Friday, August 22, 2014

VOA Radiogram and Mandarin for August 23-24

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram for this weekend includes excerpts from an interesting Radio World article about the future of shortwave broadcasting. The article includes a mention of VOA Radiogram.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 73, 23-24 August 2014 (MFSK32):

 1:31  Program preview
 2:32  Congressional staffs urged to use Wikipedia
 6:38  Electric propulsion for spacecraft, with image
15:12  Biobattery tattoo produces energy, with image
20:54  Reconsidering shortwave broadcasting, with image
26:06  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.

VOA Mandarin digital text ends Monday

The last VOA Mandarin text transmission will be Monday, 25 August, at 0027 UTC.

VOA Mandarin is transmitting 1 minute, thirty seconds of Olivia 32-2000 daily on this schedule: 

2257:45 UTC        6135  9845 kHz

0057:45 UTC        9880 15385 15565 17560 kHz

All via Asian relay transmitters

Chinese domestic radio will be co-channel and usually dominant on all these frequencies. The Olivia 32-2000 has often provided successful decodes, despite the interference, even outside the East Asian target region.

Please send reception reports for the VOA Mandarin digital text to .

The Mighty KBC will transmit its usual 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. Reception reports to .

Thank you for your interesting reception reports on all the above transmissions. Because of a disruption to my usual routine on Friday and Saturday, I will be late answering reception reports with the eQSL, and won't meet the usual end-of-weekend deadline.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram