Thursday, August 28, 2014

Himalayan VOA Radiogram for 30-31 August

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram during the weekend of 30-31 August will begin with the transmission of a straight vertical blue line. Some of us experience slant when we decode MFSK images, so this line will help us determine if we have a slant problem.  If your line is slanted, URLs for web pages that might help solve the problem will be provided.

Near the end of the program will be a brief sample of Tibetan language text. “Chicken tracks” like this will appear in the Fldigi receive pane…

Copy this line and paste it to a word processor, and the Tibetan text might display correctly.  Your PC will need the MS Himalayan font installed.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 74, 30-31 August 2014:

MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz

1:30  Program preview
 2:31  Vertical line for sound card calibration
4:18  Neuron loss and insomnia, with image
9:36  Producing rubber from dandelions, with image
14:47  North Korea inspecting TVs from China, with RFA logo
22:39  Some Tibetan text
24:05  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, 30 August 2014, at 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday, 31 August, at 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports to .

I may still have a few reports still to answer from program 72 (weekend of 16-17 August), but will finish those soon and begin responding to your reports from program 73 (23-24 August).

I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram