Friday, January 09, 2015

Slightly Slower VOA Radiogram for 10-11 January 2015

Again this weekend, because of poor mid-winter propagation, one of the VOA News stories will be transmitted in Olivia 32-2000 -- somewhat slow at 50 words per minute. In Fldigi, Olivia 32-2000 requires the custom setting of a 2000 Hz bandwidth and 32 tones. It's a robust mode that takes advantage of the available bandwidth of a shortwave broadcast channel.  

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 93, 10-11 January 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

  1:42  Program preview
 3:02  Greetings to Encuentro Diexista in San Cristóbal
 5:11  Balloons with leaflets launched to North Korea*
 9:45  Chinese-led canal project in Nicaragua*
15:33  Russian-language TV program expands to Latvia*
21:06  Olivia 32-2000: Hashtag supports Charlie Hebdo
25:19  Closing announcements*
28:33  MFSK64L: bonus mode of the week

*with image

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VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5910 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.

Images for the gallery. Fldigi automatically saves MFSK images as .png files in the Windows folder C:\Users\[You]\fldigi.files\images\. The folder names and locations may be different in other operating systems. It is easiest for me to include your images in the weekly gallery of MFSK images if you attach those .png files to your reception report. 

The Mighty KBC will (as far as I know, although I didn't have a chance to confirm) include a minute of MFSK64 Saturday at about 1230 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 8:30 pm EST) on 7375 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Send reports for 6095 and/or 7375 reception to Eric at .

Thanks for the many interesting reports for program 92. I hope to answer as many of those as I can before this weekend is over.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram