Friday, October 30, 2015

VOA Radiogram weekend programming

Hello friends,

We start with three announcements ...

1) A reminder of our new frequencies starting this weekend: Saturday 0930-1000 UTC on 5910 kHz. And Saturday 1600-1630 UTC on 17580 kHz. The complete schedule is below.

2) It's beginning to be that time of the year when the Saturday 0930-1000 UTC broadcast on 5910 kHz may be audible in Europe. I've already had a report from Italy for the old 5745 kHz frequency during that broadcast. Reception will improve as we approach the winter solstice.

3) If you have an Android device, the new receive-only, decode-only version of the AndFlmsg app, called TIVAR (Text and Images Via Analog Radio), is available here:

AndFlmsg and Fldigi are available here:

Music appropriate for Halloween will sneak up on you towards of the end of this weekend's VOA Radiogram.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 135, 31 October and 1 November 2015, Today's program, all in MFSK32:

 1:33  Program preview
 2:43  New frequencies
 3:08  Russia Internet update*
 7:33  Freedom of the Net Report*
15:03  US military blimp breaks loose*
20:02  Pumpkins more popular in USA*
26:36  Closing announcements*

* with image

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5910 kHz (new frequency)
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz (new frequency)
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 MFSK32 (with a Halloween theme)  Sunday at 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 7395 kHz, via Germany. Reports for this 7395 kHz reception and decode to Eric: .

Some of you have asked about the CW (Morse code) at the end of each VOA Radiogram. It's GRV -- the three-letter abbreviation for the Greenville, North Carolina, transmitter site. Abbreviations for other sites can be found in the 2015 World Radio TV Handbook, pp. 660-662.

Thank you for your reports from last weekend. I'm compiling the gallery from program 128 (12-13 Sept) and will try to send out the responses this weekend.

I hope you can tune in, decode, and wrote in this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram