Thursday, January 16, 2014

VOA Radiogram Weekend Schedule

VOA Radiogram for the weekend of 18-19 January 2014 will include the MFSK32, MFSK64, and MFSK64L (long interleave version of MFSK64) modes.

Please note that MFSK64L text does not begin to display until a few seconds after the tones are heard.

The Flmsg 1.1.33AC alpha version works with the MFSK64L mode. Our experiment this weekend will try this combination, so please download Flmsg 1.1.33AC from .  Also, in Fldigi: Configure > Misc > NBEMS  -- Under Reception of flmsg files, check both boxes, and under that indicate where your Flmsg.exe 1.1.33AC file is located.

One difference this weekend is that the program preview will be in MFSK32 (120 wpm) rather than MFSK16 (55 wpm). We will try MFSK32 for the preview during the next few weekends. MFSK16 is useful in very poor shortwave conditions, so we might want to bring this mode back in the future.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram 42, 18-19 Jan 2014:

1:42 MFSK32: Program preview
 2:55 MFSK32: Korea balloons, with image
8:08 MFSK32: Ten years of Mars rovers
12:38 MFSK64: Gassy exoplanet, with image
17:06 MFSK64L: Three-star system
20:24 MFSK64L/Flmsg: Detroit Auto Show
24:10 MFSK32: Detroit Auto Show image
26:48 MFSK32: Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to

The VOA Radiogram transmission schedule is below.

I will soon respond to your emails and reception reports received during the weeks I was away.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter

VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @voaradiogram

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC)
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina