Author Topic: Armed Forces Network 105.9 mHz 0600 utc 13 Apr 2018  (Read 112 times)

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Armed Forces Network 105.9 mHz 0600 utc 13 Apr 2018
« on: April 13, 2018, 0615 UTC »
Excellent reception in Catania, Sicily.  A little online research showed this to be broadcast from Sigonella (Sicily) Naval Base.  While spinning the AM & FM dial, the only English broadcast I found.  Perhaps the first time I have heard AFN in 40 years, I remember when they did a live baseball game nightly.

0600z ID (AFN, The Eagle), ABC News (Syria lead), baseball scores (Yanks lose 6-3 to Sox  :o)
0605z Two unid pop tunes.
0617z YL interviewing OM service member about his podcasts concerning sports
0657z "Stuck in the Middle with You" Stealers Wheel
0700z ID, ABC News, Baseball and Hockey playoff scores
1300z ID, AP News (Comey/Trump spat, Syria), Fox Sports News to "Bon-Jour-No-o-o-o-o" (annunciated as in the "Good Morning" from said Robin Williams movie to DJ Captain Fantastic radio personality
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 1505 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Armed Forces Network 105.9 mHz 0600 utc 13 Apr 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 1421 UTC »
I have since learned that mere hours after I posted the above, and six miles from me at the time, Naval Air Base Sigonella was involved/supported the Joint Air Strike on Syria.  I wonder if Captain Fantastic announced the launch as his show concluded.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article195940.html.  (Fourth bullet point down)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 1423 UTC by Ct Yankee »
Zenith T/O G500, Zenith T/O Royal 7000, Emerson AR-176, Zenith 8S154, T/O 7G605 (Bomber), Tecsun PL-880 using 40 feet of copper wire. 
Durham, Connecticut  (rural setting, 15 miles from Long Island Sound)
qsl please to:  jamcanner@comcast.net  (Thank you)