Listening to radio stations from the Americas

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Radio Amiga, Talca 1020

On February 22 Radio Amiga in Talca was heard in Lemmenjoki at it’s close down ID at 0501 UTC. Talca, situated in Central Chile some 250 km south of Santiago is the Capital of the 7th Region Maule. It was interesting to observe that R Amiga appeared just before the lower part of the AM band started to loose strength. The frequency is an interesting one, especially what comes to Brazil . Some more common stations to be heard in the Nordic countries are, e.g., argentinian R Universidad Nacional del Litoral, R Ñanduti in Asunción (1020.1v) together with the Brazilian station in Potro Alegre. A nice confirmation was received by Roberto Ramos Vega, Programador de la Radio. Gracias Roberto!


Radio Fedetur was surprisingly heard on 1440 on February 22 in Lemmenjoki with an YL id “Radio Fedetur AM 1440” followed by a commercial announcement for Cafetería El Faro in Mar de Ajó.The city is a coastal city in the Province of Buenos Aires in the southern end of the seaside La Costa Partido district.

The station was inagurated in September 2014 and during the test transmissions it’s signal was found to reach some 200-250 km from the transmitter site, all the way to Tandil and Chascomús. Radio Fedetur is a service of Federación de Turismo and the station carries the slogan “Turismo es todo si!” The President of Federación de Turismo, Silvio Bageneta kindly confirmed my reception. Mil gracias Silvio! Thanks also to Henrik Klemetz for solving this “unlisted” mystery!


Radio Vida AM 1490

Radio AM Vida  “Una Radio que transmíte Vida” faded surprisingly upp among Brazilian stations on 1490 during LEM354 on February 22, 2015. The station gave the ID by a locutora “Radio AM Vida, AM 1490, una radio que transmíte Vida”. A nice confirmation was received from pastor Carlos Pérez (LU7HCA) who also included his ham QSL!