Utility Planet is the official blog for the column of the same name in The Spectrum Monitor. It replaces Utility World in the discontinued Monitoring Times magazine. Utilities are all VLF/LF/MF/HF (and sometimes low-band VHF) radio communications except broadcasting, CB, and non-emergency amateur. If you understood the last sentence, you know enough to read this blog.
Friday, August 07, 2015
VOA Radiogram for 8-9 August
comparison of images in MFSK16, MFSK32, MFSK64, and SSTV Scottie DX, was
interesting. In general, I think, it supports our use of MFSK32 both
for text and images.
VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17870 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 Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT)
on 9925 kHz, via Germany. Reports for this KBC reception should go to
I have returned from my week off, with a large pile of audience research work on my desk. Because of this, I am now
four weeks behind in answering your emails. But I will answer
them, with galleries of images decoded by VOA Radiogram listeners all
over the world.