Unrelated to Shortwave Radiogram, we had some excitement the early morning of June 14. About 3:00 am, I heard a commotion in the house. It involved our cat Ollie. He was chasing a moth, I assumed. Gazing into the darkness: that’s a big moth! Soon I realized it was a bat, flying around our bedroom.
I woke my wife to inform her of our visitor. The bat flew around the room in that slow-speed bat style, buzzing both of us, coming within inches, but expertly missing us each time. Bats are amazing flyers.
I like bats and am used to bats in the neighborhood and on camping trips. So I wasn’t terrified by the bat in our bedroom. But I was moderately unnerved. My wife had the good suggestion to close the door of the adjoining bathroom when the bat flew in there. The bat obliged, I closed the door, and thus it was sequestered.
We called the Arlington Animal Welfare League, who sent Animal Control Sgt. Ballena at 5:00 am(!). We expected him to have netting covering his face, but he just wore gloves. After a few minutes, the bat was captured and taken away. Sadly, the bat had to be killed and test for rabies. We found out today that test was negative.
So how did the bat get in to the house? All the windows were closed because of the air conditioning. We assume it came through the chimney. There are critter caps at the top of the chimney, but when daylight came, I discovered a crack in the flue tile. Repairs for that are scheduled for July. In the meantime, the fireplace is sealed with duct tape.
A video of last weekend’s Shortwave Radiogram (program 258) is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.
Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 259, 16-21 June 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
1:36 MFSK32: Program preview
2:44 MFSK32: Chemicals of asteroid Ryugu are analyzed*
7:46 MFSK64: Japan tests deep-ocean current turbines*
13:29 MFSK64: This week’s images*
27:26 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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| UTC Day | UTC Time | Frequency | Transmitter | |----------|---------------|------------------|-------------------| | Thursday | 2330-2400 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania | | Friday | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Friday | 1500-1530 UTC | 15750 kHz DRM | WINB Pennsylvania | | Saturday | 0230-0300 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania | | Sunday | 2330-2400 UTC | 7730 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Monday | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 7780 kHz | WRMI Florida | | Tuesday | 1430-1500 UTC | 9955 kHz | WRMI Florida |
The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC. Reports to Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.
“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. email@example.com www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/ @ThisIsAMusicSho https://thisisamusicshow.com
Pop Shop Radio from British Columbia, Canada, includes “a whole variety of pop music, such as records from the 1960s and 1970s that were played on Top-40 radio stations not only in North America but also on offshore radio and stations like Radio Luxembourg.” The programs now include some MFSK32 text and an image. Website: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter