Friday, June 27, 2014
VOA Radiogram weekend schedule
Some of our North American listeners may be busy this weekend because of the annual amateur radio Field Day event. If you are participating, you might want to take a break to tune in VOA Radiogram and demonstrate the concept to other radio amateurs. This weekend's program will include items that will be of interest to anyone involved in radio.
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 65, 28-29 June 2014 (MFSK32):
1:36 Program preview
2:40 Field Day greetings to radio amateurs, with image
5 03 VOA Cold War broadcasts from a Coast Guard cutter, with image
14:25 Scientists push for continued HAARP funding, with image
23:08 Associazione Italiana Radioascolto 10M river beacon, with image
26:30 Closing announcements
There will also be two surprise modes at the end of the show.
Please send reception reports to email@example.com.
Again this weekend, VOA Radiogram is recorded at a sample rate of 8000 Hz. This does not seem to have any negative effect on the decoding of the digital modes, but it does make the opening and closing music sound muddy and low-fi. Now that I've remembered the Fldigi Configure > Sound Card > Wav setting, things should be back to normal next week.
VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.
This weekend, The Mighty KBC will also transmit greetings to Field Day participants this weekend. A minute of MFSK64 will be transmitted Saturday at about 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I hope you can tune in and email in this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter