** AFGHANISTAN [non]. 12035, April 28 at 1438, VP talk, Arabish? No, it`s Pashto, VOA Deewa Radio via THAILAND at 13-17; plus 17-19 via Germany (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98-RCUSB, April 28 at 1518 tune-in via Pardinho, Brasil, SDR, LRA36 is on this Wednesday, S5-S7. In USB-narrow mode, audio bandwidth on waterfall is slightly less than full USB: 15476.2 to 15478.4. Canned ID at 1519, “LRA36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel“, music; 1522 email address; 1523 “todo por hoy; hasta la próxima“ in faux “sign-off“, Antártida song to 1527. Pause. Restart music, 1534.5 “sign-on“, notice in Spanish, German, English and fourth language that this is in Spanish.
I keep listening closely to #4, and believe there is a “govorit“ in it, therefore Russian. The “imnida“ at the end of it really merely “Argentina“. Korean is after all not a RAE language; but neither was Russian; anyhow it`s relevant to Antarctic basing. But so is Korea South. There are/were a lot more bases than you might think, including by countries not really associated with Anta., including two from South Korea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_stations_in_Antarctica
A further wikilink: “Esperanza Base (Spanish: Base Esperanza, ‘Hope Base’) is a permanent, all-year-round Argentine research station in Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula (in Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula). It is one of only two civilian settlements in Antarctica (the other being the Chilean Villa Las Estrellas). The base’s motto is Permanencia, un acto de sacrificio (‘Permanence, an act of sacrifice’).“ Civilian, really? Then why are all the LRA36 staff bearing military ranx? as specified with a QSL I quote on WOR 2083. Of course, obsessed with the Malvinas war. And I have never heard that motto uttered on air.
Second program — or repeat of the first one? continues: 1545 song; 1600 sharp, ID as “Nacional Antártida Argentina, en todo el país, la radio pública“ — this slogan meant to imply that Argentina straddle two continents; music. 1605 maybe this-day-in-history about Malvinas war, Real Madrid; but then current headlines about Burkina Faso, pandemia en India, Oscars, and more talk. 1622 song, 1625 ID, more song until chopped off the air at 1628.6* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 9710, April 28 at at 0104, RHC Spanish still here, S9+20 totally blotting any sign of CRI Spanish via East Turkistan, to Latin America, where there could be more of a clash. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Again on 9710, not 9650, April 28 at 2210 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 11760, April 28 at 1441, S9 of dead air. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ERITREA [non]. 17544.95479, another Wednesday April 28 at 1538, so taking a break from LRA36, another attempt to hear Bayto Yaikl via RMI as still allegedly scheduled via FRANCE. UTwente synch locks onto steady frequency as above, but it`s S5 = noise level, far too weak to copy. Kuwait SDR also gets JBA carrier at 17545 minus 48-53-60 Hz. Maybe JBA carriers audible also at Bucharest, Thessaloniki, but too weak to lock onto. Is it any better in Eritrea? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, April 28 at 0106, NO signal from REE to North America; altho it held up well into Ladino[non] by 2215 April 27, and supposed to last entire transmission until 0200*. 11940 for S America is a JBA carrier? now, no good either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, Wed April 28 at 2129, REE is S3-S7 in Castilian, asking for reports via whatsapp! also // 11940 S3-S6, while 15520 S5-S7 has split into Arabic. 2220 all four rejoin for English: 17855 S9 but deep fades to S3, Justin Coe introes with news, later feature to be about regional elexions next week in Madrid. After Burkina Faso item, 2204 over to Alison Hughes for world news as if BF were not? Spaniard long resident in Gaza working for NGO to aid Palestinians has been arrested and held without charges by Israel. 2211 pandemic in India, still VG signal on 17855 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 9830, April 28 at 2158, nothing but RTTY; 2212 no RTTY and still no VOT in English to America. That leaves the final repeat at 0300 on 7275 INTRUDING into our hamband which seems to be more reliable. Something`s always erroneous at Emirler, awry at Ankara (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 7602-USB and stronger 7615-USB, UT Wednesday April 28 at 0109, the two paramilitary “Civil“ Air Patrol nets again, some of the stations beeping at each end of transmission, saving them the trouble of uttering “over“ over and over, just like CBers (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring: anyone hear the Wed 1030 on WRMI 5850, April 28?
Confirmed Wed Apr 28 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, VG S9 into Maine SDR, no signal into UTwente but strong continuous pulsing noise. At 2128 direct, S7 vs S5 noise level.
Also confirmed 21 seconds behind Wed Apr 28 after 2100 on WBCQ 7490 minus 65-68 Hz and only S3 at KB0FX SDR in Missouri; direct at 2128, S5-S7.
Also confirmed Wed Apr 28 at 2200 on WRMI 9955, S7-S9 direct and no jamming audible. Next, and last:
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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This report dispatched at 2351 UT April 28