Friday, April 15, 2016

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule

Reception was good last weekend, allowing for successful decodes, including the nuances of the gray-scale images. Here is the photo of the migrant as decoded by Dmitry in Kursk, Russia, on 15670 kHz …

VOA Radiogram this weekend will include a seven-minute segment of Olivia 64-2000, so let’s hope for poor reception to give this slow-but-robust mode a workout. If reception conditions are good, try a cheap receiver, or a compromised antenna, or a location with electrical noise.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 159, 16-17 April 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

1:31  Program preview
2:39  Octopus makes daring escape*
7:53  Kerry calls for more connectivity in poor countries*
12:42  Trolleybuses in Moscow to be retired*
16:10  Olivia 64-2000: Tiny spacecraft to explore space
23:21  MFSK32: Closing announcements*

*with image

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17580 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 have an extra digital mode transmission this weekend. The usual minute of MFSK32 is Sunday at about 0220 UTC (Saturday 10:20 pm EDT), on 6040 kHz, via Germany, part of KBC’s broadcast to North America Sunday 0000-0300 UTC.  Eric van Willegen’s Giant Juke Box show will then be repeated to Europe, Sunday, 0800-1000 UTC, on 6095 kHz, also via Nauen, Germany. The MFSK32 will be at about 0920 UTC. Outside of Europe, you can listen via .

DigiDX will transmit MFSK32 and possibly other modes …
Sunday 2130-2220 UTC - 15770kHz - via WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC - 11580kHz - via WRMI Florida
Monday 2000-2030 UTC - 6070kHz – via Channel 292 Germany
Consult for any additions or changes to this schedule.

Thank you for your reception reports last weekend. In keeping with the pattern of alternating between oldest and newest reports, I am now compiling the gallery of MFSK images from program 158.  I hope to start sending those out this weekend.

Please tune in and write in.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

Twitter: @VOARadiogram