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

A2 - Dave, VE7VR will be active holiday style as A25VR from Botswana
     between 24 May and 3 June. He will be QRV on 40, 30 and 20 metres.
     QSL via home call.
EI - EI6FR, EI7DSB, EI5IQ, HB9DGV, GM3YEH and GM7WCO will be active as
     EJ7NET from Inisheer Island (EU-006) on 19-23 May. They will
     operate "all modes" on the HF bands and 6m. QSL via operators'
FR - Thomas, F4HPX will be active as FR/F4HPX from Reunion Island
     (AF-016) on from 25 May to 15 June. He will operate SSB, digital
     modes and maybe CW on 40-15 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS,
     or via home call (direct or bureau).
FS/PJ7 - Nao, JN1RVS and Zorro, JH1AJT will be active from both St. Martin
     and Sint Maarten on 20-27 May. Callsigns mentioned are PJ8RV, PJ8Z
     and FS/KH8Z. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL PJ8RV via
     LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or via JA1HGY; QSL FS/KH8Z and PJ8Z via LoTW,
     Club Log's OQRS or via JH1AJT.
I - ARI Trento and Radio Club Valsugana are active as II3ANA until 25
     May for the 91st National Reunion of the Italian Army's Alpine
     troops. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau; direct cards to
     Sezione ARI di Trento, Via E. Conci 68/A, 38122 Trento TN, Italy.
     On 11-13 May Salvatore Bonomolo, IZ1BWB will operate IZ1CCK, the
     callsign issued to the Alpine Brigade "Taurinense".
VK - Craig, VK5CE has added a fifth island to his IOTA Tour [425DXN
     1400], and now expects to be active as follows:
     04-07 June VK5CE/6 East Lewis Island OC-199
     08-11 June VK5CE/6 Direction Island OC-140
     15-18 June VK5CE/6 Cheyne Island OC-193
     20-23 June VK5CE/6 Woody Island OC-170
     26-28 June VK5CE/p St Peter Island OC-220
     He will operate SSB and some RTTY and PSK63 on 40-15 metres, plus
     80m ("just a bit") from OC-170 and OC-140. He will not be doing any
     CW or FT8. QSL via Club Log's OQRS for direct cards only (look for
     VK5CE/6_OC140, VK5CE/6_OC170, VK5CE/6_OC193, VK5CE/6_OC199 and
     VK5CE/P_OC220), or via VK5CE (direct or bureau). Bookmark for more information and
YB - Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be active as YB9/JJ1DQR from Bali (OC-022) on
     18-21 May. He will operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via home call.







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I have just returned from my hometown of Elkhart, Indiana, where
I attended the meeting of the National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters ...


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"Oriental Bridge"

Wellfield Botanical Garden; Elkhart

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Welcome to program 48 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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

  1:33 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  3:11 Olivia 64-2000: Mercury has thin but dense crust
  6:49 Olivia 32-2000**: Continued
  9:37 MFSK16: Text samples of Russian, Chinese, and Persian***
16:42 MFSK32: New solar still purified water*
20:29 MFSK64: South Georgia declared rodent-free*
25:13 Greetings to the NASB meeting*
27:43 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image

** Use Olivia Custom setting: 32 tones, 2000 Hz bandwidth

*** Use UTF-8 character set (default in TIVAR and newer versions
of Fldigi)

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From VOA Science World Blog:

Calculations Show Mercury Has a Thin but Dense Crust

Rick Pantaleo
1 May 2018

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, and very little is
really known about this hot rocky orb.

So far, only two space probes have ever studied Mercury.

NASA's Mariner 10 flew past the planet three times between
1973 and 1974.

The flybys allowed scientists to map about half the planet,
discover its thin atmosphere and detect its magnetic field.

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The second and more recent NASA mission sent the MErcury Surface,
Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) probe
to orbit Mercury between 2011 and 2015.

Among the findings made during MESSENGER's mission included
discovering that Mercury was abundant in volatile elements
(potassium, sodium, and sulfur), that there's water ice at its
poles and that volcanism played an important role in shaping the
planet's surface.

Information from MESSENGER also allowed scientists determine
Mercury's massive core makes up 85% of its radius and that its
crust is about 35 kilometers thick.

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MFSK16 is a slow mode: 55 English words per minute. It is,
however, very effective in poor reception conditions. And because
it is a narrow mode, it can be moved to an audio frequency where
interference is less intense.

Next on Shortwave Radiogram, some examples of non-Latin text.

First, Russian ...

30 апреля в Венеции, в своей квартире на острове Джудекка умер
Витторио Страда, человек, ставший легендой для мировой
славистики. Критик, переводчик, писатель, публицист,
блистательный европейский интеллектуал.

Am 30. April verstarb in Venedig in seiner Wohnung (auf der Insel Giudecca)

Vittorio Strada, ein Mann, der zu einer Legende in der Welt der Slawistik wurde.
Ein Kritiker, Übersetzer, Schriftsteller, Publizist,
ein brillanter europäischer Intellektueller.


Next Chinese ...


Taiwans Smartphone-Chip-Anbieter MediaTek sagte am Dienstag (8. Mai), dass man eine Exportlizenz vom taiwanesischen Wirtschaftsministerium erhalten habe, um Chips an Chinas ZTE Corporation zu liefern.

And finally, Persian ....



سازمان فضانوردی آمریکا تازه‌ترین مریخ پیمایش رابه فضا فرستاد.
کاوشگر "اینسایت" اولین فضاپیماییاست که با هدف بررسی قسمت‌های
درونی مریخ ساختهشده و قرار است با استفاده از بازوهای روباتیک،
یکلرزه‌نگار را روی سطح مریخ قرار دهد.


Die NASA schickte den neuesten Mars-Lander in den Weltraum.
Die InSight-Sonde ist das erste Raumfahrzeug, das Bereiche
der inneren

Marsstruktur erforschen kann. Sie besitzt Roboterarme und kann seismische

und thermische Untersuchungen vornehmen.



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From New Atlas:

New solar still claims near-perfect efficiencyin purifying water

David Szondy
4 May 2018

Access to clean water is one of the world's mostpressing
problems, but a team of University at Buffalo researchers has
come up with a new takeon an old technology that uses sunlight
to purify water. Led by associate professor of electrical
engineering Qiaoqiang Gan, the team has created a device that
uses black, carbon-dipped paper to produce fresh water with what
is claimed to be near-perfect efficiency....

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Buffalo
still is a surprising advance onprevious devices. Before, the
theoretical upper limit was 1.68 liters (56.8 oz) per hour
per square meter, but the new technology manages 2.2 liters (74.4

"When you talk to government officials or nonprofits working in
disaster zones, they want to know: 'How much water can you
generate every day?' We have a strategy to boost daily
performance," says team member Haomin Song. "With a solar still
the size of a mini fridge, we estimate that we can generate
10 to 20 liters of clean water every single day."

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Image: The new water purification technique involves draping a
sheet of carbon-dipped paper in an upside-down “V" ...

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From New Atlas:

South Georgia island declared rodent-free after 200 years

David Szondy
9 May 2018

After more than 200 years, the British Overseas Territory of
South Georgia is rodent-free. The focus of the world's largest
rodent eradication project taking 10 years and costing £10
million (US$13.5 million), the almost uninhabited South Atlantic
island has officially been declared free of all rats and mice by
Scottish-based charity the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT).

Invasive species are among the biggest environmental headaches.
The deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign flora
and fauna, no matter how seemingly innocuous, can have
devastating results. The effects can range from one species
displacing another to whole regions being ravaged by
out-of-control invaders that strip the land bare of vegetation.

