Monday, July 06, 2015

Monitoring Argentina on shortwave


logs edited for clarity

All times UTC
11710.774, at 0430- UT, Radio Argentina al Exterior on June 20. Fair signal with weak modulation, but mainly marred by splatter from a sick transmitter, presumably Brasil on 11780 kHz. On the Perseus I can see the noise way above and below the frequency. Buzzy, hash sound. Too bad, as it makes most of the 25 meter band unuseable! Listed Chinese at this time. (Walt Salmaniw-Masset Cottage BC-CAN, DXplorer June 28)

6056v RAE / Radio. Nacional Off-frequency again at 0954 with start of the RAE Interval signal routine. Strong at tune-in, but weakening. Drifting down as well and only 1 kHz away from 6055 kHz Nikkei Japan by 1001.

15344.13 RAE /Radio Nacional 1208. Tango music, 1211 talk with woman announcer in Portuguese. Later at 13:00, caught time ticks and interval signal routine briefly and Spanish station ID. Weak signal noted. Went off the air at 15:30:32. Signal came back on at 16:46:11 on 15345.14 kHz, but Egypt was on until 17:54:39. Could then hear just bits of audio. Finally able to recognize English at 18:48. Went into the usual interval signal/identificaiton routine at 18:55. Finally up to good level by 21:45 UT.(15 June) (Dave Valko-PA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

15344.974 ... x.984 kHz, at 22:50 on June 26. Observed Spanish service of RAE Bueos Aires on lower side of 15345v.  Wandered signal of 10 to 20 hertz up and down. Fair S=7 signal in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 26)

The unstable HARRIS shortwave tx at Buenos Aires is now tonight again ABOVE 15345 kHz, upper band side. Was in past weeks lower than 15345.0 channel. 15345.141 kHz centered, when hopping up and down 5 Hertz apart. S=9+25dB at 2053 UT on June 30. French broadcast, female anncr commentary read.

11710.659 RAE Buenos Aires on threshold signal level before 01:00 on July 1st, seemingly Japanese service is UTC Tuesday til Saturday.Heard in Alberta Edmonton Canada remote unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 30/July 1)
(BCDX2-WWDXC/Top News 1213)