Friday, July 03, 2015

Bang-Up VOA Radiogram for July 4-5

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

If you participated in last weekend's amateur radio Field Day exercise, I hope you had a good time and lots of contacts. Because of travel, I missed Field Day entirely.

This weekend's program includes two gray-scale/grey-scale (black and white) images, because they take less time to transmit. That allowed me more time for the four text news stories, one of them in the rather slow  Olivia 32-2000 mode. 

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 118, 4-5 July 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted ...

 1:32  Program preview
 2:48  Christchurch NZ rebuilds after earthquake*
10:39  Rosetta spacecraft finds sinkholes on comet**
16:56  One-person flying vehicles**
22:34  Olivia 32-2000: World's first 3D-printed office building
28:12  MFSK32: Closing announcements
29:08  BPSK63F: Bonus mode of the week.

* with color image
** with gray-scale image

(The closing music is the overture from the musical play 1776, to mark Independence Day in the United States.)

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17870 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 Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. Reports for KBC reception to Eric:

Thank you for your reports from last weekend. Good to hear from several news listeners. 

Because of my travel and audience research tasks (which occupy 80% of my work week), I am even further behind in answering your reports. I hope to answer most reports from program 115 today (a holiday, so no distractions from the pesky audience research datasets!).


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram