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Welcome to program 229 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)
  2:44 Amazon's planned satellite global internet service
  6:46 MFSK64: Time to ditch daylight savings time?
10:00 This week's images
28:14 MFSK32: Closing announcements



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From New Atlas:

Amazon to launch prototype satellites for global internet service

By David Szondy
November 02, 2021

Amazon announced today that it is going ahead with Project
Kuiper, its rival to SpaceX's Starlink orbital global internet
service, by launching a pair of prototype satellites into
low-Earth orbit next year. Operating under an experimental
license from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC),
KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2 will test the communications and
networking technology for the final satellite design.

According to Amazon, the pending license will allow it to not
only launch the two prototypes, but also validate its launch
operations and mission management techniques as well as the
proprietary customer ground terminals used for the Earthside end
of the network. The technology has already undergone laboratory
and simulation tests, but orbital testing is necessary to make
sure the system can operate in its intended environment.

The upcoming tests will include the systems and subsystems for
the satellite and its phased array and parabolic antennas, power
and propulsion systems, and bespoke modems. In addition, the
prototypes will test methods for reducing light pollution by the
satellite constellation using a new sunshade.

The satellites are scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Space
Force Station in Florida atop RS1 rockets and the GS0 launch
system built and operated by ABL Space Systems. The prototypes
are designed to reduce space debris by actively deorbiting at the
end of the mission so they burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Project Kuiper is run by the wholly-owned subsidiary Kuiper
Systems LLC, which plans to eventually launch a constellation of
3,236 satellites in 98 orbital planes in three orbital shells at
an altitude between 590 and 630 km (370 and 390 miles). These are
designed to provide global broadband internet coverage at a rate
of up to 400 megabits per second using a low-cost flat panel

"Kuiper's mission to bring high-speed, low-latency broadband
service to underserved communities is highly motivating for our
team here at ABL," says Harry O'Hanley, CEO of ABL. "Amazon will
play a central role in the next generation of space
infrastructure, and we're proud to have been selected as their
launch partner for these critical early flights."

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Is it time to ditch daylight saving time?

It's time to retire daylight saving time, Erik Herzog

November 2nd, 2021
Posted by Talia Ogliore

Come the first Sunday of November, we will gain an hour of
morning sunlight. The one-hour adjustment to the clock on the
wall may not sound dramatic. But our biological clock begs to

Take, for example, the members of society blissfully unaware of
social time: our youngest children and pets. While many will soon
enjoy an extra hour of sleep, our children and pets will be the
first to wake. It will be a few more days before their biological
clock adjusts to the new social time.

In fact, most of us need a few days to adjust to time changes. In
the meantime, we may suffer some consequences.

"Heart attacks and traffic fatalities increase in the days
following the change to daylight saving time (DST) in the
spring," says Herzog, professor of biology at Washington
University in St. Louis and past president of the Society for
Research on Biological Rhythms, a scientific organization
dedicated to the study of biological clocks and sleep.

Recently, a 2020 study quantified a 6% increase in traffic
fatalities in the days following the time change to DST. Six
percent translates to 28 fatalities in the United States per year
because of time switching—a tradition that most, including
Herzog, agree it is time to retire.

Yet, here we are nearing November 2021, preparing to adjust to a
social change once again with no help from the sun, which will
rise and set on its own schedule. What is holding us back from
eliminating time changes?

Do we keep DST and enjoy more sunlight in the evening hours or
standard time (ST) and wake up with the sun? We cannot seem to

"There has been legislation for permanent ST and for permanent
DST," says Herzog. He advocates for keeping standard time. "There
are currently 19 states considering 45 key pieces of legislation
that would eliminate annual time switching. Some already have;
Arizona and Hawaii live on permanent ST."

Saying goodbye to DST, and the summertime memories we associate
with it, can be difficult. But Herzog reminds us that we need sun
in the morning.

"Your biological clock, which controls your daily rhythms in
things like sleep and wake, eating, and fasting, interprets light
in the morning as sunrise, and advances your wake up time.
Evening light tells your biological clock to wake up later the
next morning, making it more difficult to live without an alarm
clock," Herzog explains.

