Thursday, July 31, 2014

VOA Radiogram Mandarin & Interesting 2-3 August Sked

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends, 

Our new experiments with MFSK32 on the VOA Mandarin Service continue. The center audio frequency has been moved up to 2500 Hz, so you will probably need a 6 kHz bandwidth for best results.  

Until the MFSK32 begins, most of the audio you hear will probably be Chinese domestic radio on the same frequency as VOA Mandarin.

Each MFSK32 transmission is 1 minute, 10 seconds. Here is the schedule:

2258      6135  9845 kHz
0058      9880  15385  15565  17560 kHz

Please send reception reports for the VOA Mandarin MFSK32 to  Audio recordings (mp3 is OK) are especially helpful.

TW in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, prepared these YouTube videos of his decoding:

VOA Radiogram this weekend will include news about legislation that could bring major changes to VOA and to other entities of U.S. international broadcasting.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 70, 2-3 August 2014 (MFSK32):

1:32  Program preview
2:40  International broadcasting bill passes House, with image
8:17  Moose drool detoxifies fungus, with image
11:36  ESA spacecraft will land on comet, with image
18:18  Bahama Islands formed from Sahara dust, with image
22:29  Outernet, via satellite, launches 11 August, with logo
25:25  Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to

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.

The Mighty KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64 Saturday at 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz and Sunday at 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports for this broadcast to .

Thanks to everyone who have sent reception reports for VOA Radiogram and for the VOA Mandarin tests. I will prepare a new eQSL for both of these and start sending them tomorrow.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram