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, March 04, 2016
Pythons and astrophysics and other fun stuff on VOA Radiogram for March 5-6
From Kim Andrew Elliott:
VOA Radiogram this
weekend is all in MFSK32. There is no time for a slow mode such as
Olivia 64-3000, because the MFSK32 stories are too interesting to cut.
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 153, 5-6 March 2016, all in MFSK32:
1:34 Program preview
2:36 Ridding Bangkok of pythons and other snakes*
12:57 Astronomers locate source of a fast radio burst*
VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5865 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17580 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 Saturday at about 0220 UTC (Sunday
9:20 pm EST) on 6040 kHz, via Germany. Reports for KBC reception to
continues its MFSK32 transmissions this weekend via Channel 292, 6070
kHz, in Germany. The schedule is Friday (today) at 2000-2030 UTC and
Sunday at 1100-2030
UTC (presumably including several repeats). This weekend’s DigiDX
broadcast includes MFSK32 at the usual audio frequency of 1500, plus,
simultaneously (a few minutes into the broadcast) at 600 Hz. You can
decode both at the same time using two instances of
Fldigi. Additional transmissions of DigiDX are possible during the
facebook.com/digidx) as well as digital IDs by
Channel 292 itself.
Thank you for your
reports from last weekend. I’m still working on the gallery of MFSK
images from program 135, and hope to be sending this out soon.