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The first 3 minutes of the third radio broadcast from 5th January 2014 were necessary, because I was a little late at the receiver to the second radiogram.
I had only noticed there was a end of a transmission before the preview.
Now I wanted to know what this was. Obviously a picture to calibrate the sound card was sent.
The conditions on the 5745 kHz here in Europe were difficult. USB sideband was completely overlapped by a digital STANAG (?) signal.
Also in LSB, there were impairments of the speech range. But
the 1500 Hz-data area was useful. Images were just so-so, but the text was perfect.











RSID: <<2014-01-04T16:01Z MFSK-16 @ 17860000-1500>>


Welcome to program 40 of VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Washington.

Here is the lineup for today's program:

  1:33 MFSK16: Program preview (now) (2:08)
  3:41 MFSK16: Greetings to DXers meeting in Venezuela (2:02)
  5:59 MFSK32: Same greetings in Flmsg format (2:08)
  8:07 MFSK32: Club Diexistas de la Amistad logo (3:24)
11:30 MFSK32: Undersea cable (in Spanish) (1:49)
13:19 MFSK32: 2014 global economic outlook, with image (6:39)
19:57 MFSK32: Conference of pastoralists, with image (7:13)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com

Next, greetings to the Club Diexistas de la Amistad in Venezuela
and to everyone attending their meeting of shortwave DXers this

Saludos a los miembros del Club Diexistas de la Amistad y a todos
que participen en el IV Encuentro Diexistas Colombo-Venezolano
2014, el 4 y 5 de enero en Barinas, Venezuela.

"Escuchando al Mundo."

¡Esperamos que su conferencia tenga mucho éxito!

|V|O|A| |R|A|D|I|O|G|R|A|M|

Después de que el cambio a MFSK32, el mismo mensaje en formato

VOA Radiogram now changes to MFSK32...








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Saludos a los miembros del Club Diexistas de la Amistad y a todos que participen en el IV Encuentro Diexistas Colombo-Venezolano 2014, el 4 y 5 de enero en Barinas, Venezuela.

"Escuchando al Mundo."

¡Esperamos que su conferencia tenga mucho éxito!









Ahora, el logotipo del Club Diexistas de la Amistad como una
imagen MFSK32 ...





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América conectada con fibra óptica

Voz de América - Redacción

La compañía América Móvil terminó de instalar un cable submarino
de fibra óptica de unos 17.800 kilómetros.

Según la empresa, esto garantiza el tráfico y redundancia para
voz, datos y vídeo en México y el resto de América para los
próximos 20 años.

América Móvil, propiedad de Carlos Slim, celebró la conexión de
esa línea submarina con el cable terrestre en el pozo de amarre
ubicado en el balneario de Cancún, México, tras 19 meses de

La firma explicó que el cable AMX-1, que requirió una inversión
de más de mil 100 millones de dólares, es una infraestructura de
transporte óptico de última generación de casi 20 mil kilómetros
que llega hasta la Patagonia y une Norte, Centro y Sudamérica.

La empresa señaló que el proyecto conectará a Brasil, Colombia,
Estados Unidos, Guatemala, México, Puerto Rico y República






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Global Economic Outlook Is Stronger in 2014

Mil Arcega
December 23, 2013

WASHINGTON - The global economy may be entering a new phase as
the year draws to a close. New data suggest some of the
uncertainty that has characterized much of 2013 appears to be
lifting as a new year begins, though economists are cautious.
Despite steady improvement, U.S. unemployment remains high,
Europe's debt crisis is far from over, and China's economy
continues to slow.

As the year ends, more people are finding work in the United
States, the economy is growing at the fastest pace in two years
and Congress has a new budget that effectively removes the threat
of another costly government shutdown.

Barring another political standoff, small business advocate John
Arensmeyer sees an improved business climate in 2014. "Could be a
better year than 2013, particularly if we don't see the type of
shenanigans we saw with the shutdown."

China's strength

Across the Pacific, China's economy has slowed after decades of
double-digit expansion.

But even with a relatively modest outlook of seven percent
growth, international economist Uri Dadush said China continues
to exert strong economic influence in the region.

"It's going to be somewhat slower going forward over the next
year or two, but still sufficient to pull a large number of
countries along," said Dadush.

But while improving demand is likely to benefit countries from
Cambodia to Japan, European economies remain weak.

The European Commission says growth will slow in the 18 nations
that use the euro - with unemployment likely to inch higher in
the new year.

Europe's recovery

Despite recent banking reforms, Dadush said tough austerity
measures in countries that received bailouts continue to weigh on
Europe's economy.

"Italy's in deep trouble, and it's going to take some years even
for the Spains and the Portugals and the Irish to come out of the
mess," said Dadush.

Lingering questions also remain about the international impact of
the U.S. central bank's decision to scale back monetary stimulus.
With prices of raw materials likely to fall next year, economists
say commodity-dependent countries could see their revenues fall.

"That includes Brazil, but it also includes Turkey, it includes
Hungary, it may include Indonesia, that is also
commodity-dependent by the way," said Dadush.

In the Middle East, some of the Arab Spring countries, which
remain politically unstable, are expected to experience economic
difficulties in 2014.

Pinfan Hong, chief of global economic monitoring at the United
Nations, said, "Nevertheless, we believe some improvements are
building the momentum for next year. So we expect the world
economy to grow by about three percent for 2014."

2014 also bodes well for Africa. After expanding at an annual
pace of 4.8 percent in 2013, the African Development Bank
projects growth to accelerate to 5.3 percent, bolstered by strong
growth in the service sector and increased agricultural and
mining activity.








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Pastoral Societies Seek Place Amid Change

Roopa Gogineni
December 24, 2013

KISERIAN, KENYA - Pastoralist communities around the world often
live at the margins of modern day states, but pastoralist leaders
maintain that their traditional livelihoods are economically
viable and environmentally sustainable. A recent international
conference of pastoralists in rural Kenya offered a unique
opportunity for pastoralists to gather and learn.

Pastoralism, a predominantly nomadic lifestyle centered on
livestock herding, is under threat. To chart a way forward, more
than 100 pastoralists from Sudan to Spain attended a Global
Gathering of Pastoralists in Kiserian, Kenya.

Jonathan Davies, coordinator of the Global Drylands Initiative,
helped organize the event.

"By bringing people from the most unlikely places together you
discover that there is a lot of common ground and a lot of
opportunity for sharing of experiences and expertise," said

Pastoralist communities normally live in geographic peripheries,
far from the reach of central governments.

They often are painted as anti-government and conflict-prone, but
Davies claims this reputation is undeserved.

"Pastoralism is on a third of the land surface on this planet and
the vast majority of it is self-policing and it is pretty
peaceful. The conflicts are terrible but it is the exception, not
the norm," said Davies.

Davies also said that the pastoralist land use system contributes
to biodiversity and is environmentally sustainable, a point that
was reinforced when conference attendees visited a biofuel
processing plant.

Khalid Khawaldeh, who represents pastoral communities around
Dana, Jordan, is among those who attended the conference and
learned something new.

"The engineer just told us that we benefit from the waste more
than from the meat. This is surprising for me," said Khawaldeh.

Like many at the conference, economic and political pressures
forced Khawaldeh out of pastoralism.

"They cannot move outside the boundaries of Jordan. Even within
Jordan they are in isolated islands because of privatization,
industrialization, and conservation. So they cannot move as they
used to," said Khawaldeh.

The World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People aims to set a
global agenda to protect pastoralist rights.

Lalji Desai, the group's secretary-general, points out that many
pastoral groups face the same issues.

"Most of the pastoralists in the regions, we have similar
problems linked with the policy-making and decision-making
process. Recognizing our rights, land rights issues, migratory
routes, markets, preserving our animal genetic resources, or our
knowledge - everything is linked with the policy-making
decision," said Desai.

Ol-Johán Sikku, from the Sami community of reindeer herders in
northern Sweden, noted that some pastoral groups, including the
Sami, find support lacking.

"Still locally, regionally, or in the country you have to do
something. But if you get support from the U.N., that's good.
Because even the Sami people, we feel that the northern
Scandinavian countries don't support the Sami so we have to have
support from the U.N., EU and then we can do something," said

Sikku is trying to protect his ancient lifestyle by adapting to
modern realities. He lobbies the Swedish government for Sami
rights and works with a group called Slow Food Sápmi that
promotes traditional Sami recipes to find new markets for his
reindeer meat.









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And visit voaradiogram.net

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Thanks to colleagues at the Edward R. Murrow shortwave
transmitting station in North Carolina.

I'm Kim Elliott. Please join us for the next VOA Radiogram.

This is VOA, the Voice of America.





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Feliz año nuevo 2014 de VOA Radiogram












 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


 Dipol for 40m-Band


 ICOM IC-R75 + IF-mixer

 Software IF:

 con STUDIO1 - Software italiano per SDR in  LSB

 Software AF:

 Fldigi 3.21.77AB  +   flmsg 1.1.33


 German XP-SP3 with support for asian languages


 MEDION Titanium 8008  (since 2003)   [ P4  -  2,6 GHz]






some DRM-images   -   received via EASYPAL/DSSTV      (FRG-100 / Dipol for ~12 MHz + 7 MHz)

Here are some pictures of European stations:

2D0DRM from the Isle of Man (14233 kHz/USB)
9H1LC     from the island of Malta (14233kHz/USB)
LZ1DB    from Bulgaria  (14233 kHz/USB)

SQ9FVH  from Poland (3733 kHz/LSB)