Friday, October 03, 2014
VOA Radiogram weekend schedule
Special thanks to Kim Elliott for sending in this weekend's schedule
This weekend's VOA Radiogram includes news about a survey of the best, and worst, countries for old people.
Here is the lineup form VOA Radiogram, program 79, weekend of 4-5 October 2014, all in MFSK32 except for the surprise mode:
1:35 Program preview
2:35 Best countries for old people*
11:39 iPhone 6 sales in China*
17:46 Myanmar media silent on HK protests
21:08 Putin says Russia won't restrict Internet access*
27:21 Closing announcements
28:29 Surprise mode of the week
* with image
Please send reception reports to email@example.com.
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.
Radio Martí continues its tests of MFSK16 centered on 2500 Hz. Here is the schedule:
0558:40 UTC 1180 6030 7405 kHz
0758:40 UTC 1180 5980 6030 kHz
0858:40 UTC 1180 5980 6030 kHz
The actual start times vary. Each transmission is 57 seconds.
The 1180 kHz is medium wave, from the Florida Keys. The shortwave frequencies (5980, 6030, and 7405 kHz) are all via North Carolina.
You will probably hear noise on the frequency.
The email address for reception reports is included in the text transmission, but if you are not able to decode it, just send the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will probably change the mode to Olivia 64-2000, centered on 1800 Hz, sometime during the coming week.
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 7375 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports to email@example.com.
Thanks to everyone who sent reception reports for last weekend's VOA Radigram and for the Radio Martí tests. I'm not sure if Radio Martí sends its own QSL cards; if not, I'll send an eQSL.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter