Hello friends,

Happy World Radio Day!  World Radio Day will be Monday, 13 February, and it will be mentioned this weekend on VOA Radiogram.

Also this weekend, we will transmit samples of text in Chinese, Russian, and Persian. For these alphabets to display correctly, Fldigi should be configured to the UTF-8 character set (Configure > Colors & Fonts > adjust Rx/Tx Character set to UTF-8, if it is not there already). Your operating system might also need font support for non-Western languages. If the Chinese, Russian, or Persian text is seen as a series of boxes in the Fldigi receive pane, copy and past those boxes to a word processor, and the text might display correctly. At the bottom of this email is a picture off what the received text in the three languages should look like.

There will be four MFSK32 images this weekend, but they will not be transmitted until the second half of the show.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 202, 11-15 February 2017, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:45  Program preview
3:05  China to vet online content and services
6:11  Experiment with non-Latin alphabets**
10:17  Olivia 64-2000: ESA to help NASA
15:53  MFSK32: SSTV from the International Space Station*
19:58  Video of Radio Australia shortwave shutdown*
22:30  World Radio Day*
26:41  Closing announcements

* with image

** use UTF-8 character set

Please send reception reports to


VOA Radiogram transmission schedule (temporarily expanded):


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IBC Italy


The Mighty KBC broadcast to North America will be Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 6145 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK32 will be transmitted at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: . See also and .


DigiDX is taking a few weeks off, hence the VOA Radiogram transmissions via WRMI and IBC.  See and


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

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 .


Thanks for your reports from last weekend. (Or, if you are in Europe and tuned in Sunday at 1930 UTC on 15670 kHz,  reports of attempted reception.) Now that I’ve finally responded to the reports from program 198, I’ll start with the program 201 reports and work backwards.

I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB

Producer and Presenter

VOA Radiogram

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

PS: A few operating notes:

  • For best Olivia 64-2000 performance, turn Fldigi’s squelch (SQL) off.
  • The RSID at 1500 Hz sometimes mixes with the transmitter hum, most noticeable at 360 Hz, to move your receive audio frequency down to 1140 Hz, resulting in no decode. To prevent this, in Fldigi: Configure > IDs  > RsID > unselect Searches passband.  Your center audio frequency will wander no more than +/- 200 Hz.
  • Fldigi automatically saves your decoded MFSK images as png files in the folder \fldigi.files\images\ (in Windows; folder names might be different with other operating systems). You can attach those png files with your reception report.
  • The VOA Radiogram Twitter account @VOARadiogram is especially active before, during, and after the broadcasts. You don’t need a Twitter account: just go to and refresh it occasionally.

The Free Radio Service Holland will be broadcasting its traditional Holiday Season broadcast on Boxing Day, Monday December 26th 2016 from 08:30- 14:30 UTC and a full repeat from 16:30- 22:30 UTC. Frequencies are 7700 & 9300 kHz. We welcome your December seasonal greetings. For more info please go to FRS-Holland Seasonal broadcast Invitation. For the full schedule as well as the streaming info, please read the schedules below!


Radio City via Secretbrod, Bulgaria – 50 KW:
Saturday 15th October at 08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9510 kHz via IRRS
Saturday 22nd October at 12.00 to 13.00 UTC on 7265 kHz via Hamburger Lokalradio
Every Saturday at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC on 1485 via Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia.
Each service has separate programmes and also separate QSL letters.
Additionally IRRS often use old programmes as fillers, especially Saturdays on 9510 kHz.
Challenger Radio in Italy may also use old programmes as fillers, not necessarily starting at the top of the hour.
Contact address remains:
Hamburger Lokal Radio via Göhren, Germany – 1KW:
06.00 to 10.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
10.00 to 15.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

KBC to the USA via Nauen, Germany – 125 KW:
00:00 UTC onwards  (Wintertime on 6145 and 9925 for the summer period)

EMR Relay on 15th of October 2016 via WBCQ, Monticello Maine USA – 50 KW:

21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7490 KHz – Central & North America :
EMR Relays on 16th of October 2016:

07.00 to 08.00 UTC on 11650 KHz – Southern Europe via KBC, Nauen, Germany – 100 KW

08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   6045 KHz –  Europe & UK via KBC, Nauen, Germany – 125 KW

08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   9485 KHz – Europe & UK via MV Baltic Radio, via Göhren, Germany – 1 KW

19.00 to 20.00 UTC on   6070 KHz – Europe & UK via Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany – 10 KW
Internet Repeats on 16th October 2016:
EMR will repeat this months Transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC  will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening  will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Hamburger Lokal Radio via Göhren, Germany – 1KW:
09.00 to 12.00 UTC on 9485 kHz –  Contact email:
HLR FM-DAB+ Program via the Internet :  Daily 24 h

Hobart Radio International:
Full Schedule A16:

Please Email:
For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at

You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at:

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
Good Listening!
73s,  Tom


Para el 40 Aniversario de nuestra agrupación DX hemos preparado un programa de 30 minutos que tenemos preparado para emitirlo hacia América del Sur via WRMI dedicado exclusivamente a hablar del pasado y el presente del Diexismo como un pasatiempo para las nuevas generaciones. La fecha sería el 15 de Octubre de 2016 en los siguientes horarios:

