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  *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
  **** DX INFORMATION ****
  Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH

9A - Radio Club Libertas 9A4J will be active as 9A22RBM on 1-15 April.
     The special callsign is a tribute for Ronald H. Brown, the US
     Secretary of Commerce who was killed, along with 34 others, in a
     1996 plane crash near Dubrovnik. QSL via 9A4J or 9A5AX.
G - Celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force, special callsign
     GB100RAF will be in use from various locations in England and
     Elsewhere between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. QSL direct to
     G8FC. See for more information.

GI - The Grey Point Fort ARS will be active as GB106TBC on 2-29 April
     to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
     QSL via MI0MOD.
OA - Daniel, IK2SGL will be relocating to call area 9 in the Peruvian
     Amazon rainforest in a couple of weeks. In his spare time he will
     be QRV as IK2SGL/OA9; follow his activities on Twitter (@IK2SGL).
     QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
RI1F - Evgenij, UA4RX has had his RI1FJ licence renewed until 1 September.
     He is stationed at the Ernst Krenkel Observatory on Heiss Island
     (EU-019), Franz Josef Land and operates CW on 40 and 30 metres. QSL
     via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW, or direct to UA2FM.
ZB - Special callsign ZB2RAF will be active from 1 April to 29 July to
     celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. QSL direct to G8FC.
ZL - 1968 was a tragic year for New Zealand shipping, with the loss of
     the ferry Wahine and the grain ship Maranui, plus a fire at sea
     aboard the liner Gothic. Sixty-seven people died in these events.
     Fifty years later, those disasters will be commemorated by three
     special callsigns: ZM50GW in April, ZM50LA in June and ZM50MAUQ in
     August. Operations will be based at ZL1NZ in Auckland, New Zealand.
     Look for activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres CW and SSB. The logs will
     be uploaded to Club Log. See for more
     details and QSL information.

PIRATE ---> Francois Botha, ZS4X has notified the SARL Office that his old
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The cherry blossoms here in Washington DC have passed their peak.

Tourists got a close-up look, if they were willing to tolerate
this year's cold spring weather ...

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Welcome to program 43 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:37  MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:50  MFSK128: New line drawings revealed in Peru*
  4:33  MFSK64: Mars Express gets in-orbit upgrade*
  9:30  MFSK32: The rise of wooden skyscrapers*
20:04  Foot-powered washing machine in production*
25:09  Farewell 2018 cherry blossoms*
26:56  Closing announcements

* with image

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From Deutsche Welle:

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

     Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular
     line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are
     likely much older than the famous Nasca lines.

12 April 2018

The latest line drawings discovered by archeologists in Peru show
geometric figures portraying humans, apes and a whale, according
to a report published in National Geographic.

Twenty-five images of the previously undocumented line drawings -
so-called geoglyphs, or "ground drawings" - in Palpa province in
southern Peru were taken from drones, said Peruvian archeologist
Johny Isla Cuadrado in the Peruvian daily, "El Comercio."

Scientists flew the drones over the region about 30 meters above
the ground, and spotted 50 geoglyphs – 25 were unknown, while the
local population was aware of the other 25 drawings.

Researchers hope that documenting the newly found line art will
give them new insight into the area's ancient cultures.

Cuadrado said the massive drawings seem to point at "a tradition
of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of
the Nasca culture, and which opens the door to new hypotheses
about its function and meaning."

Predating the Nasca lines

Archeologists believe the Palpa drawings were created by the
Paracas and Topara cultures between 500 BC and 200 AD, which
would make them older by many centuries than the famous Nasca
lines in the neighboring Nasca Valley.

And unlike the renowned Nasca sketches that were etched into the
high desert sand and are only visible from above, the Palpa
geoglyphs were found on the slopes of the region's hills, meaning
they can also be observed from the ground.

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From New Atlas:

Mars Express spacecraft gets in-orbit upgrade

David Szondy
12 April 2018

ESA's Mars Express orbiter is getting a major software upgrade
that will extend its service life for years to come. On Sunday,
the space agency uploaded the update into the veteran deep space
probe's computers where it will remain stored in memory until a
scheduled restart on April 16. If successful, it will take some
of the burden off the aging gyroscopes used to keep the unmanned
spacecraft's vital high-gain radio antenna pointed at Earth.

As anyone who regularly uses digital devices can tell you,
software updates are a way of life. It turns out that Mars
orbiting spacecraft are no exception, with aging electronics that
need new instructions to deal with worn out components after
years of heavy use.

Mars Express is one of the oldest still-functioning missions to
the Red Planet. Launched on June 2, 2003 atop a Soyuz-FG rocket
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the orbiter arrived at Mars on
December 25 of that year. Since then, it has spent 14 years
revolving about Mars taking photographs and gathering a mountain
of scientific data to send back to mission control in Darmstadt,

According to ESA, Mars Express is still in remarkably good shape,
but that doesn't count for much because the six gyroscopes that
are used to keep the spacecraft properly orientated so it remains
in radio contact with Earth aren't what they once were. In fact,
four of them are close to failing. If that should happen, then
the orbiter might as well be a lump of dead iron.

To delay this threat for as long as possible, ESA is turning to
the Express' two star trackers. These simple cameras calculate
the angles of a number of bright reference stars to determine the
orientation of the spacecraft to within a few seconds of arc.
This information, combined with that of the gyros, keeps the
antenna on target. It also gave a warning to ESA engineers that
something was wrong.

"After looking at variations in the intensity of the gyros'
internal lasers, we realized last year that, with our current
usage, four of the six gyros were trending towards failure," says
spacecraft operations manager James Godfrey. "Mars Express was
never designed to fly without its gyros continuously available,
so we could foresee a certain end to the mission sometime between
January and June 2019."

To prevent this from happening, the engineers used their
experience of gyroscopes on other missions to come up with a
workaround that would extend the life of the gyros by relying
more on the star trackers. This would allow the gyros to be
switched off and saved for when they're really needed. It's a fix
similar to the one used on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
(MRO), which is suffering from the same problem.

The snag was that this meant rewriting a large part of the Mars
Express' software, then uploading it to the spacecraft.
Fortunately, they were helped by reusing code originally written
for the Rosetta comet orbiter. However, the task still took
months and the engineers weren't even certain that it would be

In the end, several months of coding and testing resulted in the
upload of the software into the orbiter's spare memory banks and
the final approval to proceed with the upgrade, which was given
on Tuesday. If the April 16 restart goes as planned, it will be
followed by weeks of testing and reconfiguration.

"Similar, but much smaller fixes, have been developed in the past
for other missions with old gyros, such as Rosetta, but this is
certainly the most complex and extensive software rewrite we've
done in recent memory," says mission manager Patrick Martin.
"Thanks to the skill of ESA's teams, Mars Express will fly well
into the 2020s, depending on fuel supply, and continue delivering
excellent science for many years yet. I look forward to seeing
continued joint science campaigns between Mars Express and other
Mars missions like ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter and incoming rover

Image: From accompanying video, images showing a flyover of
Mawrth Vallis made from images collected by Mars Express ...

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From Deutsche Welle:

The rise of wooden skyscrapers

     Forget steel and concrete - wood is the latest go-to
     material for building skyscrapers. The renewable
     resource has high potential.

Karin Jäger
10 April 2018

"The world's tallest wooden house!" reads a huge poster on the
side of a building under construction in the Norwegian
municipality of Brummundal.

The house doesn't have any scaffolding; cranes and an outdoor
elevator are used to transport the building material to where
it's needed. The wood is sourced from Norwegian forests.

When it's finished in March 2019, the wooden house will be 81
meters (265 feet) tall, and will have 18 stories with 27
apartments that ranging from 67 to 149 square meters (720 to
1,600 square feet) as well as a swimming pool, a hotel, offices
and restaurants.

Timber skyscrapers: an international trend?

But despite the declaration on the poster, this is not actually
the world's tallest wooden house after all. Vienna is currently
working on an 84-meter-tall wooden building 24 stories tall (with
a staircase made out of cement).

The building in Vienna will also combine apartments with offices,
shops and a spa.

Ask the Austrians and they will tell you they're the ones who
came up with the concept of using wood as an industrial product.
Austria is the world's largest producer of cross-laminated

And though that may sound unsustainable, it's done under the
number-one rule of Austria's lumber industry: Never log more than
can grow back.

In the Parisian district of Terne, an entire building complex is
being built from cross-laminated timber and glass.

