(Source: VOA Radiogram)
This weekend’s VOA Radiogram will include sample text in Vietnamese and Russian. Vietnamese has all sorts of diacritics, and Russian uses a Cyrillic alphabet, so this will be a real workout for your decoding software. Your character set should be UTF-8. In Fldigi, this adjustment is via Configure > Colors & Fonts.
The program will also attempt to improve the performance of RSID (Reed-Solomon Identification), the brief signal at the beginning of a digital mode transmission that automatically switches decoding software to the correct mode and audio frequency. I produced the program using Fldigi 3.21.74AB. You will need Fldigi 3.21.73 or newer for the MFSK64 and MFSK128 RSIDs to work correctly. If you have a previous version of Fldigi, or another decoding software, I have provided time for the mode to be changed manually.
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, 31 August/September 1 2013:
2:55 MFSK16: Program preview
3:10 MFSK32: Vietnamese and Russian text samples
2:58 MFSK32: Discussion of RSIDs
1:50 MFSK64/Flmsg: VOA News re dung beetles*
:56 MFSK32: Image of dung beetle
3:07 MFSK128/Flmsg/Base64: VOA blue logo*
2:16 MFSK64: VOA News re China hack attack
2:38 MFSK32: VOA Khmer radio photo contest
2:31 MFSK32: Image of submitted radio photo
1:10 MFSK16: Closing announcements
:15 Surprise mode of the week
*To make Flmsg work with Fldigi, in Fldigi: Configure > Misc > NBEMS, under Reception of flmsg files, check both boxes, and under that indicate where your Flmsg.exe file is located.
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
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.
Please send reception reports to radiogram (at) voanews.com