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Brazilian/American samba, bossa nova and jazz singer Astrud
Gilberto was born March 29, 1940.

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Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Evangelina Weinert, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. She was raised in Rio de Janeiro. She married João Gilberto in 1959 and had a son, Marcelo Gilberto. She has another son from a second marriage, Gregory Lasorsa [1]. Later she began a relationship with her husband's musical collaborator, American jazz saxophone player Stan Getz.[2]. She emigrated to the United States in 1963, residing in the U.S. from that time. Astrud and João divorced in the mid-1960s.[3]

Astrud Gilberto ist die Tochter einer Brasilianerin und eines deutschen Einwanderers. Im Jahr 1947 zog sie mit ihrer Familie nach Rio de Janeiro. 1959 heiratete sie den brasilianischen Musiker João Gilberto. Sie wanderte 1963 in die Vereinigten Staaten aus, wo João Gilberto seit 1962 arbeitete. Ihre erste und berühmteste Aufnahme ist der Titel A Garota de Ipanema – The Girl from Ipanema auf dem Verve-Album Getz/Gilberto, das 1963 die ab 1958/59 (vor allem unter dem Einfluss von Antônio Carlos Jobim u. a.) in Brasilien entstandene Bossa Nova in den Vereinigten Staaten und der Welt bekannt machte. Gilberto nahm 1965 mit The Astrud Gilberto Album ihr erstes Album auf. Hier waren wie auch auf späteren Alben vor allen Dingen Fremdkompositionen enthalten.[1] Ab dem Album Now (1972) versuchte sich Gilberto auch als Komponistin.[2] Darüber hinaus trat sie in der ganzen Welt im Rahmen von Konzerten auf. In ihrer Heimat Brasilien trat sie allerdings lediglich einmal auf, 1965 in São Paulo.[3]

Nascida em Salvador, Bahia, filha de mãe brasileira e pai alemão, mudou-se para o Rio de Janeiro com sua família, em 1947, para morar na Avenida Atlântica, em Copacabana. Seu pai era professor de idiomas e de literatura. Sua mãe tinha grande paixão pela música, cantava e tocava bandolim. Caçula de três irmãs, era extremamente tímida e passou anos a reprimir seu interesse pelo canto. Na adolescência, sua melhor amiga Nara Leão, então a aspirante a cantora, foi incentivando a amiga a soltar a voz. Foi também Nara quem apresentou Astrud e João Gilberto, que passou a ser o grande incentivador da namorada. João e Astrud se casaram em 1959. Em menos de um ano, ela esperava o primogênito, Marcelo.[1]




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Welcome to program 145 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in modes as noted:

  1:48 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:59 Olivia 16-1000: Hams to help develop low cost ventilator
  9:42 MFSK64: Ford helps produce respiratory equipment*
14:29 This week's images*
28:00 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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Radio Amateurs Team Up to Help University Design Low-Cost

23 March 2020

Amateur radio volunteers from around the world have volunteered
to assist University of Florida Professor Sam Lampotang and his
engineering team in their quest to rapidly develop an
open-source, low-cost patient ventilator that can be built
anywhere from such commonly available components as PVC pipe and
lawn-sprinkler valves. The amateur radio volunteers are
developing Arduino-based control software that will set the
respiratory rate and other key parameters in treating critically
ill coronavirus victims.

Multiple volunteers responding to a call for help from Gordon
Gibby, MD, KX4Z, included noted software developer Jack Purdum,
W8TEE, and uBITX transceiver maker Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE.
University of Florida physicians are working to address the
critical legal aspects as the design moves closer to fruition.

The ventilator's valves would precisely time compressed oxygen
flow into patient breathing circuits under Arduino control,
allowing exhausted patients with "stiff" lungs impacted by viral
pneumonia to survive until their body can clear the infection.
The software design team is also adding simple features such as
an LCD display, encoders to choose parameters, and watchdog
safety features.






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From New Atlas:

Ford uses manufacturing muscle and F-150 parts in coronavirus

C.C. Weiss
24 March 2020

With auto production at a virtual standstill throughout North
America, automakers are repurposing their vast manufacturing
resources toward helping fill the shortage of medical supplies
around the continent. Ford is partnering with 3M and GE
Healthcare to rapidly up the production of respiratory equipment,
creating parts and new designs with 3D printing and off-the-shelf
auto components like F-150 seat-cooling hardware.

Ford and 3M are working together to quickly increase production
capacity of powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), with
engineers from both companies actively collaborating on a
new-generation PAPR that can be manufactured efficiently with
available components. Both 3M and Ford have mined their
warehouses for useful parts, using 3M HEPA filters and portable
tool batteries, in addition to Ford F-150 seat-cooling
components, to piece together the new design. If successful, Ford
could handle manufacturing of the new respirator at one of its
Michigan facilities, increasing 3M's production capacity as much
as tenfold.

"We have empowered our teams of engineers and designers to be
scrappy and creative to quickly help scale up production of this
vital equipment," says Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

3M's traditional powered respirators rely on a waist-mounted,
battery-powered blower system to circulate clean, filtered air
into a hood, protecting the wearer from airborne contaminants.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a skyrocketing demand for
these PAPRs from the likes of first responders and healthcare
workers, leaving 3M to look outside company walls to meet the
ballooning need.

"We're exploring all available opportunities to further expand
3M's capacity and get healthcare supplies as quickly as possible
to where they're needed most, which includes partnering with
other great companies like Ford," says Mike Roman, 3M chairman of
the board and CEO.

3M says that it has already doubled its global output of N95
respirators, producing them at a rate of nearly 100 million per
month. Of the 35 million it's making each month in the US, 90
percent are earmarked for healthcare workers, with the other 10
percent going to other critical industries, including food
supply, energy and pharmaceuticals.

Ford is also in the process of building and testing protective
face shields. Designed to be used by healthcare professionals in
conjunction with N95 respirators, the transparent shields protect
the eyes and face from contact with liquids. More than 1,000 of
the face shields will be put into testing at Detroit-area
hospitals this week, and Ford plans to ramp up manufacturing to
100,000 per week.

Ford is also cooperating with GE Healthcare on building a
simplified version of the company's ventilators, used to support
patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing.
Finally, it is using the 3D-printing capabilities of its Advanced
Manufacturing Center to create components and subassemblies of
other personal protective equipment.

Ford is not the only American Big 3 automaker involved in such
work. Both General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announced their own
efforts this week. FCA is preparing its plants to begin
manufacturing and donating protective face masks at a rate of one
million per month. The masks will go to police, EMTs,
firefighters, and hospital and clinic workers in the US, Canada
and Mexico. Meanwhile, GM is working with Ventec Life Systems to
scale up the production of the company's ventilators.

Sources: Ford, 3M

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This week's images ...

A surgical mask on the Fearless Girl statue outside the New York
Stock Exchange, 19 March. From ...

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This bear on a cold night in Romania demonstrates why social
distancing is a good idea. From ...

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A closeup of a damselfly in China, looking like a Chinese
painting. From ...

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A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map board in the empty
streets of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, Switzerland, amid the
spread of the COVID-19, 18 March. From ...

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Father Scott Holmer of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
in Bowie, Maryland, hears confessions in the parking lot of the
church that remains closed because of restrictions set in place
because of the coronavirus. From ...

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Coronavirus signage on the M80 motorway near Banknock, Scotland.
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A family in Rome, 12 March. From ...

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Our painting of the week is "Coconut Palms' Last Stand, Key
Biscayne" by Paul Hampton Crocket. From ...

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   Ending music:

 Martha Reeves - Nowhere To Run





 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     [S-AM-USB/LSB]   +     beta 11  Version 2.80 (August 21, 2018)  - for scheduled IF-recording

 Software AF:

 Fldigi-4.0.18        +   flmsg-4.0.7                            images-fldigifiles on homedrive.lnk


 German XP-SP3 with support for asian languages

 German W7 32bit + 64bit


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

 MSI-CR70-2MP345W7  (since2014)   [i5 -P3560 ( 2 x 2,6GHz) ]


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This Is A Music Show #057
25 March 2020

2100-2200UTC Wednesday on 7780 kHz *NEW*
0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA

Rebroadcast on Unique Radio, Australia
1000-1100UTC Friday on 5045 kHz USB

Friday, March 27, 2020, no signal from UNIQUE RADIO, neither 5045 kHz nor 3210 kHz USB.
According to the website, broadcasting will resume on April 5th 2020.


TIAEMS w/ Radio Northern Europe International
via Channel 292 in Germany, on 6070 kHz.

RNEI plays some recent pop tunes from N. Europe countries, and includes
a playlist in MFSK64 embedded in one of the songs! A 30min "express"
edition of TIAMS follows in the second half of the hour.

March 7/13/21/29 at various times. Check the schedule here:




Boys Life - Radio Towers

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King Crimson - Red (Trio Vers.)
椎名 林檎 - 木綿のハンカチーフ        Ringo Shiina  -  Cotton handkerchief




TIAMS '83 Megamix
The Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew

G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‎– Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
Shannon ‎– Let The Music Play       ♫♥


TIAMS '83 Megamix:



TIAMS '83 Megamix:



Hawkeye - Twingy Twang
Yukihiro Takahashi - Something In The Air

[MIDOMI :  高橋 幸宏  -  予感  /   Takahashi Takayuki - Foreboding     ]




Autechre - Gantz Graf       😲









The Free Association - Mother




Links of note:

Art Of Noise - Beat Box PV:

Autechre - Gantz Graf PV, abstract CAD shapes by Alex Rutterford:

Autechre's ongoing DJ mixes might be found here:


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Thanks for listening!





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Rhodes keyboard illustration by M. Demenna, 2009.