RSID: <<2017-09-01T01:25Z MFSK-32 @ WRMI SYSTEM B - 9955000+1500>>


















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3B8 Mauritius AF-049 Sep 5 - Sep 22 PA3HGT will be /3B8 QSL H.C.
7X  Algeria AF-094 Sep 1 - Sep 10 7Y94I will be on 7X2DD
DL  Germany EU-128 until Sep 14 DF8HS will be on QSL H.C.
E5  South Cook until Sep 8 W6HB will be on as E51DLD all bands SSB QSL H.C.
E5  South Cook OC-013 Sep 1 - Sep 4 JA0JHQ will sign E51HQ
FO  French Polynesia OC-046 until Sep 5 TX5EG group will be on QSL F6BCW
FT  Kerguelen TU5KG is on 20 & 15 meters SSB QSL F4DXW
KH1 Baker & Howland Sep 1 - Sep 14 YT1AD and his group are planning an operation
HC8 Galapagos until Oct 31 G8OFQ will sign /HC8 QSL H.C. LoTW
PA  Netherland EU-038 Sep 2 - Sep 16 PD5MVH will be /P QSL H.C.
SV9 Crete until Sep 29 WB2GAI will be on /SV9 QSL H.C.
TK  Corsica until Sep 8 DJ0TP is active signing /TK QSL H.C.
V6  Micronesia OC-011 until Sep 4 V63KS by JA6REX all bands and modes QSL LoTW
XV  Vietnam until Sep 17 WA7WJR will sign XV9WJR QSL H.C. dir
YJ  Vanatu until mid Oct K7ST will be on as YJ0ST QSL EA5GL
YJ  Vanatu OC-035 until Sep 4 CX3AN will sign YJ0CX QSL H.C.
YJ  Vanatu until Sep 14 YJ0AT by KQ2I QSL NR6M & Club Log
ZA  Albania and others until Sep 3 IZ7GXB will be on /ZA. Will also be on as 4O7GXB













"The RSID signal is transmitted in 1.4 sec and has a bandwidth of 172 Hz. Detection of the RSID signal is possible down to a Signal to Noise ratio of about -16 dB, so with a sensitivity equal or better than the majority of the digital modes (RTTY, PSK31...), except several modes as PSK10, PSKAM10, THROB, THROBX or JT65."


"...Description of RSID

Each mode corresponds to a number which is transformed in a particular Reed-Solomon sequence. This RS coding ( RS (k = 4, t = 6) ) is defined by the parameters

  • k = 4 (number of bits per symbol),

  • n = 15 (=2^k-1, number of symbols by RS sequence) and

  • t = 6 (maximum number of errors which could be theoretically corrected).









RSID: <<2017-09-02T15:31Z MFSK-32 @ 9400000+1500>>

My wife, son, and I just traveled in this little car all the way
from Virginia to Colorado.

We left son and car in Colorado, where he begins graduate school.
Wife and I flew back.



".....The audio of MFSK32 image on The Mighty KBC, 2-3 September 2017, was flawed (problem with Kim’s software). The corrected audio (including RSID) is posted here...."


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RSID: <<2017-09-02T16:01Z MFSK-32 @ 9400000+1500>>

elcome to program 11 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, all in MFSK32:

  1:22 Program preview (now)
  2:28 VOA and RFA FM affiliates in Cambodia off the air*
10:19 New MW transmitter in Lithuania relays RFE/RL*
15:30 Pink lake on an Australian island*
20:15 Hurricane maps*
24:33 Closing announceme 1e %o¿aU
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From Radio Free Asia:

RSID: <<2017-09-03T06:01Z MFSK-32 @ 7730000+1500>>

Welcome to program 11 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, all in MFSK32:

  1:22 Program preview (now)
  2:28 VOA and RFA FM affiliates in Cambodia off the air*
10:19 New MW transmitter in Lithuania relays RFE/RL*
15:30 Pink lake on an Australian island*
20:15 Hurricane maps*
24:33 Closing announcements*

* with image(s)

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From Radio Free Asia:

Shuttered Cambodia Radio Stations Appeal to Government For

28 August 2017

Five of nearly 20 independent Cambodian radio stations shuttered
last week after airing programs critical of Prime Minister Hun
Sen’s government appealed to the Ministry of Information on
Monday for permission to reopen, pledging to follow the terms of
their licensing agreements.

The ministry has closed all radio stations airing programming by
Radio Free Asia and Voice of America since last week, leaving
listeners only online streaming or shortwave radio access to the
U.S.-funded broadcasters, as an alternative to stations aligned
with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

Owners of five of the now-shuttered stations—Kampong Cham, Angkor
Ratha, Samleng Kaun Khmer, Moha Nokor, and Stung Khieu—sent a
letter to the ministry Monday requesting a meeting to discuss the
reinstatement of their licenses and vowing to honor their

The Ministry of Information had cited violations including airing
“outside programs without requesting authorization” as among the
reasons it had shut down the stations.

Kampong Cham radio station owner Than Sorith told RFA’s Khmer
Service that he believes the order was politically motivated,
rather than a response to breach of contract, adding that the
stations were targeted for airing content critical of the
government by RFA and VOA, as well as by online Cambodian news
site Voice of Democracy (VOD), and the opposition Cambodia
National Rescue Party (CNRP).

“If the ministry allows us back on the air again but doesn’t
allow us to lease our airtime to independent media outlets like
RFA, VOA, or VOD, they will have to give us reasonable
explanation—otherwise it won’t be acceptable,” he said.

