Friday, August 21, 2015

VOA Radiogram for August 22-23

 From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,
I just discovered this very good YouTube video explaining the VOA Radiogram concept ...

This is in addition to the YouTube videos of VOA Radiogram produced each week by Tim, K0RUS ...

Shortwave propagation was difficult during the weekend of 15-16 August, but it was a good workout for the text modes.

This weekend will be another all-MFSK32 show (except for the closing Olivia), emphasizing media news.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 125, 22-23 August 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:32  Program preview
 2:49  Islamic State bans television*
11:16  Iraqi Internet 'Strange' Outages*
15:47  Chinese rights website blocked*
21:05  Sunflower festival in Japan*
21:41  Closing announcements*
27:40  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

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 -- with a very vertical image -- Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. It's part of the KBC broadcast to North America Sundays 0000-0300 UTC. Reports for this KBC transmission to Eric:

Because of a major paper deadline last weekend, followed by a busy week of audience research, I fell even further behind answering your emails.  I will get back to the emails today. If you would like to see the gallery of MFSK32 images from program 119, 11-12 July 2015, it can be downloaded from here ... 

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

Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram