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 (66). 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 almost 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.

TGCQ Radio Exclusiva, Guatemala, GTM 1270

Radio Exclusiva, Guatemala was surprisingly heard in the Sarvsalö QTH on November 28, 2017 with a Radio Maratón 2016 px from the TV station Canal 27 in Guatemala. The station was heard between 0620 and ca. 07 UTC and was heard also in Sweden simultaneously by at least three DXers. Again it was Henrik Klemetz who nailed the station identity. Thanks Henrik. A confirmation arrived on a f/up recently.

YS– Radio Elohim, San Salvador SLV 1630

Around November 20, 2016 and especially on November 19 a religious SS station was reported with strong signals by many DXers in Scandinavia. In the Sarvsalö QTH the station was heard preaching with a very strong signal. “Misión Cristiana Elohim” was resolved by Henrik Klemetz. Radio Elohim, San Salvador is also listed on 1120 AM in WRTH. A short FB message confirmed my audio mp3.

CP— Radio Sol Poder de Dios, Viacha/Chulumani, BOL 1140

Radio Sol Poder de Dios came up beautifully on January 24, 2017 in Lemmenjoki during an evening opening towards the southern parts of Perú. No sign of the Peruvian Radio Chami during these southerny cx. Radio Sol provided a good ID during a phone-in px. Radio Sol was previously transmitting on 1300. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz I was lucky to receive a confirmation on my report. Gracias Oscar!

OBU6X Radio Candarave, Ilabaya (Tacna) PRU 1300

OAU6X R Candarave transmitting from Ilabaya (Tacna) on AM 1300 was heard with a decent signal in Sarvsalö on November 28, 2016 during a strong opening. After som tries Eddy Reyes confirmed my reception with a nice email containing also two studio audio files.

Buenas tardes amigo Jan-Erik Österholm, nosotros contentos de haber recibido su mensaje y saber que nos puede escuchar desde tan lejos, y si, efectivamente, somos radio candarave y transmitimos en los 1300 de la amplitud modulada desde el asiento minero de toquepala, centro poblado que pertenece al distrito de Ilabaya, Provincia Jorge Basadre, región de Tacna – Perú. Saludamos también a su familia, su esposa Heidi y sus hijas Anna y Lotta. Adjuntamos una promoción de la radio para confirmar su mensaje. Atte, Eddy Reyes. Muchas gracias Eddy. Thanks also to Henrik Klemetz and Fredrik Dourén for discussions related to Radio Candarave.

 

 

L—- Radio Trés Fronteras, Isidro Casanova, BA ARG 1500

This station is a relatively new one on 1500. Transmitting from Isidro Casanova, Provincia de Buenos Aires it was heard in Lemmenjoki during LEM379 in January 2017.  A short FB message confirmed my mp3 file submitted.

 

ZYK602 Rádio Jauense, Jaú, SP BRA 820

ZYK602 R Jauense was surprisingly fading up on a frequency occupied by more than 20 Brazilians. This happened on January 16 around 03 UTC. To my knowledge this station has not been heard before in the Nordics. My mp3 was confirmed by email signed by Equipe Jauense-AM. Muito obrigado!

YNA3MD La Nueva Radio Ya, Managua, NCG 600

La Nueva Radio Ya was heard during LEM379 in January with an astonishing peak on January 24 around 0715 UTC over the Cuban. A Facebook message confirmed this nice reception.