Friday, August 26, 2016

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule

VOA Radiogram has many listeners in Italy. We hope they and their families are OK after the August 24 earthquake. Our thoughts are with the people in the affected region.

VOA Radiogram for the weekend of August 27-28 will again be all MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz, so another “set and forget” decoding is possible. The show will again end with an Flmsg blank form starting the most recent VOA English radio newscast. (See this post from last week for information about how to make Flmsg work with Fldigi.)

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 178, 27-28 August 2016, all in MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz:

1:34  Program preview

 2:46  NASA finds "lost" space probe*

6:53  Octobot, a soft cheap robot*

12:33  North Korea confiscating popular video player*

19:41  RFA anniversary*, new DRM receiver*

25:50  Closing announcements

28:52  VOA newscast via Flmsg
* 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 Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. This is part of its North America broadcast  Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC. Reports to Eric: .

DigiDX will transmit MFSK32 and probably other modes:
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
For schedule updates, 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

Videos of the WRMI digital special, showcasing text and images via analog radio, are available here:

Thank you for your reports from last weekend. I’m now compiling the gallery of images from the weekend of August 13-14 and hope to start sending those out this weekend.

I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @VOARadiogram (active especially before, during, and after broadcasts)