Friday, February 06, 2015

VOA Radiogram for 7-8 Feb 2015

Hello friends,

On last weekend’s program, many attempts by listeners to use Fldigi to decode the CW bonus mode were not successful. I probably should have inserted more blank lines before the CW began, and the simultaneous music was probably not helpful. All of this is probably just as well, because the CW message mentioned my birthday, including my age in Roman numerals. (If you want to try it again, the audio -- minus music, fading, noise, etc -- is here.)

[The message was KIM IS LXIII 3 FEB -Hugh]

On this weekend’s VOA Radiogram, we will again transmit the MFSK32 once, followed by a 30-second tuning signal. Listeners have suggested another possible solution when the RxID causes Fldigi to tune to the wrong frequency: Configure > IDs > turn on Disable freq change.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 97, 7-8 February 2015:

 1:49  Tuning signal and program preview
 3:36  Media restrictions in Azerbaijan
 5:29  Media restrictions in Kyrgyzstan
 6:37  Website of English-language Moscow Times disrupted*
10:46  BBC considers adding a Korean service*
15:46  China blocks VPNs and may step up net censorship*
24:14  New material promises faster computer chips*
27:29  Closing announcements
28:52  Contestia 32-1000: Bonus mode of the week

* with image

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.

Please send reception reports to .

The Mighty KBC will transmit 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 to Eric at

Thanks for your reports to VOA Radiogram last weekend. From your reports, it appears that the 15670 kHz transmission is again being heard in Europe, now that difficult mid-winter propagation is (mostly) behind us. I will soon respond to your reports, including the MFSK gallery from program 96. New in that gallery will be images from Thailand.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram