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Author Topic: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021  (Read 356 times)

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Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« on: November 09, 2021, 1519 UTC »
Fair reception, good at peaks, French service.  Race appears to be still be in competition.

1516 OM in French
1526 Still there but only heard briefly during peaks

« Last Edit: November 09, 2021, 1527 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 1503 UTC »
Very good reception, some fades.  French & English service.  Might be final day of race.

11 NOV 2021

1500 On suddenly with dramatic music
1502 OM in French, sounds a little echo-y as if broadcasting from inside metal boat
1507 OM has continued since music stopped
1511 YL begins talking, then brief music, back to YL
1513 French accented YL in English, giving weather, location 40N, 40W - appears to be near Azores
1519 YL continues with weather reports in English
« Last Edit: November 11, 2021, 1520 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 1503 UTC »
Very good reception, heavy rain/wind storm here - French and English service.  I assume race is still going forward.

12 NOV 2021
1500 Back again with same dramatic music as yesterday - instrumental "The Black Pearl" Scotty
1501 Same OM, as yesterday, in French
1503 Second OM in French
1508 OM continues in French giving numbers frequently
1510 YL in English heavy French accent, "Hi everybody.....", tough to understand due to her accent.  Almost sounds like she is reading text and enunciating phonetically
1513 YL giving weather for Saturday through Monday, guess the race still has several days to go.  Gave weather from Bahamas up toward Azores
1520 YL continues with weather in English
1521 Original OM in French, relays some numbers
1524 YL returns in English, gives advisement about race indicator and numerous numbers (could be times or mileage or location)
1531 YL switching between French and English,
1534 YL "Music of the '90's. See You tomorrow, be safe."  CW then dozens of snippets of music, started with "Be My Lover" La Bouche included "Flintstones theme".  Over 24 minutes of snippets.
1558 YL in French and English "Have a nice day" then off
« Last Edit: November 12, 2021, 1558 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 2019 UTC »
Hi,

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I assume race is still going forward

I guess not so long anymore. The first boat finished this afternoon. See live positions at:
https://www.minitransat.fr/en/

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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 1502 UTC »
Reception not quite as crisp as past few days, some fades

13 NOV 2021

1500 "The Black Pearl" Scotty
1502 OM in French, sounds overly modulated

Gotta run errands....
Back....
1544 Very good reception now, no fades.....Dozens of stanza long segments of instrumental music, various ethnic origins...Irish to hand drum to Classical to Bagpipes to Jazz to Organ to Latin Dance to Andes flute to music box to vibraphone, no host in between pieces
1558 Variety of music continued through now, off suddenly mid-song.  Unlike yesterday, no host closing broadcast.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 1559 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 1541 UTC »
17800 KHZ @ 15:31 UTC in French with YL hosting.   Strange instrumental Classical music @ 15:33 with flutes and strings.   Very free form style.   Good signal with moderate QSB swings.
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 1502 UTC »
Very good reception

14 NOV 2021
1500 Back yet again with "The Black Pearl", curious to see what second half hour's music will be.
1502 OM in French
1509 YL in English with weather
1530 Unid Gospel song in English, full version
1533 "Get Up" Mary Mary
1538 Series of Gospel/R&B songs in English that Shazam can't ID
« Last Edit: November 14, 2021, 1542 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Mini Transat 17800 AM 1516 UTC 9 NOV 2021
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 1517 UTC »
Good reception to start

16 NOV 2021
1500 "The Black Pearl" opening and OM in French
1507 YL in French, then English....."tropical wave coming...."
1513 Music (far earlier than usual 1530 utc music broadcasts) starts but reception fading
1517 Music only heard at peaks
1526 "O Swe La" Myel, reception now very good
1528 YL in French, then English "Have a nice day" to "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" Propellerheads"
1530 OFF, a half hour earlier than recent broadcasts
« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 1537 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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