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Kirsty MacColl was born October 10, 1959.

She died in a boating accident in 2000.

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Kirsty MacColl - A New England

Kirsty MacColl - Days

Kirsty MacColl - They Don’t Know



Aussie request:  Rebecca's Empire - Empty



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Welcome to program 173 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

  1:46 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:51 Olivia 32-1000: Slightly higher solar cycle predicted**
11:18 MFSK64: Diamond could switch from insulator to conductor*
15:03 This week's images*
28:33 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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** centered on 2000 Hz instead of usual 1500 Hz




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Solar Physicist Predicts a Slightly Better Solar Cycle 25

7 October 2020

Solar physicist Leif Svalgaard of the W.W. Hansen Experimental
Physics Laboratory at Stanford University has predicted a maximum
sunspot number of 128 ±10, slightly better than Solar Cycle 24.

"The overall average is 132 ±47 (median 124)," he said. "None of
these numbers are substantially different, so one could perhaps
just go with the 'wisdom of the crowd.' All predictions that we
consider have the underlying assumption that the sun has not
changed its behavior (its 'spots,' so to speak) on a time scale
of a few centuries (the Maunder Minimum may be a possible
violation of that assumption), and that there will be no such
changes in the near future, in spite of speculative suggestions."
Those included one of his own in 2013.

Svalgaard characterized the science of solar cycle prediction to
be still in its infancy, "borne out by the extreme range of
predictions of Cycle 25."

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From New Atlas:

"Metallizing" diamond could switch from insulator to conductor at

Michael Irving
6 October 2020

Diamond is an effective electrical insulator, but that might not
always be the case according to a new study from MIT and Nanyang
Technological University (NTU) Singapore. The team has calculated
that deforming diamond nano-needles would change their
conductivity from an insulator to a semiconductor to a highly
conductive metal – and back again at will.

Strain seems like something that you'd normally want to avoid,
but in some cases it can change a material for the better.
Strained silicon, for example, can allow electrons to move
through it more easily, making for transistors that can switch up
to 35 percent faster. The key is to apply enough strain to affect
the arrangement of atoms in the crystal lattice, but not too much
that the lattice itself is disrupted.

How easily electrons move through a material is measured as that
material's "bandgap," and the higher that number the harder a
time electrons have getting through. At 5.6 electron volts,
diamond normally has an ultrawide bandgap that makes it a great
insulator. But in the new study, the researchers found a way to
strain diamond to change its bandgap.

Using computer simulations of quantum mechanics and mechanical
deformation, the team found that a diamond probe could be used to
bend diamond nano-needles to different levels of strain. The more
strain that was applied, the narrower the bandgap became, until
it disappeared completely just before the point where the needle
would break. At that point the diamond becomes "metallized" and
an excellent electrical conductor.

"We found that it's possible to reduce the bandgap from 5.6
electron volts all the way to zero," says Ju Li, corresponding
author of the study. "The point of this is that if you can change
continuously from 5.6 to 0 electron volts, then you cover all the
range of bandgaps. Through strain engineering, you can make
diamond have the bandgap of silicon, which is most widely used as
a semiconductor, or gallium nitride, which is used for LEDs. You
can even have it become an infrared detector or detect a whole
range of light all the way from the infrared to the ultraviolet
part of the spectrum."

This could have a range of intriguing applications, the team
says. For example, diamond bent to have a gradient of strain
across it could make for a solar cell that can capture a wider
frequency of light on a single device – a job that currently
requires a stack of different materials. The technique could also
make for new types of quantum detectors and sensors.

As intriguing as the research is, it currently remains at the
early proof-of-concept stage, so it's premature for any practical
devices to be designed.

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This week's images ...

A rainbow against a red sky on Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1 October.
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Hills covered with Riverina Bluebells Koorawatha, Australia, 30
September. From ...

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A bowl from the exhibit "Made in China! Porcelain" at the Museum
for Art and Trade (MK&G) in Hamburg. From

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A sunset view of Stoer lighthouse in Sutherland, Scotland. From ...

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Strathclyde Park in Motherwell, Scotland, "at the quack of dawn."
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This funnel cloud over Lake Erie is one of a recent outbreak of
waterspouts on the Great Lakes. From ...

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Sunset at Chantilly, Virginia, 1 October. From ...

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Our painting of the week is "Baltic Sea by Sierksdorf" by Karl
Schmidt-Rottluff, from the collection of former German Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt. From ...

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    Ending music:

  Van Halen - Josephina (live 1998)

   Sydney, Australia 1998. Van Halen III. Eddie Van Halen guitar acoustic.










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This Is A Music Show #084
30 Sept 2020                <=== There was an upload mix-up on the original date, so actually a week later.

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:



Living Guitars - Guitar Woman


Gypsy - Crusader
Czerwone Gitary - Kto Lepszy
The Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick, And The Wicked


Leroy Sibbles - Ain't No Love
Frank Hatchett - Westchester Lady
Tsilla Dagan - Stars In The Pail                                                             


Richie Family - I'll Do My Best For You Baby
Roberto Delgado - Cuba Man
Charlie Chaplin - Que Dem


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Sweet And Gentle


Johnny Lytle - Stronger Than Us (Bossa Nova)


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This Is An Express Music Show
October 2020

Channel 292 on 6070 kHz




The Four Randers - Hippy Hippy Shake

The Four Renders waren eine deutsche Beat- und Rockband, die zu Beginn der 1960er Jahre von vier jungen Leuten aus Hamburg-Eimsbüttel gegründet wurde.

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Silver Apples - Ocsillations




The Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick, And The Wicked


Byron Lee And The Dragoneers - Black On


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101 Strings - Karma Sitar                                       ♫♥


Franek Kimono - Pozeganie Franka


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Paula Anderson - Four Year Battle Instrumental (EDIT)

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Tsilla Dagan - Stars In The Pail        
כוכבים בדלי - צילה דגן




Be sure to tune in to "This Is A Music Show" hour-long program
every Wednesday at 2100UTC on 7780 kHz via WRMI (Europe beam)


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