Friday, February 13, 2015

VOA Radiogram Weekend Schedule

Hello friends,

Among recent additions to the website is a link to an excellent presentation by Mark, 2E0ECN, in the UK, about VOA Radiogram. He prepared it for his local amateur radio club …

Klaus in Germany provided this picture, showing that the equipment required to receive and decode VOA Radiogram does not require much space …

Tim, K0RUS, in Colorado produces YouTube videos of his reception and decoding of VOA Radiogram. They are a good demonstration of how VOA Radiogram works …

Your reception reports from last weekend indicate that trans-Atlantic shortwave propagation is improving, especially on 15670 kHz. Some of you report only two errors in the text. Those may actually have been two typos of mine in the program preview, rather than faulty decoding.

On VOA Radiogram this weekend, the MFSK32 RSID will be transmitted only once, just after the voice introduction, and that will be followed by a 30-second tuning signal.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 98, 14-15  February 2015, all in MFSK except where indicated:

1:59  Program preview
3:07  New satellite will observe space weather*
10:19  Russia may block web anonymizers*
17:08  North Korea tightens controls at China border*
24:01  Museum of Mathematics logo
27:08  Closing announcements
28:09  Bonus mode of the week: BPSK63F 

* with image   

Please send reception reports to . (It would be helpful if you send your report with a new subject, rather than replying to this email.)

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.

The Mighty KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64 (a picture of one of Eric’s classic American cars) 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 .

Thank you for you reports to VOA Radiogram. I’ll start today to compile the gallery of MFSK images, then answer those reports over the weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram