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Welcome to program 279 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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  1:33 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:37 MFSK32: Wooden dolls thgat sing in harmony*
  8:04 MFSK64: Why go back to the Moon?
11:44 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:14 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From New Atlas:

Teenage Engineering gets choral with ensemble of singing wooden

By Paul Ridden
November 14, 2022

The first project from Sweden's Teenage Engineering was an art
installation in 2007 comprising 22 wooden dolls that formed a
singing ensemble. The absolut choir has now inspired the creation
of a smaller collection that can voice a bunch of classic songs
or original creations with the help of MIDI hardware.

The Teenage Engineering Choir features eight shapely members
fashioned from polished beech, each with a Bluetooth-enabled
speaker module inside and a four-hour per-charge battery, though
if users only have one 10-minute concert per day, it could last a
month between top-ups.

The group is designed to represent "cultures and characters from
across the world" and every member of the choir has its own
voicing. There's an Italian-flavored baritone, mezzo sopranos
given German and Egyptian styling, a bass Cossack, an alto from
the Netherlands, a Japanese tenor, a kind of Matryoshka doll
contralto, and a soprano from Palestine.

The overall effect is similar to Google's marvelous Blob Opera
from 2020, though with real-world objects instead of
browser-based visuals. The choir is sure to be a conversation
piece at parties but at US$249 for each member you're looking at
almost $2,000 for a complete set (though some members are already
shown as sold out).

Teenage Engineering has preloaded the dolls with a collection of
22 "choral classics" across a "repertoire spanning baroque to
folk" to serenade the owner as a solo act or as a melodic
ensemble – when two or more dolls are placed near each other,
they wirelessly communicate and automatically adjust the
performance accordingly. A built-in accelerometer allows for
playback control with a tap, and volume adjustment by tilting a
doll left or right.

Should the listener get bored with the limited number of songs
programmed in, the choir can be made to sing original
compositions via the company's OP-1 field or OP-Z synthesizers,
or via any Bluetooth MIDI keyboard.

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From AFP via

Why go back to the Moon?

by Lucie Aubourg
November 14, 2022

On September 12, 1962, then US president John F. Kennedy informed
the public of his plan to put a man on the Moon by the end of the

It was the height of the Cold War and America needed a big
victory to demonstrate its space superiority after the Soviet
Union had launched the first satellite and put the first man in

"We choose to go to the Moon," Kennedy told 40,000 people at Rice
University, "because that challenge is one that we are willing to
accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend
to win."

Sixty years on, the United States is about to launch the first
mission of its return program to the Moon, Artemis. But why
repeat what has already been done?

Criticism has risen in recent years, for example from Apollo 11
astronaut Michael Collins, and the Mars Society founder Robert
Zubrin, who have long advocated for America to go directly to

But NASA argues re-conquering the Moon is a must before a trip to
the Red Planet. Here's why.

Long space missions

NASA wants to develop a sustainable human presence on the Moon,
with missions lasting several weeks –- compared to just a few
days for Apollo.

The goal: to better understand how to prepare for a multi-year
round trip to Mars.

In deep space, radiation is much more intense and poses a real
threat to health.

Low Earth Orbit, where the International Space Station (ISS)
operates, is partly shielded from radiation by the Earth's
magnetic field, which isn't the case on the Moon.

From the first Artemis mission, many experiments are planned to
study the impact of this radiation on living organisms, and to
assess the effectiveness of an anti-radiation vest.

What's more, while the ISS can often be resupplied, trips to the
Moon—a thousand times further—are much more complex.

To avoid having to take everything with them, and to save costs,
NASA wants to learn how to use the resources present on the

In particular, water in the form of ice, which has been confirmed
to exist on the lunar south pole, could be transformed into
rocket fuel by cracking it into its separate hydrogen and oxygen

Testing new gear

NASA also wants to test on the Moon the technologies that will
continue to evolve for a mission to Mars. First, new spacesuits
for spacewalks.

Their design was entrusted to the company Axiom Space for the
first crewed mission to the Moon, in 2025 at the earliest.

Other needs: vehicles - both pressurized and unpressurized - so
that the astronauts can move around, as well as a fixed habitat
at the lunar base camp.

Finally, for sustainable access to an energy source, NASA is
working on the development of portable nuclear fission systems.

Solving any problems that arise will be much easier on the Moon,
only a few days away, than on Mars, which can only be reached
after at least several months of voyage.

Establishing a waypoint

A major pillar of the Artemis program is the construction of a
space station in orbit around the Moon, called Gateway, which
will serve as a relay before the trip to Mars.

All the necessary equipment can be sent there in "multiple
launches," before finally being joined by the crew to set off on
the long voyage, Sean Fuller, responsible for the Gateway
program, told AFP.

"Kind of like you're stopping at your gas station to make sure
you get all the stuff, and then you're off on your way."

Maintaining leadership over China

Apart from Mars, another reason put forward by the Americans for
settling on the Moon is to do so before the Chinese, who plan to
send taikonauts by the year 2030.

China is the United States' main competition today as the once
proud Russian space program has withered.

"We don't want China suddenly getting there and saying, "This is
our exclusive territory,'" NASA boss Bill Nelson said in a recent

For the sake of science

While the Apollo missions brought back to Earth nearly 400
kilograms of lunar rock, new samples will make it possible to
further deepen our knowledge of this celestial object and its

"The samples that we collected during the Apollo missions changed
the way we view our solar system," astronaut Jessica Meir told
AFP. "I think we can expect that from the Artemis program as

She expects further scientific and technological breakthroughs
too, just like during the Apollo era.

