Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement:
RAE Argentina to the World, broadcasting from Antarctica
RAE will join a trial transmission by LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, broadcasting from Base Esperanza, in the Argentine zone of Antarctica.
This Saturday, July 25, between 17:00 and 21:00 UTC, the Antarctic station will perform a series of tests on the 15476 kHz frequency (19-meter band), Upper Side Band, via a Collins HF80 transmitter and a rhombic antenna.
RAE Argentina al Mundo will put on the air two 30-minute programs, one in Spanish and the other in English, hosted by Fernando Farias, focusing on the history of RAE and LRA36 with historical files and information that listeners, DXers and radio amateurs alike will appreciate. On the Spanish-language show, Fernando is joined by RAE’s director Adrián Korol.
Let’s recall that last Saturday, July 18th, the first test USB transmissions were carried out with excellent results amid optimal broadcast conditions .
Damian Tranamil, LRA36 operator and technician, answered afterwards more than a hundred reception reports from all over the World.
Many listeners said they had the chance to pick up a station from Antarctica for the first time, while others said they were thrilled to be able to receive Arcángel San Gabriel’s signal for the first time in 20 years.
Accurate reception reports will be verified with an electronic QSL card (eQSL). They are to be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org
We also appreciate listeners sending clips of them receiving our broadcast, or tagging us when they post on social media.