One particularly successful group of invaders are rodents –
especially rats and mice. These omnivorous pests are excellently
adapted to live alongside humans and they have followed our
species wherever we have gone, with the exception (for now) of

A tragic example of this migration is South Georgia. Discovered
and named by Captain James Cook in 1775 on one of his epic
voyages of exploration, it's regarded as one of the world's last
great wilderness areas. It's the home of 98 percent of the
world's Antarctic fur seals and half the world's elephant seals.
In addition, it's host to colonies of four species of penguins –
including 450,000 breeding pairs of King penguins – albatrosses,
prions, skua, terns, sheathbills, petrels, and the endemic South
Georgia Pipit and South Georgia Pintail.

Unfortunately, it was, until now, also home to a thriving horde
of rats and mice, which were brought ashore by sealers in the
18th century and by the whalers who set up a station in the 19th
that remained operational until 1966. These rodents had a
terrible impact on the local birds, which nest on bare ground or
in burrows and had never had to face predators before. Within
decades, the rodents had fed on so many eggs and chicks that
many bird species were confined to tiny offshore islands that the
rats couldn't reach.

To combat this, the SGHT and its US-based counterpart, the
Friends of South Georgia Island (FOSGI), instituted the Habitat
Restoration Project in 2008. By that time, the whaling stations
were abandoned and salvaged and the only temporary inhabitants
were about 20 scientists and occasional visitors from the Royal
Navy's local guard ship, so eradication of the rodents finally
became feasible.

The task of the project was to cover 1,087 km²(419 mi²) – an area
eight times larger than any previous rodent eradication effort
that included some of the harshest, most mountainous
terrain imaginable. A pilot phase of baiting began in 2011,
followed by a second phase in 2013/14 and a third phase in
2015/16. During this time, over 300 tonnes of poisoned bait was
distributed by helicopter and by hand.

This was followed two years later when an extensive six-month
survey of the island was made using chewsticks, survey tunnels,
and three detector dogs with two handlers who covered a walking
distance of 2,420 km (1,500 mi) and1,608 km (1,000 mi),

According to the Trust, there are no signs of any rodents going
back two years after the baiting work and the native bird
population is already recovering in some areas.

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Greetings to everyone attending the meeting of National
Association of Shortwave Broadcasters in Elkhart, Indiana. SonSet
Solutions in Elkhart is host of this year's NASB meeting. If all
goes according to plan, this program of Shortwave Radiogram will
be received during the meeting on a SonSet radio ...

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Transmission of Shortwave Radiogram is providedby:

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  Hoosier Hot Shots - (Back Home Again In) Indiana    <===  "...Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment"     [für Deutschland blockiert, unblocking with:  "prox tube"  ]





 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) ]

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For the next set of stamps, they range from the 1890's through 1931. The same images of US presidents and thel like predominate but other themes, including natural wonders start to make their appearance.



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Vasily Lazarev in Sumara, Russia heard via an SDR in Stevensville, MT, USA   Василий Лазарев, Самарская область, Ставропольский район, село Нижнее Санчелеево
Mark Braunstein, WA4KFZ in Centerville, VA, USA  
Clifford Hynds, VK2NP in Sydney, Australia 

?? ?? 2213 PICNIC POINT , SYDNEY NSW Australia
Matt Keleher, I believe in Petersberg, Germany   Denver / Colorado
Silvran in Ivry la Bataille, France Sylvain Percebois,  Ivry La Bataille, France /   F11AYG
Roger Thauer (not sure on his QTH, but he prepares extremely detailed QSL reports) D-06193 Petersberg, Germany 
Zach Rutledge in Alabama, USA   Robert Z. Rutledge, KM4SFZ   Foley, AL (United States)
Bobby Burgess in Louisiana, USA    
Guy J. Story in North Texas, USA  
Al Holt in High Springs, FL, USA    
Lloyd Kirk, WB5HUP in Vancleave, MS, USA  

For all of you... I am late getting out E-QSL cards (some of your for multiple episodes), but I wanted to recognize you all now on the show.

And if you are decoding this program... you can also be mentioned in a future episode of the BSR Radiogram. Just send your QSL reports to me at

Now to the pictures, US postage stamps from my collection...

In this first set of stamps from my collection, the time span is from 1861 (during the US Civil war)to 1893 during the Columbian Exposition.

All of the stamps from the USA.

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