Friday, November 06, 2015

Illustrated VOA Radiogram for November 7-8

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend will be all MFSK32, except for the transmission schedule in Olivia 64-2000 at the end of the show. During the Chinese radio story, you will hear "actuality" in the form of a voice ID for radio station WCRW in Leesburg, Virginia, mentioned in this news item. 

Many of you noticed the waterfall video text ID just before the program preview last weekend. This is a feature of Fldigi that I finally tried.  I'll do it again this weekend just before the program preview. The screen capture below is from Roger in Germany ...

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 136, 7-8 November 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:34  Program preview
 2:46  Whisky byproducts as car fuel*
 8:28  Water with tiny bubbles is an effective cleaner*
14:04  Reuters report about Chinese radio in the USA*
22:24  Mysterious crack develops in Wyoming*
27:15  Closing announcements
28:16  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):

Sat 0930-1000 5910 kHz  (often audible in Asia-Pacific and maybe now in Europe)

Sat 1600-1630 17580 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 digital transmission this weekend will be different. Instead of the usual image with some text in MFSK32, the minute will be text in Olivia 64-2000, mixed with music. This will be Sunday at 0130 UTC (Saturday 8:30 pm EST) on 7395 kHz, via Germany. Last weekend's KBC transmission was on 7350 kHz, but Eric tells me that was an error at the transmitter site.  This weekend, if you don't hear the KBC broadcast to North America Saturday 2300 to Sunday 0200 on 7395, tune around the 41 meter band!

Thank you for your very interesting reports last weekend. I'm now preparing the gallery of MFSK images from program 128, and I'll respond to reports this weekend.  I hope you can tune in and write in.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram