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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

Marc Montgomery
November 16, 2020

Another shot has been fired against the internal combustion
engine (ICE).

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
be reduced.

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
registered vehicles.

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.


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From New Atlas:

UK government examining potential for orbital solar power plants
by 2050

David Szondy
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
space colonies.

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
energy technologies.

"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.) ...

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Colorful rocks are seen in Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald,
Montana. ...

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Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway. ...

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Rainbow and lightning in southern Arizona.

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Alexei Dudoladov, student and popular blogger, is seen on a birch
tree for better cellular network coverage in his remote Siberian
village of Stankevichi, Russia. ...

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Early morning at Lanark Loch, Scotland.

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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.
"Как выяснилось после замеров, дом молодого человека стоит в низине и поэтому "затемнен". В 100 метрах, в домах у центральной дороги, скорость 13 мегабит в секунду, а это как раз 4G. Связь в деревне обеспечивает вышка "Теле2", которая расположена в другом населенном пункте на расстоянии 12 километров. <...> Чтобы передавать в TikTok большие объемы информации, можно найти место недалеко от дома или у соседей", — пояснили журналистам в Министерстве промышленности, связи, цифрового и научно-технического развития Омской области.

OMSK, November 13 - RIA Novosti. Specialists from the Ministry of Industry of the Omsk Region measured the speed of the Internet in the village of Stankevichi, where a local student complained about a weak connection and the need to catch a network on a birch tree, and advised him to find a place with neighbors, the ministry told reporters.
"As it turned out after measurements, the young man's house is in a lowland and therefore "darkened".
100 meters away, in houses near the central road, the speed is 13 megabits per second, which is exactly 4G. Communication in the village is provided by the Tele2 tower, which is located in another settlement at a distance of 12 kilometers. <...> To transfer large amounts of information to TikTok, you can find a place not far from your home or near your neighbors, "the Ministry of Industry, Communications, Digital, Scientific and Technical Development of the Omsk Region explained to journalists.

A tunnel along Kelvin Way in Galsgow. ...

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A crescent moon against a cobalt sky at dusk over Arlington,
Virginia, November 17. ...

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Dusk falls over the White House following a rain storm in
Washington. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Misty Woods" by Hanne Lore Koehler. ...

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   Closing music:
Des O'Connor - I Pretend  [Back To Back • 1998]

     Something made her change, what could it be now
     Wish I knew exactly what I'd done
     If there's someone else I'll set you free now
     Guess I've lost and he has won



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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 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:



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


Link of note:

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Nauen 6080 kHz 1900-2100z  +  6145 kHz 2100-2300z   ===> 250°

Atlantic - North


       24.12.2019  = 24.12.2020


 6030 kHz 1900-2100z 27,28,29          ERV 100 kW  305°  241219 ARM  2018:  6030 kHz 2017:  6010 kHz
 6080 kHz 1900-2100z
27,80,36,81,11    NAU 125 kW  250°  241219 D    2018:  6080 kHz 2017:  6080 kHz

 9740 kHz 1900-2100z 48,53,41,79       NAU 125 kW  130°  241219 D    2018:  9740 kHz 2017:  9740 kHz

 9570 kHz 1900-2100z 41,49,54,79,58    MOS 100 kW  115°  241219 AUT  2018:  9570 kHz 2017:  9790 kHz

 9800 kHz 1900-2100z 57,53,48,79       ISS 250 kW  148°  241219 F    2018:  9800 kHz 2017:  9800 kHz 

11650 kHz 1900-2100z 13,46,15,66,52,57 ISS 250 kW  195°  241219 F    2018: 11650 kHz 2017: 11650 kHz 



 6145 kHz 2100-2300z 27,80,36,81,11    NAU 125 kW  250°  241219 D    2018:  6145 kHz 2017:  5930 kHz

 6155 kHz 2100-2300z 27,28,29          ERV 100 kW  305°  241219 ARM  2018:  6155 kHz 2017:  6155 kHz

 9590 kHz 2100-2300z 57,53,48,79       ISS 250 kW  148°  241219 F    2018:  9590 kHz 2017:  9590 kHz
 9675 kHz 2100-2300z
41,49,54,79,58    MOS 100 kW  115°  241219 AUT  2018:  9650 kHz 2017:  9650 kHz

 9740 kHz 2100-2300z 48,53,41,79       NAU 125 kW  130°  241219 D    2018:  9720 kHz 2017:  9765 kHz
 9830 kHz 2100-2300z
13,46,15,66,52,57 ISS 250 kW  195°  241219 F    2018:  9830 kHz 2017:  9830 kHz





Issoudun  11650 kHz 1900-2100z    +   9830 kHz 2100-2300z    ===> 195°

Atlantic - South   

Issoudun  9800 kHz 1900-2100z  +   9590 kHz 2100-2300z   ===>  148°

Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)





Nauen  9740 kHz 1900-2100z  +   9740 kHz 2100-2300z   ===> 130°

Indian Ocean - West

Moosbrunn  9570 kHz 1900-2100z    +   9675 kHz 2100-2300z   ===>  115°

Indian Ocean - East



Noratus  6030 kHz 1900-2100z Europe  +   6155 kHz 2100-2300z  Europe + Parts of North America   ===> 305°