is located.

**Use EasyPal software from
VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC)
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz (Sat 10:30-11 pm EDT)
Sun 1300-1330 6095 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.