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Welcome to program 206 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 ...

  1:41 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:44 Eclipse festival seeks hams and SWLs
  5:04 MFSK64: Gardeners battle invasive goutweed*
11:29 This week's images*
28:34 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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June 2021 Eclipse Festival Seeks Ham Participants

May 25, 2021

HamSCI is looking for ham radio operators to make recordings of
time-standard stations during the June 2021 annular solar eclipse
across the Arctic Circle as part of a citizen science experiment.
Researchers will use the crowd-sourced data to investigate the
superimposed effects of auroral particle precipitation and the
eclipse on HF Doppler shift.

Participants would collect data using an HF radio connected to a
computer running open-source software. A precision frequency
standard, such as a GPS-disciplined oscillator, is desired but
not required to participate. Radio amateurs and shortwave
listeners around the globe are invited to take part, even
stations far from the path of totality.

Last year's eclipse festivals included more than 100 participants
from 45 countries. The experiment will run June 7 – 12. All
participants will receive QSL certificates and updates as the
data is processed. This is a pilot experiment for HamSCI’s
Personal Space Weather Station project, which seeks to develop a
global network monitoring the geospace environment. For more
information and set-up instructions, visit the June 2021 Arctic
Eclipse Festival page on the HamSCI website:


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From CBC:

How gardeners with invasive goutweed are supporting each other

Sara Fraser
May 23, 2021

Admittedly, it's a first-world problem, but the struggle is real.

The Goutweed Support Group on Facebook is proof that the invasive
plant goutweed is affecting gardeners negatively — physically,
mentally and financially.

"I know it sounds a little dramatic, and in many ways it's very
tongue-in-cheek, but that was the whole point of the support
group," says Carla MacDonald-Campbell of Clyde River, [Prince
Edward Island, Canada], a home gardener who started the support
group as a joke. Now, it has members from P.E.I., Nova Scotia and
across North America.

"The fact that there are more than a thousand people needing a
goutweed support group should tell you something ... this is just
people at their wit's end."

"The main purpose of the group is for us to share our
frustrations ... none of us are pretending to be professionals,"
she added.

Since 2017 the group has become a discussion forum for gardeners
to share their tips, tricks, solutions and just plain frustration
with the fast-growing, hard-to-kill plant.

"If it's in your backyard and you garden at all, then you're
annoyed with it," MacDonald-Campbell said. "It spreads very
quickly under the ground and gets entangled with the roots of all
your other perennials."

Goutweed has very aggressive rhizomes, underground horizontal
roots systems that can travel for several metres and from which
new plants pop up to the surface. It tends to proliferate quickly
and chokes out other plants and shrubs until it becomes a
monoculture — a yard, a property, sometimes several hectares of
nothing but goutweed.

Every year, MacDonald-Campbell battles the goutweed on her
property by digging up and sifting out goutweed roots from the
soil by hand. It's back-breaking work and time she'd rather spend
doing something else.

"It's very aggressive," she said. "If you're trying to do a
vegetable garden and it's there, you'll never get any real yield
out of your produce."

'We don't want a monoculture'

Goutweed is on the P.E.I. Invasive Species Council's plant list,
but it's not the number one most wanted invasive plant on P.E.I.,
because it is already so well established and widespread, having
come to North America with European settlers

"We are really concerned about invasive plants that have limited
location distribution or that aren't here yet," says Beth Hoar,
the council's chair. "So preventing things from getting here, or
trying to control things that are at a very small population."

The council encourages people to try to control goutweed on their
properties and prevent it spreading to natural areas, while Hoar
acknowledges "goutweed is a pretty tough one to get rid of."

Hoar has a biology degree, agronomy diploma and is a certified

She suggest two ways to try to get rid of goutweed. One is to
spread a thick tarpaulin over the area where it is growing. It
could take several seasons to die. The weed will get stressed and
try to grow outside the tarp, so monitor its edges, Hoar said.

The other is to dig up the goutweed, which is tricky because the
smallest undetected piece of root will reproduce quickly.

Digging out an entire area and replacing it with fresh soil leads
to the question of how to dispose of the soil: it cannot simply
be dumped elsewhere because it will start a new infestation.

"We don't want a monoculture in our woodlands, so dumping in the
woodlands is not a good idea," Hoar said.

Hoar said the council has worked with Island Waste Management on
P.E.I. on disposal of invasive species. Right now Islanders are
permitted to put out two clear garbage bags of an invasive
species alongside black waste carts every two weeks. The bags
must be clearly marked "invasive." Any larger-scale disposal
would require consultation with the company.

In some U.S. jurisdictions, sellers must disclose whether they
have invasive Japanese knotweed growing on their property, she
notes. Right now the only invasive plant whose sale and growing
is forbidden by law is purple loosestrife.

"We just have to think about what we're planting and how we're
going to contain that in our yard," Hoar said.

Goutweed prevention tips

Don't have goutweed, and don't want it?

Beware of taking or buying plants from anyone else, advises
MacDonald-Campbell — goutweed was introduced in her garden via a
hosta given to her by a friend.

She suggests putting any new perennials or bushes, even those
from a garden centre, in a pot outside and watching them for a
few months, "just to make sure that there aren't any hangers-on,"
not just goutweed but other invasive plants such as Japanese

If you are engaged in a battle with goutweed, wash your garden
tools afterward to prevent spreading it on your own property.

If you see it for sale at a garden centre, bring to their
attention it is an invasive plant, she said.

If you are shopping for a new home, some in the group even
suggest viewing potential properties only in the spring and
summer, to see if goutweed is present. If you're looking forward
to gardening on the property, goutweed can quickly dash those
dreams, MacDonald-Campbell said.

And some in the support group say, if you can't beat it, eat it.

"It is edible apparently — I think I would choke on it"
MacDonald-Campbell said.


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This week's images ...

This image shows an electron ptychographic reconstruction of a
praseodymium orthoscandate (PrScO3) crystal, zoomed in 100
million times. ...

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Every summer this time of year we see flowers. This year we see
flowers with 17-year cicadas. ...

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One of the winners of the Milky Way Photographer of the Year
awards, this one from Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah. ...

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A woman rides her bicycle through a heavy mist in a park as the
sun rises in Sydney, Australia. ...

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"Peace Doves," an art installation featuring 18,000 paper doves
and 15.5 miles (24.9km) of ribbon at Liverpool Cathedral. ...

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Fergus, a 15-month-old cocker spaniel, "loves posing." ...

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Glasgow in the rain. ...

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Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse from Yosemite National
Park. The red color is from sunlight that made it through Earth's
atmosphere. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Memorial Day Landscape Sunset
Painting" by Greg Cartmell. ...

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This Is A Music Show #117
27 May 2021

0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA


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

Broadcast various dates/times. Check the schedule here:



Spencer Ross - Tracy's Theme


The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway


The Tourists - Blind Among The Flowers
Rettore - Lamette


Roy Sherly - Gypsy (Dub)
Magazine - TV Baby


Elevator - Wait For Tomorrow
Pell Mell - Red Rhythm
Gregory Issacs - Love Is Overdue Pt.2
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Drop Dead/Celebration


Dobby Dobson - Endlessly


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Tricky Trombone


Fats Waller And His Rhythm - I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby


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Spencer Ross - Tracy's Theme


The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway


The Tourists - Blind Among The Flowers
Rettore - Lamette                        [Donatelle Retorre]


Roy Sherly - Gypsy (Dub)           [Roy Shirly]
Magazine - TV Baby


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Elevator - Wait For Tomorrow
Pell Mell - Red Rhythm
Gregory Issacs - Love Is Overdue Pt.2
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Drop Dead/Celebration

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Dobby Dobson - Endlessly


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Tricky Trombone


Fats Waller And His Rhythm - I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby








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Gary Brooker of Procol Harum was born May 29, 1945.

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