Friday, August 05, 2016

VOA Radiogram for August 6-7

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

Last week's html transmission using Flwrap, or cut/paste as a Plan B, was successful among listeners in many parts of the world. One example was from New Zealand: .  If you're interesting in more html pages via shortwave, please let me know.

[I consider it an interesting demonstration of capability that would otherwise go unnoticed.  As amateurs, this is what we do.  IP routed content might be sensitive in target areas, but everyone has a browser for local files.  -Hugh]

This weekend's broadcast will not include an html segment. It will, however, include a VOA News story in Thor25x4. This mode is interesting because of its 2-second interleave. Thor25x4 might be able to resist fading, if it occurs this weekend. (We tried Thor25x4 in program 52, 29-30 March 2014, with good results.)

[It will fade here.  As a sub-optimal path from NC to CA, this is what it does. These are always good experiments. -Hugh]

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 175, 6-7 August 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:32  Program preview
 2:52  Life in the deep Pacific*
12:49  Private US company plans moon shot*
17:18  Thor25x4: Io atmosphere collapses in Jupiter's shadow**
22:17  MFSK32: Io image
24:34  Special broadcasts by Club Diexistas de la Amistad
26:10  Closing announcements

* with image

** RSID will be followed by 10-second tone in case manual mode change is required

Please send reception reports to .

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 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 Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. This is part of its broadcast to North America, this UTC Sunday from 0000 to 0200 UTC. Reports for KBC reception to Eric: .

DigiDX will provide DX and media news in MFSK32 and possibly other modes.
Sunday 2130-2200 UTC, 15770 kHz, via WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz, via WRMI Florida

Monday 2000-2130 UTC, 6070 kHz, via Channel 292 Germany
Daily 1830-1900 and 0530-0600 UTC, 6070 kHz, via Channel 292 Germany
Look for any additions or changes to the DigiDX schedule at or

IBC (Italian Broadcasting Corporation) has a broadcast to Europe on 6070 kHz, Wednesdays, 2000-2200 UTC, with MFSK32 and Olivia 16-500 at 2030-2100 UTC. And IBC has added MFSK32 transmissions via WRMI in Florida: Friday 0125-0200 UTC on 9955 kHz (Thursday 9:25 pm EDT), part of its 0100-0130 broadcast. And Saturday at 0155-0200 UTC (Friday evening 9:55 pm EDT), on 11580 kHz, part of its 0130-0200 broadcast.  See for the complete schedule and contact information.

Thank you for your reports from last weekend. I'm still responding to reports from program 172, 16-17 July, but hope to finish those before the first sign-on Saturday morning.

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


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram