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Mickey Dolenz, of the Monkees, and also a child TV star in the
1950s, was born March 8, 1945 ...

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Welcome to program 142 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:

  1:42 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:48 Unmanned commercial satellites dock in orbit*
  8:35 MFSK64: U.S. limits Chinese media personnel*
14:38 This week's images*
28:35 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)


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From New Atlas:

Space docking first gives commercial satellites a new lease of

David Szondy
26 February 2020

Two unmanned commercial satellites have docked in orbit for the
first time. On February 25, Northrop Grumman's Mission Extension
Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) linked up with the Intelsat 901 (IS-901)
communication satellite at an altitude of 22,416 mi (36,076 km)
above the Earth as part of a project to extend the service life
of satellites that are running low on propellants.

The building and launching of satellites is extremely expensive,
so it's more than just frustrating when a perfectly good
spacecraft has to be disposed of or abandoned simply because it
has run out of the propellants needed to keep it in its proper
orbit and pointed at Earth. There have been a number of solutions
proposed for this problem – in this case Northrop's MEV-1 is
designed to match orbits with aging satellites, dock, and take
over the job of maintaining orbit and attitude.

MEV-1 was launched on October 9, 2019, and then executed a series
of orbital maneuvers to rendezvous with IS-901, 180 mi (290 km)
above geosynchronous orbit. Northrop says the target
communication satellite was removed from service last December
after over 19 years of service and its customers transferred to
other Intelsats.

MEV-1 approached the stern of IS-901 and used a drogue mechanism
to capture the satellite and pull itself in to dock over the
satellite's now-inoperative main thruster. The combined
spacecraft is currently undergoing system checks before MEV-1
takes over attitude and orbital maintenance in March.

If the test is successful, MEV-1 will remain docked for five
years before sending IS-901 into its final decommissioning
trajectory. MEV-1 will then undock and proceed to another aging
satellite. In all, MEV-1 is expected to remain in service for 15
years. Meanwhile, MEV-2 is slated to launch in March 2020 and
rendezvous with another Intelsat.

Eventually, Northrop and its subsidiary SpaceLogistics LLC plan
to send up a fleet of such maintenance craft to not only extend
satellite service life, but also for refueling, servicing, and
robotic assembly of spacecraft.

"Our Mission Extension Vehicle provides an innovative, satellite
life extension service," says Tom Wilson, president,
SpaceLogistics LLC. "Together, Northrop Grumman, SpaceLogistics
LLC, and Intelsat have taken the first step in pioneering
in-space logistics services for both commercial and government

Source: Northrop Grumman

Image: MEV-1 moves towards IS-901 (pictured) to prepare for
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From the Voice of America:

China Vows to Retaliate Against US Over Limits on Chinese State
Media Personnel

Nike Chang
3 March 2020

WASHINGTON - China is threatening to retaliate against the United
States over its decision to limit the number of state media
personnel allowed to work in the U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday a cap on
citizens from five Chinese state-owned outlets — Xinhua News
Agency, China Global Television Network (CGTN), China Radio
International, China Daily Distribution Corp., and Hai Tian
Development USA, Inc. The reductions, which take effect March
13, will limit the number of Chinese nationals working at these
outlets from 160 to 100.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in
Beijing Tuesday that the government strongly opposes the Trump
administration's decision. Zhao says the move effectively expels
the journalists, and warned that China "reserves the right" to
respond and take further measures.

Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, issued a
far more ominous warning on her Twitter feed, saying "Now the US
kicked off the game, let's play."

Chinese citizens working for other media organizations in the
U.S. are not affected by the cap.

The five entities are determined by the U.S. as "explicit
propaganda organs of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)" and had
been previously designated by the State Department as foreign
missions of the Chinese government.

"Our goal is reciprocity," said Secretary Pompeo in a statement.
"As we have done in other areas of the U.S.-China relationship,
we seek to establish a long-overdue level playing field. It is
our hope that this action will spur Beijing to adopt a more fair
and reciprocal approach to U.S. and other foreign press in

A senior State Department official said even after this cap is
implemented, the five Chinese state media groups continue to
employ more Chinese personnel in the U.S. than foreign reporters
at all U.S. media outlets in China, combined.

The U.S. has issued 3,000 I-1 visas to Chinese nationals working
in the United States since 2015, said another senior Trump
administration official. "By contrast, U.S. news outlets have
only about 75 American or other non-Chinese citizens working for
them inside of mainland China."

I-1 visas are issued by the U.S. government for representatives
of foreign media to work in the United States.

The visas that the U.S. issues to Chinese journalists have no
duration of stay. In contrast, Beijing currently imposes duration
of stay on all foreign reporters in China, some as short as 30
days. After 30 days, some foreign reporters in China have to
reapply for an extension.

The U.S. decision comes after the Foreign Correspondents' Club of
China (FCCC) published its annual media freedoms report,
"Control, Halt, Delete: Reporting in China Under Threat of
Expulsion," an in-depth examination of media freedoms in China in

"The U.S. is taking this action in order to clearly communicate
the severity of our concerns about the abusive, unfair and
non-reciprocal treatment of international press in China," said a
senior State Department official on Monday.

The FCCC report finds Chinese authorities have weaponized visas
against the foreign press, issuing truncated press credentials to
a dozen journalists in 2019, and expelling four correspondents
from China since August 2019.

A spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry said the FCCC report
was "inappropriate," and that China does not recognize the

The U.S. announcement Monday also comes after China expelled
three Wall Street Journal reporters, a move seen as a punishment
for a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper.

In the past few weeks, Chinese citizen journalists who have been
chronicling the coronavirus outbreak and seen as defiant to the
Beijing government were said to have "disappeared."

On Feb. 28, outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two
prominent opposition politicians were charged with illegal
assembly over a pro-democracy gathering in 2019. Lai, who has
made financial contributions to Hong Kong's pro-democracy
demonstrators, was later released on bail.

On Feb. 24, China sentenced book publisher Gui Minhai, a Swedish
citizen who disappeared in 2015 and was believed to have been
abducted by Chinese agents in Thailand, to 10 years on charges of
"providing intelligence" overseas.

"We're witnessing an assault on free speech inside of China that
goes even beyond what it was a decade ago," said a senior Trump
administration official on Monday.

The five Chinese state media groups' U.S. operations will have to
disclose their personnel rosters, as well as hiring and firing
decisions, according to the State Department. In addition, they
are required to register properties that they rent or own in the

China Daily is an English-language newspaper published by the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Hai Tian Development USA
distributes the People's Daily, the official newspaper of CCP's
Central Committee.

U.S. officials have said there is "an awakening" to what they
call Chinese propaganda outlets operating on U.S. soil. For
example, CGTN, formerly known as China Central Television America
(CCTV America), was once warmly welcomed to the State Department
in an event in 2013, but now faces scrutiny as a Chinese foreign

At the State Department podium, Ma Jing, director general of CCTV
America, touted CCTV as a bridge between the U.S. and China to
promote knowledge and understanding.

See also:

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This week's images ...

Pedestrians enjoy a lantern-filled light display in Yangzhou,
China, February 5. From ...

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Water pours down the dam wall of Wet Sleddale Reservoir, Cambria,
UK, in the wake of heavy rain from Storm Dennis.
From ...

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The sun rises behind the railway viaduct across the Ruhr valley
in Herdecke, Germany. From ...

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A spring flower on S Street NW in Washington DC. From ...

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The Danish team competes in the Men's Team Pursuit qualifying at
the UCI track cycling World Championship in Berlin. From ...

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Lightning strikes behind the chapel of Panagia Gorgona on the
island of Lesbos, Greece, Februry 27. From ...

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High winds blew water from Lake Erie (usually frozen this time of
year) onto homes along the shore, causing scenes like this in
Hamburg, New York, February 29. From ...

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Our painting of the week is "Crocuses" by an unspecified
Ukrainian artist. From ...

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This Is A Music Show #054
05 March 2020

Starting next week:

0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz
2100-2200UTC Wednesday on 7780 kHz *NEW*

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA

Rebroadcast on Unique Radio, Australia
1000-1100UTC Friday on 5045 kHz USB


TIAEMS w/ Radio Northern Europe International
via Channel 292 in Germany, on 6070 kHz.

RNEI plays some recent pop tunes from N. Europe countries, and includes
a playlist in MFSK64 embedded in one of the songs! A 30min "express"
edition of TIAMS follows in the second half of the hour.

March 7/13/21/29 at various times. Check the schedule here:



Marco Rizo - Desafinado




Eric's Trip - Kiss Me On The Head
Merit Hemmingson - Mandom Mod Och Morske Män   ♫♥  Sverige
Scientist - Jah Love All Aliens


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Cavaliers Drum Corps - Fantasy
The How - Dreaming Of Lily
John Keating - Never Gonna Give You Up


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Tasante Smith - Missing You Riddim      (Aaron Silk / Missing You Riddim)

Tasanate "Tasz" Smith  / Aaron Silk   ====>       "Keep doing"
Focus - Out Of Vesuvius
Château Flight - Autopower (Peter Kruder AutoMix) Edit



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David McLey - Fresh Banana


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The Secret Stars - Your Life To Live




Links of note:

Eric's Trip "warm Girl" reissue:

The How "Dreaming of Lily" live in SF 2010:

Opening of "What Will They Think Of Next", opening played by David McLey (noted synth-legend Laurie Spiegel in the YT comments!)


Please send reception reports/comments:

Follow TIAMS on Twitter:


Thanks for listening!



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Altered bag from local independant record shop "Rotate This"



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Hello everybody,
(Note, Emoji flags are only known to work on Tivar!)

The song list for today:

1: Soleima with Roses  🇩🇰 Denmark Sarah Mariegaard     midomi
2: Matilda with Forever  🇳🇴 Norway Matilda Gressberg    

3: Herra Hnetusmjör Ft Ingi Bauer with Upp Til Hópa  🇮🇸 Iceland Árni Páll Árnason     midomi
4: Zupermaria with Balenciaga  🇳🇴 Norway Maria Træbakken     midomi
5: Vilma Alina with Rikollinen  🇫🇮 Finland Vilma Alina Lähteenmäk     midomi
6: Sofia Jannok with Mitt Skinn och Ben  🇸🇪 Sweden Brita Maret Sofia Jannok - - -
7: Gavin James with Always (Alan Walker Remix)  🇮🇪 Ireland Gavin James  (🇳🇴) Norway midomi
8: Jubël Feat. NEIMY with Dancing in the Moonlight  🇸🇪 Sweden Sebastian Atas / Victor Sjöström     midomi
9: Röyksopp with Were You Ever Wanted       ♫♥        [+ MFSK-32 data]  🇳🇴 Norway Svein Berge / Torbjørn Brundtland     midomi

Reception reports and feedback can be sent to:

This months image is Autumn Sunlight, Öskjuhlíð by Asgrimur Jonsson 🇮🇸

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This Is An Express Music Show
March 2020

Channel 292 on 6070 kHz



Klaus Wunderlich - Avec La Tete Le Coeur/Dis-moi Ce Qui Ne Va Pas/Ton Nom Imprime Dans Mon Coeur


Ana Štefok - Dani Moje Mladosti
Firehouse - Tear Drops Rhythm
村岡実 - 唐獅子牡丹


theredsunband - Devil Song
Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band - Sissy Strut


Oh No The Modulator - Frozen Ant Colonies




The Three Suns - Breath of Spring


Links of note:

Oh No The Modulator, clips of a perfomance in Toronto, 2002:


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Radio Northern Europe Show #1 summary and Show #2 announcement!

      No Comments on Radio Northern Europe Show #1 summary and Show #2 announcement!

Hello everybody!

We want to start this post off by thanking all of you heavily! We expected maybe 1 or 2 people would listen and send in a report and maybe they’ll also send feedback … we didn’t expect the amazing response we received! To all of you who wrote in with suggestions, nice comments and feedback, we can’t thank you enough, it brightens our day when we read them!

We’ll start with a final summary of RNEI #1 and then a very exciting announcement for RNEI #2 (hint, it involves TIAMS!)

We received over 40 emailed reception reports which was unexpected and loads of them had wonderful and encouraging comments. We had people in Japan staying up until the early hours of the morning to hear RNEI, a Canadian catching us on their receiver in Newfoundland and so many more listeners than we could have ever predicted. Thank you for all of your support!!

Map of all reception reports in shapes and colours!
We had listeners email in from Asia, North and South America, Australia and all over Europe!

The MFSK 64 was a half-success, most people got some of it which isn’t bad!
Here are some of the decodes people managed to get and send in:

A listener of ours has put together this look at our MFSK section:

The song list for show #1 was:
Track 1: SeeB & Julie Bergan with Kiss Somebody 🇳🇴
Track 2: Anna of the North with My Love 🇳🇴
Track 3: Evelina with Hitaasti 🇫🇮
Track 4: Aron Can + Friðrik Dór with Hingað þangað 🇮🇸
Track 5: Eviør with Í tokuni 🇫🇴 (Territory of 🇩🇰 )
Track 6: Thomas Stenström with Nån Annan 🇸🇪
Track 7: Jonathan Floyd with Ække Meg 🇳🇴
Track 8: Smith & Thell with Goliath 🇸🇪
Track 9: The Prodigy with Omen 🇬🇧

Now for the exciting news!

Radio Northern Europe International has worked with This is a Music Show to make a broadcast consisting of 30 minutes of RNEI and 30 minutes of TIAMS, that’s 1 hour of great music!
We really love what TIAMS has made for us and we can’t wait to share it with you!!

Radio Northern Europe International show #2 will have music from Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland this month, I really love the music we are playing and we hope to introduce you to some new music this month!
Songs 4,5 and 6 are my favourites this show!

Broadcast Times:
We have good news to those of you not in Europe and those of you nearer the transmitter, multiple times throughout the month! RNEI #2 will broadcast 5 times on 6070KHz at the following times:

Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 10-11UTC
Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 19-20UTC
Friday the 13th of March 2020, 11-12UTC
Saturday the 21st of March 2020, 19-20UTC
Sunday the 29th of March 2020, 01-02UTC (this time is very experimental!)

Digital modes:
In RNEI Show #2 the final song will have the MFSK32 embedded into it. This time: text, Emoji and some Icelandic art! (Note, an app like TIVAR shows the emoji!)
TIAMS’ contribution will contain some MFSK64 text and an MFSK64 image!
Many thanks to one of our listeners for suggesting our final MFSK song!

Audio Processing:
This show Daz has been working hard making an audio processor to try and expand the audio range of RNEI! We have decided on trying to broadcast a flat signal to combat the noise floor. This means that the highs might come across a bit too bright and the bass might feel bit lacking.
Don’t worry, a little bit of EQ on the receiver should reverse it ending up with a better frequency range than before! Most standalone radios should already apply a high frequency reduction however SDRs can omit this!

You can send your reception reports, feedback and suggestions for RNEI to!
Wishing you good reception conditions and all the best,