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This week's images ...

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the once-hidden
features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527. ...

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A downy woodpecker flies off a branch at Adkins Arboretum in
Ridgely, Maryland, November 10. ...

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A silver Art Nouveau swan buckle, circa 1900, Austria.

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A light installation over a lake at the Enchanted Forest Winter
Illuminations at Stockeld Park near Wetherby, North Yorkshire,
England. ...

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An oil supply boat approaching Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland, as the
sun rises over the North Sea. ...

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An early morning photo of Portobello Beach, Scotland. ...

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The memorial to Sir David Stirling, founder of the SAS, near
Doune, Scotland. ...

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The South River near Annapolis, Maryland.

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Our painting of the week is "Twilight Shadows" (2020) by Andrew
King. ...

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   Closing music SWRG#279:

   Low -   Especially Me        C'mon • 2011

   Low - Especially Me [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

   Low’s Mimi Parker dies after battle with cancer



 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


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

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 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


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 German W7 32bit + 64bit


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 MSI-CR70-2MP345W7  (since2014)   [i5 -P3560 ( 2 x 2,6GHz) ]


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Bonnie St. Clair was born Bonje Cornelia Swart, November 18,
1949, in Rozenburg, the Netherlands.

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This Is A Music Show #187
10 Novemeber 2022                       ( However, due to the storm-related shutdown of WRMI, it was not broadcast until a week later, on November 17, 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:



The Wonder Who? - Sassy


The Swingin' Medallions - Doulbe Shot
The Rationals - Respect
Jumpin' Gene Simmons - Mattie Rea


Syndicate Of Sound - Rumours
Soul Survivors - Hey Gyp
PJ Proby - Hold On


Donnie Elbert - Do Whatcha Wanna
Curtis Mayfield - Underground


The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Of The Mind
The Mandala - From Toronto '67


The Chipmunks - Whip It (Half Speed)


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert -


The Fireballs - Nearly Sunrise


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Re: [WOR] Ukrainian radio personality killed in combat

Am 20.11.2022 um 06:29 schrieb Walter Salmaniw [WOR]:

У бою з російськими окупантами на Донеччині загинув воїн із Франківська, колишній працівник Суспільного Сергій Силкін
Serhiy Silkin, a soldier from Frankivsk, a former employee of Suspilny, died in the battle with the Russian occupiers in Donetsk region

Serhiy Silkin was born on July 17, 1994 in Ivano-Frankivsk. In July 2013, he got a job as a sound engineer at ODTRK "Karpaty". In October 2015, Serhii was drafted into the army, where he served until April 2017. After the service, he returned to "Suspilne" and worked for the company until September 2021.

«Івано-Франківська ОДТРК «Карпати»
«UA: Карпати»
Івано-Франківська регіональна дирекція "UA КАРПАТИ - фото 1 (2017.05.22)

Ivano-Frankivsk TRC "Karpaty" has been operating since January 15, 1940.
For 75 years of experience, "Karpaty" combines the tradition of classical journalism, modern media standards and objectivity of information. The company works on radio and TV products, produces news, reports, broadcasts from the Ivano-Frankivsk region and beyond. Unique information in various categories - politics, economy, culture, sports, health, education and much more

ОДТРК = обласна державна телерадіокомпанія = regional state television and radio company
Івано-Франківськ = Ivano-Frankivsk

On April 19, 2018, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council reissued the license of the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine in connection with the change of the logo from "TRK Karpaty" to "UA: KARPATI".
On May 23, 2022, in connection with the renewal of the NSTU brand design system, the television and radio company changed its name to "Public Ivano-Frankivsk".

"Suspilne Ivano-Frankivsk" is a Ukrainian regional public TV channel that speaks on the territory of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Українське радіо. Карпати
(if = Ivano-Frankivsk = Івано-Франківськ)

!! Soeben [2022-11-20 / 0718z] wurde das Programm auf dem Stream unterbrochen für eine Luftalarm-Warnung:

"......Achtung, wir übermitteln eine Mitteilung der Abteilung für Zivilschutz des Katastrophenschutzes der Iwano-Frankiwsk Regionalstaatsverwaltung
Nachricht von der Abteilung für Zivilschutz der Regionalen Staatsverwaltung Iwano-Frankiwsk,
Bürger Luftalarm Luftalarm Luftalarm
Licht und Gas abstellen, Feuer in den Öfen löschen
Nachbarn warnen und kranken älteren Menschen helfen,
nach draußen zu gehen so schnell wie möglich eine Schutzstruktur erreichen oder sich in der Gegend verstecken
Ruhe bewahren und Ordnung bewahren in Zukunft aufmerksam auf die Meldungen der Zivilschutzabteilung der Region hören......"

!! The program on the stream has just [2022-11-20 / 0718z] been interrupted for an air alert warning:


"......Attention, we are sending a message from the Department of Civil Protection of the Emergency Response Unit of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration

Message from the Department of Civil Protection of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration,

Citizen Air Alert Air Alert Air Alert

Turn off the lights and gas, put out the fires in the ovens

warn neighbors and help sick elderly,

go outside as quickly as possible reach a protective structure or hide in the area

Keep calm and keep order in the future, listen carefully to the reports from the region's civil defense department......"