The rooftops of the structures - which will be nine stories tall
- will be accessible to the public, and are supposed to encourage
citizens to engage in urban gardening.

In Germany, an eight-story wooden house was built on an area that
used to belong to the United States army in the Bavarian town of
Bad Aibling. It is a current showpiece for energy-efficient

'Wooden buildings aren't profitable yet'

Berlin architects Kaden+Lager are building Germany's tallest
building, the Skaio building in Heilbronn, using mostly wood. It
will have 10 stories and be 34 meters tall.

Renowned architect Tom Kaden told German magazine Das Haus that
he wants to make wooden houses affordable for everyone. That's
why he uses metal rather than wooden nails. It's all about making
the most of each material, he says.

Kaden teaches architecture and wooden construction at a
university in Austria. There aren't more wooden houses yet
because every architect and every carpenter has to create new
models every time. This is not efficient, he points out.

"Today, we have hundreds of different ways of building timber
houses. That's not profitable."

What's more, local planning and building laws often limit
construction with wood. Germany has no country-wide regulations
yet, and often individual permits are necessary, which are
time-intensive and costly.

It's not surprising then that projects for the most spectacular
wooden buildings only exist on paper so far.

Environmentally friendly alternative

Architects and researchers at the University of Cambridge created
a concept for London's first wooden skyscraper. The wooden frame
of the 80-story-high "Oakwood Towers" is supposed to rise 300
meters into the sky.

"Using wood as a construction material could change the way we
build in this city," says architect Kevin Flanagan. "Wooden
houses have the potential to create a more visually appealing,
relaxing and creative experience."

A wooden high-rise planned for Tokyo will stand at 70 stories and
350 meters tall.

Ever more people are moving into cities. By using wood as a
construction material for houses, nature can re-enter urban

And wood can be an environmentally friendly choice as well. Wood
is a renewable resource - it grows back after being logged - and
growing trees remove the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere.

As long as a wooden building stands, that carbon dioxide is
locked away from contributing to climate change.

What's more, wood-based materials use less energy to create
compared to steel or cement. And even thin wooden walls suppress

The fact that wooden buildings are becoming increasingly taller
and more extensive is due to the possibilities inherent in the
original raw material.

Plywoods and laminated veneer can be glued together in order to
form several layers at right angles to one another.
Cross-laminated timber is easy to process, very stable across
dimensions, and can transfer its load both lengthwise and

Wooden elements can be used in construction of detached and
semi-detached houses, multi-story housing, schools, commercial,
religious, and industrial buildings for the roof, ceiling and
wall components.

Whole sections can be pre-made and erected quickly on-site. Due
to the relative strength and lightness of the wood, it is also
suitable for closing gaps, or construction projects on existing

Some structures are quite spectacular, such as the wooden dome of
the elephant house in the Zurich Zoo.

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From New Atlas:

Drumi foot-powered washing machine in production at last

Paul Ridden
12 April 2018

Aimed at off-grid tiny home dwellers, campers and city folk
looking to reduce their environmental impact, and their utility
bills, the Drumi originally went up for pre-order back in 2015.
Now, after some design tweaks, the foot-powered mini washing
machine is rolling off the production line ahead of shipping in
the coming months.

Yirego says its Drumi clothes washing device has been over 10,000
hours in development, and has undergone a number of key design
changes since we covered it almost 3 years ago. The drum now
sports a handle so that it can be removed for cleaning, for
example, and the curved handle on the device itself not only
allows for one-handed transport, but also serves as a lock to
keep the lid secure during a wash. The production Drumi is also
slightly shorter than the earlier prototype, at 16.4 inches (416
mm) tall.

The basic operation principles are the same as before though. A
user loads up the drum with up to 2.25 kg (5 lb) of lightly
soiled clothing, then adds tap water (the lid can serve as a bowl
for pouring water into the device) and detergent. The lid is
locked in place and the pedal gently pumped for around 5 minutes.

After opening the drain to release the soapy water, the user can
add fresh water to rinse for 3 more minutes and drain again.
Finally, the Drumi is held in place while pumping the pedal more
aggressively to spin dry the clothing before emptying the drum.
All without electricity.

The Drumi has started rolling off the production line and should
begin making their way to customers in Q2/Q3 for US$299.


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Here in Washington, we say goodbye to this year's cherry blossoms

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BSR Radiogram
#4 for the second week of April 2018
Hosted by James M. Branum, KG5JST

In this episode...

1. SW and MW reception Highlights from the KG5JST Radio Logs from the first week of April 2018
2. News and info about the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout
3. Some inspirational readings and quotations
4. Some pictures.

First, though I need to mention that QSL reports are welcome and should be sent to


The following receptions are taken from the logs posted online

For the reports below, unless otherwise noted, frequencies are in kilohertz, transmission mode is AM, and times/dates are UTC.

And unless other noted, my QTH is EM15ep in the Deer Creek area of far NW Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

My listening equipment is most often a Tecsun PL-310 ET, but I sometimes use other radios and antennas. See my blog for details.

Part 1 --- In this section, all were received via Utwente WebSDR in the Netherlands:

CZECH Republic
    # Topolná
        * Český Rozhlas (Czech Radio) 270 on Apr 2, 21:23. SIO 454. Cover of song “Cat’s in the cradle” in Eng.

          Possible station ID but can’t understand Cz. lang. More music.

    # Roumeles
        * R. Monte Carlo 216 on Apr 2, 21:10. SIO 444 in Fre. Either some faint music in the background or some QRM from another station.

    # Felsberg
        * Europe One 183 on April 2, 20:34. SIO 555 in Fre. Telephone call-in show possibly.

    # Beidweiler
        * RTL (former Radio Luxembourg) 234 on Apr 2, 21:19. SIO 555. Music in English, Americana sounding. Talk in Eng between songs.

    # Zeewolde
        * Grootnieuws R. 1008. Apr 3, 04:40. SIO 554. Contemporary Christian Music in Eng. Dutch talking.

    # Solec Kujawski
        * Polskie Radio 225 on Apr 2, 21:13. SIO 454 in Polish. Traditional Eastern European folk music, some of the clarinets remind me of Jewish music.

          Sounded much better once I narrowed the bandwidth. —

          I recorded this one:

    # Brasov Bod
        * R. Antena Satelor (“Village Antenna Radio”) 153 on Apr 2, 20:31. SIO 444 in Romanian.

          Some kind of folk music, with talk, as I listen to more it sounds like a Romanian version of “The golden age of radio” type of show from another era.

          Faint QRM.
    # Târgu Jiu
        * R. România Actualități 558 on Apr 2, 21:30 SIO 554. Sounded like country song in Eastern European language. Now some kind of techno/dance music,

          I think in the same language.


        ## Droitwich, Worchesterhire
            * BBC R. 4 198 on Apr 2, 20:35. SIO 454. Broadcast of the show “Faith and Doubt” hosted by Amol Rajan, with guests Naomi Alderman

              (grew up Orthodox Jewish, author of several fantastic books that I’ve loved, Disobedience and The Liar’s Gospel), Richard Holloway
              (writer and broadcaster, and was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church), Laurie Stras (musicologist and performer,

              and Professor of Music at the University of Southampton) and Malcolm Guite (poet, theologian, songwriter and Chaplain of
              Girton College at Cambridge University). —- The show featured a broad ranging conversation about the afterlife, changing religious perspectives, and more.

              The monastic life (especially how it was often more liberatory for women in the middle ages), comparisons of
              Lectio Divina in Christianity and Torah readings in Judaism. – Show notes and recording at

              Weather reports from the UK started at the :59 mark. Station ID at :00, then “Good evening, it’s 10 o’clock…” then the news,
              including that Winnie Mandela of South Africa has died.
        ## Likely Droitwich, Worcestershire
            * BBC Radio 5 693 khz. Apr 3, 04:32. SIO 454 in Eng. Station ID, News.
        ## Unknown location in England (according to Wikipedia, broadcasts from multiple locations on 1215 khz)
            * Absolute R. 1215. Apr 3, 04:42. SIO 554. Music in Eng.
    # Scotland
        ## Either Westerglen or Berghead
            * BBC Radio Scotland (currently airing BBC Radio 5 content) 810. Apr 3, 04:34. SIO 544 in Eng. Sports news, promo spot.

              Then more news — Spotify to start selling shares of stock. Also discussion of soft drink levy to come into place soon, to be based on amount of
              added sugar. – Confirmed via webstream.
    # Northern Ireland
        ## Lisnagarvey
            * BBC R. Ulster 1341. Apr 3, 04:43. SIO 444. Talk/news in Eng. Discussion of US-China trade relations.

Part 2- Receptions made at my QTH (EM15ep), many with my homebrew Milk Crate loop antenna.

    # Bauta
        * R. Havana Cuba 6165 on Apr 7, 04:34. SIO 454-555 in Eng. Discussion of arrest warrant situation for former President Lula of Brazil,

          passive protests throughout the country. Later discussion of Trump’s stupid trade war against China. At :39, start of Caribbean Outlook

          show with Elena Val Verde, interview by Juan Juacomina (sp?) with a Puerto Rican activist.
    # Georgia
        ## Atlanta
            * WSB 750 on Apr 6, 05:27. SIO 343 in Eng. Sta. ID. Discussion of Trump investigation.
    # Illinois
        ## Chicago
            * WBBM  780. Apr 6, 05:31. SIO 454 in Eng. Radio drama about Dorothea Lynn Dix in nursing during the US civil war. ID confirmed with webstream.

     Show title given “Inheritance” by the National Broadcasting Company and the American Legion.
              Online at ---

              1st aired on April 11, 1954 at the height of the US red scare.
            * WGN 720. Apr 6, 05:17. SIO 343 in Eng. Discussion about the life of being a chef.

              I really enjoy the broad range of programs I hear when time I tune into this station.
            * WSCR 670 “The Score” Apr 6, 04:48. 670 SIO 444 in Eng. Station ID, sports talk including news about the Chicago Cubs. Some QRM from a Spa.

              language station playing music.
    # Iowa
        ## Cedar Rapids
            * WMT 600 on April 6, 04:49. SIO 333 in Eng. Sta ID. Some adverts, lots of QRM from other stations.
    # Minnesota
        ## Minneapolis
            * WCCO 830 on Apr 6, 05:40. SIO 343 in Eng. Talk about drug problems in the USA. Confirmed ID by webstream.

        ## Kansas City
            * KCMO 710 on Apr 6, 05:14. SIO 444 in Eng. Discussion about US trade war with China. Confirmed ID with webstream.
    # Nebraska
        ## Lexington
            * KRVN “Rural Radio” 880 on Apr 6, 05:53. SIO 554 in Eng. Nationally syndicated Jim Bohananon show.

              One caller is suggesting US should invade Mexico to secure the border. National adverts.

              Another caller is saying there is armed invasion at the southern border and thinks that a national emergency should be called.

              Caller says “they are garbage down there.” A later caller claims the caravan heading to the border is just a diversionary tactic.

              Local commercial for “Lexington Regional Health Center.”Station ID that mentions ag news, etc.National “news” from Fox.

              China will be standing up to US in the trade war. Trump is denying his payoff of one of his porn star mistresses.
    # Ohio
        ## Cincinatti
            * WLW 700 on Apr 6, 05:09. SIO 554 in Eng. – talking about coming cold snap could damage some winter wheat in the Southern Plains!
    # Oklahoma
        ## Oklahoma City
            * WXK85 162.4 Mhz. FM SIO 555 in Eng. Weather radio talking about the snow/sleet falling in Oklahoma! Winter weather isn’t unheard of in Oklahoma in April,

              but it is fairly rare, particularly since many of the trees have already bloomed and leafed out.

2. Oklahoma Teachers Walkout

A few links to follow what is happening with the walkout:

    * --- Teachers March for Education: 177 km/110 mile march by teachers from Tulsa to Oklahoma CIty
    * - Oklahoma Education Association

3. Inspirational Quotes:

I thought this was a good reading to share this week, in light of the historic Oklahoma Teachers Walkout


Preamble to the constitution of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World):

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people

and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system,

and live in harmony with the Earth.

We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever growing power of the

employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry,

thereby helping defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class

have interests in common with their employers.

These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry,

or in all industries if necessary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is on in any department
thereof, thus making an injury to one an injury to all.

Instead of the conservative motto, "A fair day's wage for a fair day's work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, "Abolition of the wage system."

It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists,

but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrial ly we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell

of the old.

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And now for some pictures from the Oklahoma Teachers Walkout:


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