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Sylvia Tyson of Ian & Sylvia (until 1975) was born
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Welcome to program 170 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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

  1:38 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:42 Possible sign of life in Venus's atmosphere*
  8:43 MFSK64: Sunspot Cycle 25 has begun*
14:40 This week's images*
27:55 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From the Voice of America:

Astronomers Announce Possible Sign of Life on Venus

VOA News
14 September 2020

An international team of astronomers Monday announced the
discovery of a rare gas molecule -- phosphine -- in the clouds of
Venus, which may be the first solid evidence of extraterrestrial
life in the solar system.

The researchers say on Earth, phosphine is only made industrially
or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments. The
international team, which includes researchers from Britain, the
U.S. and Japan, published their findings in two papers -- the
science journal Nature on Monday, and Astrobiology journal on

Phosphine was first spotted in observations that were made by
Cardiff University astronomer Jane Greaves using the James Clerk
Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii. The discovery was then
confirmed using a more sensitive radio telescope, the Atacama
Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile.

The team estimates that phosphine exists in Venus’ clouds at a
small concentration, only about 20 molecules in every billion.
Still, after running several calculations, they determined there
were no non-biological sources on the planet that could account
for the levels of phosphine they discovered in the atmosphere.

Astronomers have speculated for decades that high clouds on Venus
could offer a home for microbes -- floating free of the scorching
surface but needing to tolerate very high acidity. They say
detection of phosphine could point to such extra-terrestrial
“aerial” life.

Another member of the team, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
molecular astrophysicist Clara Sousa Silva, has investigated
phosphine as a “biosignature” gas of non-oxygen-using life on
planets around other stars. She said finding it on Venus is
exciting and extraordinary.

But she said it raises many questions regarding how any
organisms, if they exist, could survive in the planet’s
atmosphere, where clouds are made up of about 90% sulphuric acid.
So, team members acknowledge that confirming the presence of
“life” needs a lot more work.

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Solar cycle 25 has begun

Birgit Krummheuer, Max Planck Society
16 September 2020

In the past one and a half years, the sun has been rather dull:
hardly a sunspot covered its surface, hardly a solar flare hurled
radiation and particles into space. As observational data now
show, for the last nine months solar activity has been slowly
picking up again. Already in December 2019, our star passed its
activity minimum, an event which occurs approximately every
eleven years. This confirms predictions made by the Solar Cycle
25 Prediction Panel, an international panel of experts organized
by NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration), in March last year. The panel, whose members
include Robert Cameron from the Max Planck Institute for Solar
System Research (MPS) in Germany, expects the sun to be as tame
in the now beginning solar cycle 25 as it has been in the
previous eleven years.

For more than 30 years, NASA and NOAA regularly invite
international experts to predict the solar activity of the next
few years. This is not an easy task, since our star's behavior is
characterized by a peculiar interplay of reliability and
capriciousness. Phases of high and low solar activity alternate
in an astonishingly regular rhythm: approximately eleven years
lie between two activity minima. At the same time, some
properties of solar cycles such as their strength and exact
duration can vary and do not seem to obey a long-term rule.

The most recent solar cycle prediction from March 2019 has now
passed its first test and correctly foreseen the start of the
next cycle, the 25th since the beginning of reliable solar
observations, as NASA and NOAA announce today. The Solar Cycle 25
Prediction Panel had located this point in time between November
2019 and October 2020. Measurements from research satellites in
recent months now show that solar activity has indeed been
increasing again since December 2019.

Determining the behavior of our star in advance is not only of
scientific interest. "In phases of high activity, violent
eruptions of particles and radiation from the sun can also effect
Earth," says Robert Cameron from MPS, who contributed to the
predictions. In the worst case, this can cause damage to
technical systems such as satellites or endanger astronauts.

The new solar cycle should give little cause for concern in this
respect. The Prediction Panel predicts it to be similar to its
rather feeble predecessor. The strength of solar cycles has been
showing a clear downward trend since the 1980s. "As it appears,
the current period of low solar activity, compared to the strong
cycles over most of the last 50 years, will continue over the
next eleven years," says Cameron. The next, rather weak solar
maximum should occur between November 2024 and March 2026.

Although forecasts of earlier solar cycles were in some cases
noticeably off track, Robert Cameron is convinced that the sun's
behavior can be determined in advance -- but only a few years
beforehand. New findings in solar research have made this
possible, he believes.

Important clues are provided by local magnetic structures that
appeared years earlier on the sun's visible surface. These
so-called bipolar regions consist of closely adjacent areas of
opposite magnetic polarity and are often accompanied by sunspots.
Like on a kind of solar conveyor belt, over the course of several
years huge meridional plasma flows carry these local magnetic
fields from near the equator to the solar poles -- thus building up
the global solar magnetic field that will shape the next solar
cycle. At the poles, the plasma descends into the solar interior
where it progresses back to the equator. "Each revolution takes
about eleven years and is the physical basis of the solar cycle,"
says Cameron.

For predictions of solar activity, it is crucial, on the one
hand, to observe precisely and continuously the number and
distribution of bipolar regions that form on the surface of the
sun years earlier. Satellites such as NASA's Solar Dynamics
Observatory have been providing the necessary data for several
years now. On the other hand, helioseismology, a still young
sub-discipline of solar research, makes it possible to visualize
processes in the interior of the sun and thus determine the exact
speed of the plasma flows constituting the solar conveyor belt.
"With these methods, we can anticipate several years in advance
how the sun will behave in the next solar cycle," says Cameron.
Predictions, however, that go beyond one solar cycle are by
principle not possible.

See also:

Image: This split image shows the difference between an active
Sun during solar maximum (April 2014, left) and a quiet Sun
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This week's images ...



Colorful designs are projected on the facade of the
Charlottenburg Palace as part of the yearly Festival of Lights in
Berlin, 14 September. From ...

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A flagman holds a sign for oncoming traffic as utility workers
repair power lines in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in
Eagle Point, Oregon, 11 September. From

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A crow is silhouetted by the sun, tinted orange from wildfire
smoke, in Medford, Oregon, 11 September. From ...

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Fighting a wildfire in the San Barnardino National Forest in
California, 10 September. From ...

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The artist Sacha Jafri, on lockdown in Dubai since March 2020,
creating the world's largest painting on canvas, 9 September.
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This image of a Sparisoma cretense in the Canary Islands is a
finalist in the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. From ...

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Our painting of the week is "Pines Along the Shore" by
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    Ending music:

   Theme from "The Avengers"

   Laurie Johnson Orchestra

   With a Vengeance • 1998





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This Is A Music Show #082
16 Sept 2020

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

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA

Rebroadcast on Unique Radio, Australia
1000-1100UTC Friday on 5045 or 3210 kHz USB
Check for schedule!
(Temporarily Offline)


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

Broadcast various dates/times. Check the schedule here:



Sandy Nelson - Sidewinder


Silver Apples - Oscillations
Small Faces - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake
The Dublin Corporation - The Letter


SBB - Deszcz Kroplisty, Deszcz Ulewny
The Ramblers 3 - Love's Going To Live Here
Tyrone Evans - Love Vibrations (VERSION)


Toby David - Israeli Disco
101 Strings - Karma Sitar                                ♫♥


Ranking Joe Stop You Coming (VERSION)
The Commodores - Flying High


The Four Randers - Hippy Hippy Shake


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Plaisir D'Amour


Hermanos Zavala - Maeva Las Hadas


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Obit on Simeon Coxe III via Bryan W8LN:


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Simeon Oliver Coxe III

June 4, 1938 - September 8, 2020

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1, RebMoe - Undercover Lover 🇳🇴
2, BEHM - Hei rakas 🇫🇮
3, Siri Nilsen - Alle Snakker Sant 🇳🇴

4, Vionavega - Sway 🇸🇪
5, Grúska Babúska - Raddataktur 🇮🇸
6, Vaajmoe - Hieggan vuöllie *Samí*


7, Rednex - Shooter 🇸🇪
8, Anne Gadegaard - Arabiens Drøm 🇩🇰
9, Pill & HARDIES - Lost (with Mali) 🇩🇰

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This Is An Express Music Show
September 2020

Channel 292 on 6070 kHz



John Keating - I Feel The Earth Move


Niebiesko-Czarni - Taka Była Moja Dziewczyna
Rock Gazers - BLuebird BLue
The Rave-ons - Everybody Tells Me
Carl Carlton - Groovin'                         
Neal Hefti - Turkish Delight
El Dorados Band - Taste Of The West (Version)


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Marjoram


Halina Frąckowiak - Znikąd


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every Wednesday at 2100UTC on 7780 kHz via WRMI (Europe beam)


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