Friday, November 13, 2015

VOA Radiogram (with a QSY) for November 14-15

Note: Saturday 0930 has moved again, this time to AM frequency 5865 kHz. This move is to get off a channel also used by a broadcaster in Colombia.

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

A few reminders …

1)     I should have mentioned last week (or before) that with the recent time changes, VOA Radiogram is now one hour earlier by local time in most parts of Europe and North America. This is because VOA Radiogram is at the same UTC times year round. See the schedule below.

2)     If you have an Android phone or tablet, the TIVAR (Text and Images Via Analog Radio) app is available at  It’s the receive-only, decode-only version of AndFlmsg.

3)     If you use Fldigi to decode VOA Radiogram, Fldigi saves decoded MFSK images as png files in the folder \fldigi.files\images\ . The easiest way for you to send images with your reception reports, and for me to put them in the weekly gallery, is to attach those png files.  Thanks!

This weekend’s VOA Radiogram will consist mostly of the usual MFSK32, but it will also include some Olivia 32-2000 in case we have anything near the poor shortwave propagation that we experienced last weekend.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 137, 14-15 November 2015, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

  1:31  Program preview
 2:43  Ice volcanoes on Pluto*
 9:03  New giant telescope in Chile*
15:26  Mealworms eat plastics* (followed by some music)
21:00  Olivia 32-2000: Bright light in California sky
25:59  MFSK32: Closing announcements*
28:30  Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule under closing music

* with image

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5865 kHz         (4:30 am EST)
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz       (11:00 am EST)
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz        (Saturday 9:30 pm EST)
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz      (2:30 pm EST)
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Mighty KBC transmitter site in Germany repeated (on shortwave, at least) The Giant Jukebox show from 1 November on 8 November. Because of this, the Olivia 64-2000 promised for last Sunday will be repeated this weekend, at 0130 UTC  Sunday (Saturday 8:30 pm EST) on 7395 kHz. Reports to Eric: .

Thanks for your reports from last weekend, difficult reception notwithstanding.  Please tune in and write this weekend, as we hope for better shortwave conditions.

I’m now preparing the gallery of MFSK images from program 129 and will begin this weekend to respond to your reports from that program. 


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram