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OZ -  Special event stations OZ18ICE and 5P8ICE will be active on all
    bands and modes for the Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in
    Denmark on 1-23 May. See for information about the awards
    issued for working these stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW
    and eQSL.
V3 - Torsten, DG7RO Alexandra, DO5ALX will be active again as V31TF and
    V31RU from Belize on 7-25 February, including activity during the
    CQ WPX RTTY, ARRL DX CW and CQ WW 160-Meter SSB contests. QSL via
    home calls, direct or bureau, and LoTW; logsearches on Club Log.
VP5 - Pat, K0PC will be active as VP5/K0PC from Providenciales (NA-002),
    Caicos Islands on 13-20 February. He will operate VP5K during the
    ARRL DX CW Contest (17-18 February). QSL for both callsigns via
    LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or via K0PC (direct or bureau).
XW - Charles, W0DLE will be active as 3W9DLE from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    "for 90 days in February, March and April". He will operate CW, FT8
    and some SSB, with main activity during the ARRL DX CW Contest (17-
    18 February ) and the Russian DX CW Contest (17-18 March). QSL
    direct to W0DLE.
XX9 - With the assistance of XX9LT, a team from Brazil (PP1CZ, PR7AB,
    PY7XC) will be active as XX9B from Macao on 9-17 March. They will
    operate CW, SSB and digital modes (especially RTTY and FT8) with
    three stations on 160-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via
    PP1CZ. More information on
Z2 - Rune LA7THA, Arne LA7WCA and Thor LA9VPA will be active holiday
    style as Z2LA ( Zimbabwe on 2-11
    March. They will operate SSB and CW on 160-10 metres. QSL via
    M0OXO's OQRS and logsearch on Club Log.
I  - The United Nations Global Service Center ARC (4U1GSC) in Brindisi
    is active as 4U13FEB until 31 March to promote and celebrate World
    Radio Day (13 February)
. DXCC wise, it counts for Italy. QSL via











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This Tesla Roadster launched Tuesday by the SpaceX Falcon Heavy
rocket has a sign on its dash saying "Don't Panic" ...


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Welcome to program 34 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK32 except where

  1:35 Program preview (now)
  2:54 World Radio Day 2018*
  6:15 Pakistani media warned against promoting Valentine's Day*
10:32 The launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy*
15:11 Olivia 8-2000: Chicago dinosaur skeleton will move
17:36 Olivia 8-1000: Continued
20:16 Olivia 8-500: Continued
23:24 MFSK32: Image* and closing announcements

* with image

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"13 February is World Radio Day - a day to celebrate radio as a
medium; to improve international cooperation between
broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio
alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and
gender equality over the airwaves.

"UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations
to join us for World Radio Day 2018, a chance to strengthen
diversity, peace and development through sports broadcasting."

Kim: I usually don't think of "diversity, peace and development"
when I hear a football game on the local radio station.

Nevertheless, for more information:

Image: For World Radio Day, a radio listener hearing Shortwave
Radiogram for the first time ...

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Also this coming week, Valentine's Day ...

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:

Pakistani Media Warned Against 'Promoting' Valentine's Day

7 February 2018

Pakistan's media regulator has warned television channels and
radio stations to refrain from promoting Valentine's Day, a year
after a local court banned celebrations in public places.

In a message on Twitter, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory
Authority (PEMRA) said on February 7 that last year's ban was
still in place and urged the media to "desist from promoting" the

In February 2017, the Islamabad High Court prohibited
celebrations in public spaces and government offices across the
country. It also ordered local media not to publicize anything
related to the day.

Petitioner Abdul Waheed said at the time that he had asked the
court to rule against promoting Valentine's Day because he
believed print and electronic media present the day as if it was
part of local culture.

In 2016, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain urged people in the
Muslim-majority nation not to observe the day, saying that it was
a not a Muslim tradition but a Western one.

"Valentine's Day has no connection with our culture and it should
be avoided," he said.

With reporting by AFP


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Falcon Heavy Test Launch

7 February 2018

On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully
lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in
Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in
the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit
nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) -- a mass greater than a 737
jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.

