Last week’s html transmission using Flwrap, or cut/paste as a Plan B, was successful among listeners in many parts of the world. One example was from New Zealand: https://twitter.com/VOARadiogram/status/761559631135141889 . If you’re interesting in more html pages via shortwave, please let me know.
This weekend’s broadcast will not include an html segment. It will, however, include a VOA News story in Thor25x4. This mode is interesting because of its 2-second interleave. Thor25x4 might be able to resist fading, if it occurs this weekend. (We tried Thor25x4 in program 52, 29-30 March 2014, with good results.)
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 175, 6-7 August 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted:
2:52 Life in the deep Pacific*
12:49 Private US company plans moon shot*
17:18 Thor25x4: Io atmosphere collapses in Jupiter’s shadow**
22:17 MFSK32: Io image
24:34 Special broadcasts by Club Diexistas de la Amistad
26:10 Closing announcements* with image
** RSID will be followed by 10-second tone in case manual mode change is required
Please send reception reports to email@example.com .
(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 broadcast to North America, this UTC Sunday from 0000 to 0200 UTC. Reports for KBC reception to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz, via WRMI Florida
Monday 2000-2130 UTC, 6070 kHz, via Channel 292 Germany
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 http://ibcradio.webs.com/ for the complete schedule and contact information.
Thank you for your reports from last weekend. I’m still responding to reports from program 172, 16-17 July, but hope to finish those before the first sign-on Saturday morning.
I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter