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Welcome to program 238 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:

  1:45 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:54 MFSK32: Czech radio switches off MW and LW*
  6:33 MFSK64: Mission to trans-Neptunian object Sedna?
10:26 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:34 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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From Deutsche Presse-Agentur:

Czech radio switches off medium wave as 2022 starts

January 1, 2022

Prague (dpa) - Radio reception on medium wave (MW) and long wave
(LW) has been history in many parts of Europe for years.

Now, in the Czech Republic, at least the public broadcaster
stopped transmitting on MW and LW as the new year started.

The powerful transmitters on the frequencies 270, 639 and 954
kilohertz could also be received in large parts of Germany.

The reason given for the move was the widespread availability of
terrestrial digital radio DAB+ and the high costs of

Those still listening using medium waves were to be persuaded to
switch with a campaign. The radio station Cesky Rozhlas set up a
telephone hotline to answer questions.

It was not known at first whether the transmitters would be
retained or used for other purposes.

The antenna of the medium-wave transmitter Liblice B east of
Prague is considered the highest structure in the Czech Republic,
with a height of 355 metres.

Impuls, the most-listened to private radio station, wants to
remain faithful to medium wave for the time being. It broadcasts
its second programme, with pop and country music, on analogue
transmission [981 kHz].

Image: A tower at the Liblice transmitter site ...

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2029 will be the perfect year to launch a mission to Sedna

by Scott Alan Johnston, Universe Today
January 5, 2022

Object 90377 Sedna—a distant trans-Neptunian object known best
for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year long orbit—is currently on
its way toward perihelion (its closest approach to the sun) in
2076. After that, Sedna will swing out into deep space again and
won't be back for millennia, making this flyby a
once-in-a-lifetime (or, once in ~113 lifetimes) opportunity to
study an object from the far reaches of our solar system. There
are no missions to Sedna in the works just yet, but astronomers
are beginning to plan for the possibility, and the ideal launch
date for such a mission is approaching fast, with two of the best
launch windows coming up in 2029 and 2034.

Sedna was discovered in 2003 by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and
his team, and was one of a series of potential dwarf planets
(alongside similar-sized bodies like Haumea, Makemake, and Eris)
whose discovery led to the demotion of Pluto in 2006. As best we
can tell from a distance, Sedna is about the same size as Ceres,
the largest object in the asteroid belt, but its composition and
origins are different. Its chemical makeup suggests it may be
covered in deep reddish organic compounds known as tholins, the
same material seen on Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects. Unlike
Pluto, it is usually too cold for the methane abundant on its
surface to evaporate and fall back as snow, though Sedna may
briefly gain an atmosphere of nitrogen as it approaches the sun.

What really sets Sedna apart from the other known dwarf planet
candidates is its enormous orbit, which takes it out toward the
inner edge of the Oort cloud, the most distant region of the
solar system, where long-period comets lurk. There are several
competing theories to explain how Sedna ended up in this
position. Perhaps the most high-profile theory is the possibility
that a yet unknown ninth planet, perhaps 10 times the size of
Earth, disrupted Sedna's orbit and swept it and several other
objects out into highly elongated orbits. Visiting Sedna probably
won't solve this particular mystery, but it will tell us a lot
about the composition of these extreme trans-Neptunian objects.

Reaching Sedna with a spacecraft won't be a simple task. Even at
its closest approach, Sedna will only come about 76AU from the
sun. For comparison, Neptune is about 30AU, and the Voyager
missions, launched in 1977, are just now crossing 150AU and 125AU
respectively. That means the time to launch is sooner, rather
than later.

In planning a mission to Sedna, the Voyager spacecraft are not
bad places to look for inspiration. They famously took advantage
of a lucky alignment of planets to take a grand tour of the outer
solar system, stealing energy from Jupiter to pick up speed and
reach their more distant targets. Similar gravity assists will be
required to make the trip to Sedna manageable. A team of
scientists led by Vladislav Zubko from the Space Research
Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences recently modeled a
series of possible trajectories to Sedna, favoring a 2029 launch
date as the most feasible option.

The 2029 trajectory, they determined, would take the spacecraft
to Venus first, then back to Earth (twice), before passing
Jupiter on the way to Sedna, with flight times as short as 20
years, but more optimally in the 30-year range. The longer flight
time would increase the altitude of the spacecraft over Jupiter
during the gravity assist, reducing the time spent exposed to the
gas giant's harmful radiation.

