Thursday, July 25, 2013

All MFSK in VOA Radiogram for July 27-28

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

I was away on travel during the first half of this week, so I have not had a chance to read or respond to most of your emails from last weekend. I hope to do that before this weekend.

In most editions of VOA Radiogram, we include at least one VOA News story in the MFSK16 mode. I know that MFSK16, at 55 words per minute, can be aggravatingly slow. The idea is that MFSK16 decodes successfully in poor reception conditions, when the other modes do not.  Occasionally, however, I see reports of better results from MFSK32 than from MFSK16.

What do you think? Should we keep the MFSK16 items in VOA Radiogram?

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, 27-28 July 2013:

2:22  MFSK16: Program  preview
5:01  MFSK16: VOA News re photo of Earth from Cassini spacecraft
:35  MFSK32: Image of Earth and moon from Cassini
3:03  MFSK32: VOA News re dolphins whistling "names"
2:00  MFSK32: Image of dolphins
1:07  MFSK32: Email address and image of logo
6:32  MFSK32/Flmsg*: VOA News re solar storm
2:22  MFSK32: Image of coronal mass ejection
1:10  MFSK16: Closing announcements
1:55  MFSK32: Surprise image 

*To make Flmsg work with Fldigi, in Fldigi: Configure > Misc > NBEMS > under Reception of flmsg files, check both boxes, and under that indicate where your flmsg.exe file is located.

As usual, please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC)
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1300-1330 6095 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

I hope you can tune in this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @voaradiogram