Friday, August 12, 2016

Special programmng part of weekend VOA Radiogram schedule

Hello friends,

WRMI, Radio Miami International, will broadcast a special program showcasing digital text and images via analog shortwave radio. This will be transmitted nine times from Saturday through Tuesday. Details and schedule:   

Based on your reports, last weekend's Thor25x4 performed well, but not as well as our standard MFSK32, which is faster. Thor25x4 does have an interesting sound. It reminded me of the 1970s synthpop instrumental hit "Popcorn," so I included that tune in the show.

This weekend, VOA Radiogram will be all MFSK32. A VOA News video will be presented, via the Internet with the help of Flmsg. Instructions on how to use Flmsg are included in the post about the WRMI special broadcasts.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 176, 13-14 August 2016, all in MFSK32 centered in 1500 Hz:

 1:34  Program preview
 2:54  Pinatubo eruption hid rate of sea level rise*
 8:58  Do black holes have black door?*
12:49  No new stars at Milky Way's center*
16:31  Method to convert CO2 to fuel
18:19  Flmsg: Hubble Telescope gets extension (video)
19:56  FCC action on amateur radio digital modes*
23:58  Special WRMI broadcasts showcase digital modes*
25:30  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 transmit a minute of MFSK32 at about 0030 UTC on 9925 kHz, via Germany. This will be in the Flmsg format, with a surprise at the end. The KBC broadcast to North America this weekend is 0000-0100 UTC. Reception reports to Eric: .

DigiDX has provided its usual broadcast times to the WRMI digital mode special, this Sunday and Monday:
Sunday 2130-2200 UTC, 15770 kHz, via WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz, via WRMI Florida

Monday 2000-2130 UTC, 6070 kHz, via Channel 292 Germany
Visit DigiDX at or

IBC (Italian Broadcasting Corporation) has a broadcast to Europe on 6070 kHz, Wednesdays, 2000-2200 UTC, with MFSK32 and Olivia 16-500 at 2030-2100 UTC. And IBC has added MFSK32 transmissions via WRMI in Florida: Friday 0125-0200 UTC on 9955 kHz (Thursday 9:25 pm EDT), part of its 0100-0130 broadcast. And Saturday at 0155-0200 UTC (Friday evening 9:55 pm EDT), on 11580 kHz, part of its 0130-0200 broadcast.  See for the complete schedule and contact information.
Thank you for a great set of reception reports from last weekend's show. After a busy week, I hope to spend this weekend answering reports.

I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.
Kim Elliott
 Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram