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Welcome to program 179 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:
1:41 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
2:44 Quebec mandates electric cars starting 2035
6:16 MFSK64: UK studies orbital solar power plants*
11:11 This week's images*
27:57 MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)
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From Radio Canada International:
Mandating electric cars, Canada
November 16, 2020
Another shot has been fired against the internal combustion
The mostly French-speaking province of Quebec, and second most
populous in Canada, has ordered that from 2035, all new cars sold
in the province must be electric.
The move is similar to ones already announced in the U.K (2030),
Sweden (2030), and the state of California (2035), while the west
coast province of British Columbia last year announced a ban on
gasoline powered vehicles by 2040. Last year the city of
Amsterdam said petrol and diesel powered cars will be banned from
the city by 2030.
Quebec currently has the most generous incentive to buy an EV, at
up to $8,000 which can be combined with an up to $5,000 federal
The generous Quebec incentive currently costs the province about
$260 million and there are suggestions the incentive amount could
The Quebec plan announced today is part of the provincial
government's 'green plan', a $6.7 billion investment to deal with
climate change. The proposal will not effect commercial or
industrial vehicles, nor the sales of used ICE vehicles.
Quebec already accounts for 50 per cent of EV sales in Canada,
but the fleet is small at less than 1.5 per cent of all
The Quebec government wants that number to increase to 30 per
cent by 2030. at around 1.5 million EV's licensed in the
While the plan includes speeding up roadside charging stations,
George Iny of the Automobile Protection Association says laws and
rebates aren't enough for consumers to make the switch. Quoted by
CTV News he said "You need an infrastructure, you need answers
for people who live in apartments and other dwellings because the
current, haphazard way of putting chargers in onesies and twosies
on street corners will never do the trick."
The federal government for its part has indicated it wants to end
new ICE sales by 2040.
From New Atlas:
UK government examining potential for orbital solar power plants
November 16, 2020
The British government has commissioned a new study looking at
the potential to build an orbital solar power station by 2050.
Led by Frazer-Nash Consultancy, the new study looks into the
feasibility of space-based solar power (SBSP) systems that use
giant solar arrays to generate electricity and beam it to Earth
in the form of microwaves.
As a major power source, solar panels have a number of
disadvantages that have more to do with where they are than what
they are. The most obvious drawback is that the Sun sets with
aggravating regularity and without it, solar panels are just
panels. Also, the Sun moves through the sky, so solar panels
either have to settle for a very variable output or they have to
include a tracking mechanism that allows them to follow the Sun
to maintain the optimum angle.
Then there's the problem of weather. Not only can cloudy days
effectively shut down a solar power plant, the fact that sunlight
has to filter through the Earth's atmosphere means that it's
attenuated, cutting down on the power output.
None of this has anything to do with the inherent technology of
solar panels. It has more to do with the fact that the ones used
to generate electricity on Earth are sitting on the Earth's
surface. However, if a solar power plant could be set up in
orbit, these disadvantages vanish. The Sun never sets, arrays can
always be set at the ideal angle 24 hours a day, and there's no
atmosphere to block or attenuate the light.
The question is, how to get that energy back to Earth? One answer
is to send it in the form of a microwave beam, which is picked up
by fields covered with dipole antennas and turned back into
electricity before being fed into the grid.
The idea isn't new. It was first suggested by the science fiction
writer Isaac Asimov in 1941 in his short story Reason, and a
design for a power transmitter was patented by Peter Glaser in
1973. In 1976, Physicist Gerard K. O'Neil made building such
solar power plants the main industry for his proposed orbital
The trouble is that building such gigantic solar plants in
geosynchronous orbit would be enormously expensive, so the idea
keeps being relegated to some far off future date.
Now, encouraged by the prospect of lower launch costs through new
commercial space companies, the British government is reviving
the idea of orbiting solar power plants as a zero-emission
alternative energy source and has commissioned a new study by
Frazer-Nash Consultancy to see if the concept is both feasible
and economically viable.
According to the UK Space Agency, the new research will look at
both the engineering and economics of such plants with special
attention on how to assemble such satellites in orbit on a huge
"Decarbonizing our economy is vital," says Martin Soltau, Space
Business Manager at Frazer-Nash. "We need to explore new
technologies to provide clean, affordable, secure and dependable
energy for the nation. SBSP has the potential to contribute
substantially to UK energy generation, and offers many benefits
if it can be made practical and affordable.
"Frazer-Nash is studying the leading international solar power
satellite designs, and we will be drawing up the engineering plan
to deploy an operational SBSP system by 2050. We are forming an
expert panel, comprised of leading SBSP experts and space and
energy organizations, to gain a range of industry views.
"We will compare SBSP alongside other forms of renewable energy,
to see how it would contribute as part of a future mix of clean
"We have also partnered with Oxford Economics, who have
significant experience in the space sector and who will provide
additional insight to the economic assessment of the system, and
the benefit to the UK economy."
Image: One possible architecture of a space-based solar power
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This week's images ...
New Kim, a two-year-old racing pigeon from Belgium, recently was
sold at auction for $1.9m. (Not be confused with Old Kim,
presenter of Shortwave Radiogram.) https://bbc.in/2IO1gXm ...
Colorful rocks are seen in Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald,
Montana. https://bit.ly/35LkRjI ...
Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway. https://bit.ly/32TZWt1 ...
Rainbow and lightning in southern Arizona. https://bit.ly/32TZWt1
ОМСК, 13 ноя — РИА Новости. Специалисты Минпрома Омской
области измерили скорость интернета в деревне Станкевичи, где местный
студент жаловался на слабую связь и необходимость ловить сеть на березе, и
посоветовали ему найти место у соседей, сообщили журналистам в министерстве.
A tunnel along Kelvin Way in Galsgow.
A crescent moon against a cobalt sky at dusk over Arlington,
Virginia, November 17. https://bit.ly/2UE5kvR ...
Dusk falls over the White House following a rain storm in
Washington. https://reut.rs/3fbmESm ...
Our painting of the week is "Misty Woods" by Hanne Lore Koehler.
Shortwave Radiogram returns to MFSK32 ...
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This Is A Music Show #090
18 November 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 https://www.uniqueradio.biz/ for schedule!
TIAExpressMS w/ Radio Northern Europe International
via Channel 292 in Germany, on 6070 kHz.
Broadcast various dates/times. Check the schedule here:
Arthur Lyman Group - Brazil
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Fiddle Sticks
George Mann Orchesetra - Oh! Oh! Seven
Nick Gravenites and Mike Bloomfield - Common Ground
Next - Be Free
The Fools - Psycho Chicken
Al Brown - I Got To Go On Without You (Version)
Propaganda - Femme Fatale
Laid Back - White Horse
SOS Band/Rebel Princess/Cocoa Tea/Shabba Ranks - Just Be Good To Me
Voggue - Dancing The Night Away (edit)
Bongo Herman - African Breakfast
THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Lonely Nightingale
Change Of Pace - Hello Darling
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