Thursday, August 14, 2014

VOA Radiogram Schedule, August 16-17

Hello friends,

VOA Radiogram this weekend will include news about a new trans-Pacific undersea cable, and about the closing of the VOA Greek Service after 72 years on the air. There will be a news item in Greek, so have the UTF-8 character set on Fldigi.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 72, 16-17 August 2014 (MFSK32):

1:32  Program preview
2:37  Trans-Pacific undersea cable
4:51  Van Allen radiation belt, with image
12:36  High resolution imaging satellite, with image
18:14  VOA Greek Service closes
21:19  VOA Greek reports its closure (in Greek)
24:43  VOA Greek logo
26:27  Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to .

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.

VOA Mandarin tries Olivia 32-2000

The VOA Mandarin digital text tests resume today. Instead of punching through the co-channel interference using the narrow bandwidth of MFSK16, the tones will now be dispersed across the shortwave broadcast channel with Olivia 32-2000 centered on 1500 Hz. Under Op Mode, this will require an Olivia custom setting -- bandwidth: 2000 Hz;  tones: 32    

2257:50 UTC   6135  9845 kHz
0057:50 UTC   9880 15385 15565 17560 kHz
Each transmission is about 1 minute, 30 seconds.

Please send reception reports for these VOA Mandarin tests to .

These videos of VOA Mandarin MFSK16 versus the co-channel interference were made by T.W. in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Most of the voices and music you hear are Chinese domestic radio. VOA is in the background until the MFSK16 starts…

The Mighty KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64 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.  Send reports for these transmissions to .

Thanks for your reports for last weekend’s VOA Radiogram and for the VOA Mandarin text transmissions over the past few days. I will answer them soon.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram