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By the time you read this, Global 24 Radio will be on the air 24
hours a day on 9395 kHz via WRMI in Florida.

At the time I am writing this, there are no program details
at the global24radio.com website, except that "the EU News
Network would be providing several hours of original news and





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See also the WRMI website: wrmi.net .


If you decoded this, write to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com









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Welcome to program 83 of VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Washington.

Here is the lineup for today's program (MFSK32 except where

  1:47 Program preview (now)
  2:57 Introduction to 8PSK-125 test
  3:54 8PSK-125: Radio/TV Martí PSAs
  4:40 Failure of Antares rocket launch*
11:41 Solar power from Tunisia will supply Europe*
17:56 Recycling e-waste in Ghana without burning*
25:04 Closing announcements with MFSK64 logo
28:25 Surprise mode of the week

*with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.

And visit voaradiogram.net.

Twitter: @VOARadiogram




Last week's surprise mode was 8PSK-125. The 8PSK modes were added
to Fldigi as of version 3.22.00.

Most of you were unable to decode the 8PSK-125 transmission. I
think this is because I used Fldigi 3.22.00 to produce the
8PSK-125 segment, and most of you installed Fldigi 3.22.01. There
was a change to the 8PSK encoding scheme with version 3.22.01.

So let's try another transmission in 8PSK-125, this time
produced using Fldigi 3.22.01.

VOA Radiogram now changes to 8PSK-125 ...




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Broadcasting Board of Governors press statement:

Radio, TV Martí Air PSA to Discourage Illegal Cuban Immigration

In response to a recent increase in the number of Cubans
attempting to migrate to the United States, the Office of Cuba
Broadcasting has produced a 60-second Spanish-language Public
Service Announcement that will air on TV and Radio Martí several
times per day.


“The goal of the PSA is to clarify U.S. immigration policy and
discourage Cubans from attempting the dangerous journey,” said
OCB Director Carols García-Pérez.

In 2013, Cuba reduced travel restrictions and began allowing
Cubans to travel internationally without an exit permit. However,
they must still have a valid passport and are subject to U.S.
immigration laws. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in FY 2014
3,277 immigrants have been rescued from the waters near Florida,
up from 1,082 in 2010.

Video of the PSA at:


VOA Radiogram now changes back to MFSK32 ...





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With Failed Launch, US Private Space Industry Suffers Setback

George Putic, KI4FNF
October 29, 2014

Wednesday's successful launch of a Russian space vehicle taking
supplies to the International Space Station was in sharp contrast
to the explosion of a private U.S. cargo space craft shortly
after it's Tuesday launch on a similar mission. But U.S. space
agency NASA, which contracted the private firm to supply the
space station, says the program will move forward, with more
launches to come.

Under a $1.9 billion contract with NASA, Orbital Sciences
Corporation, based in Virginia, has sent two cargo vehicles to
the International Space Station without a hitch.

This time, their Cygnus spacecraft, powered by an Antares rocket
was carrying more than two tons of water and food and also some
classified equipment.

But several seconds after the launch the rocket blew up, before
the new second stage motor was able to ignite.

The explosion completely destroyed the cargo and damaged the
launch pad, but no injuries or loss of life were reported.

At a press conference at Wallops Island launch facility Executive
Vice President and General Manager at Orbital Sciences
Corporation, Frank Culbertson, said the Antares program will be
put on hold.

"We will not fly until we understand the root cause and the
corrective action necessary to insure that this doesn't happen
again," said Culbertson.

President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Eric
Stallmer, says the space flight industry is already looking

"It's a setback, a short-term setback, but Orbital, they have
still four more launches to go to the International Space Station
and we anticipate those to be a huge success," said Stallmer.

However, Orbital Corporation's revenue will suffer, according to
John Logsdon of George Washington University's Space Policy

"Because not only was this a major source of revenue for the
company, this commercial cargo contract, but we don't know yet
how much damage has been done to the launch pad and it's the only
pad from which the Antares vehicle could be launched," said

NASA has a similar contract with another private firm, Space X
Corporation, based in California, and their cargo vehicle is
scheduled to launch in December.

For now the U.S. is only sending unmanned flights into space.
but that will change. Space X and Boeing have both signed
contracts with NASA and manned space flights are planned as soon
as 2017.




Image: The malfunctioning Antares rocket was detonated to prevent
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Solar Power Plant in Africa to Supply Europe

George Putic
October 29, 2014

By 2018, a large solar power plant in the Tunisian part of the
Sahara desert may start sending power to energy-hungry Western
Europe. The company running the plant says once it is fully
operational it will generate almost twice as much electricity as
an average nuclear plant and supply two million homes in Europe.

According to the European Commission's Institute for Energy, just
0.3 percent of the Saharan Desert's intense solar energy can
provide Europe with all the electrical power it needs.

A company called Nur Energy plans to capture some of it by
building a solar plant similar to an Israeli one in the Negev
desert that uses heliotropic mirrors. This technology, unlike
photovoltaic cells, can generate energy even when the sky is
overcast or at night.

Thousands of mirrors, spread over 100 square kilometers, will
concentrate sunlight to a tower where it heats and melts a
special salt.

Kevin Sara, the CEO of Nur Energy, said the technology makes
storage easy.

"You can then store that heat very easily, so you can continue
producing electricity after the sun goes down," said Sara.

In a heat exchanger, the molten salt turns water into steam for
turbines that turn electrical generators.

Sara said the project could significantly decrease use of fossil
fuels in Europe.

"We could gradually decarbonize the European grid using desert
power, using this solar energy with storage from the Sahara
desert and linked to Europe with high-voltage DC cables which are
very, very low in their losses," said Sara,

The cable link to Europe is another interesting part of the

Instead of the usual alternating current transmission, Nur Energy
plans to send the power by a dedicated direct current underwater
cable. Power being sent through the cable has a loss rate of just
3 percent per 1,000 kilometers. In addition to being cheaper,
this technology requires no synchronization between different AC
transmission systems.

Recently, Tunisia held its second democratic parliamentary
elections. Sara said the solar energy project could contribute to
the country's stability.

"A lot of this equipment can be manufactured by local Tunisian
companies, and that will create employment and employment
opportunities for the Tunisian youth," said Sara.

The construction of the solar plant in southwestern Tunisia is
expected to start by the end of 2016, with the first kilowatts
being delivered by late 2018.




Image: Artist's rendering of the mirrors (heliostats) surrounding
the boiler tower in southwestern Tunisia.



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This is VOA Radiogram from the Voice of America.

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.


Wire Strippers Bring Some Relief From Ghana's Toxic Smoke

Chris Stein
October 27, 2014

ACCRA - For years, poor Ghanaians have been burning old
electronics in the open air to extract precious metals and sell
them as scrap. But a new recycling center may mean the end of
e-waste burning in Ghana.

On the shores of a trash-clogged lagoon in Ghana's capital Accra,
scrap dealers set gutted electronics ablaze. Fire melts the
plastic that stands between the scrap dealers and precious metals
like copper.

Black smoke belches from the Agbogbloshie neighborhood across the
city. The lead levels in the soil around the site are off the
charts, up to 100 times above normal. Another study tied the
presence of industrial chemicals in women's breast milk in Accra
to pollution from Agbogbloshie.

For years, the burning of electronic waste in the neighborhood
has continued unabated. Most of the men doing the burning are
from Ghana's impoverished north. Sumani Abdul Karim has been
working here since 1998.

"The reason why they burn, they do not know how they will remove
the wire and leave the copper," said Karim. "So normally that is
why they gather it, go and put it down where they find fire from
it, burn it and go on and weigh it.

But the burning may be coming to an end. Environmental group
Green Advocacy Ghana recently opened a recycling center at
Agbogbloshie. The center is equipped with industrial wire
strippers to safely separate copper from plastic.

When it is fully operational, GreenAd's executive director Yaw
Amoyaw-Osei says it will put a stop to the burning.

"They know of the harm the burning practices is doing to them.
So they were all eager to see some change," said Amoyaw-Osei.
"They could not stop because they thought it was just a matter of
livelihood, they needed to survive. But with this facility they
realized there is no justification to continue burning and harm

Many of the scrap dealers at Agbogbloshie have grown cynical
about the prospects of change coming to the bare windswept plain.
Some of the young men who man the fires have turned against the
recycling center, fearing it will harm their livelihood, Karim

Greater Accra Scrap Dealer's Association chairman Abdul Rahaman
Abdulai says many organizations have come to the scrap yard over
the years, promising to help. Few have delivered on their
promises, but this recycling center may actually work, he says.

"We cannot hide the burning, because first of all, we did not
have the machines, but now we have the machines so that we stop
burning so that things will go fine for us," said Abdulai.

On a Monday afternoon, black smoke was still billowing up into
the air, across the lagoon and towards Accra's downtown. The
recycling center is not fully operational yet, and lacks wire
strippers for smaller diameter cables.

Ameyaw-Osei says more equipment and personnel are on their way.
Until then, burning continues.


See also:


South Korea Launches Initiative to Recycle More E-Waste




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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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Thank you for decoding the modes on VOA Radiogram.






 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


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

 RX   for  RF:

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