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Welcome to program 332 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)
  2:50 MFSK32: Container-based battery hub recharged by kite*
  8:12 MFSK64: Solar activity likely to peak next year
11:09 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:23 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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From New Atlas:

Container-based mobile battery hub recharged by kite power

By Paul Ridden
November 27, 2023

A Dutch startup spun out of the Delft University of Technology
has launched the Kitepower Hawk, a wind energy storage solution
that's designed to replace diesel generators for small island
communities, on construction sites or in agriculture.

"The Hawk is unique as a mobile renewable energy source that can
be used completely independently from the grid," reads the press
release. It was developed as a relatively small on-site renewable
energy solution "that can be flown a few times a week to meet
energy needs throughout the week."

The system pairs 400 kWh of Li-ion battery storage housed in
shipping containers with an "Airborne Wind Energy System" in the
shape of a hybrid inflatable/fiber-glass kite connected to a
ground station with a Dyneema tether.

The container-based storage unit is designed to deliver up to 330
kW of peak power output to charge electric vehicles or machinery,
and is reported to have an operation time of 10 hours per
charging cycle. When a top-up is needed, the kite is deployed
from the adjacent ground station.

As the 40-60-m2 kite is reeled out and caught by the wind,
mechanical energy is converted to up to 40 kW of electrical
power. A sensor unit at the end of the Dyneema line controls the
roll, pitch and yaw of the flight pattern. After the reel-out
part of the cycle is completed, the ground station uses around 10
kW of that electrical power to pull the kite back in. And the
cycle is repeated, with the system producing electricity for
around 80% of the time and consuming it for the remainder.

The setup is able to start its cycles at lower windspeeds than
conventional wind turbines, and is reported capable of harnessing
stronger winds at higher altitudes.

"The system is a perfect solution for smaller businesses in
agriculture and construction looking for a sustainable way to
generate electricity," said company CEO, Johannes Peschel. "The
system is easy to install, can produce day and night, and it is
highly efficient."

The Kitepower Hawk has gone up for pre-order, though
pricing/availability information has not been revealed.

Source: Kitepower

Image: The Hawk system's kite has a fiber-glass skeleton and
flies at a height of around 350 meters.

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Solar activity likely to peak next year, new study suggests

by Royal Astronomical Society
November 28, 2023

Researchers at the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India
at IISER Kolkata have discovered a new relationship between the
sun's magnetic field and its sunspot cycle, that can help predict
when the peak in solar activity will occur. Their work indicates
that the maximum intensity of solar cycle 25, the ongoing sunspot
cycle, is imminent and likely to occur within a year. The new
research appears in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical
Society: Letters.

Our star, the sun, is made up of hot ionized gas known as plasma.
Huge plasma flows and convection conspire together to form
magnetic fields inside the sun which manifest on the surface as
dark spots. These sunspots are comparable to the size of Earth
and are seats of intense magnetism, about 10,000 times stronger
than Earth's magnetic field.

Sometimes the sunspot magnetic fields are disrupted in violent
events which result in the birth of solar magnetic storms such as
flares or coronal mass ejections. These storms release
high-energy radiation and hurl vast amounts of magnetized plasma
into outer space. The most intense of these storms can cause
serious damage to orbiting satellites, electric power grids and
telecommunications when directed toward Earth.

Centuries of observations starting from the early 1600s show that
the number of sunspots observed on the sun varies periodically.
Approximately every 11 years the number of spots and the
intensity of solar activity reach a peak when the most violent
perturbations in planetary space environments—or space
weather—are expected. However, predicting when this peak is going
to occur has remained challenging.

The solar cycle is produced by a dynamo mechanism driven by
energy from plasma flows inside the sun. This dynamo mechanism is
understood to involve two primary components of the sun's
magnetic field, one which manifests in the cycle of sunspots and
another which manifests in the recycling of the large-scale
dipole field of the sun; the latter is much like Earth's magnetic
field—stretching from one pole of the sun to another. With the
cycle of sunspots, the sun's dipole field is also observed to wax
and wane in strength, the north and south magnetic poles swap
places, also every 11 years.

In 1935, Swiss astronomer Max Waldmeier discovered that the
faster the rate of rise of a sunspot cycle the stronger its
strength, so stronger cycles take less time to rise to their peak
intensity. This relationship has often been utilized to forecast
the strength of a sunspot cycle based on observations of its
early rising phase.

