VOA Radiogram during the weekend of 30-31 August will begin with the transmission of a straight vertical blue line. Some of us experience slant when we decode MFSK images, so this line will help us determine if we have a slant problem. If your line is slanted, URLs for web pages that might help solve the problem will be provided.
Near the end of the program will be a brief sample of Tibetan language text. “Chicken tracks” like this should appear in the Fldigi receive pane…
Copy this line and paste it to a word processor, and the Tibetan text might display correctly.
OR: In Fldigi’s Configure > Colors & Fonts: Select the UTF-8 character set, then adjust Rx font to Microsoft Himalaya. Because this is a very small font, adjust the point size to 20. In Linux, the font is Tibetan Machine Uni.
You can switch to the Himalaya or Tibetan fonts just before the Tibetaan text begins 22:39 into the show. Or use the font to decode the entire program, because it displays adequately in English (at least the Microsoft version).
Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 74, 30-31 August 2014:
MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz
1:30 Program preview
2:31 Vertical line for sound card calibration
4:18 Neuron loss and insomnia, with image
9:36 Producing rubber from dandelions, with image
14:47 North Korea inspecting TVs from China, with RFA logo
22:39 Some Tibetan text
24:05 Closing announcements
Please send reception reports to email@example.com.
VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 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 transmit a minute of MFSK64 Saturday, 30 August 2014, at 1130 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday, 31 August, at 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz. Both frequencies are via Germany. Reports to firstname.lastname@example.org .