Friday, October 21, 2016

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule

former Radiogram image via Kim Elliott
Hello friends,
The mystery MFSK32 signal returned last weekend.  It was heard and decoded by VOA Radiogram listeners throughout Europe just before and after the Saturday 1600-1630 UTC broadcast on 17580 kHz. Last weekend it was upper sideband. If the signal returns this weekend, any reception before 1600 UTC might be complicated by the carrier from the North Carolina transmitter, which usually starts around 1545 UTC. If you hear and/or decode the mystery signal, please let me know.

Radio Pushka (Радио Пушка) is a new addition to the Channel 292 schedule on 6070 kHz, with some MFSK32 and SSTV. See the schedule below.

VOA Radiogram program 186, 22-23 October 2016, will be all MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz. Here is the lineup

1:49  Program preview  
3:04  NASA resumes space missions from Virginia spaceport*
11:09  Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian programs*
17:23  Alexanderson Alternator antenna damaged by fire*
21:47  DRM shortwave transmissions
23:19  Italian prime minister visits Washington (photo)*
25:50  Closing announcements*

* with image
Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz  (will change to 5865 kHz starting 6 November)
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 and new 3975 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

Radio Pushka (Радио Пушка) will broadcast via Channel 292 in Germany, 6070 kHz, Sunday, 23 October, at 2000-2100 UTC. The broadcast will include MFSK32 and Scottie 1 SSTV starting after 2054 UTC. See for more information.

Thank you for your reception reports. I read them all, even if I can't respond promptly.  I'm still sending out program 181 galleries.

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