** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, LRA36 is due for another Saturday broadcast from 1500, so I start tuning Brazilian SDRs at 1435 – nothing yet; but at 1452 I`m getting some modulation, best but only S3/S4 into Campo, while the other three in Brazil get little or nothing.
1500 promptly official sign-on, multilingual canned in Spanish, German, English, Russian and maybe one other. 1502 the Antartida song. 1505 some historical talk about Patagonia. 1511 contact info. 1512 I switch to the LU4 SDR in Argentina which is getting it a bit better, during song. 1518 talk about the Malvinas war, 1521 interview on phone about ham radio involvement there — ah, the nostalgia! for April 1982. 1534 song, 1537 more about hams, but 1539* abruptly chopped off the air and no return by 1600 as I let it play. It seems this is their `normal` closing routine, maybe involuntarily. The repeats at 1800 Saturdays are supposed to start in June. But just in case, I recheck today at 1852: No.
BTW, a May 7 article on https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/ about LRA36 claims, “C’était la première et unique station officielle au monde située en Antarctique“. Presumably written by the FB site`s owner, tho never signed, Michel Frémy in Belgium. Nor does he attribute his sources, but that info is a BIG LIE, probably propagated by LRA36 and/or R Nacional in Argentina themselves.
If it began in 1979 as claimed, another “official“ Antarctic SW station had been going already for five years, from 1974, American Forces Antarctic Network, which many of us DXed on 6012 kHz — and even before that on MW.
And another contradixion about the FM frequency at Esperanza: 97.6, while WRTH shows 96.7. More likely correct is whichever the Antarcticans axually announce.
That item also linx to a 3-minute 2021y audiovideo from Argentina about LRA36; all the garble caused by accents: good luck.
https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/videos/la-radio-%C3%A0-40-sous-z%C3%A9ro-lra-36/722874645696585/ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ITALY [and non]. 7290, Sat May 14 at *1800.9, IRRS cut on via Bulgaria as always almost a minute late with `Feature Story News` JIP. Good into UTwente but must tune LSB to avoid RTTY warble. At 1831 during country music also on // 1323 AM Italia into Noale, but not on 918 or 207. Checking, since yesterday when WORLD OF RADIO should have aired Friday at 1815, 7290 was off and 1323 was fill music.
BTW, next week, the latest possible third-Friday, May 20, is a scheduled preëmption of WOR from the 1815 slot only. I hope Eurarea WOR listeners are hearing me instead on WMRI via Channel 292, Sundays as early as 1324, nominal 1330, on 9670, if not WRMI or WBCQ or WRN or —? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. 95.1, May 14 at 1734 UT on caradio, surprised to hear the booming voice of the very late Paul Harvey, just concluding with “Good Day?“. Immediately followed by a gospel huxter so this must be Bott, KQCV “Shawnee“ which vies with KICT Wichita for control of 95.1. PH must have said something with religious over- or under-tones. Yet brings back fond memories of being a regular listener to his noontime commentaries, especially on Saturdays, despite his right-wing politix. Wonder if this be a reliable spot now. Altho he wound up in Chicago, he was an Okie, born in Tulsa *1918-2009* in Phœnix; on ABC air 1951-2008 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2138 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday May 14 after 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9+10 vs HSNL.
Also confirmed UT Saturday May 14 at 0400 on WBCQ Radio Angela, 4790, S6/S7 into Maryland SDR — and yes, interrupted by those uteblaaps, appearing once a minute in two different interleaving cycles, per the waterfall some below, some right on, some above 4790, one at a time.
Also confirmed Saturday May 14 at 1600 on WRN North America webcast. Next:
1930 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430] 1324vUT Sunday WMRI Europe via Ch 292 Germany 9670
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 5950 to NNW [to be canceled? still May 8] 0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
2230 UT Tuesday WRMI 9955 to SSE [jammed by Cuba] 1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035-USB or 3210-USB
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW; 9455 to WNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S; 9395 to NNW
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** U S A. 9395, UT Sat May 14 at 0200, immediately following WORLD OF RADIO, show is `Cruisin the Decades` which claims to be on “superpower WRMI“, and “500 kW WBCQ“! Not unless it`s on the 9330 transmitter, which it is not. Outdated/incomplete blurb about it on WRMI programming page:
“Cruisin’ The Decades Global Artwork.jpg — “Cruisin’ The Decades” is based on a love of music, and an appreciation for the history of popular music recordings. The show plays one song per decade (any song from any genre), from the 1910’s, 1920’s, 1930’s, etc… right up to the 2020’s. Hear over 100 years of recorded music history in the course of one hour. Hand-picked by Brad Savage in Akron, OH where the show originates on WAPS-FM “The Summit” (www.thesummit.FM)”
Sundays at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (2200 [sic] UTC) on 9955 kHz and livestreamed at www.wrmi.net.
WAPS 91.3 FM Akron/Canton
WKTL 90.7 FM Youngstown/Warren
W211BT 90.1 FM Athens
309 Woolf Ave
Akron OH 44312
The current? skedgrid dated April 20 shows Cruisin the Decades:
Sat 0200 9395, Sun 0300 5950, Sun 2100 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 600 kHz, May 14 at 0423 UT tune-in via Athens GA SDR, last-minute DX test by WBOB, 50 kW, Jaxonvil FL. S8 and dominant signal there. None of the usual Morse code, tones, etc., but real live human Jerry is broadcasting from the hard-to-reach-thru-the-mud transmitter site, playing some complete genuine vinyl record songs on a real turntable there! Says he can hear the difference compared to digital recordings. When mike is open says nevermind the background noise [as it`s not a studio]. 0438 contact to BOBTX@protonmail.com But mail has to be forwarded to him. 0442 acknowledges Martin Foltz in Sarasota.
Says the test is to assess the skywave coverage of the 50 kW daytime transmitter. Later will switch to night pattern. He and two others are at the site, but five are needed, and expect to do it again tomorrow night = UT Sunday 0400-0700. With lightning overhead I QRT the computer at 0444 nor can I use the E/W longwire direct. I don`t expect to hear WBOB here, nor do I on the interior longwire nor on the DX-398 with heavy T-storm noise, and 600 anyway dominated by WMT aiming thisaway, and some others closer than Jax (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1130 kHz, May 14 at 1735-1745+ UT, KLEY Wellington KS, this Rocking M station in its second Dead Air Day (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 1908 UT May 14