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Welcome to program 318 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:

  1:43 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:49 MFSK32: Colorful new paints block heat*
  9:27 MFSK64: Why the BBC is selling its iconic sound studios*
14:10 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:31 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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From New Atlas:

Colorful new paints block heat for cooler summers and warmer

By Michael Irving
August 15, 2023

Heating and cooling account for huge portions of our energy
consumption and environmental impact, so systems that can
passively control indoor climate are important. Now scientists at
Stanford have created a new type of paint that blocks heat from
entering or escaping, and can be made in a range of colors.

As temperatures become more extreme, people will be retreating
indoors more often during the height of summer and winter,
blasting the aircon or the heater. But frustratingly, those
energy-hungry systems are only making the problem worse.

So to take some of the pressure off, scientists have been working
on materials and coatings that can passively heat or cool
buildings or vehicles. Some work by reflecting sunlight, while
others use radiative cooling to emit heat as infrared waves into
the sky.

For the new study, the Stanford team developed a new paint that
could significantly block heat, keeping the interior of buildings
warmer or cooler as needed without chewing up so much energy. And
for the aesthetically-minded who might have been turned off by
reflective super-white paints, it comes in a variety of colors.

The new paint is made up of two layers. The lower layer contains
aluminum flakes that reflect up to 80% of the infrared radiation
that hits them, preventing heat from getting through. Over the
top of that is an ultrathin outer layer which is transparent to
infrared, made up of inorganic nanoparticles that are available
in different colors. The idea is that this paint could be applied
to the outside of buildings to keep out the heat during summer,
and internal walls to better hold heat indoors during winter.

The team tested paint samples in white, blue, red, yellow, green,
orange, purple and dark gray versions, and found that each was
about 10 times better at reflecting high mid-infrared light than
traditional paints of the same colors. In lab experiments, the
new paints reduced the energy needed for heating by around 36%
and cooling by over 20%. Next, the researchers ran simulations of
mid-sized apartment buildings in different climates across the
US, painted inside and out with the new material, and found that
the total energy use for heating and cooling dropped by about
7.4% over a year.

The durability of the paints was also tested, finding they were
water-repellant and didn’t suffer any performance loss after
week-long exposure to high temperatures of 80 °C (176 °F) or lows
of -196 °C (-321 °F). Environments of high and low acidity didn’t
faze them too much, either.

The researchers say that with further tweaking, the new paints
could be a key tool for passive climate control, reducing the
reliance on energy-hungry HVAC systems.

The research was published in the journal PNAS.

Source: Stanford University

See also:

Image: A series of objects painted with the new infrared-blocking
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From Deutsche Welle:

Why the BBC is selling its iconic sound studios?

Stefan Dege
August 16, 2023

What do the Beatles, David Bowie and Adele have in common? They
all rocked the walls of the Maida Vale Studios in London. Now,
the BBC is selling the historic complex to film composer Hans
Zimmer and business partners.

The BBC announced in London that the buyers are a partnership of
German film composer and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, his longtime
business partner, Steven Kofsky, and British producers Tim Bevan
and Eric Fellner. This will allow for a "bright, vibrant future
of music making in this iconic building," said BBC music director
Lorna Clarke. Bevan and Fellner have promised to continue the
BBC's legacy at Maida Vale.

Zimmer, who has composed scores composed scores for dozens of hit
films including "The Lion King," "Gladiator," "Top Gun:
Maverick," and "Pirates of the Caribbean," also emphasized the
historical value of the venue. "The first time I worked for the
BBC at their Maida Vale studios was 45 years ago," he told the
British newspaper The Guardian. "I still remember the strong
pull, the desire to touch the walls, as if that would somehow
allow me to connect to the artists whose extraordinary music had
resonated against these walls on a daily basis."

Legendary performances

The studios have hosted thousands of performances by pop and rock
greats such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Dusty
Springfield, Beyonce and Adele. The BBC has documented some of
them on its website, including a legendary live performance by
the British act Florence and the Machine in September 2008. The
series "BBC Music: Introducing Maida Vale sessions makes these
great concerts accessible once again.

In the mid-1930s, the studios housed the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
And for a time, they were home to the experimental BBC
Radiophonic Workshop, which, among other things, created the
famous theme music for the science fiction series "Doctor Who,"
one of the first electronic music pieces ever used on British

The Maida Vale Studios are located in an impressive building in
the northwest London district of the same name. The British
public broadcaster used them from 1967 to 2004 to record, among
other things, the legendary "Peel Sessions" hosted by the late
radio presenter John Peel, whose show ran for four decades on BBC
Radio One and is credited with launching the careers of countless
recording artists.

From roller skates to rock music

The building was constructed in 1909 as the Maida Vale Roller
Skating Palace and Club, which had seating for 2,650 audience
members and had its own orchestra balcony. But that use only
lasted three months before a host of other businesses moved in.
The BBC bought the structure in 1933 and converted it into sound

During World War II, the studios served as temporary quarters for
the BBC Radio News Service, which made it a target of the German
Blitzkrieg. The building had to be completely renovated following
a direct hit during an air raid. That and other chapters of the
studios' history can be read about on the BBC's website and

More recently, BBC Maida Vale offered room for more than 150
musicians, a 100-person choir and an audience of 220. It houses
seven music and radio play studios. In 2007, the BBC announced it
would start producing live music events in Stratford, east
London, saying that the Maida Vale studios were "wholly
unsuitable for the 21st century," and that it had problems
including asbestos.

Huge significance for popular culture

The Guardian reported that, when the building was historically
listed in 2020, the BBC objected to the decision, arguing that it
could lower the property's potential value. Now, the broadcaster
has said it plans to move to a new location, which will have
recording studios and rehearsal spaces, by the end of 2025.

Lorna Clarke, the director of music at the BBC, told The
Guardian, "Maida Vale has played such an important part in the
BBC's history, and its significance in popular culture is huge."
The new owners plan to preserve that legacy by renovating the
studios and to expand on the building's influence by creating a
non-profit education facility. The sale price for the historic
building has not been revealed.

This article has been translated from German.


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This week's images ...

Pink-tinged pods of the Bladdernut (Staphylea pinnata) at
Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. ...

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Dell Rhea Chicken Basket in Willowdale, Illinois, on historic
Route 66, has "some of the best fried chicken in all of
Illinois." ...

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Geese fly by a wind pump in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. ...

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Edinburgh Castle provides the backdrop for the 2023 Royal
Edinburgh Military Tattoo. ...

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A hoverfly on a flower in Ruchill Park, Glasgow. ...

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A deer shortly before sunrise in Richmond Park, London, August
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Our painting of the week is "Anemonies" by Alexandra Steele
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  Welcome to "Data with j3ff"...





 Welcome to the “Data with j3ff” Hungarian music special via Radio carpathia on 5850.

 I am really excited to be doing this show and seeing your decodes. Feel free to send decodes, comments, suggestions to datawithj3ff at gmail dot com.




  “Data with j3ff” was started among a group of online radio (HFZone discord) friends when some of us started practicing making 10-20 minute data segments.

  I really love the data that Kim  Andrew Elliott of Shortwave Radiogram and “Your Host” of ThisIsAMusicSho presents each week. I think it is very awesome.

  Other show hosts on shortwave are sending MFSK or other data which will be in my shouts... That is the origin of “Data with j3ff”...

  When I found out I had a chance to do an express show but really needed to be more music focused for the Carpathia #10 292 broadcast I was struggling for an idea music wise.

  I had several ideas but wanted to focus on a specific topic.

  I had recently wondered if Hungary had rap music so I googled it. That led me on a little music journey that I had no idea what they are rapping/singing about but it had

  a good beat and you could dance to it… :)

  That is the origin of the “Data with j3ff” Hungarian music special…


  Data with J3ff is an attempt at a crossover between music sho’s and Shortwave Radiogram.

  I hope you enjoy my sho.







  A last minute entry that I am starting the show with is a dedication to “Radio Carpathia”!

  As I was doing research on some of the other bands I am presenting for this show I came across  this band called “Carpathia Project”.

  I could not find the song “Carpathia” online easily so I presented another cool song I really enjoyed.


  Carpathia Project are an all-instrumental Hungarian jazz-fusion sextet who combine influences from Jean-Luc PONTY, Jan Akkerman and the DIXIE DREGS.

  They are the brainchild of guitarist Zsolt Daczi and classically trained guitarist/violinist Tamas Angyan who boasts some impressive musical antecedents, including

  his backing Pavarotti on stage. The rest of the cast consists of Tamas Zsoldos on bass, Bertalan Hirlemann on drums, Gabor Kovacs on keyboards and Denes Makrovics on flute.

  Their eponymous album, released in 1999, is a mixture of jazz, prog, Latin and Eastern Euro (Hungarian) flavours with slight metal touches in the guitar work.

  With the violin and guitars very much in the forefront, they blend 70's organ and drum sounds of The MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA with some powerful electric guitar licks

  reminiscent of QUEEN's Brian May; some baroque/renaissance flute and Fender piano complete the picture.

  The album, ranging from rowdy to light, friendly tunes, from tension building passages to infectious grooves, is fairly short and contains practically no fillers.






  Mini was a Hungarian jazz-rock band that first performed as Mini Együttes, releasing three 1972 singles on Pepita under the nameplate.

  The band released three albums and a live recording on the label between 1978 and 1983.

  MINI was founded in 1968 by vocalist and flutist Ádám Török (b. 1948) in Budapest.

  In the beginning they played early Jethro Tull-like music.

  In the early seventies they became jazzier. Along with SYRIUS, they were a most popular underground band in Hungary.

  Their first album was released in 1978, and features space rock, jazz rock, and soft Camel-like tracks too.

  There is no guitar, but there is much flute, Fender Rhodes, floating string synth and a very precise rhythm section.

  The second album, ''Úton a föld felé'', was released in 1979, and is similar to the first one. The next album, released in 1983, was named ''Jungle''.

  This product was easier and lighter. Ádám Török disbanded the MINI in 1984 and began to start other projects.


  In 1998 he reformed the old band with the old keyboardist, Károly Németh, but their name changed: TÖRÖK ÁDÁM & MINI.

  In 2001 they released ''Nomad of the Winds''. It is an instrumental progressive rock album, very close to the music of SOLARIS.






  I do not speak Hungarian and the best I could find about the Hungarian rapper Mulató Aztékok is that he is from Budapest.

  I am not going to post what I think is his Facebook page because it looks like it has been taken over by the “Best of Netflix” bots…

  Some of my favorite “google translations” of the song “Füli Gér” I presented.



  “There are so many beats that we could put them on a pallet”


  “The beat here purrs like a Vespa”


  “For the girls, the bartender, the postman

  And to all the primary producers who keep fresh vegetables on the table Peace!”


  I also wonder what it means when he says “translated” “Smoothies are a crime here”...

  Also liked the Ice-T ref.


  As we used to tell our parents back in the 80’s “I do not care what they are saying it has a cool beat and you can dance to it…” :)





  Kodály Spicy Jazz


  Kodály Spicy Jazz was formed in 2017 in memoriam of the 50th anniversary of Zoltán Kodály’s death. It aims to bring the well-known Hungarian folk songs from choir

  and singing lessons to the – mainly young – audience in a new, creative, energetic fresh kind of flavour.

  The members of the band are professional musicians who have several bands and represent a wide spectrum of genres like blues, funk, rock, metal, reggae or pop music.

  Their first LP was published in 2018 and it contained ten re-brainstormed folksongs that are known owing to Kodály’s collective work.

  From Wikipedia.

  Zoltán Kodály (UK: /ˈkoʊdaɪ/, US: /koʊˈdaɪ/;[1][2] Hungarian: Kodály Zoltán, pronounced [ˈkodaːj ˈzoltaːn]; 16 December 1882 – 6 March 1967) was a Hungarian composer,

  ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály method of music education.


  Esti dal translates as ‘Evening Song’ and is Kodály’s most famous choral work.

  A young soldier fighting for the Austro-Hungarian Empire prays to God for shelter and safe-keeping through the night.






  Funky funky funky Hegedu…

  Funky Violin! :)

  I really thought this was a fun song and when I learned that Hegedu was basically Violin in Hungarian I thought it was even cooler because I learned a Hungarian word

  I knew I would not forget.


  From Wikipedia.

  Csaba Deseo (born February 15, 1939) is a Hungarian jazz violinist born in Budapest.


  Deseo played in different formations with top Hungarian performers - Gabor Szabo, Aladar Pege, Tony Lakatos, Laszlo Gardony, Tommy Vig etc. -

  and also played with Jean-Luc Ponty, John Lewis, Martin Drew, Dusko Goykovic, Bosko Petrovic and many others.

  Between 1967-1999 he was also member of the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, with them he toured the world from Japan to the US and of course whole Europe.

  In the last years he is playing with the best musicians of the young generation from the Budapest jazz-scene.







  I mentioned “data with j3ff” being started by a group of friends in discord… One thing that was always brought up by them was to include a recipe…

  I just made this meal this past week… it is a good one!


  Let me know how it turns out Guero :)




  Coconut Chicken Salad with Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  Warm oven-fried coconut chicken tenders over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots topped with a hot honey mustard vinaigrette.


    • 12 or so chicken tenderloins

    • ˝ cup or more depending on taste of shredded sweetened coconut

    • 1/2 cup panko crumbs (or GF panko)

    • 1/4 cup corn flake crumbs (crushed)

    • 3-4 eggs (beaten)

    • Salt to taste

    • olive oil spray

    • 12 cups mixed baby greens

    • 1.5 cup shredded carrots

    • 1 to 2 large tomato (diced)

    • 1 cucumber (diced)

  For the Vinaigrette:

    • 3 tbsp oil

    • 2 tbsp honey

    • 3 tbsp white vinegar (balsamic would work too)

    • 4 tsp dijon mustard


    1. Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients; set aside.

    2. Preheat oven to 375F.

    3. Combine coconut flakes, panko, cornflake crumbs and salt in a bowl.

    4. Put eggs in another bowl.

    5. Lightly season chicken with salt. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the coconut crumb mixture.

    6. Place chicken on a cookie sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup.

       Lightly spray with olive oil spray and bake for 25 to 30 minutes turning halfway, or until chicken is cooked through.

    7. divide baby greens on each plate. Divide carrots, cucumber, tomato evenly between each plate.

    8. When chicken is ready slice on the diagonal and place on top of greens.

    9. Heat dressing in the microwave a few seconds and divide equally between each salad.






  Other shortwave shows that send data.. - Shortwave Radiogram - special shouts to the data jedi KAE! - Radio Northern Europe International - Radio Carpathia - Radio Catface International - Pop Shop Radio - The Mighty KBC

  DJ DoubleK via RNEI - New sho host who is very awesome!

  - - ThisIsAMusicSho - on Sabbatical :(


  Most of these shows send data with MFSK64 or other modes that can be decoded via fldigi or tivar on an android device.


  RNEI sends a segment of data at the end of the show using “EasyDRF”.

  More information about EasyDRF can be found at

  EasyDRF is a cool format in that it can send files such as text, images, and HTML.




  The Ohm’s law formula wheel is represented mathematically in three simple equations.


  I (current) x R (resistance) = E (voltage)

  E (voltage) ÷ R (resistance) = I (current)

  E (voltage) ÷ I (current) = R (resistance)




  -_- +++ _-_ +++ -_- +++ _-_ +++ -_-


  I hope you have enjoyed my data with j3ff show.

  Send any comments to datawithj3ff at gmail dot com… I hope to do more collab shows now and then so let me know if you dig this or not?


  -_- +++ _-_ +++ -_- +++ _-_ +++



  ***SHOUTS*** to the ***HFZone*** discord server! Shouts to Rose and Mamma (RNEI), TIAMS aka ThisIsAMusicSho! Frigid for HFZONE! Daz, Guero, Catface,

  Daddy Dave, POP SHOP!, Tony,    MasterPlayer, and everyone else on HFZone I forgot :)

  For more information on the awesome HFZone Discord community please visit


  Special shout to Luca of Radio Carpathia for giving me the chance to do my first shortwave show! You can reach radio carpathia at “radiocarpathia at gmail dot com.


  One other special shout and that is to “Your Host” of ThisIsAMusicSho. Thank you for your weekly shortwave music sho that you did for 4 years!

  Your fans are having a difficult time for sure with you needing to take a break from your sho.

  Most of us understand and do hope you are able to return very soon Take care TIAMS and thank you for the awesome music over the years.

  I learned a lot from your sho’s and some of the TIAMS HFZone discussions.


  :) :) :)


  Setlist for the “Data with J3ff” Hungarian Music Special…


  Carpathia Project - B3

  Mini - Fekete gép

  Mulató Aztékok - Füli Gér

  Kodaly Spicy Jazz - Esti Dal

  Csaba Deseő - Funky hegedű

  Pyramis - A Fénylő Piramisok Árnyékában




  Thanks for tuning in!







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  ESSEL - Lennon (Original Mix)
  Mochakk fr. Joni - Da Fonk (Koniick Edit)
  deadmau5 - Maths
  Mike Richards - Turn up the lights (Original Mix)
  Disposal Beats - Funky Store
  Alexander Som & Elte - After Love
  Luanmer ft. fss.s - Sparkle
  Yoko Takahashi x Aqua - A Cruel Barbie's Thesis (Mashup)

  Fedde Le Grand - All over the world 2023 (DK Radio Edit)
  Space 92 - Connor
  Kx5 ft. Hayla - Escape (Spencer Brown Remix)
  Xplosn - Like a Drug
  greyl - Sad Cat Song
  Pryda - Miami to Atlanta (DK Radio Edit)

  Thank you for listening!
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William Ashton, of Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas,
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Here is a timeline of "data transmission via BC shortwave":

2013-03-16 - 2017-06-17   VoA Radiogram  000-220  USA (Continuation under private management as SWRG)
2013-08-31 - until now    KBC Radiogram           NL  (without count, earliest note in my chronicle)
2016-03-23 - 2017-01-14   DIGI DX         01- 44  UK  (Among other things also *.mid transferred)
2016-06-17 - 2019-01-01   IBC
DIGITAL    001-134  I   (my own count)
2017-06-25 - until now    SWRG           001-316  USA (and further ongoing)
2017-11-?? - 2018-12-23   BSR Radiogram   01- 44  USA (Broad Spectrum Radio)
2018-07-25 - 2019-04-06   SSR Radiogram   01- 33  NL  (Slow Scan Radio)
2019-02-21 - 2023-08-03   TIAMS          001-222  CAN (This Is A Music Show)
2020-02-15 - until now    RNEI            01- 44  UK
 (and further ongoing)
2020-03-07 - 2023-08-06   TIAEMS 03/2020-07/2023  CAN (This Is An Express Music Show)
2021-11-28 - until now    Pop Shop Radio          CAN (first find of a playlist in a spectrogram scan)
Projects with digital playlists or content



Active SHOWS:


SWRG - Shortwave Radiogram - Virginia, USA         KD9XB



KBC Radiogram - Virginia ==> Florida, USA     KD9XB ==> WD4AH



Radio Northern Europe International - County Hamshire, UK

Radio Carpathia - Transylvania, Romania

Pop Shop Radio - British Columbia, Canada

Radio Catface International - San Jose, California, USA



DK Radio - Mr.DoubleK  - Transylvania, Romania [via RNEI]



Data with Jeff - Tennessee, USA  [via Radio Carpathia]  KG4ZIE



Ended SHOWS:


VOA Radiogram - Virginia, USA      ===> SWRG    KD9XB



STF Radiogram - Toronto, Canada



BSR Radiogram - Oklahoma, USA                   KG5JST



DIGI DX - Lancashire, UK



SSR Radiogram - Amersfoort, Netherlands         PA0ETE






TIAMS / TIAEMS - Radiogram - Toronto, Canada