Friday, May 15, 2015
Weekend VOA Radiogram schedule
After the MT63-2000L bonus mode of program 108, Walt in the UK suggested that we transmit an entire news story in this mode. That will happen this weekend. This long-interleave version uses the entire 2000 Hz we have available in one sideband of a shortwave AM channel. I have measured its speed at nearly 200 words per minute, about twice as fast as our usual MFSK32 mode.
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 111, 16-17 May 2015, all in MFSK32 except where indicated:
1:29 Program preview
2:44 VOA increases broadcasts to Burundi*
8:09 Forest management to reduce hunger*
16:02 Shipwreck found during search for MH370*
23:19 MT63-2000L: Huge demand for US entrepreneur visas
27:11 MFSK32: Closing announcements
28:40 Olivia 64-2000: Bonus mode of the week.
* with image
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VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17870 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 Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. (It will be a van Gogh painting.) Reports to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have an Android device, try the beta AndFlmsg app, available from http://www.w1hkj.com/vk2eta/
The Saturday 0930 UTC transmission is now propagating to Japan. See videos at …
I continue to be two weeks behind in answering your emails. I’ll try to send out all the galleries for program 109 before the end of Saturday.
Despite the backlog, please tune in and write in this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter