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

9X - 26 September-10 October are the dates for the 9X0T DXpedition to
     Rwanda [425DXN 1411]. Eight operators (I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO,
     IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP and JA3USA) will be QRV on 160-10m
     CW and SSB with three stations; RTTY will be used on 20m only.
     IK7JWY (for HF) and IK0FTA (for 6 metres) will be the pilot
     stations. QSL via I2YSB . Real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct
     cards at
C2 - Lance, W7GJ will be active as C21GJ from Nauru (OC-031) in late
     September-early October. He will arrive on 28 September in the
     evening; plans are to be QRV by moonrise on 30 September, to tear
     down around 11 or 12 October and depart for home on the 14th. This
     will be a 6m EME DXpedition: "I urge you to gain experience with
     JT65A", he says, "and especially review the QSO procedure that I
     use most effectively on these DXpeditions". When "not aimed up at
     the moon", he adds, "I very well may be on CW or SSB, or FT8 mode.
     For FT8, I will be using 50.313 MHz". QSL direct only to home
     call. See for planned operating
     schedules and other information.
FO - Walter, HB9XBG will be active as FO/HB9XBG from Bora Bora (OC-067),
     French Polynesia on 7-17 June. He will operate SSB on 20 metres.
     QSL via home call.
G  - Promoting geological heritage to the general public, special
     station GB6GEO will be active again from Kent's Cavern, England's
     oldest "home" situated in the English Riviera (Torbay), for the
     annual Geoparks Communication Weekend on 9-10 June. QSL via the
     bureau or direct to G3VOF.
LA - Waldi, SP7IDX will be active as LA/SP7IDX from Vannoya (EU-046) on
     7-20 June. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres.
     QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
OJ0 - Weather permitting, Emil DL8JJ, Paul G4PVM and Col MM0NDX will be
     active as OJ0Y from Market Reef (EU-053) on 27-29 June. They will
     be QRV on 80-6 metres, 60m included. QSL via M0SDV. Also planned is
     some brief activity as OH0/homecall from the Aland Islands before
     and after the OJ0 operation.












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Sergio in Miami listened to The Mighty KBC on his Drake R8A
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Welcome to program 51 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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

  1:31 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:43 Olivia 64-2000: Japanese text
  9:00 MFSK32: More passenger trains in Slovakia*
13:20 MFSK64: Juno mission to Jupiter gets extension*
18:00 Five images - tornado, birds and flowers*
28:28 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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From Chicago Shimpo:




Changing to MFSK32 ...



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From Radio Slovakia International

ZSSK adds new trains in Bratislava, Žilina and High Tatras

6 June 2018

New trains are to be added in the areas surrounding Bratislava,
Žilina and the High Tatras as of Sunday, June 10, the national
rail transport operator ZSSK announced as part of its regular
change of timetables. In the vicinity of Bratislava, 56 new
connections are to be added, of which 27 will be on the
Bratislava - Trnava route, with 29 trains destined for the
Bratislava - Senec route. For both routes, trains will run every
30-minutes. "In this case, we're talking about adding 17,000
seats," said Transport Minister Arpad Érsek (Most-Híd). A new
connection will also be introduced from the Bratislava-Nove Mesto
station to the Bratislava-Petržalka station, traversing Prístavný
most (Port Bridge), where passenger trains have not run for six
years. New train connections will also be added for the
inhabitants of the Kysuce area and on the line between Žilina and
Čadca. Transport will also be strengthened in the High Tatras
during the summer season with sixteen supplemental trains being

Image: A ZSSK passenger train in Slovakia ...

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From New Atlas:

Juno gets mission extension to complete science objectives

David Szondy
7 June 2018

NASA's Juno orbiter mission to Jupiter has been thrown a lifeline
with the space agency approving a 41-month extension. With
additional funding through fiscal year 2022, the unmanned
spacecraft will have additional time to complete its primary
science observations of the gas giant and its magnetic field,
with the extra time required due to the spacecraft taking longer
than planned orbits.

Since Juno arrived at Jupiter in 2016, it's returned a remarkable
catalog of discovery's about the Solar System's largest planet,
including unprecedented close ups of the clouds and the polar
regions. However, during the arrival maneuvers, a pair of
malfunctioning helium valves in the propulsion system prevented
mission control from carrying out a correction burn that would
have put the spacecraft into a 14-day elliptical orbit.

