Friday, October 23, 2015

VOA Radiogram for October 24-25

Don't forget the frequency changes next week!

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

Most shortwave broadcast stations change many of their frequencies twice a year to correspond with seasonal changes in propagation. The B15 frequency season begins Sunday, 25 October. Because the two frequency changes for VOA Radiogram occur during Saturday broadcasts, these will not be effective until 31 October. See the old and new frequencies below.

VOA Radiogram this weekend will mostly be in our usual MFSK32 mode, but if reception is difficult, there will be one item on Olivia 32-2000.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 134, 24-25 October 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:33  Program preview (now)
 2:43  New VOA Radiogram and VOA English frequencies*
 6:43  Press freedom in Turkey*
 8:52  Cassini images of Saturn moon Enceladus*
14:52  Olivia 32-2000: Heavy rainfall favors grass**
19:17  MFSK32: Closing announcements*
28:13  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

**  If your RxID is on (green), the RSID should automatically change the mode to Olivia 32-2000. If it does not, in Fldigi: Op Mode > Olivia > Custom > Bandwith:2000, Tones:32.

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule  
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz  (changing to 5910 kHz effective 31 October)
Sat 1600-1630 17870 kHz (changing to 17580 kHz effective 31 October)
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 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 7395 kHz, via Germany. This is part of KBC’s broadcast to North America, now Saturday 2300 to Sunday 0200 UTC on the new 7395 kHz. Please send reports for KBC reception and decoding to Eric: .

Thanks for your reports from last weekend.  I’m now putting together the gallery from program 127 and will respond to reports from that weekend (many weeks ago) during this weekend.

Please tune in and write in tomorrow and/or Sunday.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram