Friday, October 07, 2016

VOA Radiogram for 8-9 October

Hello friends,

Hurricane Matthew will probably not affect our North Carolina transmitting site, so VOA Radiogram should be on the air as scheduled.  Most models show the storm turning east into the Atlantic, then maybe south and back west into Florida again. We hope that our listeners in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina stay safe and experience minimal disruptions.

This weekend, VOA Radiogram will include a new story in Olivia 64-2000. Let's hope for poor reception 😊 to provide a good test for this mode. For a correct decode of the Olivia 64-2000, the squelch (SQL) in the bottom right of the Fldigi interface  should be turned off. 

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 184, 8-9 October 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:51  Program preview
 3:01  Another Saturn moon may have subsurface ocean*
 7:28  Video captures detail of Hawaii volcano lava*
14:34  Olivia 64-2000: Pacific garbage patch
23:25  MFSK32: Hurricane Matthew*
26:04  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 will transmit to North America Sunday 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 6145 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be at about 0130 UTC. 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 

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 has also added a medium wave transmission Saturday 2000-2030 UTC from Radio Studio X, 1584 kHz, in Terni, Italy, with MFSK32 at 2025-2030. 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

VOA to Ethiopia. During last week's VOA Radiogram, I included the transmission schedule for VOA broadcasts to Ethiopia, which are now jammed in Ethiopia, at least on some frequencies. Two of the frequencies have been changed: 12040 and 12080 kHz have been replaced by 11720 and 15785 kHz. The new schedule is ...

Afan Oromo              
1730-1800 UTC* 11720 12110 12140 13860 15630 15700 15785

1600-1630 UTC*  1431
1630-1700 UTC*  6040 15580
1800-1900 UTC  11720 12110 12140 13860 15630 15700 15785

1900-1930 UTC* 11720  12110 13860 15630 15700 15785

* Monday through Friday

Thank you for your reports. I'm still sending out galleries from program 181, and hope to respond to more reports for more recent broadcasts during the weekend.

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


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