Falcon Heavy's first stage is composed of three Falcon 9
nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more
than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to
approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon
rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

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Next on Shortwave Radiogram, another experiment comparing Olivia

Two weeks ago, on program 32, we experimented with four versions
of the Olivia mode, all 2000 Hz wide, but changing the number of
tones: 64, 32, 16, 8, 4.

On this program, we maintain the number of tones at 8, but vary
the bandwidth from 2000 to 1000 to 500 Hz.

As the bandwidth decreases, the speed of the text printout will
also decrease.

The RSID for each mode should change your software to the correct
mode. If it does not, a 30-second tone after each RSID will give
some time to change the mode manually. The Olivia 8-2000 mode
will require a custom mode change: Op Mode > Olivia > Custom >
set bandwidth to 2000 Hz and the tones to 8. The Olivia 8-1000
(1K) and 8-500 modes can be set in the main Olivia window.

Shortwave Radiogram now changes to Olivia 8-2000 ...

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Olivia 8-2000 ...


World's Most Popular Dinosaur on the Move at Chicago's Field

Kane Farabaugh
8 February 2018

CHICAGO - From the Black Hills of South Dakota ... to the black
mugs lining the shelves of the Field Museum gift shop ... the
world's most popular T-Rex leaves a lasting impression.

"Millions of people come to Chicago every year just to see Sue,"
said Hillary Hansen, senior project manager at the Field Museum.

Sue is the name affectionately bestowed on the Field Museum's
star attraction, the world's largest and most complete fossilized
example of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

She was named after the woman who discovered her, paleontologist
Sue Hendrickson. When she discovered the dinosaur emerging from
obscurity in the rock formations of South Dakota in the early
1990s, it was only the beginning of the T-rex's long journey that
included seizure by federal authorities and ultimately an auction
at Sotheby's in New York.

Chicago's Field Museum won the bidding at that auction in 1997,
spending more than $8 million to bring Sue to Chicago.

And that is where she has been for the last 18 years.

But Hansen says Sue's popularity transcends her physical home in




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Changing to Olivia 8-1000 ...

Olivia 8-1000 ...

"Sue is known the world over also, because we have two casts of
Sue that travel around the world, so we take Sue to other
museums, as well as people coming here to take a look at Sue,"
Hansen told VOA during a recent press event at the Field Museum.
"Those casts of Sue have been traveling for 15 years or so, so in
the aggregate, millions of people have come to know about Sue,
and they didn't even come to Chicago."

"People that haven't seen her have a relationship to Sue through
social media, and she's a great ambassador not only for Field
Museum but natural history museums in general," said Japp
Hoogstraten, Field Museum's director of exhibitions.

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Olivia 8-500 ...

Despite that popularity, Hoogstraten says Sue always seemed
dwarfed by the 21-meter-high ceiling of her home in Stanley Field
Hall. "A lot of visitors come to the Field Museum to see Sue and
feel that she is a little smaller than expected, the buildup is
too big, because this is such a huge space."

Hansen says the museum has received plenty of feedback about it
over the years.

Returning to MFSK32 ...



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The full text and video of the preceding VOA news story is at

Image: The skeleton of Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, at the Field
Museum in Chicago ...

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  Ending song:

   St. Charles Singers - I Love My Love (arr. Gustav Holst)




 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


 Dipol for 40m-Band    &   Boomerang Antenna 11m-Band

 RX   for  RF:

 FRG-100B + IF-mixer  &    ICOM IC-R75 + IF-mixer

 Software IF:

 con STUDIO1  -  Software italiano per SDR     [S-AM-USB/LSB]   +     HDSDR 2.76 stable [2017-02-02]  - for scheduled IF-recording

 Software AF:

 Fldigi-4.00.12        +   flmsg-4.0.3                            images-fldigifiles on homedrive.lnk


 German XP-SP3 with support for asian languages

 German W7 32bit + 64bit


 MEDION Titanium 8008  (since 2003)   [ P4 - 2,6 GHz]

 MSI-CR70-2MP345W7  (since2014)   [i5 -P3560 ( 2 x 2,6GHz) ]