2230 UTC 15 de octubre en 9955 kHz
0030 UTC 16 de octubre en 5950 kHz


Ing. Santiago San Gil González

Cari ascoltatori,
vogliamo ricordarvi gli orari attuali delle nostre trasmissioni settimanali in Italiano:
– MERCOLEDI’ 20.00-22.00 UTC SU 6070 kHz
– VENERDI’ 01.00-01.30 UTC SU 9955 kHz
– SABATO 01.30-02.00 UTC SU 11580 kHz
Questa settimana in apertura di trasmissione potrete ascoltare come sempre “DX ITALIA DX NEWS”, notizie per radioamatori, seguito da “LA POSTA DEGLI ASCOLTATORI”, con i rapporti giunti nel mese di agosto.
L’ora successiva, su 6070 kHz, sarà aperta da “PANORAMA ONDE CORTE”, notizie per BCL, seguito da “HISTORY HIT” con musica e notizie dall’anno 1978.
Nel corso delle trasmissioni ci sono gli spazi chiamati “IBC DIGITAL”, in modi digitali, come segue:
– MERCOLEDI’ 20.30-21.00 UTC SU 6070 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) e OLIVIA 16-500 (2200 Hz)
Nella prima parte in MFSK32 trasmettiamo un estratto dal blog di Andrea Lawendel, mentre nella seconda in OLIVIA 16-500 lo spazio è occupato dalle notizie per radioamatori “DX Italia Dx News”
– VENERDI’ 01.25-01.30 UTC SU 9955 kHz “DX Italia Dx News” in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
– SABATO 01.55-02.00 UTC SU 11580 kHz “DX Italia Dx News” in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
Aspettiamo le vostre lettere ed i vostri rapporti di ricezione a … buon ascolto e decodifica!



Dear listeners,

this is just to remind you our weekly schedule:
– WEDNESDAY 20.00-22.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz
– FRIDAY 01.00-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz
– SATURDAY 01.30-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz
The first 30 minutes are devoted this week to the news for HAM and BCL “DX ITALIA DX NEWS”, followed by “LA POSTA DEGLI ASCOLTATORI”, the listeners’ mailbox, with your August letters.
The second hour, on 6070 kHz, is occupied this week by “PANORAMA ONDE CORTE”, news for BCL, and “History Hit”, with music and news from 1978.
Inside our brodcasts we have some digital programs called “IBC DIGITAL” as follows:
– WEDNESDAY 20.30-21.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) and OLIVIA 16-500 (2200 Hz)
– FRIDAY 01.25-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
– SATURDAY 01.55-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
We wait for your reception reports to … good listening and decoding!

153 06:20 Antena satelor, Romania – Music 444 05-ago
171 06:25 Radio Mediterranee, Marocco – Program in French 343 05-ago
252 06:30 Radio Algerienne, Algeri – Program in French 322 05-ago
567 06:00 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 454 05-ago
846 06:05 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 454 05-ago
1035 06:10 Amica Radio Veneta, Italy – Folk music 454 05-ago
1350 19:30 I AM Radio, Italy – ID and music 555 09-ago
1368 06:15 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 343 05-ago
4800 22:00 CNR 1, China – ID + program in Chinese 444 06-ago
5820 19:30 RTE via Madagascar – Program in English 433 04-ago
5865 19:35 R. Farda via Kuwait – Talking in Farsi 444 04-ago
5910 19:40 R. Romania Int, Tiganesti-Saftica – Program in Serbian 555 04-ago
5910 19:43 Voice of Tigrat revolution, Ethiopia – Etnic music 443 04-ago
5915 21:40 Zambia NBC Radio 1, Zambia – Etnic music 222 11-ago
6025 22:10 Xizang PBS, China – Chinese musica 444 06-ago
6040 18:30 80’s Radio – ID and music 444 12-ago
6050 19:55 PBS Xizang, China – Woman talk and music 444 04-ago
6070 21:00 Radio BCLNews via CH292 – Studio dx 555 06-ago
6070 19:00 Radio Ohne namen – ID and German music 544 12-ago
6090 20:00 R. Nigeria, Kaduna – ID + woman talk and music 343 04-ago
6105 22:20 Radio Taiwan Int, Kouhu – ID and telephone numbers 533 06-ago
6110 20:10 R. Fana, Ethiopia – Etnic music 443 04-ago
6180 21:30 Radio National Amazonia – Brasil 322 11-ago
6195 20:20 VOA via Botswana – Music program 554 04-ago
6285 19:10 Hitmix Radio – Music program 343 09-ago
6305 22:25 Jhonny Tobacco – Dutch music 433 06-ago
6340 20:55 Odynn radio – Music program 333 06-ago
6950 19:50 Enterprise radio, Italy – Music and talk 444 05-ago
7345 20:30 Radio China Int,Beijing – Italian language program 555 04-ago
7445 06:40 BBC WS via Madagascar, Interview in English 232 05-ago
9355 20:45 R. Free Asia, Agignan Point – Chinese music program 544 04-ago
9380 20:50 All India Radio, Aligarh – Indian music program 444 04-ago
9490 21:00 VOA via Kuwait – News in French 444 04-ago
9575 06:45 R. Medi 1, Marocco – Musical program 555 05-ago
9790 09:00 AWR, Nauen – Studio DX 555 07-ago
11615 21:10 World Christian Radio via Madagascar – Program in Chinese 555 04-ago
11700 20:20 Radio Biafra via Bulgaria – ID in English 555 09-ago
11760 21:00 Radio Habana, Cuba – Frequency list 343 09-ago
11780 22:00 Radio National Amazonia – Brasil 232 11-ago
11860 21:20 Radio Sanaa, Yemen 333 11-ago
11880 07:00 AWR via Issoudun – ID + Program in French 555 05-ago
12095 20:50 BBC via Ascension – Program in English 444 06-ago
15140 08:00 AWR, Nauen – Program in French 555 10-ago
21580 08:10 Radio France Int, Issoudun – News in French 555 10-ago