Friday, June 10, 2016

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule

Hello friends,

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 lately.

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 elements named*
7:21  New Russian medium-haul airliner*
11:13  In Russian: NASA astronaut selection process* **
18:40  Astronauts enter inflatable module on ISS*
24:20  Five days with no visible sunspots*
26:34  Closing announcements*

* with image

** Russian text requires UTF-8 character set. In Fldigi:
Configure > Colors & Fonts > set Rx/Tx Character set to UTF-8.

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 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: .

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 and for any schedule changes.

The Italian 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 weekend.

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 reports.

I hope you can tune in and write in.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram