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

4S - Once again Peter, DC0KK will be active as 4S7KKG from Sri Lanka
    (AS-003) from 1 November to 1 April 2019. He operates mainly CW and
    digital modes. QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW; OQRS
    on Club Log.
F - Special callsign TM5PAX will be active on all bands and modes from
    28 October to 11 November for the 100th anniversary of the
    Armistice of Compiegne that on 11 November 1918 ended fighting in
    World War I. QSL via F5JSQ, LoTW and eQSL.
FG - Roger, SM7RYR, will be active as FG/SM7RYR from Guadeloupe (NA-102)
    from 27 October to 11 November. He will operate CW mainly on 20
    metres. QSL via LoTW.
FO - Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA will be active as TX0A from Maria
    Est Atoll (OC-113) and as TX0M from Morane Atoll (OC-297, new one)
    during the first half of December. The Acteon Group (OC-113) was
    activated only once (by FO5BI/p, in April 1990), while the Morane
    Group (OC-297) is a brand new IOTA reference (see the announcement
    below). DXCC wise, both these atolls count for French Polynesia.
    The tentative schedule is to operate from Morane on 6-10 December,
    and from Maria Est on 12-16 December. "The final decision regarding
    the sailing itinerary", however, "will be made at the time of
    leaving Mangareva (4 December), based on the weather forecast". It
    will be possible to track the DXpedition's progress via the InReach
    system. The link will be posted to
    and made available between 2 and 19 December.
    Plans are to operate SSB and CW with two stations on 40-10 metres.
    In order to maximize the number of unique callsigns logged, one
    station will be QRV on 20 metres as long as the propagation
    permits. The logs will be uploaded to Club Log when the operators
    return back home. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau), or
    via VE3LYC (direct or bureau).
G - Special event station GB100ARM will be active on 1-28 November for
    the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Compiegne that on 11
    November 1918 ended fighting in World War I. QSL via the RSGB
    bureau, or direct to G0TOC.

KL - Rick, K6VVA will be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Endicott Island
    (NA-004) from about 22 UTC on 8 November until about 18 UTC on 11
    November ( The log
    will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW, but neither direct nor
    bureau QSL cards will be available. IOTA credit for this operation
    will be obtained only via the Club Log Matching function on the
    IOTA website.











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Welcome to program 71 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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

  1:36 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:52 Thor22: Laser system could create quantum internet* **
11:07 MFSK64: First images from BepiColombo Mercury probe*
13:28 Images of the week*
27:00 MFSK32: Closing announcements*

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From Science News:

This cloud-zapping laser could help scientists create a quantum

Emily Conover
23 October 2018

On an overcast day, ultrafast lasers could clear a path through
the clouds, allowing easier contact with satellites traveling
high above Earth.

Currently, cloudy weather limits scientists' ability to send data
to satellites via lasers, because the clouds scatter the lasers'
light. But a powerful, fast-pulsing laser can zap a tiny,
cloud-free channel, allowing a second laser to slip through the
hole and transmit information, a new study finds. The technique
could assist scientists working to create worldwide quantum
communications networks that rely on lasers to transmit particles
of light, or photons.

The researchers demonstrated the idea using a laboratory cloud
chamber, which mimicked cloudy conditions. When the first laser
passed through a cloud, it rapidly heated the air, setting up a
shock wave that shoved the cloud's water droplets away from the
beam, researchers from the University of Geneva report in the
Oct. 20 issue of Optica. That action created a channel about a
millimeter wide in the cloud, which allowed more of the second
laser's light to make it through the haze.

In the future, quantum physics could allow for ultrasecure
transmission of data. But first, scientists must construct a
worldwide quantum internet to send delicate quantum particles
from one continent to another. As a step toward that goal, China
created the world's first quantum satellite in 2017, which
exchanges laser light with stations on the ground.

Previously, researchers developing such satellites had to work
around nasty weather. But now, it could be blue skies ahead.

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From New Atlas:

BepiColombo takes its first space selfies en route to Mercury

Nick Lavars
23 October 2018

Scientists on the ESA's first mission to Mercury have confirmed
the outgoing BepiColombo spacecraft's imaging instruments are in
working order, with the probe snapping its first selfies and
successfully returning them to Earth.

The BepiColombo spacecraft lifted off on Saturday atop an Ariane
5 booster, a successful beginning to its 240-million-km
(149-million-mi) journey to the closest planet to the Sun.

Within hours of the launch, the spacecraft began deploying its
pair of 15-meter (50-ft) solar wings that will power its onboard
instruments, along with the antennas it will use to transmit data
to Earth.

This enabled the spacecraft to fire up its three monitoring
cameras, which are equipped to take black and white images at a
resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels. One of these captured a
deployed solar wing, while the others snapped the medium- and
high-gain antennas.

These cameras will do more than take self-portraits as the
spacecraft cruises toward Mercury. While en route, they will also
gather images during flybys of Earth, Venus and of course, its
final destination as it hurtles into the neighborhood.

It will also deploy a pair of Mercury orbiters to investigate the
planet's structure, magnetic field and learn more about its
almost non-existent atmosphere. All going to plan, these will
enter orbit in December 2025.

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This week's images ...

On 11 November, the sun will set between buildings on Qingnian
1st Road (青年一路) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan -- a twice yearly event.
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In addition to his fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen also
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This "headless chicken monster," actually a sea cucumber, was
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WRMI, Radio Miami International,


Space Line, Bulgaria,

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 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]   +     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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Welcome to BSR Radiogram #22 - October 29, 2018
a production of with support from the Oklahoma Objector Church (

A creation of James M. Branum

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In this episode...

Pictures shot by James in celebration of our very colorful and wet fall of 2018 in Oklahoma.

The first four pictures are from the Links of Oklahoma City Golf Course.
The next three pictures are from my neighborhood, Sonador, in far NW Oklahoma City.
The last six pictures are from Will Rogers Park in Oklahoma City.

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