The most interesting event from
last weekend’s program was the inaudibility, in much of North America, of the
Sunday 0230-0300 UTC transmission on 5745 kHz. The signal was somewhat better in
Europe. I tried several remote receivers and finally found a good signal on a
receiver in Venezuela.
The experiment with the
thirty-second tuning signal seems to have succeeded, so we will do it again this
weekend. After the voice introduction, the MFSK32 RSID will be transmitted once.
If Fldigi is not tuned to an audio frequency near 1500 Hz, use the tuning signal
to center the tuner to the correct frequency.
The bonus mode of the week will
be CW. There is no RSID for CW, so, if you use Fldigi to help “copy” the CW,
change the mode manually. It will probably also help to set the CW transmit
speed to 15 WPM so that Fldigi receives at or near the 15 WPM used for the bonus
CW transmission. …
Here is the lineup for VOA
Radiogram, program 96, 31 January/1 February 2015, all in MFSK32 except for the
2:11 Program preview
3:16 Greece reconsiders
sale of port to Chinese company*
7:09 US firms concerned
about Chinese cyber regulation*
13:11 Fake products on
Chinese online sales sites*
VOA Radiogram transmission
schedule (all days and times
UTC): Sat 0930-1000 5910 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.
KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64
(image of a great looking radio dial in the dark) Saturday at about 1230 UTC on
6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 8:30 pm EST) on 7375 kHz. Both
frequencies are via Germany. Send reports to Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your reports from
last weekend. The MFSK image gallery will include a dearth of pictures from the
UTC Sunday 0230 transmission because of the aforementioned poor propagation.
Last weekend I had problems opening images attached to everyone’s emails, so I
apologize to anyone whose MFSK image decode was left out of the program 94