Trapped in a 53-day orbit, the Juno mission was hampered because
the spacecraft is in a very eccentric trajectory that allows it
to pass under Jupiter's deadly radiation belts to make
observations of the cloud tops at a closer distance than any
previous mission. These flybys are much as originally planned,
but there was a problem with the time factor.

If it had achieved its intended 14-day orbit, Juno would have had
time to carry out all of its primary science experiments, but the
53-day orbit at a distance of between 3,000 mi (5,000 km) and
five million mi (eight million km) of the cloud tops meant that
it spends much more time in the outer Jovian system than planned,
and subsequently has less time for observations.

According to NASA, an independent panel of experts reviewed the
mission and in April confirmed that Juno's instruments are in
good condition and can still meet all of its objectives if given
time. In light of this, additional funding was released to allow
the orbiter to gather more data until July 2021, followed by data
analysis and shutdown operations in 2022. By that point,
radiation damage to the craft is expected to be severe and it
will be ordered to make a controlled entry into the Jovian
atmosphere, where it will burn up.

The Juno mission launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida atop an Atlas/Centaur rocket
on August 5, 2011. It took almost five years to reach Jupiter
after a roundabout route that sent it on a flyby of Earth in 2013
to build up speed to match orbits with Jupiter. It is expected to
complete its 13th science flyby of the planet on July 16, 2018.

"This is great news for planetary exploration as well as for the
Juno team," says Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno.
"These updated plans for Juno will allow it to complete its
primary science goals. As a bonus, the larger orbits allow us to
further explore the far reaches of the Jovian magnetosphere – the
region of space dominated by Jupiter's magnetic field – including
the far magnetotail, the southern magnetosphere, and the
magnetospheric boundary region called the magnetopause. We have
also found Jupiter's radiation environment in this orbit to be
less extreme than expected, which has been beneficial to not only
our spacecraft, but our instruments and the continued quality of
science data collected."

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Image: Last week we transmitted the image of a dust devil. This
week, a real tornado, in Wyoming ...

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See also:

Jim Cutler, who voices the opening announcement on Shortwave
Radio, caught this photo on "Cutler bird cam 1." The caption is
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Image: A stork feeds its offspring in their nest as sun sets in
Laatzen near Hanover, northern Germany, June 6, 2018 ...

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Image: Shortwave Radiogram listener Marco @BlackApple62 grew this
echinopsys (cactus flower) from a seed ...

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Image: A harvest mouse takes refuge in a tulip ...

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This is Shortwave Radiogram in MFSK32 ...

Transmission of Shortwave Radiogram is provided by:

WRMI, Radio Miami International,


Space Line, Bulgaria,

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I'm Kim Elliott. Please join us for the next Shortwave



 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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11.06.2018:    Repeat of the BSR radiogram#11   from last week   (04.06.2018)



Welcome to BSR Radiogram #11, a production of James M. Branum (KG5JST) and

In this episode:

1. Some discussion of my recent experiences using WSPR for the first time.
2. A birthday fundraiser to help me purchase air time for BSR.
3. "Branum's Stamp Radio"

As always your QSL reports are always welcome at

1. The world of WSPR

Due to financial limitations, I have mostly been a QRP radio amateur. My first (and thus far only) HF transceiver, has been the Yaesu FT-817, a very versatile all-band/mode transceiver, but one that can only do 5 watts, which has resulted in my having mostly
frustrating experiences as an operator. I have had a few DX HF QSO's (to Pennsylvania, Utah and Montana) in SSB mode, but that's about it. I know conventional wisdom for QRP operators is to go with CW (morse code), but I never stuck with the learning process long
enough to get good at it, so my next choice was to consider digital modes.

So recently I learned about WSPR (weak signal propogation reporter network) and decided to give it a try. Initially my setup was my Yaesu FT-817 going to my MFJ-9201 backpacker antenna tuner and then feeding to a 20 meter interted V dipole in the backyard (right now
only a measly 8 foot off the ground). As for the digital part of the process, I've been using the WSPR beacon android app, connected to my transceiver via a wolphilink interface, which allowed me to start running a WSPR beacon.