“If conditions are set that restrict our freedom to air those
programs, we will have to think about [whether we want to

In the meantime, Than Sorith said, the closure of his station has
deprived his listeners of access to balanced news reporting and
left him unable to pay his staff.

Ministry of Information spokesperson Ouk Kimseng told RFA he was
unwilling to comment on the request from the station owners until
he had received their letter, but said they will be invited to
discuss any decision the ministry makes.

“I wish to reiterate that all radio station owners are encouraged
to hold talks with the ministry to address this issue—we can work
on this together,” he said.

“I am not going to say anything about the contracts [between the
ministry and the station owners], other than that they are
legally binding. When you sign them, you agree to respect them.
If you fail to respect them you will be dealt with accordingly.”

Phnom Penh-based Beehive Radio and Women’s Media Center (WMC) are
the only stations still airing content by RFA and VOA. The two
stations were forced by the ministry to reduce the amount of
airtime they leased to the broadcasters to half an hour each.

The attack on the radio stations comes amid a larger crackdown
prompted by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recommendation at an Aug. 5
cabinet meeting that government agencies investigate alleged back
taxes owed by media outlets and civil society organizations.

Last week, Hun Sen vowed to shut down English-language newspaper
the Cambodia Daily if it does not pay U.S. $6.3 million in back
taxes and interest, prompting the paper’s owner to call for an
investigation into the charges.

Reported by Sothearin Yeang for RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated
by Nareth Muong. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

Full text:

Kim's note: The Voice of America Khmer Service continues to be
available on medium wave -- 1575 kHz via Thailand -- as well as
on shortwave. Thailand does not allow Radio Free Asia to use BBG
relay transmitters on its territory, so RFA Khmer transmits on
shortwave from other sites. This includes a new broadcast at
1430-1500 UTC on 7520 and 12140 kHz. See bit.ly/2vw4DdT

See also:

Image: Logo of Beehive Radio, an important FM outlet for VOA and
RFA in Cambodia, now reduced to 30 minutes for each station ...

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From The Baltic Course:

29 August 2017

New Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty transmitter to be launched in

A new transmitter will be launched in Lithuania this week for
broadcasting the Russian and Belarusian-language services of the
US Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) aimed
at countering Russian propaganda, reports LETA/BNS.

It will replace a 52-year-old transmitter in Sitkunai, close to
Kaunas, that has been transmitting programs for listeners in
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova at a lower quality.

The medium wave (AM) transmitter was manufactured some five years
ago and was used by the US Defense Department in Western Germany
to broadcast a radio program for American troops stationed

The transmitting power of the new device is set at 75 kilowatts,
the same as that of the old one, but it can be increased up to
300 kilowatts if needed, Rimantas Pleikys, the owner of Radio
Baltic Waves International, said.

"If Russia decided to try and disrupt or jam this program or the
situation in Russia worsened dramatically, we would be able to
turn this transmitter on at full capacity," he said.

According to Pleikys, the new transmitter will not expand RFE/RL
foreign audiences, but it will greatly improve the quality of

RFE/RL programs rebroadcast from Lithuania can potentially reach
about 100 million people in the European part of Russia, Belarus,
Ukraine and Moldova.

Prague-based RFE/RL is currently broadcast 10 hours a day.


Kim's note: Conspicuously missing from this article is the
frequency: 1386 kHz. The "10 hours a day" refers to the number of
hours RFE/RL is transmitted by the facility in Lithuania.

As of 31 August, the news of this new transmitter has not been
reported (at least in English) by RFE/RL or BBG.

See also:

Image: Logo of the RFE/RL Belarusian Service ...

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From Deutsche Welle:

The ultimate Barbie pool

28 August 2017

Imagine the surprise of an intrepid early 1800s explorer when,
having climbed to the top of a hill during an expedition to West
Australia’s remote Middle Island, he found himself looking down
into a pool of with a difference.

Described by turns as having the hue of flamingos, bubble gum and
roses, it is undeniably pink. And whatever your thoughts might be
on that stirring, controversial color, a lake that has defied the
global geographical norms to do its own thing, is something to

Named Lake Hillier by the aforementioned explorer, Matthew
Flinders, after one of his crewmen who died on a trip to the
island, it is often cited as something of a natural phenomenon.
And it is.

Move over Dead Sea

While we all know that theDead Sea is too salty to support marine
life, and salty enough to enable human life to float, the fact
that Lake Hillier enjoys a similar claim to fame, is a much
better kept secret.

In part because it is at the bottom of the world on an
uninhabited island, and in part, because the fact that tourists
cannot land on the nature reserve island makes swimming in these
blushing depths an impossible if beautiful dream.

A lake of uncommon parts

The closest most people will ever get to the charmed lake will be
to fly above it in a helicopter. It is from the air that its
shows off its color with the greatest intensity, but even for the
lucky few who get to witness the waters lap against the 600 meter
long salty shores, there is no escaping the fact that it is
permanently pink.

Scientists still have the jury out on exactly why it is, but
widely held explanations attribute it to a microalgae called
Dunaliella salina, which generates carotenoids, a pigment also
present in carrots. Research on the mystical inland water on the
Recherche Archipeligo's largest island continues.


Image: Aerial photo of Lake Hillier ...

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The following image (from wapo.st/2wMb1NT ) is a map showing the
portion of Texas most affected by Hurricane Harvey. Houston is to
the west and Beaumont to the east. Areas in purple received more
than 100 cm (40 inches) of rain ...

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Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma is approaching North America and might
reach the United States. The next image (from nhc.noaa.gov )
shows the forecast track through Tuesday ...

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