Friday, October 17, 2014

LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel

LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel*, transmitting from Base Esperanza, Antártida Argentina, was logged on 17 October 2014. A female DJ speaking in Spanish with station IDs between a selection of several Spanish language songs was monitored  from 19.35 to 20.35 UTC.  Reception on 15.476 kHz in USB mode registered a (SINPO) of 24332 -- weak to fair signal, audible and clear at times, despite station splatter and occasional fading. This observation was made from a remote web-receiver in the Netherlands.

At the same time, in Malaysia, only a very faint carrier was detected in USB mode, hence the reason for using the web-receiver in the Netherlands. Even with this, LRA36's transmission propagated well over a considerable distance into northern Europe. Signal was still audible after 21.30 UTC, albeit much weaker with a (SINPO) of 25321.

Excerpts of this transmission shortly after 19.35 UTC may be heard HERE and HERE.

Reception report was composed in Spanish, then emailed and messaged to the LRA36 FaceBook page on 18 October 2014. A follow-up report was posted on 27 October 2014. The following day, 28 October 2014, I received an email from Dr. Juan Carlos LUJAN, President of Fundacion Marambio, indicating my reception report had been forwarded to Base Esperanza de la Antártida Argentina.


*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

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