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

3W - WA7WJR will be active as XV9WJR from Vietnam on 3-27 October,
     including participation in the Oceania DX Contest (CW). He will
     operate CW, some PSK31 and SSB on 40, 20 and 15 metres from the
     city of Vung Tau, with side trips to Con Son Island (AS-130) and
     Phu Quoc Island (AS-128). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via WA7WJR. See for activity updates.
8P - DK1BT, DL4WK, DL6SAK, DL7DF, DL7KL, DL7UFR and SP3CYY will be
     active as 8P9AE from Barbados (NA-021) on 6-20 November. They will
     operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres with three
     stations. QSL via DL7DF, direct or bureau, and LoTW "within 6
     months after the DXpedition". See for
     logsearch and OQRS.
DL - Volker, DL1WH will be active as DL1WH/p from Rugen Island (EU-057)
     on 6-20 October. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB on the HF
     bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
     (NA-102) from 16 October to 7 November. He will operate SSB and
     FT8 on the HF bands, and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB
     Contest. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via F1DUZ (direct or bureau)
HP - Scout station 3E1JT from Panama will be active on 1-31 October, and
     particularly during the Jamboree On The Air (19-21 October). QSL
     via HP1ALX.
P4 - Look for P4/NN5E and P4/NT5V to be active from Aruba (SA-036) on
     12-19 October. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10
     metres. QSLs via LoTW, or via home calls.
PJ7 - Ed, N2HX (ex WA1ZAM) will be active again as PJ7PL from Sint
     Maarten (NA-105) from 20 October to 4 November, including an entry
     in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. Before and after the contest he will
     operate SSB, RTTY and possibly FT8. QSL via N2HX.
TT - Ken, LA7GIA will be active as TT8KO from N'Djamena, Chad on 9-21
     October [425DXN #1425]. He will operate CW and some SSB on 160-10
     metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. See for more information.
TU - Bertrand, DF3FS will operate CW and SSB as TU5MH from Cote d'Ivoire
     (Ivory Coast) on 20-29 October. QSL Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via








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This panda at the Calgary Zoo enjoys the past week's early snow
in Alberta ...

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Meanwhile, temperatures reached above 30C here in Virginia.

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Welcome to program 68 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:

  1:36 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:45 Slant elimination exercise*
  5:29 Zebra mussels colonize Rideau River in Ontario*
10:14 MFSK128: Recycling trucks become works of art*
13:08 MFSK64: Ocean Cleanup System begins service*
17:37 Images of the week*
28:29 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with images

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We begin with another test to reduce the slant of your decoded
MFSK images.

Open Fldigi: Configure > Sound Card > Settings.

If the first image, an orange rectangle, shows a green triangle
on the left, try an RX ppm correction of (+)100 ppm and continue
with smaller adjustments until the slant is eliminated.

If there is a purple triangle on the right, try a correction of
-100 ppm and adjust from there.

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From Radio Canada International:

Zebra mussels rapidly colonized World Heritage Site

Lynn Desjardins
3 October 2018

Invasive zebra mussels have rapidly colonized the Rideau River
including the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located
in the nation's capital, Ottawa. A study published in the
Canadian Journal of Zoology is said to be the longest-know
monitoring study of this invasive species in a small river

Zebra mussels were first found in the Rideau River in 1990. After
monitoring them over two decades there are areas where there are
hundreds of thousands of mussels in a square metre.

'Increase ... was just stunning'

"The increase in their numbers in the early years was just
stunning," said the study's lead author, Dr. Andre Martel of the
Canadian Museum of Nature in a news release. "This long-term
study shows that the species was quick to establish itself and is
here to stay."

Zebra mussels first arrived in Lake Erie at the heart of North
America in 1986. They originated in the Caspian Sea region of
Europe. Females can produce up to one million eggs per year. The
mussels often spread by attaching themselves to boats.

Zebra mussels out compete natives

They outcompete native mussels for food and attach themselves to
hard surfaces including boulders, rock and filtration pipes.

The Rideau River is a popular waterway for boating, fishing and
other recreational uses.

Image: The Rideau Canal in Ottawa ...

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Recycling Trucks Become Works of Art

Lisa Schlein
2 October 2018

WASHINGTON - It's hard to miss some of the trash and recycling
trucks rumbling through the streets of Washington. Twenty five of
them are covered with colorful artwork, ranging from birds,
flowers and butterflies to abstract images.

As some sanitation workers do the dirty job of dumping trash into
one of those trucks, their job is made a bit more pleasant by
rolling along with Shelby, the name of one Department of Public
Works trash vehicle bearing vibrant abstract art.

'I like the attention'

"It is real fun. It gets us more attention. I like the
attention," said truck driver, Sanders Wright.

Wright is proud of the truck, which is wrapped with a vinyl copy
of an original painting, highlighted with the head of a woman
with one eye, a house and a bird. Wright, who is married with 11
children, said he'd never reveal who Shelby is named after but he
has been riding with the truck for several years. His only
criticism of the painting is that he wishes Shelby had two eyes.

Shelby and some of the other art-covered trucks began hitting the
streets five years ago. They are part of a city initiative to
promote recycling, while showcasing local artist talent. The
original paintings, drawings and mixed media are copied onto
large pieces of vinyl that are placed on the trucks.

As Sanders maneuvers the truck through narrow alleys, residents
enjoy watching Shelby passing by.

"It is pretty cool," said one woman who brought out her trash
can. "Adds some color to the neighborhood."

People are friendlier

Wright said people have become friendlier since the art
initiative began, getting to know the workers by name and even
bringing them cookies and other treats.

"It makes you feel good that you have some citizens come out or
the children say, 'Hey, that is a nice truck. I like that art. I
like your truck.' And you just toot the horn or wave to them
thank you."

"I think the art design of the truck is really nice," said a
Washington resident from Senegal who takes a moment to admire
Shelby. "It is another opportunity for an artist to show what he
can do."

Recently wrapped

And that includes artist Michael Crossett, who back at the yard
where the trucks are parked, is looking at a truck that was
recently wrapped with one of his paintings.

Crossett likes the publicity his painting of a gritty urban
landscape of Washington in mostly red and black will get. He's
pleased the image will be seen in "diverse communities all over
the city," noting it will get more exposure than it would in an
art gallery.

Crossett painted the original image over photos of the city that
include the U.S. Capitol and a Metro train.

"It is actually a combination of probably 250 images," Crossett
explained. "Then it was digitized to be placed on the truck."

He said the painting shows the vibrancy of Washington.

"The international view of Washington, D.C. is so political, and
it is a different world when you live here, so my paintings
generally show the street life and the energy that is D.C.," said

The artist said he welcomes the predictable dirt and trash on the

"I actually use images of grit or images of concrete to gritty up
my work, so in the end, I think this is the perfect kind of
marriage, where some trash will add to the color of my art,"
Crossett said and laughed.

Image: An example of an art-covered recycling truck, from ...

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From gCaptain:

After Successful Trials, Maersk Launcher Towing First Ocean
Cleanup System to Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Mike Schuler
3 October 2018

The world's first large-scale ocean cleanup system is now headed
to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after successfully completing
sea trials off the coast California.

The Ocean Cleanup Project announced Wednesday that its System
001, which departed San Francisco on Sept. 8, is now back in
towing configuration and is on its way to the Garbage Patch. The
system is being towed by the Maersk Launcher, made available to
the project by A.P. Moller-Maersk and DeepGreen, its current
charter holder.

System 001 consists of a 600-meter-long (2000 ft) U-shaped
floating barrier with a three-meter (10 ft) skirt. It could be
the first of 60 systems focused on removing floating plastic
debris from Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located some 1,200
nautical miles offshore, over the next two years.

The system is designed to be propelled by wind and waves,
allowing it to passively catch and concentrate plastic debris in
front of it. Due to its shape, the debris will be funneled to the
center of the system. Moving slightly faster than the plastic,
the system will act like a giant Pac-Man, skimming the surface of
the ocean.

Situated halfway between Hawaii and California, the Great Pacific
Garbage Patch contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of
plastic and covers an area twice the size of Texas. It is
believed the world's largest accumulation zone of ocean plastics.

While the main objective of System 001 is to prove the technology
and start the cleanup, a secondary goal is to collect performance
data to improve the design for future deployments. The system is
also equipped with solar-powered and satellite-connected sensors,
cameras and navigation lights to communicate the position of
System 001 to passing marine traffic, and enable extensive
monitoring of the system and the environment.

After delivery of the system to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,
the Maersk Launcher will remain active as an observation platform
for several weeks.

If all goes according to plan, The Ocean Cleanup estimates the
fleet of systems, strategically positioned, could remove half of
the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years'

Image: Ocean Cleanup Project's System 001 during sea trials off
the coast of California with the Maersk Launcher ...

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This week's images ...


A replica of Air Force One is transported by barge on the Potomac
River to National Harbor, just south of Washington DC, where it
will be displayed. From See also

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Three women workers painting traditional Myanmar umbrellas. From ...

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Calgary, Alberta, experienced an early snowfall this past week.
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Here in the Washington DC area, the weather has been as warm as
30F, but some of the leaves are beginning to change. From                       <==== 
(30F =  -1C,    30C = 86F) ...

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Our painting of the week is by Jenny Bagwill. From

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 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]   +     beta 11  Version 2.80 (August 21, 2018)  - for scheduled IF-recording

 Software AF:

 Fldigi-4.0.18        +   flmsg-4.0.7                            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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