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Welcome to program 185 of Shortwave Radiogram.

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

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  1:40 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:41 Hydrogen/natural gas blending trial
  7:11 MFSK64: Is it time to rent, not buy, electronics?
12:11 This week's images
28:11 MFSK32: Closing announcements


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From New Atlas:

California gas blending trial could shift a roadblock for
hydrogen cars

Loz Blain
December 27, 2020

One of the key issues making hydrogen less attractive than
batteries for EV use is distribution. Hydrogen needs to be kept
cold and pressurized, and in a renewable energy context it's
generated intermittently, making the logistics of trucking it
around considerably tougher than those of gasoline.

But hydrogen blending technology offers a potential solution:
injecting hydrogen directly into the existing natural gas grid
could push it quickly and efficiently out across an entire city,
and gas stations could simply separate it out and suck it back
out of the gas pipelines to fill their tanks. The distribution
problem would disappear, enabling hydrogen pumps to pop up all
over town.

To test the concept, SoCalGas is setting up a hydrogen blending
demonstration program that will see surplus renewable energy
electrolyzed into hydrogen gas, which will be blended into the
natural gas supply. An isolated segment of the grid will be
chosen early next year one that uses mainly polyethylene piping
and hydrogen will be blended in at an initial proportion of
around 1 percent, potentially rising as high as 20 perent during

A hydrogen-natural gas blend at these proportions behaves almost
identically to a regular compressed natural gas feed when it's
burned to power kitchen stoves, boilers, hot water services and
other such appliances. The main difference is a reduction in CO2
emissions at the burn site. Only once blends reach the 30-40
percent level does it really need to be treated much differently
to a normal gas line. This is not the first such trial globally,
but it will be among the first in the United States.

On the other end, SoCalGas has also announced it's working with
Dutch company HyET Hydrogen to deploy HyET's Electrochemical
Hydrogen Purification and Compression (EHPC) technology to get
the H2 out of the gas pipes and into a compressed storage tank.
The EHPC system uses an electrically-actuated, hydrogen-selective
membrane to suck the small hydrogen molecules through without
allowing the methane and other natural gas molecules through.

The initial deployment is expected to extract and compress about
10 kg (22 lb) of hydrogen per day, but within two years that
figure will rise tenfold. As 100 kg (220 lb) of compressed
hydrogen would be enough to fill up about 20 fuel-cell cars, so
it's not far from that point to a commercially workable solution
for gas stations.

If gas stations can easily hook themselves up to a reliable and
fuss-free hydrogen source, then a lack of H2 pumps could quickly
cease to be a barrier for fuel-cell vehicles. The same
infrastructure could also feed larger trucking depots or airports
where hydrogen-fueled aircraft stop to refuel.




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From Deutsche Welle:

Dematerialization: Is it time to rent, not buy, electronics?

E-waste is a growing problem. But if manufacturers kept
ownership of their products and leased them to us,
recycling could make good business sense.

Doug Johnson
28 December 2020

Laptops, phones and tablets come out in new, flashier upgrades
each year, and consumers lap them up, eager to own the latest
desirable models with the most cutting-edge features. But with
every upgrade, older models mount up in landfills around the

In 2019, we generated a record 53.6 million metric tons of
e-waste, according to the Global E-waste Monitor put out by
United Nations University's (UNU) - a UN research and academic
institution - among other organizations. It predicts that this
amount will reach 74 million tons by the end of the decade.

Apart from the sheer volume of waste piling up on trash heaps,
electronics often contain toxic chemicals such as mercury and
chlorofluorocarbons that can leach into the surrounding

Despite growing awareness of the problem, little of this waste is
being recycled.

"While consumers will often say 'Yes, of course I am in favor of
recycling, and yes, I recycle,' when you actually look at
behaviors, it doesn't match up with the percentages who say they
would do it," said Laura Kelly, director of the Shaping
Sustainable Markets group at the International Institute for
Environment and Development (IIED), a London-based independent
research organization.

Which is why some experts are calling for a radical overhaul of
electronics manufacturers' business model.

"Innovation is very much needed in order to reuse as much as
possible," said Ruediger Kuehr, director of the Sustainable
Cycles Program at UNU and one of the Global E-waste Monitor's

Kuehr believes we need to "dematerialize" the electronics sectors
instead of buying and owning the latest tech we should lease
the devices we use, with manufacturers shifting their model to
providing a service instead of material goods.

Shifting responsibility from consumers to manufacturers

With manufacturers maintaining ownership of their products, the
burden of recycling would shift from consumers - who often don't
know how best to dispose of old devices - to companies who would
reuse materials and parts for new products.

In 2019, only 17.4% of e-waste - 9.3 million tons - was formally
collected and recycled, according to the latest E-waste Monitor.
This largely ends up with recycling facilities that operate
independently of manufacturers. And because e-waste isn't their
problem, the manufacturers themselves have little incentive to
design products with easy disassembly and recovery of reusable
materials in mind.

The new devices with space-age-smooth casings are often virtually
impossible to take apart, meaning even the precious materials
they contain will end up in landfills. And for manufacturers, the
faster we discard and replace them, the bigger their profits.

Yet for certain products, leasing models are already proving to
make good business sense. Japanese electronics company Canon, has
a scheme to lease large office printers in Europe, which Kuehr
cited as an example of dematerialization. Hewlett-Packard and
Xerox offer similar initiatives.

When a lease ends, Canon takes back the used printer, refurbishes
it for the next customer or, if it is no longer in working order,
ships it to its facility in Giessen, Germany, where it is broken
down to the chassis. Parts are then reused in repairing other
machines. This allows the company to recover 80% of the materials
by weight, according to Canon sustainability manager Andy

Numbers game

Tompkins said Canon wasn't only motivated by environmental
concerns. Considering the size of the machines - and the volume
of materials involved - it "makes economic sense to do this as
well," he said. There are also relatively few of these printers
out in circulation, making it easier for them to be recalled
than, say, cellphones.

But Tompkins believes subscription models could work for smaller,
more numerous devices, if consumers were ready for it. Unlike
with office machines, many private customers still want to own a
product. Moreover, they want to own one that is new.

It would also require manufacturers to redesign their product
lines - in the same way that Canon's made-for-lease printers are
made to be taken apart with maximum recovery of materials in mind
- and build facilities to undertake this work.

Even then, there is a limit to the volume of materials that can
be recycled. Blair Fix, a political economist and author of the
book Rethinking Economic Growth Theory From a Biophysical
Perspective, points out that everything degrades and nothing is
perfectly recyclable. "We're always going to need materials," he
said. And right now, it is often far cheaper to produce new
materials - like plastics from oil - than recycle used ones.

Incentives for change

Kelly at the IIED noted that, in many cases, corporations do
adopt environmentally progressive policies on their own. One
reason is that sustainability commitments can enhance their
brand. But non-renewable resources are also declining.

The E-Waste Monitor estimates the value of the raw materials
thrown out in old electronics in 2019 at $57 billion (47
billion). Of this, only $10 billion worth of raw material was
recovered "in an environmentally sound way." Some of this value
is in rare elements such as gold and those - like cobalt - that
are becoming ever scarcer because they are essential to

Forward-thinking companies that start rolling out circular
strategies now could have a head start if the economics shifts in
favor of recycling, Kelly says.

There is little sign of companies doing so yet, though, and Fix
says dematerialization electronics might require government
intervention. Regulations could oblige manufacturers to take on
the costs of disposing of their products, while public money
could subsidize some of manufacturers' costs for setting up their
own disassembly and recycling plants.

"If producers would market it this way, it could really make a
difference," Kuehr said.



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This week's images ...

Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland. ...

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In Strathaven, Scotland, an old tractor tire (tyre) made into a
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A sailboat on the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Venice Beach,
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An empty street festooned with seasonal decorations during heavy
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On December 20, workers build ice sculptures before the 37th
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This Is A Music Show #096
30 December 2020

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

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA


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

Broadcast various dates/times. Check the schedule here:



13. Rupert And The Rolling Coins - Are You Ready?
12. Yardbrough And Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
11. Violetta Villas - Przed nami Dzień (This Day Is Ours)


10. King Floyd - Groove Me
09. Bryon Lee And The Dragoneo 6- rvyck On
08. The Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick, And The Wicked


07. Cheri - Murphy's Law
06. Halina Frąckowiak - Znikąd
05. Super Cirkus - Bubblegum March


04. The Rave-ons - Everybody Tells Me
03. El Dorados Band - Taste Of The West (VERSION)
02. The Ukeleles of Halifax - Country Roads




01. Ford Theater - Time Changes


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--- RNEI 13 Playlist ---
1, Alva Elle - Pretty 🇫🇮
- This song is pretty and really catchy. It only has 20k streams!
2, Skia - Feeling Fine 🇳🇴
- Skia introduces her upbeat song about surviving breakup. Only 11k streams on this one!
3, Agnes Rehn - Goodbye 🇸🇪
- I heard this on P4 Nsta and really like it. With only 8k streams it had to be played!



--- RNEI best of 2020 ---
Artist - Title - Played for
4, BRET Nr r 🇮🇸 - Daz & Your Host
5, Sturla & Hanne Mjen Puslespill (Tusen Milliona) 🇳🇴 - Daz
6, Innestengt neste sommer 🇳🇴 - Your Host
7, Matilda Forever 🇳🇴 - Artur
8, Klara & Jag Aska 🇸🇪 - Rose
9, Evir tokuni 🇫🇴 - Roger
10, Vaajmoe Hieggan vullie *Sam* - Patrick
11, Synne Hoff First Time 🇳🇴 - Rose (possibly my favourite!)
12, Vionavega Sway 🇸🇪 - Rose
13, The Wurzels Dont Look Back In Anger 🇬🇧 - Frigid
14, Yves V Home Now (feat. Alida) 🇧🇪(🇳🇴) - Rose
15, Belmin Kuburas Till Im Sorry 🇩🇰 - Daz
16, Ekko & MYXE Lose Myself in You 🇳🇴 - Paolo

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We hope to see you next month,
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<h2>RNEI 13 January 2021 Playlist</h2>
<li title="I was listening to X3M when this came on.. The bassline of the drop, her voice, the cuteness and only 20k streams..
How could I not share this song from a Swedish speaking Finn! 🌹">Alva Elle - Pretty 🇫🇮 - This song is pretty and really catchy. It only has 20k streams!</li>
<li>Skia - Feeling Fine 🇳🇴 - Skia introduces her upbeat song about surviving breakup. Only 11k streams on this one!</li>
<li>Agnes Rehn - Goodbye 🇸🇪 - I heard this on P4 Nsta and really like it. With only 8k streams it had to be played!
<br><div class=q>--- RNEI best of 2020 ---
<br>Artist - Title - Played for</div></li>
<li title="❤️ Gotta love some BRET! ❤️ 😎">BRET  Nr r 🇮🇸 - Your Host, Daz</li>
<li title="I think 'Sanitizer Hands - Pus & Pills' is a funnier title... 😎">Sturla & Hanne Mjen  Puslespill (Tusen Milliona) 🇳🇴 - Daz</li>
<li>Innestengt  neste sommer 🇳🇴 - Your Host, Daz</li>
<li>Matilda  Forever 🇳🇴 - Artur</li>
<li title="Aska is a great Comb Stereo test song! 😎">Klara & Jag  Aska 🇸🇪 - Rose, Daz</li>
<li>Evir   tokuni 🇫🇴 - Roger</li>
<li>Vaajmoe  Hieggan vullie *Sam* - Patrick</li>
<li>Synne Hoff  First Time 🇳🇴 - Rose (possibly my favourite! 🌹)</li>
<li>Vionavega  Sway 🇸🇪 - Rose</li>
<li title=😱>The Wurzels  Dont Look Back In Anger 🇬🇧 - Frigid</li>
<li title="Where else would you rather listen to RNEI? 😎">Yves V  Home Now (feat. Alida) 🇧🇪 (🇳🇴) - Rose, Daz</li>
<li title="We *are* sorry, after that Wurzels song... 😎">Belmin Kuburas  Till Im Sorry 🇩🇰 - Daz</li>
<li>Ekko & MYXE  Lose Myself in You 🇳🇴 - Paolo</li>
<div class=q>Thank you for listening to and decoding this special edition of RNEI! We hope to see you next month.</div><br>
<div>Til vi mtes igjen,<br>
Ha det!<br>
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<h1>Fun bonus:</h1>
Most people are unaware that there is a significant Swedish speaking population of some parts of Finland.<br><br>
Alva Elle is from sterbotten with a 51.2% Swedish speaking majority!<br><br>
About 5% of the total population is Swedish speaking.<br><br>
Finland Swedish has quite a few differences from normal Swedish, much like Scots and English or Afrikaans and Dutch.<br><br>
By law in Finland if the Swedish speaking minority has increased into at least 3,000 persons or 8% of inhabitants,
then the municipality must become bilingual in Swedish and Finnish.<br><br>
If the minority has fallen below 3,000 persons and 6% of inhabitants, then the municipality becomes monolingual, unless it decides to keep its bilingual status.
At present, only one such municipality has done so, namely Lohja (Lojo in Swedish).<br><br>
Yle X3M is a radio station from Finland's public broadcaster that broadcasts in Finland Swedish that I'm quite a fan of... :)<br><br>
Some other Swedish Speaking Finns you might know are:<br>
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel and Fredrik Idestam, the founder of Nokia!<br><br>
<div class=q>--- Rose 🌹 ---</div>


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This Is An Express Music Show
January 2021

Channel 292 on 6070 kHz



Dur Dur Band - Ohiyee
Scientist - Jah Love All Aliens
Violens - Totally True
Арсенал - Пульс Улицы Street Pulse
Franek Kimono - Pożegnanie Franka
Sault - Free




The Free Association - Mother


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