A 30-year flight plan would also mean passing by Sedna more
slowly, providing more time to gather data on the object.
Choosing this option would give the spacecraft a relative
velocity of 13.70km/s as it passed Sedna, comparable to the speed
at which New Horizons approached Pluto in 2015.

As a bonus, this trajectory would also take the spacecraft past a
145-km diameter asteroid named Massalia, providing the team with
an additional scientific target to study, as well as a chance to
test the spacecraft's systems.

A second trajectory proposed by the team would consist of a 2034
launch, and would provide a similar additional flyby, this time
of the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche.

At the moment, it's unclear whether a mission to Sedna will
actually make it to the launch pad with all the competing options
available to mission planners in the coming decade, but as it's
our only chance in the next 11,000 years, the idea is sure to be
given due diligence.



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This week's images ...


A blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) parrot at a show in Kuwait
City, January 1. ...

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Sunset from the Cais de Colunas on the the Tagus river in Lisbon. ...

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A swan at Gartmorn Dam, Sauchie, Scotland.

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A sidewalk in Washington DC after the past week's snow. ...

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Fires in Louisville (left) and Superior (right), Colorado, as
seen from Boulder, December 30. ...

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Vehicles stranded (some for 24 hours) on I95 south of Washington
after the snow on January 3. ...

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Sunset at Willard Bay State Park, Utah.

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A foggy New Year's morning at High Point State Park, New Jersey.

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A tram at the blue hour in Budapest. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Celebration" by Canadian artist Chin
Yuen. ...

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   Closing music SWRG#238:

   The New Seekers  -   Free To Be...You And Me  -  Free To Be...You And Me • 1972









 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) ]





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Dave Cousins of the Strawbs was born David Joseph Hindson,
January 7 1945.

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This Is A Music Show #148
06 January 2022

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:



Edmondo Ros And His Orchestra - When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain


The Majestics - Tighten Up
Yeah Yeah Noh - Prick Up Your Ears
Blue Cheer - Gypsy Ball


Four (Nelson High School) - Naima
Moe Koffman - Digs (Archaeology)
The Revolutionaries - I.R.A.


Joe Carroll - Wha-Wha Blues
Rossetta Howard - When I Been Drinking
The Romeos - Eyes Of Pearl


The Beatmasters - Warm Love (Field Hippy Mix - EDIT)


Andrew Thomas and Patrick Dalhouse - Nightmere (sp)


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Horizon


Christine Lavin - Space Between Rings


TIAMS Website:

Go here for show archives + official shop!


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Thanks for listening!



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Happy New Year to everyone!

All the best in 2022.





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   --- RNEI Show #25 Playlist ---

   1, DEVOL, alfakrøll & Emél - Get Me Out 🇳🇴
   2, The Crayon Set - Miss You in My Dreams 🇮🇪
   3, ILON - tobacco 🇫🇮

   2021 Favs:
   For Carly
   4, Andreas Odbjerg – velkommen tilbage 🇩🇰
   5, West of Eden - Så skimrande var aldrig havet 🇸🇪


   6, High Moon – My Place 🇫🇴
   7, Syn Cole – Drive 🇪🇪

   8, ILON - Dream 🇫🇮
   9, Tim Jiu - Hjärta 🇸🇪
  10, UNDER – En säng av rosor 🇸🇪

  Til vi møtes igjen,
  Ha det!






RNEI 25 Playlist, January 2022 - for WRMI (Spotify Stream numbers included)


DEVOL, alfakrøll & Emél - Get Me Out



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The Crayon Set - Miss You in My Dreams



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ILON - tobacco












Your favourites from RNEI







Andreas Odbjerg – velkommen tilbage





West of Eden – Så skimrande var aldrig havet





High Moon – My Place



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Syn Cole – Drive



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ILON - Dream    (song of the month)





Tim Jiu - Hjärta



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UNDER – En säng av rosor












Mamma's Mest Metal







The Pineapple Thief - Break It All (Nothing But The Truth)



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Scarlet Chives - The Horror





Agent Fresco - Dark Water





Defecto - Untamed







Stephen's Feature - Sibyl Vane







Sibyl Vane - Supersonic





Sibyl Vane - No 44





Sibyl Vane - I Want You



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Sibyl Vane - Thousand Words