Based on your reports,
reception was generally good last weekend. That’s somewhat unfortunate, because
we included a news item in Olivia 32-2000, a mode that can be successful decoded
even in very bad reception conditions. I tested this twice: First was during the
Saturday 1600-1630 UTC broadcast on 17870 kHz. I usually don’t listen to this
transmission because, in northern Virginia, I’m in the skip zone. Last weekend,
the MFSK32 had many errors, but in Olivia 32-2000, 1111 of the 1115 characters
decoded correctly. I had similar results Sunday 0230-0300 UTC on 5745 kHz using
a receiver in Slovakia.
This weekend will be another
all-MFSK32 show, except for MFSK16 as the bonus mode, first at 16 dB under the
closing music, and later at full level.
Here is the lineup for VOA
Radiogram, program 116, 20-21 June
2105, all in MFSK32 except where noted:
2:51 Amateur Radio Field
Day at former VOA transmitting site*
9:38 630M medium wave
transmissions on Field Day
12:52 Watermills in
Pakistan generate electricity*
20:26 Myanmar intensifies
27:43 MFSK16: Bonus mode 16
dB under closing music
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.
KBC will transmit a minute of MFSK64
Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. This is
part of the KBC transmission to North America Sunday at 0000-0300 UTC (Saturday
8-11 pm EDT). If you decode this, quickly retune to 5745 kHz for VOA Radiogram.
Reports for KBC to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder about MFSK
images: Fldigi automatically saves
decoded MFSK images as png files in the Windows folder \fldigi.files\images\. If
you send those png files with your reception reports, it’s easy for me to
include them in the gallery.
Thanks for your reception
reports from last weekend. I am still woefully in arrears in answering your
reports, but they will be answered.