Many thanks to Nicholas Pospishil, who shares this photo and notes:
“VOA Radiogram on 5745 kHz. No fancy equipment needed.”
No kidding! Mobile phones and tablets now have more than enough horsepower to decode most VOA Radiograms.
Nicholas uses the free AndFlmsg app for Android to decode. Note that AndFlmsg is not available in the Google Play store, you must manually install it using these directions.
The Kaito WRX911 is an $18 US receiver and AndFlmsg is free. That’s a pretty inexpensive and accessible combo!
Nicholas originally posted this image on Gary J. Cohen’s Shortwave Listeners Global.
Thanks for sharing, Nicholas!
Are you an application developer?
The VOA Radiogram is seeking a developer to create software for PCs and mobile devices “to simplify the decoding of text and images transmitted by VOA and other radio stations.”
The RFQ and Statement of Work from the Broadcasting Board of Governors can be dowloaded by clicking here.
Note that there is a very short deadline–September 26–to submit your proposal.
One Post reader notes that, “although BBG will make the software available for free, and will provide the source code, this is a paid procurement. Respondents are expected to state their fee.”
The category is $15,000 – $25,000 as can be seen here:
Again, responses are due September 26, 2015!