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Welcome to program 266 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:

  1:34 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:42 MFSK32: Seafaring drones ready to track hurricanes*
  8:23 MFSK64: Tepary beans are a climate-resilient legume*
13:34 MFSK64: This week's images*
28:44 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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Storm Chasing Drones Ready to Intercept Major Hurricanes At Sea

Mike Schuler
August 3, 2022

For a second year in a row, U.S.-based ocean data specialist
Saildrone is sending a fleet of storm chasing drones into the
heart of the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane alley to intercept large
and destructive hurricanes, collecting critical data to make
coastal communities safer.

Saildrone is again partnering with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Office of Oceanic and
Atmospheric Research on the project.

This year, they plan send seven uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs)
to brave the Atlantic hurricane season, collecting further
insights into how hurricanes grow and intensify.

"Storms that intensify rapidly can cause extensive damage and
loss of life and real-time observing systems are crucial to
better understanding the atmospheric and oceanic processes that
lead to the formation and intensification of these hurricanes,"
said John Cortinas, Director of NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and
Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).

The Saildrone USVs made their hurricane season debut last year
when Saildrone and NOAA sent five of the vehicles to the Atlantic
Ocean and Gulf of Mexico to help better understand hurricanes'
rapid intensification. One of the drones sailed into the eyewall
of Category 4 Hurricane Sam, located approximately 645 miles from
Bermuda, where it faced massive 100-foot waves and 140 mph winds
to film the first live video footage from inside the eye of a
major hurricane in the open ocean.

NOAA this year is predicting an above-average hurricane season,
with up to 21 named storms and three to six major hurricanes with
winds above 110 m.p.h.

This week, one of the USVs set sail from Saildrone's Ocean
Mapping Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida to an operation
area in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Another was deployed from
Port Aransas, TX, headed to the Western Gulf.

"We are excited to expand this effort to collect vital data in
both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. We opened our Florida
office earlier this year to support exactly this kind of mission,
as well as our goal of mapping the entire sea floor around
Florida," said Saildrone CEO Richard Jenkins. "Combining in situ
ocean data with a better understanding of the ocean floor, will
help us predict both storm intensity and storm surges, keeping
our coastal communities safer from these destructive events."

Image: A Saildrone USV is deployed from St. Petersburg, Florida

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Tepary beans offer producers a low-input, climate-resilient
legume alternative

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M University
August 2, 2022

Tepary beans are among the most drought-tolerant legume crops in
the world, but at one time, they were almost an endangered
species in the U.S.

Waltram Ravelombola, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research organic and
specialty crop breeder at Vernon and in the Texas A&M Department
of Soil and Crop Sciences, is one of a few scientists to bring
tepary beans into modern cropping systems and diets.

The legume—pronounced tep-uh-ree—is an ancient crop native to the
northern part of Mexico and the southwestern part of the U.S. The
beans can be multiple sizes and colors, like pinto or black
beans, but they offer drought tolerance other legumes don't,
Ravelombola said.

Teparys can be consumed as beans by humans or as forage by
livestock, providing better nutrition content than cowpeas and
guar. Like cowpeas and guar, tepary can fix nitrogen in the soil.

Yet currently, Ravelombola said, no large supplies of seed exist
to be planted.

He is utilizing 265 tepary bean plant transfers he obtained from
the USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network for his
"Developing High-Throughput Phenotyping and Genomic Resources for
Adaptation to Dryland Conditions in the USDA Tepary Bean
Germplasm" project.

"Our goal is to begin with these seeds and develop tepary bean
cultivars that are better suited to the dryland regions of the
U.S.," he said. "We want to study the adaptations of the existing
germplasm under dryland conditions, to establish a
high-throughput phenotyping platform for drought stress, biomass
and yield prediction, and to develop genomic resources for
dryland adaptations."

Ravelombola said he will use drone technology for field
phenotyping, perform whole-genome resequencing to identify
important genes and genetic markers, and then pursue genomic
selection in tepary beans. Right now, little is known regarding
the crop's genome.

Using genetic markers, breeders can select highly
drought-tolerant and high-yielding tepary bean genotypes to
accelerate development, breeding and cultivar release.

