Thursday, August 07, 2014

VOA Radiogram for August 9-10, VOA Mandarin, and Mighty KBC

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend includes news items about international media, including the much anticipated  report of the Broadcasting Board of Governors shortwave committee.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 71, 9-10 August 2014 (MFSK32)…

1:32  Program preview
2:36  Siberian activism may bring Russian Internet controls
7:24  Chinese TV channel disrupted by "hacktivist," with image
14:29  SW Radio Africa ends broadcasts to Zimbabwe, with image
19:22  BBG shortwave committee issues report, with image
26:23  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 continues its daily MFSK transmissions, now MFSK16 centered on 2000 Hz. Very precise tuning of the audio frequency is necessary for a successful decode of MFSK16.  

Daily (each transmission is 1 minute, 22 seconds):
2258 UTC        6135  9845 kHz
0058 UTC        9880  15385  15565  17560 kHz
Via Asian relay stations

Please send reception reports for the VOA Mandarin MFSK tests to  Audio recordings would be appreciated, but no need to send audio if the MFSK is not heard well enough for at least a 50% decode.

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

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, 13 August, beginning at 1300 UTC. The meeting will include discussion of the BBG shortwave committee report. Live and on-demand video will be available here:

Thank you for your reception reports from last weekend.  I will respond before this weekend is over.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram