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Welcome to program 251 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)
  2:45 MFSK32: Greek Defense Minister meets US diplomat (Greek)*
10:29 MFSK64: Solar cells that also work at night
12:50 MFSK64: This week's images*
28:44 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)


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From the Hellenic Rapublic Ministry of Defense:

Συνάντηση ΥΕΘΑ Νικόλαου Παναγιωτόπουλου με την Υφυπουργό
Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ, αρμόδια για Πολιτικές Υποθέσεις, Πρέσβη,
Victoria Nuland

5 Απριλίου, 2022

O Υπουργός Εθνικής Άμυνας κ. Νικόλαος Παναγιωτόπουλος
συναντήθηκε, Τρίτη 5 Απριλίου 2022, παρουσία του Υφυπουργού
Εθνικής Άμυνας, κ. Νικόλαου Χαρδαλιά, του Αρχηγού ΓΕΕΘΑ,
Στρατηγού Κωνσταντίνου Φλώρου και του Πρέσβη των ΗΠΑ, κ. Geoffrey
Pyatt, με την Υφυπουργό Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ, Αρμόδια για Πολιτικές
Υποθέσεις, Πρέσβη, κ. Victoria Nuland.

Κατά τη συνάντηση τονίστηκε ότι η ανανεωμένη, με την προσθήκη
νέων τοποθεσιών, Συμφωνία Αμοιβαίας Αμυντικής Συνεργασίας (ΜDCA)
Ελλάδος – ΗΠΑ, συμβάλλει στην επέκταση και εμβάθυνση της
στρατηγικής αμυντικής εταιρικής σχέσης των δύο χωρών.

Υπογραμμίστηκε επίσης η ευρεία συνεργασία των δύο χωρών στον
εξοπλιστικό τομέα και οι δυνατότητες περαιτέρω ενισχύσεώς της με,
αμοιβαίως επωφελή, εξοπλιστικά προγράμματα.

Συζητήθηκαν επίσης οι εξελίξεις στην Ουκρανία, η σημασία παροχής
κάθε δυνατής υποστήριξης προς τη χώρα, και προστασίας της
εδαφικής ακεραιότητας, κυριαρχίας και ανεξαρτησίας της.

From the Hellenic Rapublic Ministry of Defense:


Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

with the US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador,

Victoria Nuland


April 5, 2022


The Minister of National Defense Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

met, Tuesday 5 April 2022, in the presence of the Deputy Minister

Of National Defense, Mr. Nikolaos Hardalia, of the Chief of GEETHA,

General Constantine Floros and the US Ambassador, Mr. Geoffrey

Pyatt, with the US Undersecretary of State for Policy

Affairs, Ambassador, Mrs Victoria Nuland.


During the meeting it was stressed that the renewed, with the addition

new sites, Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA)

Greece - USA, contributes to its expansion and deepening

Strategic Defense Partnership between the two countries.


The broad co - operation of the two countries was also underlined in

armaments sector and the possibilities of further strengthening it with,

mutually beneficial armament programs.


Developments in Ukraine, the importance of supply were also discussed

all possible support to the country, and its protection

territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

Vom Verteidigungsministerium der Griechischen Republik:


Treffen des Außenministers Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

mit der US-Staatssekretärin für politische Angelegenheiten, Botschafterin

Victoria Nuland


5. April 2022


Der Minister für Nationale Verteidigung, Herr Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos,

traf sich am Dienstag, den 5. April 2022, in Anwesenheit des stellvertretenden Ministers

für Nationale Verteidigung, Herrn Nikolaos Hardalias, des Generalstabschefs,

General Konstantinos Floros, und des US-Botschafters, Herr Geoffrey

Pyatt, mit der US-Unterstaatssekretärin für politische

Angelegenheiten, Botschafterin, Frau Victoria Nuland.


Während des Treffens wurde betont, dass das erneuerte Abkommen

über gegenseitige Verteidigungskooperation (MDCA) Griechenland – USA

mit der Hinzufügung neuer Standorte zu seiner Erweiterung und Vertiefung der

strategischen Verteidigungspartnerschaft zwischen den beiden Ländern beiträgt.


Unterstrichen wurde auch die breite Zusammenarbeit beider Länder im

Rüstungsbereich und die Möglichkeiten, diese mit für beide Seiten vorteilhaften

Rüstungsprogrammen weiter zu stärken.


Sie erörterten auch die Entwicklungen in der Ukraine, die Bedeutung der Bereitstellung

aller möglichen Unterstützung für das Land und den Schutz seiner territorialen Integrität,

Souveränität und Unabhängigkeit.

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From the American Institute of Physics:

Solar Cell Keeps Working Long After Sun Sets

April 5, 2022

About 750 million people in the world do not have access to
electricity at night. Solar cells provide power during the day,
but saving energy for later use requires substantial battery

In Applied Physics Letters, by AIP Publishing, researchers from
Stanford University constructed a photovoltaic cell that harvests
energy from the environment during the day and night, avoiding
the need for batteries altogether. The device makes use of the
heat leaking from Earth back into space - energy that is on the
same order of magnitude as incoming solar radiation.

At night, solar cells radiate and lose heat to the sky, reaching
temperatures a few degrees below the ambient air. The device
under development uses a thermoelectric module to generate
voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the
cell and the air. This process depends on the thermal design of
the system, which includes a hot side and a cold side.

"You want the thermoelectric to have very good contact with both
the cold side, which is the solar cell, and the hot side, which
is the ambient environment," said author Sid Assawaworrarit. "If
you don't have that, you're not going to get much power out of

The team demonstrated power generation in their device during the
day, when it runs in reverse and contributes additional power to
the conventional solar cell, and at night.

The setup is inexpensive and, in principle, could be incorporated
within existing solar cells. It is also simple, so construction
in remote locations with limited resources is feasible.

"What we managed to do here is build the whole thing from
off-the-shelf components, have a very good thermal contact, and
the most expensive thing in the whole setup was the
thermoelectric itself," said author Zunaid Omair.

Using electricity at night for lighting requires a few watts of
power. The current device generates 50 milliwatts per square
meter, which means lighting would require about 20 square meters
of photovoltaic area.

"None of these components were specifically engineered for this
purpose," said author Shanhui Fan. "So, I think there's room for
improvement, in the sense that, if one really engineered each of
these components for our purpose, I think the performance could
be better."

The team aims to optimize the thermal insulation and
thermoelectric components of the device. They are exploring
engineering improvements to the solar cell itself to enhance the
radiative cooling performance without influencing its solar
energy harvesting capability.



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This week's images ...

Our propagation indicator is hexagons ...

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South Korean Buddhists Carry lotus lanterns during a lighting
ceremony in Seoul to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on
May 8. ...

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A walkway on the Greek island of Mykonos.

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A field covered with poppies in full bloom near the Antelope
Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California, March
30. ...

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Crocuses in West Linton, Scotland. ...

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First bluebells of the year in the Washington DC area. ...

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A crossvine flower high in a tree in Myrtle Beach State Park,
South Carolina. ...

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A ruby-crowned kinglet at Robert Moses State Park, Long Island,
New York. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Better Days Ahead" (2021) by Billie
Rae Busby.

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Carl Perkins was born April 9, 1932.

He died in 1998.

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Working QRP

Written especially for this broadcast. It is in MFSK64 @ 1500 Hz

In spite of doing this broadcast with around 100 kW or more, I have always been into working QRP, even since before being a ham.

Many hams don't understand what it is about. To me it is also about proportion. I have once owned a contest grade station with contest grade power for several years. But then I realised that it doesn't matter much how
high you set the bar for the pleasure you have. I know amateurs that work with Australia and New Zealand almost everyday. But that also comes with a cost.

I am pleased if I work 5000 km. Very pleased even.

But it is not only how high you set the bar. Working on a location that isn't especially suited for ham use, sometimes ad hoc, can be very entertaining as well. Putting up your antenna, or even being pedestrian mobile as
I mentioned last week or bicycle mobile.

Another thing that has always attracted me is the simplicity of the gear you can use for QRP. Especially when working CW.

I also want to be able to take my station with me, being able to use it spontaneously, so that when I realise I am at a suitable location, and I realise I would like to make some QSO's and I have the time for it, I can
easily do that. For that, everything should fit neatly into my backpack. But I would also like not to take the most expensive equipment with me. Otherwise I would mind too much when for example putting a bag of potatoes
or other groceries on top of it in my backpack. Equipment should also be quite modest in size.

Working QRP by amateurs has been reported in magazines as early as 1924. So it has been around for a long time as well.

Btw: I am not critisizing amateurs who work QRO. Not at all! But right now at this moment, working low power or even lower power is simply what I like most...

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This Is A Music Show #160
7 April 2022

0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA


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

Broadcast various dates/times/freqs. Check the schedule here:



Esquivel - Dark Eyes


3's A Crowd - I Don't Wanna Drive You Away
Sebastian - Come On Over My Place
Alice Cooper - Reflected


Paul Humphrey And His Cool-Aid Chemists - Detroit
Sakhile - Sakhile
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You


Republika - Gadające Głowy
Gipsy Love - Moon Song
Norma Tenaga - I'm The Sky



Nicky Thomas - Have A Little Faith
Rick Frater And His Blue Grass - I Don't Know How To Love Part 1


Toni Basil - Space Girls


THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Lonely Nightingale


Linda Scott - Three Guesses


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