When the project is complete, Ravelombola said, tepary bean
cultivars adapted to various areas will be of interest to pulse
growers, seed industries and food companies across the U.S.

Growing the tepary bean inventory

Ravelombola said his research began when he had a discussion with
a colleague at Vernon concerning tepary bean adaptations to the
region. The USDA-ARS grant allowed him to pursue a better
understanding of the crop's adaptations to the dryland farming
system using field phenotyping, genomics and high-throughput
phenotyping. Tepary bean studies remain limited.

Getting the beans to the point of widespread commercialization
won't be an easy process.

Ravelombola said it will take at least eight growing seasons;
there could be more than one growing season per year, depending
on climate. The first two seasons will be spent identifying
adapted germplasm, and season three will be dedicated to
population development. The next few seasons will be used to
advance population and selection, with the final two years
dedicated to yield trials.

This lengthy process started when Ravelombola planted a tiny plot
of beans last year and hand-harvested them. This year he has
three-quarters of an acre dedicated to tepary beans, which he
planted on June 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife research farm in
Chillicothe. Those beans will be harvested in September and used
to grow the following year of research.

Ravelombola said the beans will not receive any irrigation. He
will monitor how much moisture they receive from rain to know how
well they will produce in different regions under different
moisture levels.

Eventually, because of their legume properties, he said he would
like to try them as a cover crop as well. But that will have to
wait until the seed availability increases over the years.

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This week's images ...

A baby opossum at the Washington DC Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center. ...

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Macro shot (by VOA's Diaa Bekheet) of a damselfly at Laurel Hill
Park in Virginia.

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"Freeze," part of the Future Planet art exhibit. ...

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Firefighters look on as the Oak Fire burns in Mariposa County,
California. ...

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Sunflowers at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in
Poolesville, Maryland, August 2. ...

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A yacht anchored in Ronachan Bay in Kintyre, Scotland, as the sun
sets. ...

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A painted bunting at Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Fireweed" by Hannah Tooktoo.

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   Closing music SWRG#266:
   Archie Roach - Took the Children Away       Charcoal Lane • 1990




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Rick Derringer was born Richard Dean Zehringer, August 5, 1947.

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This Is A Music Show #177
4 August 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:



Barry Gray And His Spacemakers - Fireball


Sloan - Money City Maniacs
The Cure - Close To Me


The Dave Howard Singers - Road Warrior
Joe Hall - Punk Lunch


DiscoNet 1983 Top Tune Medley


The Great Society - White Rabbit


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - The Maltese Melody


The Steltones - I Think I Love You


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On WRMI 5850, 7730, 5010 and on our On-Demand shows you’ll also hear:

·         Mamma’s Mest Metal with some wonderful choices for you to enjoy

·         Stephen’s Feature on the Irish Singer/songwriter Marlene Enright

·         Daz’s EasyDRF Playlist (Decoder here – Not available On-Demand)


On WRMI 15770 you’ll also receive:

·         A fantastic episode of This is an Express Music Show

·         Daz’s EasyDRF Playlist (Decoder here) for about a minute before TIAEMS starts


On Channel 292 (6070 & 9670) you’ll be receiving:

·         A double bill of RNEIxtra specials of Mamma’s Mest Metal (Due to production issues with TIAEMS)

·         Daz’s EasyDRF Playlist (Decoder here) after the double bill of Mamma’s Mest Metal


And lastly, on the 4th & 7th of August 2022 We’ll be broadcasting a 5th week special on 5010, 5850, 7730 & 15770 without the usual RNEI show consisting of:

·         A show of music from Eastern Europe hosted by Luca, a friend of the show

·         The double bill of RNEIxtra specials of Mamma’s Mest Metal that are featured on Channel 292 broadcasts   ch292 6070/9670 kHz            1-8   +  2x MMM      WRMI 15770 kHz                 1-8   +  TIAEMS07-2022         WRMI  5850/7730/5010 kHz       1-8   +  1x MMM  +  Stephen's Feature        WRMI 15770 kHz     Radio Carpathia   +  2x MMM   ch292 6070/9670 kHz            1-8   +  TIAEMS08-2022