Friday, September 30, 2016

VOA Radiogram weekend programming news

Hello friends,
Last week, some listeners heard and decoded MFSK32 transmissions just before and just after VOA Radiogram Saturday at 1600-1630 UTC on 17580 kHz. The source of these transmissions is unknown. This Saturday, please listen (and, if possible, record) on 17580 in the minutes before 1600 UTC and after 1630 UTC to see if the mystery MFSK32 returns.

Last Saturday at 0930 UTC, on 5745 kHz, using the University of Twente receiver in the Netherlands, I saw a faint carrier from the North Carolina transmitter. It’s probably too early in the season to decode from such a signal, but, if you are in Europe (especially northern Europe), check this broadcast as winter approaches. 

This weekend’s broadcast will be all MFSK32 except for one news item in Olivia 16-1000. If your reception condition results in errors with the MFSK32, the Olivia 16-1000 might have fewer errors.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 183, 1-2 October 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted …
1:48  Program preview

 3:04  Lyman-alpha blobs in distant space*

7:05  Email service delivers updates on asteroids*

9:32  Geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa*

17:27  Olivia 16-1000: US states object to Internet move

23:03  VOA to Ethiopia jammed

24:35  Elliott Electronic Computer*

26:22  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 to North America Sunday 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 6145 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be at about 0130 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, at the new time of 1800-2100 UTC.  The MFSK32 and Olivia 16-500 are still at 2030-2100 UTC. IBC has also added a medium wave transmission Saturday 2000-2030 UTC from Radio Studio X, 1584 kHz, in Terni, Italy, with MFSK32 at 2025-2030. IBC also has 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 your reception reports for last weekend’s broadcast. I am now compiling the MFSK image gallery from program 181, and hope to begin sending it out later today.

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