In fact, those who live on the eastern edges of time zones and
experience more morning sunlight tend to do better than those to
the west in terms of health, economics, and other indicators of

The current scientific data points to year-round ST being the
better option for health, but also for things like safety and
learning in schools. Will children be safe going to school in the
dark in the morning? Does more sunlight in the evening deter

Less than a month after Richard Nixon's failed attempt to force
year-round DST in 1974, leaders of public schools opposed the
change after six deaths were directly linked to children going to
school in darkness. Meanwhile, data do not show that there is
less crime during DST or more crime in states like Arizona and
Hawaii on permanent ST.

But Herzog points out that we need more data. In the short term,
the health benefits of permanent ST are clear. Yet, there are
little data on the long-term consequences of living without
annual time changes.

"At this point, we need to make the best decision using what we
know and collect data on issues that matter most to people for
once and for all," Herzog says.

Source: Washington University in St. Louis

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This week's images ...

Georg in Germany sent this photo of a peacock butterfly
("Tagpfauenauge") that appeared in front of his home on a sunny
autumn day ...

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The leaves of a barberry bush are covered with frost in a garden
outside Moscow during a recent early morning. ...

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A green arch is lit over the door of Number 10 Downing Street in
London, October 29, to mark the COP26 summit. ...

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A street in Frankfurt on a foggy morning, October 29. ...

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This otter stopped just long enough to pose for an 'ott-umnal'
shot on the Water of Leith in Edinburgh.

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Sun in the foregound, but a storm farther off, over Glenogil near
Forfar, Scotland. ...

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On a rose in Frederick, Maryland, the first frost of the year,
November 3. ...

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Fall colors in the parking lot at Devil's Lake State Park,
Baraboo, Wisconsin. ...

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Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland, Kentucky. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Leaf of Gold" (1941) by Canadian
artist Walter J. Phillips. ...

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   --- Radio Northern Europe International Show #23 Playlist ---
   # Artist - Title [flag]

   1, Lemaitre & RebMoe - Ok Computer 🇳🇴
   2, Haloo Helsinki! - Reiviluola 🇫🇮
   3, Aron Can - BLINDAR GÖTUR 🇮🇸
   4, Porij - Nobody Scared - 🇬🇧
   5, Elinborg - Brimið - 🇫🇴
   6, Tove Styrke - Start Walking 🇸🇪
   7, SLANEY - Heaven - 🇮🇪
   8, Lydmor & Faustix - Emma Spins (FAUSTIX Remix) 🇩🇰
   9, ZYNN & Hanna Ferm - Tell It To My Heart 🇩🇰&🇸🇪

   Til vi møtes igjen,
   Ha det!





--- Radio Northern Europe International Show #23 Playlist ---



Artist      -      Title







Lemaitre & RebMoe - Ok Computer



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Haloo Helsinki! - Reiviluola










Porij - Nobody Scared



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Elinborg - Brimið





Tove Styrke - Start Walking





SLANEY - Heaven



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Lydmor & Faustix - Emma Spins (FAUSTIX Remix)





ZYNN & Hanna Ferm - Tell It To My Heart






Til vi møtes igjen,
Ha det!



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This Is A Music Show #140
04 November 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:



The Jazz All-Stars - I Spy


999 - Inside Out
Unknown Artist - My Mind's Eye
Toots The The Maytals - It Was Written Down


Freeez - Freezin'
The Concept - The Way You Love Is Heaven
Timmy Thomas - Make Peace With Yourself

Happy The Man - I Forgot To Push It
McGill Jazz Band - The First Thing I Do
Mongo Santana - Mongo's Boogaloo
Ross Beattie Senior Public School - Boogaloo Man


Leroy Smart - Hooligan Vagabond VERSION


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Trumpet In The Night


Joshua - Everything Is You


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Glenn Frey of the Eagles was born November 6, 1948.

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Bill Justis - Green Onions


Roy Head - She's About A Mover
The Flirtations - Nothin' But A Heartache
Richie Havens - New City
The Revolutionaries - 45 Magnum
Baba Brooks And His Recording Band - Session #1


THIS DATA - Bert Kaempfert - Solitude


Propaganda - La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo


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Autumn Greetings from Ontario, Canada