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Glenn Hauser logs May 28, 2022

** ANTARCTICA. 15475.98 RCUSB, Saturday May 28 monitoring from 1450 via remotes in Argentina and Brazil, no signal from LRA36, until *1510.5 abrupt cut on end of music and formal sign-on with the canned multi-lingual ID including English that this will be in Spanish. It`s about S5 into Buenos Aires. Also as Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel; Nacional, La Radio Pública. Names of personnel starting with the boss whose name sounds masculine. Otherwise mostly feminine voices. 1516 historical talk starting with something in 1810y. 1517.5 song. 1519.4 says it`s the fourth program of the 2022 season. 1522 contact info on various social nets, etc. 1523 song. 1527 efemérides for 25 de mayo, which is the original date of this repeat = this day in history, several years from 1812 onwards almost to the present. 1530 ID. Checking SDR users I see some others in London, Chicago. 1537 brief QRM burst during conversation; 1539 song. 1543 contact info again. 1544 mentions FM 96.7. Today`s temp: 8 centigrade, which seems awfully hot. 1547 a feature from the cocina = kitchen, interview with a male, chef? 1556 I check Brasília remote where it`s only S2. Campo has better S3/S5. 1558 2-way QRM again at BsAs, so I switch to Campo. A lot of the music is guitarish. 1608 suddenly stops and nothing further in next few minutes.

Meanwhile, Manuel Méndez, Spain reported: “Hi Glenn, Yesterday Friday I contacted with the station via Whatsapp, here my message: “Buenas tardes, el miércoles 25 no salieron al aire, por favor, podrían decirme si saldrán mañana sábado?” Y aquí la respuesta:

“Hola buenas noches. Si {sic} salió el programa el miércoles y mañana también sale a las 1200-1300 horas.” [= 15-16 UT] According to them, the program was on the air the past Wednesday. Best 73,s Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain“ — and then today:

“Logs in Friol, NW of Spain, Tecsun S-8800 and PL-880, cable antenna, 8 meters. ANTARCTICA, 15476usb, LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1521-1527, 28-05, female, comments, songs. Extremely weak and strong fading, audible at times“

Well, on Wed May 25 I had monitored Brazilian & Argentine remotes between 1430 and 1546, and there was never any sign of it. Previously they have come on late like 1510, clock wrong? Nor was there any propagation disturbance, as WWV reported:

“The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 25 May was 1. No space weather storms were observed for the past 24 hours.“

One must wonder what the four-woman crew are doing besides one hour a week of radio? More broadly, what is the entire Base accomplishing, in scientific research? Programming is not about that, rather historical stuff, much of it about Argentina rather than Antarctica. Or are they there merely as a nationalistic outpost to bolster an unacceptable claim to part of the International Continent? Calling it “Antártida Argentina“ does not make it so. Note: from next week/month when it`s June, there is supposed to be another repeat Saturdays at 18 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** RUSSIA [non]. 9370, May 28 at 1903, NO signal of R. Svoboda into UTwente from secret site, Armenia? Richard Langley says it was also absent May 25-26 into same remote, not to Zacharias Liangas, Greece on May 27; so is it gone for good? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2140 monitoring: confirmed UT Saturday May 28 at 0130 on WRMI 9395, S9/+15 into Maryland SDR.

NOT confirmed UT Sat May 28 at 0359.8 on WBCQ R. Angela, 5130v: instead replaying last week`s 2139! I email the boardops asking if they could quickly replace it with 2140; or if preferred, run them both back to back and stay on until 0500? No reply, and neither is done, sign-off at 0429. Next:

1930 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE [failed to run last week] 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 22] 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] 2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW] 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. (7490v), UT Sat May 28 at 0051 tuning in last few minutes of `AAAWWW` on WBCQ webcast, when they usually get down to business; must be new and live since mentions Memorial Day weekend. Angela is not adjacent to Allan but on a lo-fi phone connexion which makes it even easier for Allan to talk over her.

3265+: In e-mail, someone reports hearing this on 3265, so I quickly check that on Maryland remote: yes, this long-inactive transmitter is back on at S7/S9 but vs high summer storm noise level: it is beyond me why AW runs this only in the summers when it would be much more useful in winter nights; as if 180 degrees out of synch with propagation norms. SAM reading on remote is 154 Hz above 3265, confirmed accurate on WWV 10000. As usual runs past 0100, JIP Hal Turner. Recheck 3265.154 at 0127: it`s off. Is “3265“ now on the Program Guide? http://wbcq.com/schedule/ Of course, not (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 1915 UT May 28

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