Friday, March 04, 2016

Pythons and astrophysics and other fun stuff on VOA Radiogram for March 5-6

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend is all in MFSK32. There is no time for a slow mode such as Olivia 64-3000, because the MFSK32 stories are too interesting to cut.  

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 153, 5-6 March 2016, all in MFSK32:

 1:34  Program preview
  2:36  Ridding Bangkok of pythons and other snakes*
12:57  Astronomers locate source of a fast radio burst*
17:57  Distinguished visitors at the South Pole*
27:13  Closing announcements*

* with image

Decode with Fldigi or MultiPSK for PCs, or AndFlmsg or TIVAR for Android devices.

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5865 kHz
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 will transmit a minute of MFSK32 Saturday at about 0220 UTC (Sunday 9:20 pm EST) on 6040 kHz, via Germany. Reports for KBC reception to Eric: .

DigiDX continues its MFSK32 transmissions this weekend via Channel 292, 6070 kHz, in Germany. The schedule is Friday (today) at 2000-2030 UTC and Sunday at 1100-2030 UTC (presumably including several repeats). This weekend’s DigiDX broadcast includes MFSK32 at the usual audio frequency of 1500, plus, simultaneously (a few minutes into the broadcast) at 600 Hz. You can decode both at the same time using two instances of Fldigi. Additional transmissions of DigiDX are possible during the weekend (consult as well as digital IDs by Channel 292 itself. 

Thank you for your reports from last weekend.  I’m still working on the gallery of MFSK images from program 135, and hope to be sending this out soon.

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


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

PS:  See my new essay about BBC’s planned North Korean service.