VOA Radiogram



Hello friends,

I’m sending this note early this week, as I prepare for the Winter SWL Fest Thursday through Saturday at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. For the same reason, we’ll keep this weekend’s program simple, with MFSK32 as the only mode.

Speaking of the Winter SWL Fest, on its agenda is the Shortwave Shindig, which will be broadcast live on WRMI, 6855 kHz, Saturday 0300-0600 UTC (Friday evening in North America). Host David Goren, of Shortwaveology, plans to include one or two MFSK32 images during the show.

Please also note that The Mighty KBC will transmit on 6040 kHz, in addition to its usual 6145 kHz, Sunday 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST). This is because of an interfering signal just above 6145 kHz. A minute of MFSK32 will be at about 0130 UTC.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 205, 4-5 March 2017, all in MFSK32:

1:49 Program preview
2:54 Cambodia threatens media outlets*
12:31 Foreign TV blocked for North Koreans in China*
19:28 Few complain after ABC drops shortwave
23:26 Dubai amateur radio satellite*
27:24 Closing announcements

* with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule (temporarily expanded):

UTC Day UTC Time kHz Transmitter Target Also try in …

0930-1000 5865 North Carolina Americas Asia-Pacific, Europe
1600-1630 17580 North Carolina Europe Americas, Asia-Pacific

0230-0300 5745 North Carolina Americas Europe
1930-2000 15670 North Carolina Europe Americas, Asia-Pacific
2030-2100 11580 WRMI Florida Europe Americas
2330-2400 11580 WRMI Florida Americas

2000-2030 3975 IBC Italy Europe

2100-2130 3975 IBC Italy Europe

The Mighty KBC broadcast to North America will be Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 6145 and 6040 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be transmitted at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/ .

DigiDX is taking a few weeks off, hence the VOA Radiogram transmissions via WRMI and IBC. See http://www.digidx.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/digidx/

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has digital modes as follows:

EVERY WEDNESDAY ON 3975 KHZ 20.30-21.00 UTC in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500

EVERY FRIDAY ON 9955 KHZ 02.25-02.30 UTC in MFSK32

EVERY SATURDAY ON 1584 KHZ 21.25-21.30 UTC in MFSK32

EVERY SUNDAY ON 7730 KHZ 00.55-01.00 UTC in MFSK32

EVERY SUNDAY ON 6070 KHZ 11.30-12.00 UTC in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500 (VIA RADIO BCLNEWS)

For the complete IBC transmission schedule, including voice broadcasts, visit http://ibcradio.webs.com/

Winter SWL Fest. I am planning to attend the Winter SWL Fest, March 2-4, 2017, at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Hope to see you there. Information at http://www.swlfest.com . (Single-day walk-ins are welcome.)

Thanks for your reports from last weekend. Our experiment with MFSK64, 32, and 16 was very interesting, with MFSK16 performing very well in poor reception conditions.

Because of preparations for the Winter SWL Fest, and attending it, there will be some delay in answering your reports. Apologies for that and thanks for your patience.

I hope you can tune in (especially because I may not be able to) and write in this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB

Producer and Presenter

VOA Radiogram


Twitter: @VOARadiogram (especially active just before, during, and after broadcasts)


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