Friday, July 24, 2015

VOA Radiogram for 25-26 July and 1-2 August

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

Because of a busy week of audience research work, plus a week-long summer break starting today, I will not be able to answer your reception reports for program 118 this weekend.  I will resume responding to emails as soon as possible.

And because of the summer break, this email contains the previews for programs 121 and 122.

VOA Radiogram, program 121, 25-26 July 2015

Here is the lineup, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:29  Program preview

 2:41  Philae comet lander may have shifted position*
 6:07  Replicating earth's magnetic field*
13:08  Weak solar activity puzzles scientists*
19:04  Olivia 32-2000: Puddles as origin of life
24:02  MFSK32: Closing announcements*
28:29  Olivia 32-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

VOA Radiogram, program 122, 1-2 August 2015

On this program, the same photo will be transmitted in MFSK16, MFSK32, MFSK64, and Scottie DX SSTV. The duration of each photo transmission will be between 4 minutes 15 seconds and 4 minutes 32 seconds.

In the three MFSK modes, the caption of the photo will be transmitted before each image to provide a comparison of the text performance of each mode.

Each MFSK mode will begin with an RSID, followed by ten seconds of silence to allow for a manual change of mode if necessary.

MFSK32:        Program preview

MFSK16:        Text and image
MFSK32:        Text and image
MFSK64:        Text and image
MFSK32:        Introduction to Scottie DX SSTV
Scottie DX:    Image
MFSK32:        Closing announcements and VOA Radiogram logo
Olivia 64-2000:VOA Radiogram transmission schedule

In the Windows environment, RXSSTV and MMSSTV, among other programs, can be used to decode the Scottie DX. For Linux, Slowrx is available, among others.

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 Sundays at 0230 UTC (Saturdays 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany -- part of the transmission to North America Sundays 0000-0300 UTC. Eric enjoys receiving reports for these KBC MFSK64 transmissions: .

Thanks for your reports and support. I hope you can tune and write. I will, eventually, respond to all reports.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram