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Welcome to program 215 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:

  1:43 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:49 Trans-Iranian Railway on UNESCO's World Heritage List*
  7:15 MFSK64: 50th anniversary of Apollo 15 lunar rover*
16:15 This week's images*
27:45 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:

Trans-Iranian Railway Added To UNESCO's World Heritage List

July 26, 2021

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Trans-Iranian
Railway onto its World Heritage List.

The committee announced on July 25 that the railway, which
connects the Caspian Sea in the northeast with the Persian Gulf
in the southwest, has been added to the list, along with three
other sites.

"Started in 1927 and completed in 1938, the 1,394-kilometer-long
railway was designed and executed in a successful collaboration
between the Iranian government and 43 construction contractors
from many countries," UNESCO said in astatement announcing the
railway's addition to the list.

The railway is notable for its scale and the engineering work
that was required to overcome steep routes and other
difficulties, UNESCO said. Its construction involved extensive
mountain cutting in some areas, while the rugged terrain in
others dictated the construction of 174 large bridges, 186 small
bridges, and 224 tunnels.

Unlike most early railway projects, construction of the
Trans-Iranian Railway was funded by national taxes to avoid
foreign investment and control, UNESCO added in its statement.

The other sites inscribed on the list are China's Emporium of the
World in Song-Yuan, India's Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple, and
Madrid's tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining
Retiro park.

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization announced the additions to
the World Heritage List after an online meeting in Fuzhou, China.

World Heritage sites can be examples of outstanding natural
beauty or architecture, or they can be important geologically or
ecologically or keys to human culture and tradition.

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From New Atlas:

Apollo 15: NASA's first moon buggy mission celebrates 50th

By David Szondy
July 25, 2021

On July 26, 1971, at 9:34 am EDT, Apollo 15 lifted off the Pad A
of Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center on the first
true lunar exploration mission. Using an improved Lunar Module,
the ninth crewed Apollo mission and fourth lunar landing featured
the first vehicle to drive on the Moon, allowing astronauts to
roam farther than ever before.

Three days after launch, on July 29, Apollo 15 entered lunar
orbit. The twin spacecraft consisted of the Command Service
Module (CSM) Endeavor, named after Captain James Cook's famous
exploration vessel, and the Lunar Module (LM) Falcon, named after
the feathered mascot of the US Air Force Academy in honor of
Apollo 15's all-Air-Force crew.

Aboard the craft were Colonel David Randolph Scott, Mission
Commander; Major Alfred Merrill Worden, Command Module Pilot; and
Lieutenant Colonel James Benson Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot. Scott
was a veteran astronaut, who had been the pilot of Gemini 8 and
Command Module Pilot on Apollo 9, which was the first flight test
of the LM. Worden and Irwin were both rookies making their first

Apollo 15 marked a more ambitious phase of the US Moon program.
Where Apollo 11 through 14 were concerned with reaching the Moon
and learning more about how to make precision landings, Apollo 15
was the first "T mission" tasked with making long exploration
treks over the lunar surface, and conducting intensive scientific
investigations in both the landing areas and in lunar orbit.

These missions would see the introduction of scientist astronauts
and more emphasis on science training for the crews, with the
astronauts making extensive field trips to Moon-like regions on
Earth to study geology and practice for the first deep-core
drilling on the Moon.

The LM & CSM modifications

To help with the new exploration program, Apollo 15 was equipped
with augmented versions of the CSM and LM. The Service Module was
upgraded to include an instrument bay to hold a variety of
sensors for studying the Moon from orbit, as well as a
sub-satellite launcher to place a robotic payload in lunar orbit.

Meanwhile, the LM was 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) heavier than the older
versions, with the inclusion of larger fuel and oxygen tanks,
extended engine bells on both the descent and ascent stages, and
larger battery banks and solar cells. This allowed the Lunar
Module to stay on the surface for almost twice the length of time
and carry a larger payload, which included the Lunar Roving
Vehicle (LRV).

In addition to these, Scott, Worden, and Irwin wore new
spacesuits that were tailored for more mobility and were easier
to don and remove thanks to an angled zipper. When walking on the
surface, Scott and Irwin would be wearing improved life support
backpacks that carried more oxygen and longer-life batteries.


The voyage from Earth had been marked by only minor problems and,
aside from having to reconnect a loose umbilical cord, the Falcon
LM undocked from Endeavour only 25 minutes behind schedule. The
landing site was much more challenging than on previous missions
thanks to lessons learned in the first landings. Where Apollo 11,
12, and 14 landed near the equator and in the lowlands of the
lunar mares, Apollo 15 set down on July 30 in the higher
latitudes, in the highlands of the lunar Apennines mountain range
on the edge of Mare Imbrium near Hadley Rille, which is a
collapsed lava tube that looks like a channel.

After landing and securing the LM, Scott made an unorthodox EVA.
Instead of leaving the spacecraft through the front hatch, he
opened the top hatch that's used to dock with the Command Module.
Standing with his helmeted head out, he had a high vantage point
from where he could scan the landscape for half an hour while
taking panoramic photographs.

"As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I
sort of realize there's a fundamental truth to our nature," said
Scott as he left the LM later to set foot on the Moon for the
first proper EVA. "Man must explore, and this is exploration at
its greatest."

The Lunar Rover Vehicle

After deploying a new set of nuclear-powered scientific
instruments on the surface, the American flag was planted, and an
improved high-gain communications antenna was set up. The
astronauts then turned their attention to deploying the Lunar
Rover Vehicle (LRV).

NASA had been toying with the idea of sending a rover to the Moon
for over a decade, though they were hampered by a lack of
knowledge about the nature of the lunar surface and the primitive
nature of robotics in the 1960s that made autonomous operations

Now that astronauts had made it onto the Moon, NASA hired Boeing
to create an electric car to allow the explorers to travel far
beyond the immediate vicinity of the lander. With the contract
signed in October 1969, the company had only 17 months to design,
build, and test the rover, which not only had to be able to
fulfill its mission requirements, but also be light enough and
fold up small enough to fit inside the LM's new payload bay.

The result was a four-wheeled car that resembled a dune buggy,
hence its nickname of "moon buggy." It was 10 feet (3 m) long and
had a wheelbase measuring 7.5 ft (2.3 m). On Earth, it weighed
460 lb (210 kg), but on the Moon it tipped the scales at 76 lb
(34 kg). This was a major headache for the engineers tasked with
building the vehicle when they weren't sure how it would behave
in low gravity, especially when loaded down with 1,080 lb (500
kg) – or 180 lb (82 kg) on the Moon – of passengers and cargo.

Though it looked simple, the Rover incorporated some surprisingly
sophisticated features, including two 36-V battery systems to
power the vehicle independently for 78 hours or 35 nm (41 mi, 65
km), front- and rear-wheel steering, a television camera that
could be remotely controlled from Earth, a high-gain
communications link direct to Earth, and a gyrocompass.

The gyrocompass was particularly clever because the Moon doesn't
have a magnetic field, so in order for the device to discern true
north there was a sun compass on the dashboard that allowed NASA
to calculate north by taking readings on the sun's shadow, in the
same way polar explorers do on Earth near the magnetic poles.

Over three EVAs, the Rover covered a total of 17.25 miles (27.76
km) as Scott and Irwin stopped from time to time to take photos
and collect 170.44 lb (77.31 kg) of geological samples, including
what is now called the Genesis Rock, which is believed to be 4.46
billion years old and was part of the early lunar crust.

Despite some early technical glitches, the astronauts quickly
became enthusiastic about the Rover and recognized how useful the
vehicle was for exploration of the Moon – not the least because
it was much easier for the astronauts to ride than walk,
resulting in less fatigue, less wear and tear on their suits, and
reduced oxygen consumption.

Another memorable aspect of Apollo 15 were the small
demonstrations conducted by the astronauts. In a spare moment
during an EVA, Scott carried out an experiment first proposed by
Galileo centuries ago. Standing in front of the television
camera, the people back on Earth saw him holding a hammer in one
hand and a feather in the other. Releasing both at the same time,
they fell at the same rate, showing what Galileo theorized about
how fast something falls in a vacuum is dependent on gravity, not

On a more somber note, when Scott drove the Rover away from the
LM on the last EVA so it could transmit video of the spacecraft's
liftoff, he parked the vehicle and placed a small aluminum statue
on the ground, along with a plaque bearing the names of the 14 US
and Soviet astronauts and cosmonauts who had died in the course
of space explorations. Though he did this privately, he revealed
the memorial in a post-mission press conference.

Subsatellite and spacewalk

While Scott and Irwin were on the surface, Worden was in the
Command Module photographing the Moon and gathering X-ray and
gamma ray measurements. After Falcon's Ascent Module docked with
Endeavour on August 2, 1971, Scott and Irwin transferred to the
CSM along with the rock samples and film magazines. The Ascent
Module was then jettisoned and made a controlled burn to crash on
the Moon.

Endeavour remained in lunar orbit until August 4, during which
time the subsatellite was launched using a spring to push it
away. The little satellite orbited the Moon until 1973, studying
the plasma, particle, and magnetic field environment of the Moon
and mapping the lunar gravity field.

After leaving lunar orbit, the spotlight was now on Worden, who
conducted the first deep-space spacewalk when he left the Command
Module and spent 39 minutes moving along handholds to the Service
Module and back three times to recover film canisters from the
service bay cameras. Meanwhile, Irwin stood in the Command Module
hatch, taking photos of the Command Module Pilot.

Return to Earth

On the trip back to Earth, the crew of Apollo 15 broke the record
from the longest Apollo flight to date. On August 7, 1971,
Endeavour's Command Module separated from the Service Module and
splashed down in the Pacific Ocean north of the Island of Oahu
before being recovered by the aircraft carrier USS Okinawa. The
mission clocked in at 12 days, seven hours, 11 minutes, 53

Aside from making automotive history and ushering in a new phase
of lunar exploration, Apollo 15 revived the flagging interest in
the US space program, which was becoming increasingly unpopular
in the face of the costs of the Vietnam conflict, and the paradox
of the high level of professionalism by NASA making incredibly
ambitious and dangerous Moon missions seem dull and almost

Already three long-term surface missions had been cancelled,
which put increasing pressure on the last two missions that were
looking more and more likely to not only be the last of the
Apollo missions, but the beginning of a long hiatus in human
spaceflight for NASA.


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This week's images ...


Sunlight is occluded by smoke from burning forests in Siberia's
Republic of Sakha on July 27. ...

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The sun rises through the sea mist as sea anglers fish for
mackerel at the end of Blyth pier, Northumberland, England. ...

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The full "Buck Moon" rises behind the Empire State Building in
New York City, July 23. ...

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The setting sun over Fife taken from Newhaven, Scotland. ...

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Sunflowers at sunset near Matthiessen State Park in Illinois,
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Our painting of the week is "Summer storm approaching" by Ian
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    Closing music SWRG#215
    Robert Eugene Steinhardt
   (May 25, 1950 – July 17, 2021) was an American rock violinist and singer best known for his work with the group Kansas,

   for which he was co-lead singer/"frontman" and MC along with keyboardist Steve Walsh, from 1973 to 1982 and from 1997 to 2006.

   He and Steve Walsh were the only original members of the band not from Topeka.





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This Is A Music Show #126
29 July 2021

0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA


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

Broadcast various dates/times/freqs. Check the schedule here:



Pupi Prado And His Orchestra - I've Got You Under My Skin


The Fifth - Wild Thing
Unknown Artist - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
The Blues Busters - Wings Of A Dove


Grzegorz Markowski - Uważaj Na Znaki
FM - Just Like You
Manhattan Express - Out Take


Sang Hugh - No Potion A Gal VERSION
Sugar Minott - You've Got THe Love VERSION


Nicole - Don't You Want My Love Dub
The Jets - Crush On You Dub
Howard Jones - The Chase
Nu Shooz - Point Of No Return Dub


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - In Apple Blossom Time


The Dream Academy - Test Tape No.3


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Pupi Prado And His Orchestra - I've Got You Under My Skin

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The Fifth - Wild Thing
Unknown Artist - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
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Grzegorz Markowski - Uważaj Na Znaki
FM - Just Like You
Manhattan Express - Out Take

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Sang Hugh - No Potion A Gal VERSION
Sugar Minott - You've Got THe Love VERSION

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Nicole - Don't You Want My Love Dub
The Jets - Crush On You Dub
Howard Jones - The Chase
Nu Shooz - Point Of No Return Dub


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - In Apple Blossom Time


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The Dream Academy - Test Tape No.3





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1, Bomberjak - The Same 🇸🇪
2, RAKEL, JóiPé & CeaseTone - Ég var ađ spá 🇮🇸
3, Dopha & BEINIR - I'm Not Crying, You Are 🇩🇰&🇫🇴
4, Robert Grace & Emma Steinbakken - Self 🇮🇪&🇳🇴
5, Resirkulert - Áddjá 🇳🇴/Sámi
6, Sarah Palu, Maija Pokela & Tero Pajunen - En silti ampunut 🇫🇮-🇫🇷
7, Una Sand - Fever 🇳🇴
8, Raaban, Wankelmut & Izzy Bizu - Sad Boi 🇸🇪/🇩🇪/🇬🇧
9, Syn Cole - Drive 🇪🇪





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Presenter: 🎙️ Rose 🌹<br>
Sound Engineer: 🎛️ Daz Man 😎<br>
Jingles voiced by:<br>
Jono (RPC Audio), Aminasync & Ciara<br>
<div id=Playlist class=Playlist>
<h2>RNEI 20 Playlist, August 2021</h2>
<h4 class=w>(Spotify Stream numbers included) (Tracks 10-17 on WRMI only)</h4>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;1. Bomberjak - The Same 🇸🇪 (453k) - We are starting off the show with this dreamy and mellow Swedish dance-pop track. This has been in my personal playlist since I first heard it!</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;2. RAKEL, JóiPé, CeaseTone - Ég var ađ spá 🇮🇸 (233k) - Next we are off to listen to, "I was wondering", an upbeat Icelandic pop song.</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;3. Dopha & BEINIR - I'm Not Crying, You Are 🇩🇰&🇫🇴 (112k) - Here's Dopha's latest featuring BEINIR from the Faroe Islands!</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;4. Robert Grace & Emma Steinbakken - Self 🇮🇪&🇳🇴 (354k) - Ireland's Robert Grace and Norway's Emma Steinbakken have teamed up to make this sweet and catchy song that gets a lot of airplay on NRK P3!</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;5. Resirkulert - Áddjá 🇳🇴/*Sámi* (156k) - This is the Norwegian band Resirkulert. Their single, "Over Vannet", was one of the sounds of summer on Norwegian radio in 2018. Áddjá was their next single with their lead singer going back to his Sámi roots with the lyrics. I love this song a lot and had to share it!</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;6. Sarah Palu, Maija Pokela & Tero Pajunen - En silti ampunut 🇫🇮-🇫🇷 (11k) - Here is something absolutely beautiful I found recently that I have to share with you today, it comes from the Finnish-French musician, Sarah Palu!</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;7. Una Sand - Fever 🇳🇴 (18k)<b class=w> ⬅️ <a href=>'s</a> pick of the month</b></div>
<div class=w>--- RNEI Dance Music Mix ---</div>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;8. Raaban, Wankelmut & Izzy Bizu - Sad Boi 🇸🇪/🇩🇪/🇬🇧 (419k)</div><br>
<div class=l>&nbsp;&nbsp;9. Syn Cole - Drive 🇪🇪 (271k)</div><br>
<div class=w>--- RNEIxtra - Mammas Mest Metal ---</div>
<div class=l>10. Hemgraven - Tinnitus 🇸🇪 (1759)</div><br>
<div class=l>11. REIN - OFF THE GRID 🇸🇪 (111k)</div><br>
<div class=l>12. Sofia Jannok - Snölejoninna 🇸🇪 (733k)</div><br>
<div class=l>13. TĹSEN TEA PARTY - Play 🇳🇴 (&lt;1k)</div><br>
<div class=w>--- Stephen's Feature - Jacob Bellens ---</div>
<div class=l>14. Jacob Bellens - Jamboree 🇩🇰 (119k)</div><br>
<div class=l>15. Jacob Bellens - My Convictions 🇩🇰 (953k)</div><br>
<div class=l>16. Jacob Bellens - End of the Rainbow 🇩🇰 (28k)</div><br>
<div class=l>17. Jacob Bellens - Summer Sadness 🇩🇰 (129k)</div><br><br>
Thank you for listening to and decoding this edition of RNEI! We hope to see you next month.<br><br>
Til vi mřtes igjen,<br>
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It's August which means:<br>
The Swedes are going medieval <a href=>LINK</a>.<br>
The Danes are having pride with new music from Aqua of Barbie Girl fame as it's official anthem! <a href=>LINK</a> coupled with a few big music events such as the Aahus Festival and Smukfest.<br>
Icelandic folk are having fun with the notable events including Ţjóđhátíđ <a href=>LINK</a> and Menningarnótt <a href=>LINK</a>.<br>
The Brits are enjoying the clasical music from The Proms at the BBC.<br>
The Irish are enjoying Fleadh Cheoil <a href=>LINK</a>, a music festival competition full of traditional music!<br>
And, last but not least, Finland are enjoying hosting the Air Guitar World Championships. I might have to watch some of that! 🎸<br>
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