1320 has produced several new Brazilian loggings for me lately. R Vitória in Videira and R Litoral in Imaruí, both in the southern state of Santa Catarina and also the more northerly Nova R Cultura in São José de Egito in Pernambuco. On February 14, 2016 R Vitória emerged during LEM367 with a TOH-id at 0104 and was then heard for almost one hour giving several ID’s. No sign of the more common R Regionals in Sobral, CE and Cicero Dantas, BA. Ramon Bonassi kindly confirmed my audio via FB.
This station is heard every now and then in Finland, especially in Lemmenjoki. Thje most common Brazilian on 1420 is R Guarujá, Florianópolis, SC. During a very good and selective opening towards especially the state of Rio de Janeiro on May 26, 2016 noted in Sarfsalö outside Borgå at around 01 UTC R Difusora came up with a full legal ID at 0101 UTC. The mp3 was confirmed via FB.
This frequency has offered around 20 stations from Latin America during the last years here in Finland. Most of the loggings have, of course, been done in Lemmenjoki, Lapland, using our excellent 255 degree LP-antenna. Many times during good LP-cx R Nañduti in Asunción delivers an annoying interference from it’s split on 1020.1v. I logged R Macambira on February 16, 2016 at around 2230 UTC in Lemmenjoki during a strong opening towards the northeastern corner of Brasil. A short FB-greeting was received yesterday confirming my mp3 message to the station.
R Feliz in Santo Antônio de Pádua, RJ was suprisingly heard in Sarvsalö, in the Borgå archipelago in my friend John Hjort´s summer QTH, on May 26, 2016. That date the cx were truly interesting. Around 0040 UTC some frequencies were waking up and at around 01 UTC the band was filled with Brazilians on almost every 10 frequency between 1250 and 1600!. After analyzing the recordings it became apparent, that the cx around 01 UTC was centered around the state of Rio de Janeiro and neighboring Sâo Paulo and Minas Gerais. This is very unusual in Finland. Normally specific cx towards Brazil hits the Northern states RN, CE, PB, PE or the Southern states RS, SC and PR, the latter especially in Lapland.
May 26, 2016 gave three very uncommon RJ-stations, namely R Feliz 1450, Super R Tupi, Rio Bonito 1340 and Resende AM, Resende 1580. In the case of Feliz and Resende AM only the call letters ZYJ503 and ZYJ506, respectively, were clearly identified. A confirmation on my mp3 audio to R Feliz was received yesterday. On 1450 the most common Brazilians in Finland during the last few years have been ZYI561 Radio Paraense AM, Castanhal PA and ZYJ822 R Hulha Negra, Criciúma SC. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz and Jari Ruohomäki for confirming the station identity.
Rádio Camboriú was heard during LEM367 on February 13, 2016 with a TOH-id aroun d 23 UTC. A FB message confirmed my reception. The first logging in Finland of this station was made by Mika Mäkerläinen and Jim Solatie in early March 2010 during their LEM291-pedition in Lemmenjoki.
This frequency is an interesting indeed for fans of Brazil DX. Even though the channel holds many stations only a few have been heard in Finland. The most common is perhaps R Princesa da Serra, Itabaiana, SE followed by Rádio Gerais, Belo Horizonte (former Rádio Cultura). Rádio Cassino in Rio Grande, RS has, however, been heard several times in Lemmenjoki during the last few years. My own logging is from “the super night” February 25, 2015 during LEM354 when it was fading up and down for several hours as the only Brazilian station even though close to 30 stations are listed! My audio mp3 was confirmed by a nice email from Julio Cezar Pedrozo, Diretor Geral.
ZYK678 R Hertz, Franca, SP was surprisingly phading up over R Pampa, Porto Alegre, RS on February 22 during LEM354. A short FB message conmfirmed my reception. Rádio Hertz, according to the station, is considered as the third oldest in the interior of Brazil, the tenth to be installed in the country and the second oldest in the state of São Paulo. As far as I know, the station has npot been heard in the Nordic countries prior to my logging last February.