VOA Radiogram for the weekend of April 27-28

Inoltro il messaggio ricevuto oggi da VOA per un nuovo giro di trasmissioni Radiogram per questo weekend


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Hello friends,

One of the text transmissions on VOA Radiogram this weekend (April 27-28) will be in the Flamp format. If you don’t already have it, please download Flamp from www.w1hkj.com. Flamp divides a text file into several blocks, each with a specific number of characters. If any block is received without the correct number of characters, that block is rejected. The missing block can be picked up during the repeat transmission. Flamp might be useful for those text transmissions that are received at about 90% copy, when occasional deep fades prevent 100% copy.

These notes about Flamp:

  • In Flamp, under Configure, check both of the Auto sync boxes.
  • Flamp should be running when the news item in Flamp format is transmitted. It does not turn on automatically when a Flamp transmission occurs.
  • At the end of the first or second transmission, you will see the VOA news story as a html file in the Receive Queue. Save that file and open it in your browser. It will not pop up automatically like Flmsg. 

Here is the lineup for the April 27/28 VOA Radiogram:
MFSK16 (58 wpm) program preview
PSK63F (55 wpm), 2:50
MFSK32 text (120 wpm) and image, 4:28
Thor50x1 (180wpm), 1:48
Thor50x2 (180wpm), 1:46
MFSK64 (240 wpm), 2:16
MFSK128* in Flamp X2 format, 3:46
MFSK32 image

*Probably a good idea to set the MFSK128 mode manually rather than depend on the RSID
All modes will be centered on 1500 Hz.
Each mode will be introduced by a brief MFSK16 transmission, same as last weekend.

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com
Twitter: @VOARadiogram


VOA Radiogram transmission schedule

(all days and times UTC)
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1300-1330 6095 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz

I hope you can join us this weekend.
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

Kim

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