Listening to radio stations from the Americas

WELCOME TO JEÖ’s BLOG

This blog is intended for DX-listeners interested in North, Central (including the Caribbean Islands) and South American radio stations. My name is Jan-Erik Österholm (69). I have been an active DX-er since 1963 and since 1968 my DX-focus has almost entirely been on Central and South American SW and AM (since year 1996 almost entirely AM) stations. Close behind the above mentioned LA-DX my focus of interest has been on North American AM stations.During my DX-career, now spanning more than 50 years, I have received more than 3500 verifications from radio stations from all around the world. Of these verifications, close to 3000 come from the Americas. An intension of this blog is, as time progresses, to share with you my experiences in DX-ing towards the Americas including both old and fresh stuff. I know that you understand that putting up an interesting blog is an iterative process which will unfold as the time passes.I hope you’ll enjoy and that you show patience. Comments are most welcome.I live in the City of Borgå (Porvoo in Finnish) some 50 km east of Finland’s Capital City Helsinki. Borgå is the second oldest city in Finland founded 1346 AC with around 50.000 inhabitants situated by the Gulf of Finland. My family consists of my wife Heidi and our two grown-up daughters Anna, (Ph.D in Chemistry), married to Antri,  and Lotta (MSc in Political Sciences) married to Mikko . Heidi has been the perfect companion in everything we have gone through since we met in 1974. She is almost as an experienced DX-er as myself despite that she has only been following my activities on the bands from a distance but she knows about the A- and K-indices, E-skips etc. and she has a relatively sharp ear when helping me with some tricky identifications.

OBX7B Radio Onda Azul, Juliaca PRU 640

Radio Onda Azul was heard on January 21, 2018 in Lemmenjoki with a pretty good signal on AM 640 for some 20 mintues. around 0730 UTC. The station was previously heard in the Nordic region on shortwaves 4801v kHz 1989-1991, but this was the first AM logging of the station. The program heard at this date and time was “Rutas de Recuerdo” with the anchor Sinecio Bustinza with whom I and Henrik Klemetz have had an intensive contact since the date of my reception report to the station in early February 2018. Below a couple of audio clips including one sent by Sinecio on my birthday March 4 2018.

OAM7K Radio San Luís, Pallapa CU PRU 1420

Radio San Luís was heard on January 21, 2018 during LEM393. The station was heard with more or less steady signal between 0730-0830 UTC and my reception report was confirmed by Luchito Torres, Conductor de Radio.

HC— Radio La Voz, Manta EQA 1570

Radio La Voz, Manta, Provincia de Manabí surprised by phading up over Lima´s Radio Bethel- Also Radio Carraviz, Juliaca was heard on the frequency on January 20, 2018 during LEM393. The station gave a nice ID before disappearing:”La Voz, La Voz – en todas partes – La Voz 15-70″. A nice email and a Messenger message confirmed my reception.

OAM7X Radio Altura, Macusani PU PRU 730

 

Simultaneously with the logging of Radio La Voz del Allincapac 770 in the same City of Macusani, Radio Altura with 1000 watts was fading upp for more than 10 minutes on 730, a frequency hosted by several strong stations such as Montreal, Bogotá etc. The station announced, e.g., the web address “radioaltura.com” on January 24, 2018. Also for this small peruvian several tries to get a confirmation was executed and finally a short message arrived via Messenger.

OAU7D Radio La Voz del Allincapac, Macusani, PU PRU 770

Hard to believe that a 2,5 kW peruvian can take over a frequency such as 770. This happened during the extraordinary selective cx towars southern Pero on January 24, 2018 during LEM 393. The station was heard between 00-01 UTC giving several IDs such as “Radio La Voz del Allincapac – una radio al servicio del pueblo”. After several attempts I finally got a short confirmation from the station on Messenger.

OAU7B Radio Onda Popular, Juliaca PRU 1130

  

On New Years Eve 2018 OAU7B Radio Onda Popular, Juliaca kindly confirmed my reception report of the station. Onda Popular was heard during the LEM379 expedition around 07 UTC.

OBX6Y Radio Azul, Cayma (Arequipa) PRU 840

OBX6Y Radio Azul was yet another LP-Peruvian heard during LEM393 on both January 21 and 24, 2018. The station gave IDs both as “En 840 kilociclos en amplitud modulada Radio Azul” and “Radio Azul en 840 kilociclos. http://www.radioazularequipaperu.com”. A nice email from Victor A. Falcón Calderon, Gerente General was received instantly.