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Mason Williams ("Classical Gas" etc) was born August 24, 1938.

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Welcome to program 114 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)
  2:40 Indian spacecraft enters lunar orbit*
  7:33 MFSK64: Data rate increase for the ISS
10:53 This week's images*
27:56 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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From the Voice of America:

Unmanned Indian Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

VOA News
20 August 2019

An unmanned Indian space probe successfully entered lunar orbit
Tuesday, passing a crucial step towards a historic milestone for
the country's fledgling space program.

The arrival of the $141 million Chandrayaan-2 probe comes nearly
a month after it was launched into space aboard India's powerful
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark Three rocket. The
probe will orbit the moon for two weeks before its Vikram lander
— named after Vikram Sarabhai, the scientist regarded as the
"father" of India's space program — will undock from the
mothership and land on the moon's South Pole. It will then
release a small rover dubbed Pragyan that will roam for 14 days,
mapping the moon's surface, conducting experiments to search for
signs of water and assessing its topography and geology.

If the planned September 7 landing is successful, India will join
the United States, Russia and China as the only nations to
achieve a soft landing of a spacecraft on the moon. It will also
become the first nation to attempt a controlled landing on the
moon's South Pole.

Although India was a relative latecomer to the space race, it has
developed a reputation for conducting its space explorations at a
fraction of the cost spent by countries like the United States.
It first placed an unmanned spacecraft in lunar orbit in 2008,
which helped confirm the presence of water on the lunar surface.

Among other goalposts India has set in the coming years is to put
a space station in orbit, an astronaut in space by 2022, a
robotic mission to Mars and a mission to explore the sun.

Mission updates:

Image: The Chandrayaan-2 lunar orbiter ...

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From NASA:

Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station Supports
Future Exploration

Matthew D. Peters
19 August 2019

NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the
International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for
similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in
lunar orbit, and other exploration missions. This new data rate
will enable the space station to send back more science data
faster than ever before.

NASA's missions, both near and far, rely on quick and effective
communications to relay critical mission data to control centers
and scientists here on Earth. The station now supports a 600
megabit-per-second (Mbps) connection, doubling the amount of data
that the station can transmit and receive at a time.

"NASA's communications networks play a pivotal role in every NASA
mission, enabling data from human spaceflight, space and Earth
science research missions and technological demonstrations to
reach Earth for the benefit of humanity," said George Morrow, the
acting center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, Maryland. "This increase in data rate capability for
the International Space Station underlines our commitment to
provide high-quality operational services for NASA exploration
missions today and in the future."

The space station's unique environment allows astronauts to
conduct research that would not otherwise be possible on Earth.
These experiments and technology demonstrations are increasingly
reliant on high data rates between the station and researchers on
Earth. The work on the orbiting laboratory provides knowledge in
human research, experience in long-duration spaceflight, and
capabilities for technology demonstrations that may enable future
missions. With the data rate increase, the station can now
accommodate new experiments and technology demonstrations that
require higher resolution or more detailed data than was
previously possible.

The space station communicates with Earth through radio frequency
signals using a system of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites
(TDRS) and ground-based antennas called the Space Network. The
TDRS are placed in a high orbit above the Earth, over various
strategic locations so that they can relay data to the ground
from anywhere in orbit. Landlines then send the signal to various
NASA centers, and their computer systems turn the radio signal
back into readable data. To send data back, the process repeats
in the other direction. This happens with less than a one-second
delay in communication.

"This project demonstrated that advanced radio frequency
waveforms can be used efficiently to increase data rates and
improve performance for high-rate communication services," said
Risha George, the upgrade project lead for the Space Network.
"Operational use of these advanced waveforms proves that they can
also be used for future missions, such as on the Gateway, a small
spaceship that will orbit the Moon and provide a stepping stone
to human exploration on Mars."

Several components in this global communications system were
upgraded to support the increased data rate, including a new
digital ground architecture for the Space Network. Technicians
updated the space station's software-based modem, improved data
processors at various NASA centers, and enhanced routers,
interfaces and other equipment and software at the ground
stations. The circuits and bandwidth of the terrestrial data
lines between the various Earth-based components were also
upgraded. The team then performed extensive testing to ensure the
upgrades worked correctly. All of this was done while still
providing real-time support to the more than 40 missions the
network regularly supports.

"Partnerships like this are crucial to our continued success as
an agency," said Penny Roberts, the upgrade project lead for the
space station. "Our continued partnership will transition us to
600 Mbps, and who knows where else we will go together."





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This week's images ...


Sunset on Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, Indiana. Photo by Elizabeth
Miller ...

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In North Dakota, bright fields of sunflowers reach their peak
during August. From ...

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Rainbow and lightning captured in one photo in Chambersburg,
Pennsylvania. From ...

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A duckling swimming in Japan. From ...

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A mother and baby rhino in a sandstorm. From ...

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Dogs sit outside a home early in the morning in Kulusuk,
Greenland. From ...

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Ionized light surrounding a safety pin connected to a high
voltage AC generator. From ...

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Our painting of the week is "Summer Moon" by Denys Golemenkov.
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This is Shortwave Radiogram in MFSK32 ...

Shortwave Radiogram is transmitted by:

WRMI, Radio Miami International,


WINB Shortwave,

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Twitter: @SWRadiogram or

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



   Ending song:

    West India Company - "Bengalis From Outer Space"





 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) ]




not advisable





destructive overlay / phase cancellations






distortions in demodulation due to missing carrier





S-AM + NB + NR

noise reduction on an acoustic basis smears and erases pixel information




Simple median stack from the LSB, USB and S-AM images
Noise or interference reduction on a mathematical basis


animation of all 6 showed variants





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This Is A Music Show #026
22 August 2019

0100-0200UTC on 5850 kHz

0130-0230UTC on 9395 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA



Byron Lee and The Dragoneers - Noella




The Fall - Pay Your Rates
Lou Barlow And Friends - Run To You  ♫♥
Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor


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Dag Vag - Dansar Med Mig Själv
Devo - Satistfaction
Scientist - Every Dub Shall Scrub




Boat - All
Paul Newman - Enter The Empire Of The Ants


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Eldon Rathburn - Thresherman's Reunion


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Links of note:

Labyrinthe Pavillion Movie from Expo 67
Part 1:
Part 2:


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This is A Music Show
PO Box 99060 Galleria
Toronto, ON M6H 0B3


Thanks for listening!



Image: Breakdown of record sources #01-#025
$1-3 - Thrift Store/Flea Market/etc: 63.3%
$4+ - Used Record Stores: 24.6%
Archive - Things already in the collection: 9.2%
New - Music purchased during production period 3.0%

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Digital Nets on HF

The following lists some of the digital nets in Ohio and across the country that can be heard and accessed from within Ohio.

HF Digital Nets



Digital Mode




Indiana Digital Traffic Net


Olivia 8-500

Monday thru Friday

9AM Eastern Time

NTS Traffic

West Central District ARES Net




9PM local

Alabama ARES

Kentucky Digital Net




8:30PM local




Olivia 8-500


7:45PM Local

Ohio Digital Em. Net

VWS Digital Net


Olivia 8-500 (1500Hz)


8:00PM local

Vienna Wireless Society of Virginia

Michigan Digital Traffic Net


Olivia 8-500

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday


NTS Traffic

WV Digital Net


Contestia 8/500


8:30PM Local

Training/Message Handling

Indiana ARES HF Digital Net


Olivia 8-500

Wednesday (except 2nd Wed. of the month)

8:30PM Eastern Time


Ontario HF Digital Net


Olivia 16-500


8:00PM Local

Roundtable Net

Minnasota ARES Digital Net


Olivia 8-500




SWEGA Digital Training Net





ARES Training

Feld Hell Club Net



Thursday & Friday

9PM local

round table



Olivia 8-500


8:00AM Local


NH HF Digital Net




7AM Local

Traffic Net

International SATERN Digital


Olivia 8-500


1PM Local

Salvation Army Net

Eastern Regiional Patriots Net USA




8PM Local


Digital Watering Hole

Nov-Mar 3582.75Khz Mar-Nov 7073.25KHz

Olivia 8-500


7:30PM local

Roundtable Net

Stillwater Amateur Radio Assoc. Net


thor 16


8PM local

club net


3.584.5MHz (2000Hz)

various modes


9:30AM Local



3.584MHz (2500HZ)



8:00AM Local


Note: All of these nets have been accessed by Coshocton Stations.

SWR Radiogram Broadcast - New Day

There is a broadcast station in Florida that transmits an AM signal using the ham digital modes. They transmit news, photos, information for a half hour. The station is WRMI. This is an interesting use of the digital modes for short wave listeners. We might learn something there. The mode they use is MFSK32 among others. On Mondays they have an early morning broadcast at 3:00-3:30AM on 5850KHz and 7730KHz. All of these broadcasts are on the AM mode. These times reflect a change to Standard Time. Give a listen.

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule


UTC Time


Transmitter Site


2330-2400 UTC

9265 KHz

WINB Pennsylvania


1300-1330 UTC

15770 KHz

WRMI Florida


1500-1530 UTC

15120 KHz DRM*

WINB Pennsylvania


0230-0300 UTC

9265 KHz

WINB Pennsylvania


0800-0830 UTC

5850 7730 KHZ

WRMI Florida


2330-2400 UTC

7780 KHz

WRMI Florida