Judging from your reports,
reception was good last weekend, either because of or in spite of the recent
lack of sunspots. These
images sent by listeners show that the Saturday transmission at 1600-1630
UTC on 17580 kHz had an especially wide footprint.
This weekend’s VOA Radiogram
will again be all MFSK32, and again it will include some Russian – the North
Carolina transmitter has been putting a signal into Russia
Here is the lineup for VOA
Radiogram, program 167, 11-12 June
2016, all in MFSK32:
1:32 Program preview
2:55 Four new chemical
7:21 New Russian
11:13 In Russian: NASA
astronaut selection process* **
18:40 Astronauts enter
inflatable module on ISS*
24:20 Five days with no
** Russian text requires UTF-8
character set. In Fldigi:
Configure > Colors &
Fonts > set Rx/Tx Character set to UTF-8.
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.
KBC broadcast to North America is back
to two hours this weekend: Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8 to 10 pm EDT) on
9925 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be transmitted at about 0130 UTC.
Please send reports for this reception to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org
DigiDX will transmit DX news in MFSK32 and other
modes on its usual schedule: Sunday 2130-2200 on 15770 kHz, and 2330-2400 UTC on
11580 kHz, both via WRMI in Florida. And Monday at 2000-2030 UTC on 6070 kHz,
via Channel 292 in Germany. Also listen for DigiDX on 6070kHz (Channel 292)
every day at 1830-1900 UTC (co-channel with Vatican Radio) and 0530-0600.
Consult http://www.digidx.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/digidx/ for
any schedule changes.
Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) had a good first broadcast of digital on
Wednesday. This will be transmitted Wednesdays at 2030-2100 on 6070 kHz, via
Channel 292 in Germany, part of the IBC broadcast Wednesdays at 2000-2200 UTC.
On 8 June, the modes were MFSK32 at 1500 Hz at 2030-2045, and Olivia 16-500 at
2200 Hz at 2045-2100. I don’t know if those will be the modes on 15 June, so be
ready to adjust Op Mode if necessary.
Thanks for your
reception reports from last weekend. I’ve been busy this week with audience
research projects involving Myanmar and Laos, so I’m farther behind in
responding. I hope to send out galleries from program 137 this
A reminder that
Fldigi automatically saves your decoded MFSK images as png files in the folder
\fldigi.files\images\. Please send those png files with your reception