torsdag 22 mars 2012

Radio Seagull to use 1395 kHz in daytime from 1 April

Dutch broadcaster Radio Seagull announces on its website: “Starting Sunday April 1st 2012 Radio Seagull will be back on 1395AM. In spite of the date, this is not a joke. Every day, from 7 am ’till 7 pm (0500-1700 UTC), Radio Seagull programmes will be going out via 1395AM. From 7 pm until 7 am, Radio Seagull will be on 1602AM as normal. The stereo webcast will also remain unchanged running 24 hours a day. The transmitter site is the last remaining radioship in the world -the LV Jenni Baynton.” (Andy Sennitt, RNW Media Network 21.3.2012 via Tore Larsson, Arctic Radio Club)

tisdag 20 mars 2012

Miscellaneous info from Latin America by Henrik Klemetz

Suggested QSL address for AM 1630, La Plata is as follows:
AM1630 Radio Diagonal de La Plata,  Jefe Técnico, Salguero 2745, 6to. Piso Of. 63,
C1425DEL Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
(D. Camporini via H. A. Nigro, March 19, 2012)
Reports sent to Red 92 or Radio Buen Ayre are not likely to receive a reply. (M. Cornachioni, March 5, 2012)

1310 CBN, Porto Velho, RO (ex-Rádio Tropical) per

The station run by the Communications Department of the Universidad Católica on 660 is listed as “Radio UC” in the WRTH.  Their slogan is however  “Radio” which is difficult to solve under DX conditions.   Listen to the recorded excerpt where the station slogan is heard as “radioce punto ce-ele”.  (A. Bue and reporters to RealDX site)

Joint DRM tests to be conducted by HCJB and Unión Radio on 820 kHz later this year. ( via Y. Gaviria).

Slogans:  40 Principales: “la radio de los éxitos”
Bésame: “la Q940”, “la radio apasionada”
Ke Buena:  “la estación que soñé”
Estadio W: “donde vive tu pasión”
(Info from Prisa)

920 Radio Nacional del Paraguay inaugurated a new Harris 100 kW transmitter on March 18. ( via Y. Gaviria)

The missing signals from this country may not entirely be caused by propagation conditions.
As reported by José Elías Gómez, several stations in his area in E. Venezuela are having problems to make ends meet.  Failing to comply with power bills may cause forcible close down. Says José Elías,
“1210 Radio Anzoátegui, 760 Radio Puerto La Cruz and 870 Unión Radio Deportes are virtually eliminated”.  (Sintonía DX)  (HK Henrik Klemetz, Arctic Radio Club)

onsdag 14 mars 2012

Latin American updates from Henrik Klemetz

Network slogans:
Radio Recuerdos:  me gusta más (only 690)
Caracol Radio:  se escucha más (“Caracol  Colombia” and “Caracol Villavicencio” in WRTH is incorrect)
W Radio:  Deportes, entretenimiento, éxitos musicales (“la W” for 1150 and 1250 in WRTH is incorrect; the letter W in W Radio is pronounced “doble ú”; sometimes the station is referred to as  “Sistema W Radio”). 
Oxígeno:  la radio que te quiere  (“Oxígeno R.”  in WRTH is incorrect)
Bésame:  la radio apasionada  (“Bésame AM” in WRTH is incorrect)
Candela estéreo:  solo éxitos
Radio Reloj:  La emisora de todas las horas (only stations mentioned are 830 Medellín and 1010 Bogotá)
Amendments to WRTH 2012:
860 Valledupar, W Radio, ex-La Voz de Cañaguate
980 Cúcuta, is Bésame, ex- Oxígeno, ex- La 980 SensacionaL
1080 Medellín, is Oxígeno, ex-La Mil80
1090 Cartagena, is Candela  estéreo, ex-Radio Bucanero
1120 Bucaramanga, is Oxígeno, ex-“La W”.
1170 Tunja, is Caracol Radio, ex-Radio Recuerdos
1210 Neiva, is Oxígeno, ex-Radio Recuerdos
1220 Barranquilla. Radio Reloj is inactive.
1250 Cúcuta, is shared between W Radio and Oxígeno, ex-“La W”
1260 Duitama, is Oxígeno,  ex-“ Bésame AM”
1270 Bucaramanga, is Bésame, ex-Oxígeno
1390 Espinal, is Oxígeno, ex-Radio Avenida
1350 Ibagué, is Oxígeno, ex-Radio Reloj
1440 Tuluá, is Caracol Radio, ex-Radio Reloj
(Information from Prisa Radio)
Double station listings
The following stations are listed on two different frequencies:
Ondas del Porvenir: 1480 and 910
Radio Internacional: 1470 and 1270
Alcaldía de Caicedonia: 1510 and  1350
La Voz de(l) Chocó: 1580 and 1150

730 HIZ is no longer Broadcasting Nacional but instead Zulu Radio,   Physical location unknown.  Affiliated to TeleRadio América, ch. 45.
700 Red Radio Integridad, Lima, ”la voz que  glorifica a Dios”, address Av. Javier Prado Este 255, Of. 402, tel. 4099096, will raise power from 1 to 25 kW shortly. A new NX25 transmitter is being installed at this moment per info on their web site. (Web site) (Henrik Klemetz HK, Arctic Radio Club)

tisdag 13 mars 2012

LT9 Parkalompolo Fan Club

“Volvo” was the magical word which was heard on a distant Latin American station during a DXpedition to Parkalombolo, northern Sweden.  Alf Persson, wanted to know why, and once he learnt the reason he wanted to send them a reception report.  As a longstanding member of the Volvo DX Club he felt that was his “special reason” for contacting the station.  LT9, Radio Brigadier López, in Santa Fe,  Argentina, 1150 AM, is heard in most of northern Argentina during their nightly programme devoted to truck drivers.  Atilio “Moncho” Aranda has a captive audience as shown on the programme web page and several You tube videos.  His programme “Noche luz y Moncho” occasionally also reaches listeners in the country where the first Volvos and Scanias were produced. At  you may listen to the original recording as picked up in Parkalombolo, read the letter sent to the station and watch a number of pictures, not only of Volvo trucks but also of about a dozen fervent Parkalompolo expeditionaries.

The greeting “Moncho” devoted on the air to his distant listeners can be heard here
N.B.  The Argentine web page cannot be seen correctly on Google Chrome.  It seems to work OK on Internet Explorer and also on Mozilla Firefox. (HK Henrik Klemetz, Arctic Radio Club)

söndag 11 mars 2012

Bulgarian MW station Kardjali 1296 off


1296 kHz. The Bulgarian transmitter at Kardjali is off the air and the Vranje relay of Radio Belgrade 1 is dominating the frequency at 1800. Behind is Omdurman in Arabic. (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö

Finnish listeners picking up Argentina on MW

There is a note related to three Finnish DXers in the electronic edition of Conexión Digital,  No. 658, March 11, 2012.  Rubén Guillermo Margenet, in Rosario, who authored the report, asks me and Dario Monferini to bring it to the attention of the DXers concerned, and also to Mika Mäkeläinen and Jim Solatie.

Writes Rubén that In his talk show on Radio 10, on March 7, 2012, Ronald Hanglin told his listeners that Radio 10 has been heard in northern Finland  by Jarmo Patala and Vesa-Jussi Rinkinen, who sent the station an email detailing the circumstances related to this extraordinary event. Margenet notes that Hanglin does not seem to understand what DXing is all about.   He was impressed to learn about this married couple (sic) extend  a 700 metre wire in the Arctic wilderness in order to pick up far away MW signals.

In an additional note, Alejandro Alvarez, from Neuquén says that Pekka Hakala in an email to LV7 in Tucumán confirmed (sic) that he had been listening to the station from Finland.  See  the note at

Horacio A. Nigro in Montevideo, Uruguay, completes the picture by explaining the excellence of Nordic DXing, as shown by individual DXers from their local listening site or during expeditions to sites such as Lemmenjoki , in Finland, Kongsfjord, in Norway, and Parkalompolo, in Sweden, finally linking readers to blogs related to these sites. (Henrik Klemetz, ARC, March 11, 2012)

lördag 10 mars 2012

Media Network closing down

A sad message from our friend Andy Sennit:

This Weblog will be closing on Saturday 24 March 2012.I shall be taking early retirement from RNW at the end of April. Due to the new mandate of RNW effective on 1 January 2013, it will no longer be possible for the organisation to provide coverage of international media news.In April I shall be writing a series of articles reflecting on the changes in international broadcasting since I started appearing on the Media Network radio show in 1981, and looking ahead to the coming decade. The articles will be published on the RNW English website.

If you have any memories of RNW or other international broadcasters that you would like to share, I will be pleased to hear from you at and I'll try to include them in the articles.The Weblog contains over 15,000 media news items published since October 2003. It will remain online as a searchable archive. To prevent spam, it will no longer be possible to add comments, but nearly 14,000 comments already received will still be available. (Andy Sennitt, Media Network via Tore Larsson, ARC)

onsdag 7 mars 2012

Voice of Tigray Revolution heard with good signal in Växjö, Sweden on 1359 kHz

ETHIOPIA 1359 kHz Voice of Tigray Revolution from Addis Ababa had a good signal at 1830 UTC from its 100 kW transmitter. DRM Madrid Arganda on 1359 kHz is off tonite. (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö)

söndag 4 mars 2012

List of Buenos Aires MW Stations

Item from the DXLD list:
** ARGENTINA. Hi Glenn. I don't know if this might be of interest for you and your readers, but me and a friend have been recollecting info about the AM stations broadcasting from Buenos Aires City and the Greater Buenos Aires Province. He (Gustavo Arabian) lives in Almagro, Capital Federal while I'm in Pilar, Buenos Aires Province. So here it is, a list of (most) radio stations in Buenos Aires, with info about
their programming style and QTH. Greetings.

 530 Radio de las Madres (talk/cultural) - Capital Federal
 550 CW1 Radio Colonia (news/sports/variety) - Colonia del Sacramento,
 570 Radio Argentina (brokered/Hot AC) - Capital Federal
 590 LS4 Radio Continental (news/sports) - Capital Federal
 610 Radio General San Martín (brokered/tango) - San Martín
 630 LS5 Radio Rivadavia (news/sports) - Capital Federal
 650 Radio Belgrano (brokered/tango) - Capital Federal
 660 Radio Amplitud (brokered/Italian songs) - San Justo
 670 Radio República (brokered/tango) - Lomas del Mirador
 680 Radio Magna (brokered/oldies) - San Martín
 690 K24 en Radio (sports/tango) - Capital Federal
 710 LRL202 Radio Diez (news/talk) - Capital Federal
 730 Radio General Güemes (sports/variety) - Capital Federal
 740 Radio Rebelde (talk) - Capital Federal
 750 AM750 (talk/eclectic) - Capital Federal
 770 Radio Cooperativa (news/talk) - Capital Federal
 790 LR6 Radio Mitre (news/sports) - Capital Federal
 810 Radio La Gauchita (folk) - Capital Federal
 820 LRI208 Estación 820 (Catholic/folk) - Lomas de Zamora
 830 Radio del Pueblo (brokered/oldies) - Capital Federal
 840 Radio General Belgrano (sports/tango) - Capital Federal
 850 La Voz de América (Paraguayan songs) - San Miguel oeste
 870 LRA1 Radio Nacional de Buenos Aires (public radio, National
     Government) - Capital Federal
 890 Radio Libre (lotteries/brokered) - San Justo
 910 LR5 Radio La Red (news/sports) - Capital Federal
 930 Radio Nativa (folk) - Capital Federal
 950 LR3 Radio Nueve (sports) - Capital Federal
 970 Radio Génesis (brokered) - Capital Federal
 980 AM980 (folk) - José C. Paz
 990 LR4 Radio Splendid (brokered/tango) - Capital Federal
1000 Radio Sintonía (brokered/variety) - José C. Paz
1010 Onda Latina (variety/sports) - Capital Federal
1030 LS10 Radio del Plata (news/sports) - Capital Federal
1050 Radio Concepto (talk/eclectic) - Capital Federal
1070 LR1 Radio El Mundo (business) - Capital Federal
1090 Radio Décadas (oldies) - Hurlingham
1110 LS1 Radio Ciudad de Buenos Aires (public radio, Buenos Aires City
     Government) - Capital Federal
1120 Radio Sudaméricana (talk/variety) - San Martín
1120 AM Tango (tango/folk) - Capital Federal
1130 AM Contemporánea (brokered) - Capital Federal
1140 Radio Independencia (talk/sports) - Lanús
1150 LRI369 Radio Sagrada Familia (Catholic) - San Justo
1160 Radio Excelsior (brokered) - Capital Federal
1170 La Radio de mi País (folk) - Hurlingham
1190 LR9 Radio América (news/talk) - Capital Federal
1210 AM Doce Diez (news/Christian/brokered) - La Tablada
1220 Radio Cadena Eco (brokered/sports) - Capital Federal
1240 Radio Cadena Uno (brokered/Lite AC) - Capital Federal
1250 Radio Estirpe Nacional (folk) - Capital Federal
1260 Radio Oliva (Christian) - Capital Federal
1270 LS11 Radio Provincia de Buenos Aires (public radio, Buenos Aires
     Province Government) - La Plata
1280 Radio Punto (sports) - Capital Federal
1290 Radio Provinciana (folk) - San Miguel
1290 Radio Interactiva (tango) - Gregorio de la Ferrere
1300 Radio Identidad (folk/talk/sports) - Capital Federal
1300 Radio Plus (brokered) - Lanús
1310 Radio Antártida Argentina (tango/sports) - Capital Federal
1320 Área Uno (sports/oldies) - Tres de Febrero
1340 Radio Renacer (folk) - Moreno
1350 LS6 Radio Buenos Aires (talk/Lite AC) - Capital Federal
1370 La 13 70 (folk) - Capital Federal
1390 LR11 Radio Universidad Nacional de La Plata (talk/cultural) - La
1400 Radio Gama (Latin/sports) - Lanús
1410 AM Folclorísimo (folk) - José León Suárez
1440 Radio Impacto (Christian/tango/sports) - Capital Federal
1450 LRI213 Radio El Sol (Lite AC) - Capital Federal
1460 Radio Contacto (sports/oldies) - Merlo
1470 Cadena 1470 (variety) - Lanús oeste
1510 RBN La Radio de las Buenas Nuevas (Christian) - Lomas de Zamora
1520 Radio Norteña (folk) - Los Polvorines
1530 Radio Eco Porteña (news/sports) - Capital Federal
1570 La Morena de Itatí (folk) - Grand Bourg
1610 AM Guaviyú (variety) - Gregorio de la Ferrere
1630 Radio Restauración (Christian) - Hurlingham
1650 LRI227 Radio Antares (talk/folk) - Pilar
1660 Radio Revivir (Christian/classical) - Gregorio de la Ferrere
1690 Cristo la Solución (Christian) - Capital Federal
1700 FM Fantástico (tropical) - Tigre
1710 AM1710 (brokered) - Capital Federal
(Eduardo Peralta, Feb 27, via DX LISTENING DIGEST via Thomas Nilsson)

torsdag 1 mars 2012

Chicago AM stations off air on March 10

Denne info skal visstnok ha kommet til NRCs epostliste. Jeg fikk den fra en av mine bekjente på fb:
This is DIRECTLY from the Chief Engineer at WGN.
"The scheduled date for this sign off is 2am-5am, Saturday morning, March 10. That is after midnight Friday night/Saturday morning. It is not this Saturday; it is March 10."
Please pass this along to other email lists, bulletin boards and groups. WGN will be off air completely during this time as will WSCR 670 and WBBM 780.
Bjarne Mjelde via NORDX