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.
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!
Heard several times during LEM379 in Lemmenjoki in January 2017. The audio was somewhat distorted but cleraly readable using larger band widths. The station confirmed my reception with a kind email:”¡Saludos y bendiciones Jan Erik! Un gusto saber que nos escuchas desde Finalandia, sentimos mucha gratificación saber que la palabra de Dios llega en aquellos lugares. Respecto a su mail, transmitimos desde Radio Unidad AM 1630 y contamos con programas de lunes a viernes de 07:00 a 00:00 horas, sábados y domingos prédicas en vivo 19:30hs.¡Impartimos bendición sobre su vida! Gracias por su contacto”. Mil gracias Radio Unidad!
Argentinians on 1570 are very rare. Jari Ruohomäki (JPR) managed to hear AM Rocha in February 2013.On February 15, 2016 (LEM367 expedition) during super ARG-cx AM Rocha was heard for a couple of minutes with a decent fading up around 04 UTC over Brazilian R Metrópole. A nice email was received today confirming my report of AM Rocha. According to the email the stations boss Horacio Daniel Ferrer will send a verification also by ordinary mail. Let’s wait and see. Anyway, a most wanted logging and my first from Argentina on 1570.
On February 15, 2016, during LEM367, I heard a SS station with a TOH at 0602 UTC giving both AM and FM frequencies. I assumed, after a first quick check, that the ID came from the ARG super dominant here, R Murialdo. The call signs and the FM frequency, however, did not match with Murialdo and after a second check the ID was solid “R Amanecer, LRI371 AM 1290 kHz, LRI304 FM 92.7 MHz, Reconquista, Argentina”. As far as I know, this station has not been heard in Finland before. Even though WRTH claims that the station has a s/off at 04 UTC, it proves to be inaccurate. WRTH also inaccurately claims that Murialdo signs off at 03 UTC but they carry Radio Católica Mundial programming between 03-06 UTC before returning back to the regular schedule. During some 20 minutes there was, however, no sign of Murialdo on February 15, so one can talk about spot pre-sunrise cx! An e-mail from Fernando Buquerin confirmed my reception report, becoming my Argentina QSL # 180!
As previously mentioned, February 15, 2016 proved to be an excellent date for rare catches from Argentina, especially just around 06 UTC, i.e., before local sunrise in Lemmenjoki. In a mess of stations on 1340 I was lucky t0 hear the ID “AM Renacer, la radio” at 0608 UTC minutes before the band died! According to Nicolás, one of the stations operators, the station is now on 1310 AM since March 2016.
During LEM367 on February 15 very selective cx towards Argentina was observed around 02-04 UTC and between 06-0615 UTC just before the band died in Lemmenjoki. I heard at least six for mew Arentinians during this opening. One of them was Radio Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, BA on 1240. The station faded alone on the frequency for more than an hour with a weak signal and with no interferencies from, e.g., R Paysandú, Cadena Uno or Brazilians. At 0247 I heard a nice ID “En el aire, AM 1240 R Universidad del Sur” followed by a PSA including several mentions of their www-address “www.uns.edu.ar”. Andrea Romero, periodista confirmed my report with an email. Gracias Andrea!
On February 15, 2016 during LEM367 I was surprised by hearing a new Argentinian on AM 1540 fading up over a Brazilian at 0301 UTC: Radio Zorobabel in Estebán Eschevarría (Monte Grande), BA. The station pulled out a TOH id before disappering: “Radio Zorobabel, AM 1540, Estebán Echevarría”. The dominant Argentinian here is R Mon, Pergamino but there was now sign of it between 02 and 04 UTC that night! Zorobabel Pastor Juan Perez kindly conformed my mp3 with a FB message. Gracias Juan!
R La Luna has been on my “most wanted list” for a couple of years. Jari Ruohomäki (JPR) heard the station in Lemmenjoki in early March 2015. I heard La Luna during LEM367 on February 15, 2016 with a TOH-id ” Transmíte R La Luna AM 1140, R La Luna – tu radio Amiga”. I rapidly received a nice FB message from the Director of the station. Now I have emptied this frequency from Argentinians. I heard R Tandil already in 1976, then on 1300, and R Guaraní, San Justo BA in 2006.