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.

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.

CC97 Radio Lautaro, Talca CHL 970

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One of the best loggings during LEM379 was without doubt R Lautaro in Talca on 970. Incredible that a 1 /0.25 kW Chilean station completely can take over this frequency which is the home of common “high powers” such as R Universal, Montevideo and R 9-70 Asunción not to forget a bunch of common Brazilians. But, this morning we had a very selective and strong Chile opening between 05-07 UTC as mentioned previously. A nice email was received today. A nice birthday present indeed!

LT17 Radio Provincia Misiones, Posadas MS ARG 620

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This station has been on my most wanted Argentinian station list for decades. The frequency 620 is mostly occupied by Brazilians R Assuncão, Fortaleza and R Jovem Pan, São Paulo. The most common Argentinian here is probably R Nacional, Resistencia. There are also Nacional stations in La Rioja and Rio Turbio on the frequency as well as R San Rafael in addition to R Provincia Misiones. The latter, LT17, was finally heard during LEM379 on January 27 with a nice peak around 0230 UTC. The stations chief announcer kindly verified my report.

CB63 Radio Stella Maris, Valparaiso, CHL 630

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On February 20, 2017 we had a good opening towards Chile between 05-07 UTC in Lemmenjoki during LEM379. One of the station heard was R Stella Maris in Valparaiso, a very big surprise indeed since as far as I know the station has not been heard previously in the Nordic countries. An email and a Facebook message confirmed my report.

L—- Radio Selva, Partido de la Matanza, BA ARG 1710

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Radio Selva, Partido de la Matanza, BA is a rather new station on 1710, or actually on a clear split, on 1709.800. The station was audible almost every night during our two week LEM379 in January. The stations conductora del programa “Bajo el cielo misionero” confirmed my reception rapidly both via Facebook and with a nice email. Gracias Gabriela!

LRA4 Radio Nacional, Salta, SA ARG 690

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Radio Nacional, Salta is heard every now and then on Lemmenjokis superb 250 degree antenna. My report from LEM367 in February 2016 was confirmed via Facebook.