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Welcome to program 254 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

This program is broadcast April 28-May 3 2022 and repeated
May 5-10.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:36 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:50 MFSK32: Nissan ends the Datsun brand (again)*
  6:58 MFSK64: Scientists sound alarm bells on noise pollution
10:44 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:30 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From AFP via TechXplore

Nissan ending production of Datsun brand vehicles

April 25, 2022

Japanese automaker Nissan is ending production of Datsun brand
vehicles, less than a decade after reviving the famed budget car
to woo cost-conscious customers in emerging markets, the company
said on Monday.

"Nissan is focusing on core models and segments that bring the
most benefit to customers, dealer partners and the business," it
said in a statement.

"Production of Datsun redi-GO will cease at the Chennai Plant,"
it said, adding that sales of already built models would

The facility in India was the last one operating for the brand,
after production ended in Indonesia and Russia.

The company said aftersales service and parts would remain

Nissan first killed off the Datsun brand in 1981, but it was
revived in 2013 by then-CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn would go on to be arrested in Japan on allegations of
financial misconduct, before jumping bail and fleeing to Lebanon
where he remains an international fugitive.

Datsun's second death reportedly follows disappointing sales, and
comes as Nissan tries to pull itself out of a years-long slump.

The Datsun first went on sale in 1931 and was was sold in 190

Its revived version had a much smaller footprint, with over 7,000
units sold last year, according to Nissan.


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From Deutsche Welle:

Scientists sound alarm bells on noise pollution

The rumble of road traffic and trains, the bustle of the bar
downstairs or the roar of a plane taking off – noise is a
problem that is increasingly hurting health and disrupting

Tim Schauenberg
April 26, 2022

Thumping music from an early-morning party can turn night into
day for some people while leaving others slumbering soundly in

But above a certain threshold, nobody can stand the racket. The
rumble of road traffic, the whizz of a passing train, the bustle
of customers drinking in the bar downstairs or the roar of a
plane taking off – sounds like these stress the body.

The world is getting louder, and the rise in noise pollution is
hurting people, animals and even plants. It is a trend that can
be heard everywhere from big cities to remote pockets of nature.

In Europe alone, more than 1 in 5 people are exposed to enough
road noise to hurt their health. Too much noise can lead to
metabolic diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and even heart
attacks. Some 48,000 cases of heart disease and 12,000 premature
deaths per year are attributed to continuous exposure to high
levels of noise.

Extreme noise can be found in all major cities from London to
Dhaka, Algiers, Barcelona or Berlin. In New York, for example,
90% of public transport users are exposed to noise levels that
significantly exceed safety limits and can lead to irreversible
hearing damage.

Low incomes mean living louder

Around the world, poorer people are more likely to live near
industrial plants, landfills or major traffic arteries. That
exposes them to more noise than richer residents of the same

"If a flat or house is on a main road, you pay less rent," said
Thomas Myck, noise expert at the German Federal Environment
Agency (UBA). "That means people who are not as well-off are more
likely to live on noisy roads."

This injustice often runs along ethnic groups, according to a
report by the United Nations Development Program.

Confused food chains

Humans are not the only ones hurt by noise. Studies have found
that all animal species change their behavior in response to it.

City birds often sing louder. Great tits living in cities in
Europe, Japan or the UK now sing higher than their forest
counterparts. Vocal changes have also been observed in insects,
grasshoppers and frogs that live near motorways.

As a result, however, misunderstandings are becoming more common.
Potential sexual partners don't always receive the new songs well
and this can have a negative effect on mating success. Frogs in
Bogota, Colombia, now must croak mainly during the lulls in noise
to be heard over the din.

Noise pollution disturbs mating, rearing of offspring and the
location of prey, said Myck. "Their whole habitat is strongly
negatively affected by noise."

In the USA, noise pollution has doubled in more than half of all
national parks in recent years. The main cause of the higher
levels of hubbub in nature reserves, apart from roads, is noise
from mining projects, gas and oil extraction and the timber
industry. This also harms plant life by pushing bird species to
migrate and preventing them distributing seeds in the areas in
which they used to live.

How to quieten the world down

According to a report by the United Nations Development Program
(UNDP), more trees, bushes and shrubs in cities could curb the
problem. They disperse and dampen noise while contributing to a
better climate and cityscape.

Some experts are skeptical. "The noise practically passes through
them," said Myck. "Soundproofing is the only solution left." It
would be more effective, he added, to reduce traffic in cities as
much as possible, set a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour in
more streets, promote public transport and traffic-calming zones,
as well as building more electric vehicles and cycle paths.

In France, authorities are testing a "noise" speed camera. The
device is designed to detect illegally loud vehicles. The focus
is not only on tumultuous cities, but also on tourist
destinations for motorcyclists in the countryside. Violation of
noise limits will be punished with fines in the future.

With fewer car lanes and traffic in cities, the space gained
could be converted into cycle paths and parks through
climate-friendly urban planning. That could also help the urban
climate, wildlife and quality of life for residents. Scientists
have shown that people are less stressed by natural sounds like
birds singing, water splashing and leaves rustling in trees when
the wind blows.




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This week's images ...

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A White eyed virio in Central Park, New York City. ...

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Scene from the Park Spring Lantern Festival at the Living Desert Zoo and
Gardens, Palm Desert, California. ...

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Spring blooms at night, Park Circus in Glasgow. ...

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A Florida flame azalea at the US National Arboretum in Washington
DC, April 25.

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A geometric pattern in black on white. ...

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A white peacock butterfly at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State
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Polemonium pulcherrimum, one of the earliest charismatic plants
of Alaska to flower, Chugach State Park, April 27. ...

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Our painting of the week is "In Search of Peace" (2021) by Chin
Yuen. ...

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   Closing music SWRG#254:




 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


 Dipol for 40m-Band    &   Boomerang Antenna 11m-Band

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Tommy James (of The Shondells) was born April 29, 1947.

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This Is A Music Show #163
28 April 2022

0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA


TIAnExpressMS w/ Radio Northern Europe International
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Broadcast various dates/times/freqs. Check the schedule here:



Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Enjoy Yourself Cha Cha


Mountain - Never In My Life
Edda Művek - Egek Felé Kiáltottam
Thundermug - Page 125
Neil Young - Sample And Hold
Charlene Carter - Third Time Charm
Sheila - L'agent Secret
Lani Hall - Love Song
Janne Schaffer - The Red Gate
Johnny Nash - Nice Time
Desmond Decker - Nincompoop
Al Wilson - Poor Side Of Town
Matthew David - Mindflight


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - My Love


The Stone Poneys - Evergreen Pt. 1


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