Friday, September 25, 2015

Expanded VOA Radiogram for September 25-27

That's right, Friday (today) too.  Oops, says Hugh.  We missed the extra broadcast.  It's already past 2230 UTC.  Sorry about that.

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram program 130 will include a special broadcast for this week's European Researchers' Night. This will be Friday, 25 September  2015, at 1830-1900 UTC, on 17880 kHz, from our usual North Carolina transmitting site. The specific target is the Notte europea dei ricercatori in Frascati, Italy, where an amateur radio exhibit organized by Bruno, IZ0DIB, will receive and decode (conditions permitting!) VOA Radiogram. Of course, we also welcome reports from anyone, anywhere else in the world.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 130, 25-27 September 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:
 1:32  Program preview
 2:36  Greetings to European Researchers' Night*
13:09  Humans are surrounded by bacteria*
18:32  Olivia 32-2000: USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015*
25:26  MFSK32: Closing announcements*

* with image

The program will include some items in Italian, so you will need the UTF-8 character set (Fldigi: Configure > Colors & Fonts) for the accented letters to display correctly. The RSID should automatically change Fldigi to Olivia 32-2000, but if it does not: Op Mode > Olivia > Custom > set Bandwidth to 2000 and Tones to 32.

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Fri  1830-1900 17880 kHz (25 Sept only)
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 MFSK32 Sunday at 0230 UTC
(Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 7375 kHz, via Germany. This is part of the
KBC broadcast to North America Sundays at 0000-0300 UTC. On Saturday,
26 September, 2300-2400 UTC, KBC will test a new frequency of  7395
kHz, also via Germany. Reports to Eric:

Thank for your reports to VOA Radiogram last weekend. I'll be sending out the galleries for program 123 today and tomorrow.

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


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram