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LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel: First broadcast of 2022 on May 7

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement from LRA 36:This year the radio team is all female–the host, producer and technicians are all women: Romina Zabalza, Mariela Churquina, Claudia Albarracín, and María Eugenia Rodríguez.

LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base Conjunta Esperanza (Antarctic) Season 2022.

FIRST 2022 TRANSMISSION:

SATURDAY MAY 7, 2022 AT 15:00 UTC ON 15.476 KHZ USB

REPORTS TO: [email protected]

Thank you so much for sharing this, Adrian! LRA 36 is one of my favorite stations to DX!

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LRA36 broadcast today: “Corazón Antártico”

LRA36 announcement

Many thanks to Esperanza San Gabriel who share the announcement above for a broadcast taking place today. Translated:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 11:00-13:00 (14:00 UTC) on 15,476 kHz upper sideband.

I believe their time suggests a start time of 14:00 UTC, which would be three hours ahead of Argentina time. Even though that’ll be pretty early for an opening to North America, I will certainly tune in!

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Listening to Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel (LRA36) on the Icom IC-756 Pro transceiver

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Christoph Ratzer (OE2CRM), who is well aware that I’m a fan of LRA36, so sent me a tip Saturday (September 26, 2020)  at 19:40 UTC that LRA36 was being received in Europe. 

I had been working a few POTA stations that afternoon, so simply tuned the IC-756 to 15476 kHz USB–the ‘656 Pro was connected to my large horizontal delta loop antenna. I was rewarded with excellent weak-signal reception from the Argentine Antarctic research station. The signal was surprisingly clear even though the signal was still near noise level.

Here’s a short video (hoping YouTube won’t remove it since there’s music involved–!):

Since the LRA36 signal was in upper sideband mode, the IC-756 Pro was exceptionally well suited to the task! The more I use this transceiver, the more I love it. 

Thanks again for the tip, Christoph!

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LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel broadcast on September 19, 2020

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Harald (DL1AX) who shares the following (translated) announcement from the RAE Buenos Aires, German Service:

Dear friend,

On Saturday, September 19th LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel will broadcast from the Antarctic station Esperanza in Spanish, German and English.

The transmission takes place at 15.476 kHz in USB mode.

  • From 15:00 to 19:00 UTC in Spanish
  • From 19:00 to 19:30 UTC in German (1)
  • From 19:30 to 20:00 UTC in Spanish
  • From 20:00 to 2030 UTC in German (2)
  • From 20:30 to 22:00 UTC in English

Reception reports will be confirmed with a special QSL card from LRA 36, please write to: [email protected]

Two 30-minute programs will be broadcast in German and will be presented to the world by Rayén Braun from RAE – Argentina.

For the dissemination of this information among DXers and radio amateurs as well as for publication in social networks and the like. we would be grateful to you.

ATTENTION, important note: if the local weather conditions do not allow it, a new schedule will be planned.

Good luck!

73 + 55

Rayén Brown

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LRA36 German language broadcast: August 29, 2020 starting at 19:00 UTC

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement

LRA 36 National Radio Arcángel San Gabriel German language broadcast

This Saturday, August 29, the Argentine Antarctic station will broadcast in German from 16 to 1630 (19 to 1930 UTC) and from 17 to 1730 (20 to 2030 UTC) Two programs of 30 minutes each will be broadcast in German, with Rayen Braun, from RAE Argentina al Mundo. While from 12 local time (15 UTC) it will be broadcast in Spanish including Argentine music.

The closing of the transmission is scheduled for 19 local time (22 UTC) Frequency 15476 khz USB Receipt reports will be verified with eQSL

Email: [email protected]

We would appreciate the dissemination of this information among diexists and radio amateurs, social media publications and messaging groups.

Important: the weather conditions at Esperanza Base could cause the activity to be rescheduled.

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LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel 24 hour marathon non-stop broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, of RAE who informs me that LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel in Antarctica will broadcast 24 hours non-stop starting at 17:00 UTC on Saturday, The frequency will be 15476 kHz in upper sideband mode.

Reception reports can be sent to: [email protected]

A special eQSL will be issued for this broadcast.

Thanks for the tip, Adrian!

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Giuseppe’s reception of the LRA36 test broadcast

Photo from the Argentine Antarctic Base (LRA36) – Source: RAE

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Giuseppe Morlè (IZ0GZW), who shares the following:

Dear Thomas

Here is the link of to video regarding the transmission of LRA 36 in USB mode Saturday July 25, 2020 from 17.00 UTC on 15.476 MHz.

A good result if I think it was almost impossible to listen to it with the sun still high … the place where I listen, in Formia, Italy, is really excellent.

73. Giuseppe Morlè iz0gzw.

Thank you for sharing this, Giuseppe! I’m always impressed with the DX you catch there at your location in Formia! Grazie e ciao!

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