domenica 29 dicembre 2013

sabato 28 dicembre 2013


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VOA Radiogram - Transmitter difficulties at 0930 UTC

La mail di Kim

-------- Messaggio originale --------
Oggetto: Transmitter difficulties at 0930 UTC
Data: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:09:47 +0000
Mittente: VOA Radiogram <radiogram@voanews.com>
A: VOA Radiogram <radiogram@voanews.com>   

If you tried to listen to the new Saturday 0930 UTC transmission of VOA Radiogram in 5745 kHz, thanks!
Obviously there were problems at the transmitter site.  The transmitter was off and on during the half hour, and only a few brief bits of program audio were heard until about 0953, when everything finally operated normally.

I did hear the successful part via the Netherlands SDR receiver, and so did Giuliano in Italy.

Let's hope for better luck next weekend.

Meanwhile, we still have three transmissions this weekend:

Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

venerdì 27 dicembre 2013

VOA Radiogram Last news !

Continuano le trasmissioni dell Voice of America Radiogram in digitale e con in aggiunta alle frequenze già in uso da mesi nuove frequenze apmliando le possibilità di ascolto per gli appassionati.
Buon ascolto a tutti !


New VOA Radiogram transmission Saturday 0930-1000 UTC on 5745 kHz

Effective 28 December  2013, VOA Radiogram will add a new transmission Saturday, 0930-1000 UTC, on 5745 kHz.
Because of interesting propagation this time of day, this broadcast has a chance of being heard and decoded in the Asia/Pacific region and in northern Europe, at least this time of year.
To keep this schedule change budget-neutral, the VOA Radiogram broadcast Sunday at 1300-1330 UTC on 6095 kHz has been discontinued.
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.


mercoledì 25 dicembre 2013

Perchè questo blog ?

Perché un'altro blog sulla Radio e su questo meraviglioso ed appassionante Hobby ?

Non saprei forse un regalo di Natale (vista la data di creazione) forse perchè sento che c'è ancora molto da dire su questo meraviglioso Hobby.

Non sono un giornalista neppure un opinionista ma, semplicemente un appassionato di un "passatempo" che pratico da decenni (quasi 4 !) quindi gli scritti i post saranno più di "pancia" che di "testa" ... mi scuseranno i puristi della scrittura.

La Radio a 360° anche perché ho, forse, la presunzione di voler parlare e discutere con chi ne sentirà il bisogno di Radio e della Radio sotto tutte le sue forme ed aspetti: l'ascolto (BCL-SWL) il mondo dei Radioamatori associazionismo compreso, tecniche nuove e vecchie di trasmissione dalla telegrafia (CW) alla Fonia passando anche per le tecniche Digitali.

Un sogno ? avvicinare molte, moltissime persone al mondo della Radio nell'era del computer di Internet e dei Social.

Buona Radio a Tutti !

Claudio IK1XPK.