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Welcome to program 47 of VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Washington.

Here is the lineup for today's program:

  1:40 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:55 MFSK32: Greetings to WinteRFest in Iowa, with images
  6:03 MFSK32: Winter SWL Fest forums, with image
  7:24 MFSK32: Lasers for space communication, with image
12:09 MFSK64L: Restrictions on Turkish media, with MFSK64 image
19:19 MFSK64: Independent bookstores in USA, with image
26:35 MFSK32: Closing announcements

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com

And visit voaradiogram.net

Twitter: @VOARadiogram

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Greetings to the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club's 6th Annual
WinteRFest, taking place February 22nd from 1300 to 1700 UTC in
Perry, Iowa.

The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club is very focused on digital
transmission modes, assisting local radio amateurs with decoding
signals and the use of decoding software.

The club derives its name from the "Hiawatha" passenger train of
the Milwaukee Road Railroad that ran through Perry in the 1940s
and 1950s. Part of the rail line that used to run through Perry
is now referred to as the Hiawatha trail.

See http://qsl.net/kd0neb/index.htm

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The forums for the Winter SWL Fest, 14-15 March near
Philadelphia, have been scheduled. Topics include...

Internet radio
Radio's future
Archiving shortwave broadcasts
North Korean media
Ham radio tools for SWLs
Digital radio
Loop antennas
Remote receivers

I will be there to demonstrate VOA Radiogram and the decoding of
text and images via shortwave broadcast.

More information at swlfest.com





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Lasers May Be Used for Deep Space Communication

VOA News
February 13, 2014

Lasers, the highly concentrated light beams once considered
unsuitable for long-distance communications, may become the best
way to transmit large amounts of data across deep space.

Scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and
Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory say they have
developed a tiny array of superconducting light sensors sensitive
enough to detect the smallest particle of light - a single
photon. Even more, the chip can detect the position - left or
right, up or down - of each photon that hits the array.

Light signals can be coded by the position of each photon, and
also by the time intervals as they are transmitted. Researchers
say this makes possible the transfer of very large volumes of
information, more quickly and at lower cost than by using radio -
the current standard for data communications in space.

Researchers say the sensors can absorb data from tens of millions
of photons per second, and they expect future versions will be
capable ot decoding one billion photons per second.

In a recent real-world test of the technique, scientists used
arrays of laser sensors to exchange data with a NASA spacecraft
orbiting the moon at a rate six times faster than the best radio
communications available. Researchers say the laser-based system
weighs half as much as comparable radio devices and uses 25
percent less power.





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Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) Terminal, sending a
laser beam to the moon...





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Restrictions on Turkish Media Tighten

Dorian Jones
February 19, 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's President Abdullah Gl has signed
controversial new Internet control measures into law despite
national and international criticism and concerns about reduced
freedoms for Turkish media. VOA's Dorian Jones met in Istanbul
with the founder of an independent Internet news site that has
been at the forefront of the battle over Internet and press

The website Vagus.tv features a mixture of professional and
citizen journalism. According to its founder, Serdar Akinan, such
sites have become increasingly popular, especially in the last
couple of months, due to extensive allegations of high-level
government corruption. But Akinan said reporting on corruption
put Vagus itself in the news.

"We started to publish some corruption allegations about the
prime minister [Recep Tayyip Erdogan]. But all of sudden, one
night, like two weeks ago, they shut [us] down, they closed the
site. And 12 days we stayed closed, but after I became an issue
in Turkey ... they were forced to open the site," said Akinan.

In a parliamentary address, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the
main opposition Republican People's Party, demanded to know why
Vagus website was blocked. That pressure appeared to work and the
authorities reopened the site, providing little in the way of
explanation as to why it was closed and then reopened.

This is not the first time that Akinan has crossed swords with
the government. He was once a well-known and established
mainstream journalist, working as an editor at some of the top
Turkish news TV channels.

But, he claimed, he has become a marked man for pursuing an
editorial policy that is impartial, including its coverage of
Prime Minister Erdogan.

"Two years ago I was editor-in-chief of Sky Turk News Channel, so
because of my broadcasting policy, let's say there was huge
pressure. I know that the government, especially Prime Minister
Erdogan, pushed very hard for firing me, and one day they fired
me. I was writing also [a] column for Aksam daily, and also I was
fired from there. So Vagus was born like that," said Akinan.

The U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists, in its recent
report about attacks on the press during the past year,
highlighted what it contends is the widespread policy in Turkey
of firing journalists critical of the government. Similar
concerns were reflected by the European Union in its latest
report on Turkey's membership bid. Charges the government denies,
insisting that media freedom has improved under its rule.

Akinan's launch of the Vagus.tv site fortuitously coincided with
last summer's wave of anti-government demonstrations, known as
the Gezi Park protests. With mainstream media widely suspected of
being under government pressure to play down the unrest, news
sites like Vagus filled the vacuum. But it proved to be a
bittersweet success.

"Vagus, after the Gezi Park protests, reached 2 million unique
visitors per month, which is quite a big number for Turkey. And I
go check all the advertising companies, and they say this is
quite a good number and normally you should get this amount of
advertising, but we cannot give to you. Because your site, you
are doing some news, and that the prime minister is not happy
with you, and you are on the blacklist," said Akinan.

And it is likely that things will get worse for Akinan.

Earlier this month, thousands of people protested against the
government's move to extend its control over the Internet. The
sweeping legislation gives the ruling AK Party the power to close
websites deemed to threaten individual privacy, without a court
order. Akinan admitted the new law could force him out of

"Before that it was just judges ... deciding bad and good
content. Now it's the bureaucrats - bureaucrats appointed by the
prime minister himself. There is no more justice for the
journalists. My wife and me, we are planning to go outside
Istanbul, we will open an organic farm and we will live like
that," he said.

Observers warn that Ankara is likely to face growing domestic and
international pressure over Internet and journalist freedom.

On Tuesday, President Gl expressed concern about dwindling press
freedom in Turkey, saying the media have the right to rise up
against "wrongful practices." He compared Turkey's global image
to that of a light which had been shining brightlhy but is now







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 İnternet engelini aşmanın yeni zm: VPS


 Internet restrictions - the new solution to overcome them: VPS

 (Virtual Private Server)


This is VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America


Despite Increased Competition, Independent Bookstores Thrive in

Julie Taboh
February 18, 2014

For generations, Americans visited local, independently operated
bookstores to buy something to read.

However, in the past two decades, these stores have faced growing
competition from national chains as well as from the discounted
digital titles that have become available online.

It looked as if independent bookstores would be driven out of
business. However, recent industry figures show these bookshops
are not only surviving, they are thriving.

Beyond books

There's a simple reason three-year-old Oliver Kalm likes going to
the bookstore with his mother. He loves to read.

"Every night before he goes to sleep, he reads at least five
books," said Patigul Kalm. "It's his favorite thing to do."

Oliver and his mother are among the thousands of regular
customers who visit Politics & Prose, a popular independent
bookstore in Northwest Washington, that has been a neighborhood
fixture for 30 years.

Patrons come for the lively book discussions, to visit the coffee
shop or to attend daily author readings.

Even President Barack Obama visited the store with his daughters
last November to show his support for small businesses.

In recent years however, more and more Americans have turned to
digital or e-books while also buying their books online and at
bookstore chains. As a result, there's a perception that
independent bookstores are slowly disappearing.

Rumor versus reality

That's not the case, according to Oren Teicher, head of the
American Booksellers Association, which represents about 1,600
independently-owned retail bookstores across the United States.

"In 2012, we had about an 8 percent increase in total sales in
our member stores," Teicher said. "We've held that increase in
2013 which we're absolutely delighted about."

Teicher said one reason independent bookstores are doing well is
because owners are deeply engaged in the community.

Lissa Muscatine, who-along with husband Bradley Graham-bought
Politics and Prose from its original owners a few years ago,
believes independent bookstores play a vital role in their
communities and are becoming even more valued over time.

"It's what's called a third place. It's not home, it's not
office, but now you might also say it's not the screen,"
Muscatine said. "As people's lives become more homogenized, more
digitized, more anonymous, more impersonal, they want and crave
places to go where they're interacting with real people and I
think a bookstore, especially more than almost any institution in
a community, provides that."

Jeanie Kahn, who was walking around the iconic bookstore on a
recent Friday afternoon with a stack of books in her arms, has
been buying her books at Politics and Prose ever since it opened.

"I love reading and have become a voracious reader and would much
rather buy books at an independent bookstore than at one of the
mega bookstores or Amazon," Kahn said.

Staying current

Muscatine and Graham have taken measures to keep up with the
times, while maintaining the main mission of the bookstore's
original founders.

Graham said they offer a service that enables customers to
download titles onto almost any kind of e-reader except a Kindle,
while still providing what their customers like best.

"We've expanded in a number of areas," Graham said, "including
literary classes and trips; [to both domestic and destinations
overseas.] We have our own book-printing machine now in the store
and we're doing more and more with author events."

Muscatine said their bookstore is a place where customers can
meet and interact with their favorite authors. Politics and Prose
holds hundreds of in-store author events annually which feature
best-selling as well as emerging writers. The bookshop also
organizes author events at dozens of outside venues.

"You can't do that clicking a button on a screen in the same
way," she said.

Graham also points out that even though a certain segment of the
population has turned to e-books, interest in them has waned.

"You see a certain plateauing now in the rise of e-books and that
those who have gone in that direction and are reading e-books
still are buying physical books," Graham said. "So the most avid
users of e-books have remained among the most avid buyers of
physical books."

Hybrid readers

A recent survey by the Codex Group, a book market research and
consulting company, finds that about 64 percent of book buyers in
the United States read in both print and digital formats.

"So there is a sort of a hybrid kind of reader out there," said
Graham, "and so we're very confident that physical books are
going to survive and continue to be the dominant way that people
want to read."

The owners also point out another draw for customers;
knowledgeable sales staff who are well-read and familiar with the
store's inventory. They regularly help customers with everything
from finding exact book titles, to helping them choose books for
themselves as well as for gifts.

And at the end of the day, Muscatine said there's another
essential element that keeps customers coming back.

"I think that reading a physical book still provides a tactile
experience for people that simply can't be replicated on a
screen," she said.

Jeanie Kahn agrees.

"I like to be able to pick up the book, feel it," she said. "I've
gotten off my e-reader because I need to feel the book."

"It's just something unsatisfying about holding a Kindle or
holding an iPad trying to read a book," said her husband Marc.
"It just doesn't feel right."

Whether little Oliver Kalm sticks with physical books, or grows
up to read e-books, or both, right now he has a simple message
for readers of all kinds:

"Keep reading books!"




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This is VOA Radiogram in MFSK32...

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com

And visit voaradiogram.net

Twitter: @VOARadiogram

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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[Mikhail Vladimirovich Zubenko, Krasnaya Polyana, Peschanokopskiy district, Rostov region]         Krasnaya Polyana = Red forest glade





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F6CEE  22.Feb.14 13:09 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
CT1EWT 22.Feb.14 13:34 LCL Time  6dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 13:39 LCL Time  8dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 13:41 LCL Time  6dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 13:45 LCL Time 13dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 13:50 LCL Time  8dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 13:54 LCL Time 14dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 14:19 LCL Time  8dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
CT7ABQ 22.Feb.14 14:23 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 14:23 LCL Time  7dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
MKLL  22.Feb.14 14:27 LCL Time 12dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
MKLL  22.Feb.14 14:29 LCL Time 15dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
MKLL  22.Feb.14 14:31 LCL Time 16dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
2E1HOL 22.Feb.14 14:32 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
2E1HOL 22.Feb.14 14:34 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:35 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 14:39 LCL Time  9dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:40 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 14:42 LCL Time  9dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:45 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 14:45 LCL Time  6dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:46 LCL Time  5dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:48 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 14:48 LCL Time 12dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:48 LCL Time 13dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:49 LCL Time 14dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:51 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:52 LCL Time 14dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:52 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 14:53 LCL Time  6dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:53 LCL Time 16dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:54 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:55 LCL Time 15dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:55 LCL Time  7dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:56 LCL Time 12dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:58 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:58 LCL Time 14dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 14:58 LCL Time 10dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 14:59 LCL Time  7dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
9H4CM  22.Feb.14 14:59 LCL Time  7dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F6AIN  22.Feb.14 15:01 LCL Time  7dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:02 LCL Time  7dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:04 LCL Time 10dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 15:05 LCL Time  7dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 15:05 LCL Time  7dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 15:06 LCL Time  7dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:07 LCL Time  8dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
YO3FWL 22.Feb.14 15:15 LCL Time 16dB B/2.4/HI/16/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:17 LCL Time  8dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 15:18 LCL Time  7dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:20 LCL Time  7dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
EK3GM  22.Feb.14 15:22 LCL Time  7dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:26 LCL Time  8dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:27 LCL Time  7dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:29 LCL Time 10dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:30 LCL Time 11dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:32 LCL Time 10dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:33 LCL Time  9dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:34 LCL Time  9dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:35 LCL Time  6dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:36 LCL Time 10dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK
RN6LDT 22.Feb.14 15:39 LCL Time  9dB E/2.2/HI /4/lng OK

EK3GM  22.Feb.14 16:04 LCL Time  8dB B/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EA7AGX 22.Feb.14 16:12 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
OE3AWA 22.Feb.14 16:14 LCL Time  6dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
F5PZ   22.Feb.14 16:20 LCL Time  4dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
EA7AGX 22.Feb.14 16:22 LCL Time  8dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
YT7MBX 22.Feb.14 16:24 LCL Time  7dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK
YT7MBX 22.Feb.14 16:24 LCL Time  9dB E/2.4/HI /4/lng OK















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