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VOA Radiogram, 18-19 June 2016: Bird brains and binary stars

A challenge last weekend was strong interference, perhaps an over-the-horizon (OTH) radar, during the Saturday 0930-1000 UTC transmission on 5745 kHz. It was especially loud in Alaska, per this video made by Paul in Alaska. (I was not able to decode the MFSK32 from the video, but maybe you will have better luck.) The interference was also heard by Mike in Washington state. If the noise returns this weekend, we’ll be prepared: the show includes a story in the robust Olivia 64-2000 mode.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 168, 18-19 June 2016, all in MFSK32 except where noted:

1:33  Program preview

2:38  Birds’ brains more complex than imagined*

8:35  Large planet orbits binary stars*

17:40  Olivia 64-2000: North Dakotans overturn farm law*

24:19  MFSK32: Image and closing announcements*

* with image

Please send reception reports to .

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule

(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 have an extra transmission this weekend. There will be the usual North America transmission Sunday at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, with a minute of MFSK32 at about 0130 UTC. And there will be a transmission to Europe Sunday at 0800-1000 UTC on 6095 kHz, with a minute of MFSK32 at about 0930 UTC. Both 6095 and 9925 kHz are via Nauen, Germany. Reports for KBC reception and decodes to Eric: themightykbc (at) .

DigiDX will provide DX and media news in MFSK32 and a mixture of other modes:

Sunday 2130-2000 UTC, 15770 kHz, via WRMI Florida

Sunday 2330-2400 UTC, 11580 kHz, via WRMI Florida

Monday 2000-2130 UTC, 6070 kHz, via Channel 292 Germany

Look for any additions or changes to the DigiDX schedule at


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. See

for the complete schedule and contact information.

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