Thursday, July 10, 2014

VOA Radiogram for July 12-13

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

Thank you for your reception reports from the weekend of 5-6 July 2014.

One of the images sent during that program was a part of a portable shortwave radio, with blue at the bottom of the picture. That was not an error in transmission. The blue was an ocean -- as in shortwave sinking into the ocean. I should have selected a picture of an ocean with more waves and whitecaps, so it would have been more obvious.

[The picture was in regard to VOA's latest round of cutbacks, which will again further reduce short wave. -Hugh]

This weekend, 12-13 July, VOA Radiogram will provide information about “Night of Nights,” an annual commemoration of the commercial maritime radiotelegraphy industry, which ended in 1999. Several coast maritime CW (Morse code) stations will be on the air UTC 13 July at 0000-0700 UTC. If your CW skills are rusty, remember that you can use Fldigi to decode CW.

More information at (follow the link to the schedule).

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 67, 12-13 July 2014 (MFSK32):

1:31  Program preview
2:36  Maritime radiotelegraph commemoration, with image
9:35  "Nanojuice" improves intestinal scans, with image
15:16  Titan's subsurface ocean probably is salty, with image
21:27  Training center could lead to South Korean-Russian rail link, with image
26:48  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 (12 July) at about 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday (13 July) at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports for these KBC transmissions to

I will start today to answer reports from the weekend on 5-6 July, then, if there is time over the weekend, work back through the reports during May that I have not yet answered because of my travels.

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


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram