Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Schedule for VOA Radiogram Starts Dec. 28-29

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Note the revised schedule for VOA Radiogram.

Hello friends,

Thank you for your reports from the past weekend. Our experiment with shifting the center frequency of MFSK64 images from 1500 Hz to 1700 Hz resulted in improvements that were, at best, subtle.

This weekend, 28-29 December, begins our new broadcast Saturday at 0930-1000 UTC on 5745 kHz. The time is inconveniently early for listeners in the Americas [and downright goofy for California -Hugh], but it might be audible and decodable in the Asia-Pacific region and in northern Europe. Expecting that reception conditions might be marginal in these parts of the world, the program will include a VOA News item in the robust MFSK16 mode.

Because of the addition of the new transmission had to be budget-neutral, the VOA Radiogram broadcast Sunday at 1300-1330 UTC on 6095 kHz is, unfortunately, discontinued.

Here is the lineup for program 39 of VOA Radiogram, 28-29 December 2013:

  1:38  MFSK16: Program preview
  3:30  MFSK16: Supercomputer for bioresearch
  8:08  MFSK32: ESA Gaia satellite, with image
13:58  MFSK32: Scientists predicted earthquake
21:01  MFSK64/Flmsg: Novice farmers, followed by image
25:48  MFSK32: Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to

I hope to hear from you this weekend. Best wishes for the new year 2014.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.