My expectations were low (and it took a bit of tweaking to get the RX/TX gain setting on the interface correctly configured) but very quickly I started seeing my transmissions spotted all over the place --- as of the time of this writing, I've had my signal spotted
by more than 150 locations in 32 US States, 5 Canadian provinces and 7 countries (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Belgium, Luxembourgh, England & Germany). Most of these spots were on the 20 and 30 meter bands, but I've had spots on 10 and 40 meters as well.

On the receiving end, I just started doing that tonight. I haven't found an android app that will do the decoding, so instead I'm running an audio cable from the headphone jack on my transceiever to the microphone jack on my PC and then using the WSPR software for
decoding as well as for spotting. And almost immediately I was able to receive a signal from HK3J, 4200+ km away in Columbia!

So I'm a fan of WSPR. It is absolutely the most fun I've had on ham radio since getting licensed.

The next step for me will be to experiment with other slow digital modes that can handle low power and high noise, but ideally let me make actual QSO's and not just send or receive beacons. I also am determined to improve my antenna situation.

So here are a few maps that show my success with WSPR thus far...

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2. A birthday fundraiser to help me purchase air time for BSR.


Lots of folks on social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) use their birthdays as an excuse to do a fundraiser for a cause dear to themselves, and I am no exception.

Next week I am turning 42, so I’m going to use my birthday as an opportunity to ask for donations to help my project, Broad Spectrum Radio.

Currently I am airing a weekly program, the BSR International Magazine Show on International Shortwave Radio station WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida. Reception range varies, but over the last few months I’ve received reception reports and listener feed back from all over
North America as well as Mexico, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia.

The first half hour is a mix of talk and music, focusing on the 4 S’s — Solidarity (for all oppressed peoples), Socialism (of the democratic grassroots variety), Spirituality (focusing on a humanistic approach to religion and spirituality) and Science (focusing on
the radio hobbyist and DIY communities). This is a mix unlike anything else on the radio, but is especially uncommon on shortwave radio.

The second half hour is, the BSR Radiogram, a digital mode program modeled after the famous “VOA Radiogram”, which listeners are able to decode using computer software on their computer, cell phones or tablets, which enables me to send text, pictures and other
content via the radio waves.

I’m paying $30 per week to air these programs, with most of these funds coming from my own pocket (with the remainder right now coming from the Center for Conscience in Action -, but I don’t know how long I can continue to do this. At the
same time, I’m getting more frequent listeners responses than I have ever received (particularly with the digital format program) so I really want this to continue. So my goal with this campaign is to raise $780, enough to air the program for the next 26 weeks.

I should mention of course that I do put my programs online as well, where they can be heard in podcast form, but from what I can tell I have more devoted and dedicated listeners on OTA (over the air) radio, but also OTA radio has the possibility to reach audiences
in places with limited internet access as well as governmental censorship, so I do not think that online broadcasting will ever substitute entirely for OTA broadcasting.

So if you would like to help, your donations will make a huge difference.

Donations can be made to me via paypal here:

Or can be made by check (in US dollars) sent to: James M. Branum, 504 NE 16th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.

And as an added bonus, I will be sure and mention the names of all donors on both the BSR International Magazine Show (the first half hour) as well as the BSR International Radiogram (for the digital format show, I can include a picture of your choice, no larger than
200×200 pixels — but please no sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive pictures)

Important note on tax deductions: Since BSR Media does sometimes air US electoral political commentary, donations are NOT tax-deductible under US law. — But if you would like to support the non-political programming of BSR and also get a tax deduction, you can
instead make a donation to the Center for Conscience in Action and earmark it to pay for the airing of cultural/educational content through BSR (just shoot me an email at broadspectrumradio at gmail dot com, so I can be looking for the donation and keep it properly


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3. "Branum's stamp radio"

One of my respondents on facebook said that I was broadcasting a lot pictures of stamps, but that it was ok since the BSR Radiogram could stand for "Branum's Stamp Radio" instead of just "Broad Spectrum Radio."

I like this joke because I got into stamp collecting by way of my grandpa, the late James Burton "J.B." Branum, Jr (1919-1988), who was the co-owner (with his wife Roberta) of Branum's Variety Store in Minco, Oklahoma.

So here's a picture of some my family (JB and Roberta are both in wheelchairs and I'm the cute kid in the front row, one over from the right side --- also in this picture are my parents, my brother John, my maternal grandparents and one of my great-grandmothers) and
after that is a stamp.

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