Friday, January 13, 2017

VOA Radiogram for 14-15 January 2017

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

The VOA Radiogram broadcast last Sunday (8 January) at 1930-2000 UTC on 15670 kHz was heard in Europe, or at least parts of Europe, but also in western North America. The top row of images above was decoded by Franco in Italy, the bottom by Eric in California, both tuned to the same 15670 kHz transmission.

[Franco's are nearly perfect, Eric's look a lot like mine on the 5 MHz frequency. -Hugh]

This weekend's VOA Radiogram will be all MFSK32 except for the transmission schedule in Olivia 64-2000 at the end of the show.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 198, 14-15 January 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:48  Program preview
 2:48  Iranians fear health effects of jamming*
13:23  Flagstaff, Arizona, keeps night sky dark**
23:29  VOA 75th anniversary*
25:57  Closing announcements
26:31  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image
** with two images

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5865 kHz         (To the Americas, try also in Asia-Pacific and Europe)
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz       (To Europe, try also in the Americas and Asia-Pacific) 
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz        (To the Americas, try also in Europe)
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz      (To Europe, try also in the Americas and Asia-Pacific)
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Mighty KBC broadcast to North America will be Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 6145 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be transmitted at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: . See also and .  
DigiDX transmits DX news in MFSK32 and sometimes other modes:
Sunday 2030-2100 UTC on  11580Khz (Via WRMI Florida, to Europe)
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC on 11580kHz (Via WRMI Florida, to North and South America)

Monday 2000-2030 UTC on 3975 kHz (via IBC)
Wednesday 2100-2130 UTC on 3975 kHz (via IBC)

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has digital modes as follows:
EVERY WEDNESDAY ON 3975 KHZ 20.30-21.00 UTC in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500
EVERY FRIDAY ON 9955 KHZ 02.25-02.30 UTC in MFSK32
EVERY SATURDAY ON 1584 KHZ 21.25-21.30 UTC in MFSK32
EVERY SUNDAY ON 7730 KHZ 00.55-01.00 UTC in MFSK32
EVERY SUNDAY ON 6070 KHZ 11.30-12.00 UTC  in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500 (VIA RADIO BCLNEWS)
For the complete IBC transmission schedule, including voice broadcasts, visit

Winter SWL Fest.  I am planning to attend the Winter SWL Fest, March 2-4, 2017, at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Hope to see you there. Information at .

Thanks for the many reception reports from last week's VOA Radiogram. A gallery of decoded MFSK32 images has been compiled and is being sent to the reporters. 

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


Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram  (especially active just before, during, and after broadcasts)