Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer VOA Radiogram for June 21-22

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend will be different in that I recorded it at a sample rate of 8000 Hz rather than the usual 48000 Hz. This is because I have not yet configured the new installation of Fldigi in my new PC.

Despite the 8000 Hz sample rate, I was able to decode the MFSK32 and surprise modes from the recording with no difficulty.  And it probably should make no difference in your decoding. But, if it does, please let me know. (The audio file I uploaded to North Carolina is only 27 MB, compared to the usual 160+ MB for the shows recorded at the usual 48000 Hz sample rate.)

VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 21-22 June 2014 (program 64) will be in the usual MFSK32 mode, except for two surprise modes at the end of the show...

  1:36  Program preview
 2:41  Subsurface ocean on Pluto's moon, with image
 9:57  Indonesian smartphone use surges, with image
15:54  Designing buildings to withstand disasters, with image
21:22  Al Jazeera reporter released from Egyptian prison, with image
26:32  Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC)
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 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 MFSK64 Saturday at about 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies via Germany. Reports to .

I hope to respond to all your emails from program 63 before the last broadcast of program 64 this weekend. Then, I'll work backwards, responding to your very helpful reports sent during my May travels.    

Please tune in and write in this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram