Hello friends, 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 will appear in the Fldigi receive pane…
Copy this line and paste it to a word processor, and the Tibetan text might display correctly.
Your PC will need the MS Himalayan font installed. 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 calibration4:18 Neuron loss and insomnia, with image9:36 Producing rubber from dandelions, with image14:47 North Korea inspecting TVs from China, with RFA logo22:39 Some Tibetan text24:05
Please send reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com .
I may still have a few reports still to answer from program 72 (weekend of 16-17 August), but will finish those soon and begin responding to your reports from program 73 (23-24 August).
I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.
Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
Tibetan in Fldigi
Hello friends,For this weekend’s transmission of Tibetan text on VOA Radiogram, you might be able to see the Tibetan characters in the receive pane. No copy and paste to a word processor will be required.
If all goes well. Dave, W1HKJ, lead developer of Flidigi, suggests an adjustment to RX Font: Configure > Colors & Fonts: The Rx/Tx Character set should be UTF-8, then (if you have a Microsoft OS) change Rx font to Microsoft Himalaya.
Because this font is very small, increase the point size to 20. With Linux, the font is Tibetan Machine Uni.
I’m not sure which point size is best in this OS. You can switch to the Himalaya font just before the Tibetan is transmitted 22:39 into the show.
Or you can use the Himalaya font for the entire show, because it prints out adequately in English. (I don’t know if Tibetan Machine Uni does English.)
I look forward to seeing your results. Please send reports to firstname.lastname@example.org .