Friday, September 16, 2016

VOA Radiogram for 17-18 September 2016

Last weekend's ASCII art decoded here.

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend will be all MFSK32, thus suitable for unattended reception. There will be ASCII art after the closing announcement. Use a monospace font such as Courier for best results.

You can see some results via Twitter even if you don't have a Twitter account. Point your browser to during the weekend.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 181, 17-18 September 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted ...

 1:39  Program preview
 2:49  Pluto "spray paints" its moon Charon*
 7:07  China launches space lab into orbit*
10:20  NASA mission hopes to collect asteroid samples*
19:05  Peptide polymers fight resistant infections*
23:08  Image and closing announcements*

* with image

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 now broadcasts to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8 to 10 pm EDT) on 6145 kHz via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 is about about 0130 UTC. Send reception reports to Eric: .

DigiDX will transmit MFSK32 and probably 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
For schedule updates, visit DigiDX at  or
IBC (Italian Broadcasting Corporation) has a broadcast to Europe on 6070 kHz, Wednesdays, at the new time of 1800-2100 UTC.  The MFSK32 and Olivia 16-500 are still at 2030-2100 UTC. IBC also has 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

Thanks for your reception reports from last weekend. Good to see that the images are again unslanted!  I am now sending the MFSK image gallery for program 179, and hope to have all of them sent before the first show Saturday at 0930 UTC. 


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram (active especially before, during, and after broadcasts)