This discovery complements the Waldmeier effect, connecting the
two primary magnetic field components of the sun and supporting
the theory that the evolution of sunspots are integral to the
functioning of the solar dynamo process rather than being a mere
symptom of it.

These new observations of the rate of decrease of the sun's
dipole magnetic field can be usefully combined with sunspot
observations to predict when the ongoing cycle would peak. The
analysis suggests that the maximum of solar cycle 25 is most
likely to occur in early 2024, with an uncertainty in the
estimate that ranges to September 2024.

With this latest discovery, a new window opens up for forecasting
the timing of the peak of solar cycles—when the most intense
activity and most frequent space weather disturbances are



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This week's images ...

A tree decorated with lights in Goshen, Indiana. ...

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Visitors walk through "Art in Nature," a nocturnal walk through
the work of the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí at the Parc de La
Villette in Paris, November 16. ...

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"Sea of Light" on the Christmas at Dunham Massey festive-light
art trail, near Altrincham, England, November 16. ...

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Many-flowered spindle, Euonymus myrianthus, ripening in late
November at the Westonbirt Arboretum in England. ...

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From a BBC pictorial on "tiny creatures": "These little guys
helped me tidy up after some DIY."

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A waxwing from Scandinavia visiting Irvine, Scotland, during the
winter. ...

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George Washington's home Mount Vernon illuminated. ...

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Christmas tree at the Wharf, a neighborhood of restaurants and
such in Washington DC. ...

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Our painting of the week is "The Lamplighter" (detail) by Erik
Ludvig Henningsen (Danish, 1855-1930). ...

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     SWRG#332 closing song:




 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 on Windows 11      [S-AM-USB/LSB]   +      HDSDR 2.81 beta6   - for scheduled IF-recording

 Software AF:

 Fldigi-4.1.26        +   flmsg-4.0.20                            images-fldigifiles on homedrive.lnk


 Mirosoft Windows 11 Home

 German W7 32bit + 64bit


 ASUS S501MD (since 2023) [i7-12700 12th Gen. 12 x 2100 MHz]

 MSI-CR70-2MP345W7  (since 2014)   [i5 -P3560 ( 2 x 2600 MHz) ]

























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  1. William Kiss - Like This
  2. Kevin McKay, Pupa Nas T & Denise Belfon - Work (CVMPANILE & Draxx Remix)
  3. Harvey McKay - On the Drum
  4. Zoura DS - Que Hora
  5. Mark Knight & D. Ramirez - Colombian Soul (Sllash & Doppe Remix)
  6. Low Steppa & Crusy - This is the Sound

  7. 2pole & Ursula Rucker - Alone
  8. Lady Neon & Atmosline - Mindfucker
  9. Jay Lumen - Venus
 10. Eelke Kleijn - Control (PARADIGM X Remix)
 11. deadmau5 - Imaginary Friends (i_o Remix)

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Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945.

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Here is a timeline of "data transmission via BC shortwave":

2013-03-16 - 2017-06-17   VoA Radiogram  000-220  USA (Continuation under private management as SWRG)
2013-08-31 - until now    KBC Radiogram           NL  (without count, earliest note in my chronicle)
2016-03-23 - 2017-01-14   DIGI DX         01- 44  UK  (Among other things also *.mid transferred)
2016-06-17 - 2019-01-01   IBC
DIGITAL    001-134  I   (my own count)
2017-06-25 - until now    SWRG           001-316  USA (and further ongoing)
2017-11-?? - 2018-12-23   BSR Radiogram   01- 44  USA (Broad Spectrum Radio)
2018-07-25 - 2019-04-06   SSR Radiogram   01- 33  NL  (Slow Scan Radio)
2019-02-21 - 2023-08-03   TIAMS          001-222  CAN (This Is A Music Show)
2020-02-15 - until now    RNEI            01- 44  UK
 (and further ongoing)
2020-03-07 - 2023-08-06   TIAEMS 03/2020-07/2023  CAN (This Is An Express Music Show)
2021-11-28 - until now    Pop Shop Radio          CAN (first find of a playlist in a spectrogram scan)
Projects with digital playlists or content



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Pop Shop Radio - British Columbia, Canada

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DK Radio - Mr.DoubleK  - Transylvania, Romania [via RNEI]



Data with Jeff - Tennessee, USA  [via Radio Carpathia]  KG4ZIE



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