** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RC USB, Sat Feb 4 not tuned in until 1514 via
Argentine remote, S7/S9 rap in Spanish, 1516 more songs. Seems I did
not miss much as Dan Robinson says they cut on at *1511. Finally 1529
s/on, multi-lingual disclaimer, ``siempre mirando al sur, desde
Patagonia``; scripted piece about ``malvinazando`` which is the theme
of this transmission, somehow linking today in Antarctica with the war
40+ years ago over Falklands: are they implying that Esperanza will be
defended militarily should the Brits invade?!
BTW neither today nor recently have they played the ``Antártida``
themesong as part of the opening, that we enjoyed so much; why not?
1534 live opening, says lots of people in the studio, staff name
credits, hosted by Juan Benavente, and welcoming YL Carla Calzado.
This is the only Argentine station on SW, on either continent.
Greeting to Jujuy and Neuquén. Carla gives the weather: +7 C, wind
chill +3, SE at 27 kph, partly cloudy. Talking about flights expected.
(At this time for the record I check for any trace of a signal direct:
1537 announcer for `Panorama de Noticias`, Marcelo, has conducted more
than 35 interviews and plans to continue originating from here at 6 am
M-F until 10th of Feb, and then move to Marambio base. Connexion to Bs
As is via T-line; does that mean undersea cable? No. 1545 Carla with
contact info. 1547 again about Malvinazar. 1551 IDs, ``comunicad``.
1552 ``Uniendo Voces`` program title/theme; contact info again;
interview an Alejandro; contact info again; saludos; same wx info
again. Trying to make phone contact with Claudio, failing time and
1616 says all their communication is via a satellite. 1617 about ham
contacts yesterday on 20m and 10m with USA, Europe as well as
Argentina. 1618 whatsapp number again by Carla, rock music. 1622 RAE
AAM multi-lingual ID. 1624 contact info yet again by Carla for Uniendo
Voces. Interview with Daniel Marchi, veteran of Malvinas, finally
connecting 1630 after fourth? try, ``hola, hola, hola``, ``cambio?``.
Again about Malvinazar. Weather again. Long discussion as my ears are
glazing over by now. 1659 seems to finish, rock music; 1700 RNASG and
RAE IDs, Carla with contact info, saludos.
1717 music only whenever checked; some of the rock seems in English. I
daresay much music has nothing to do with Antarctica or even
Argentina; why bother? Also music only at 1800, 1857 past 1944 tho the
repeat was supposed to start at 1900? No, it`s 2000, Horacio Nigro has
just found out. Also this additional info via him earlier at 0159 UT
Feb 4 to WOR iog:
``[WOR] More about LRA36 (relaying news as soon as they evolve from
source) --- New broadcast of the special summer program broadcast
season “Uniendo Voces” on LRA 36 “Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel”
– Radio Argentina al Exterior (RAE).
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – 12:00 HS LOCAL ARGENTINA (15:00 UTC) with
repetition at 16:00 local time (19:00 UTC). (NOTE: This would possibly
be the last broadcast before the 1 kW arrives at the Base). The
Antarctic radio station at Base Esperanza will broadcast a new program
from RAE's special summer cycle “Uniendo Voces”.
During the program, the following people will be interviewed: Dr.
Claudio Parica, a prestigious geologist with a great Antarctic career;
Malvinas (a.k.a Falklands --HAN) and Antarctic war veteran Daniel
Marchi, as well as music from our country, cultural information about
Argentine Antarctic bases, and activities carried out during the 2023
Summer Antarctic Campaign.
LRA 36 Director: Lieutenant Colonel Gustavo Cordero Scandolo
Production: Juan C. Benavente, Alejandro Álvarez, Alejandro Petrecca,
Technical operation: Nicole Valdebenito.
General Coordination: Adrián Korol – RAE – Radio Argentina Abroad
Production: Joint Antarctic Command, Argentine National Radio and the
“Uniendo Voces” project of the National University of Quilmes, Buenos
To listen to the program:
Short wave, at the frequency of 15.476 KHz. USB
Local FM (Hope Base) 96.7 MHz.
www.radionacional.com.ar entering "Emisoras – Antártida.
As always, for this series of latest news, they come through from
Adrian Korol, RAE, Argentina, via Whatsapp, translated and edited by
Horacio Nigro, [alas, non native English speaker] Montevideo, Uruguay,
Feb. 3, 2023). -- Horacio Nigro, CX3BZ, "La Galena del Sur",
Montevideo, Uruguay`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KIRITIMATI. 846, Feb 4 at 0715 UT, JJBBA carrier here but no other
9/kHz splits, presumed R. Kiribati (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 6125, Feb 4 at 0451, VOT S9+8/18 into Maryland SDR with
multi-lingual ID filler reel, 0453 s/off still claiming to be the 1330
broadcast on 12035 -- NOT!, 0454 IS briefly and off. I could avoid the
timeclash with Spain at 2300 by hearing VOT at 0400 on 6125, final
repeat of previous day, but there are more shows elsewhere with higher
priority (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5130, UT Sat Feb 4 at 0056, WBCQ Radio Angela with IS & ID
loop, prior to early opening to carry `AAAWWW`; into Maryland SDR
reading +15 Hz = 5130.015. The others: 7490 -41 Hz = 7489.959; 6160
-64 Hz = 6159.936. 3265+ no signal. Soon WTO theme is playing, but
then obviously a pre-Xmas show replay, date announced as Dec 23. Never
Twit earlier on Friday had claimed: ``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · Feb 3
Friday, very important show on Angela & Allan Worldwide about the
future of our world.``
But later circa 0230 UT: ``Allan Weiner @AllanWBCQ · 15h Sorry, no
live show tonight. -22 below 0. 40 mph winds. Power bumps dumping the
transmitters and internet. Where the heck is all that global warming
they keep talking about? Stay warm.``
It seems WBCQ`s nickname as ``The Planet`` is a bit exaggerated. To
state the obvious?: Global warming takes into account average temps
over the whole planet, including the oceans, bad news for many species
accustomed to cooler water; and icecaps, glaciers, very obviously
shrinking. That`s what Global means. Certainly there will still be
cold spells here and there, duh (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2176 monitoring: confirmed UT
Saturday February 4 at 0130 on WRMI 5850, S9+10/20 into Missouri SDR,
also VG direct aimed thisaway.
Also confirmed UT Saturday February 4 at 0500 on WBCQ Radio Angela,
5130.009, S7/S9 into Maryland SDR.
Also confirmed Sat Feb 4 at 1700 on WRN N America webcast. Next:
2030vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW [to be confirmed]
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0415; as late as 0530]
0800 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
0830 UT Sunday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [previous episode]
2100 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0400vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0130 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0030 UT Wednesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power]
2200 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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Rego Park NY, formerly of Perú, for a check on a US bank to Glenn
Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid, OK 73702
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woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9975, UT Sat Feb 4 at 0304 and later, no signal from KVOH.
Nor can I get their webcast to play, which is supposedly running all
the time. Since cutbax a few months ago, SW has been sked 0100-0600 UT
Sat/Sun/Mon only and still such at:
but dated as of 2 Dec 2022.
It was also reported missing the weekend of Jan 21, by Kenneth Vito
Zichi, Michigan: ``***9975 KVOH not noted at all this weekend. Are
they well and truly off the air? ****`` My inquiries to Ray Robinson
have not been answered. Of course much of California has been subject
to Acts Of God, wildfires, flooding, mudslides, etc., so how is it
around Chatsworth Peak or KVOH studios? Then I ask Jeff White: ``I
believe they are waiting for some parts. Hello from Tunis``.
HFCC website says: ``The A23 Global Coordination Conference will be
held from 5 to 9 February 2023 in Tunisia`` --- that`s odd as there
has been no SWBC from Tunisia for years. Does anyone remember when
they quit? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** VANUATU. 7260, Feb 4 at 0708, JBA carrier here but none on 7890 or
11835, so suspect R. Vanuatu has stayed on 7260 instead of 3945 plus
harmonix after 0659 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1954 UT February 4