Radio Kalikanto, formerly known as R Onda Cero, is one of the most commonly heard Peruvians on the upper part of the AM band in Scandinavia. Usually with a somewhat distorted signal on a slight split of 1640 the station seems to be transmitting irregularly now a days (?) since rumors about that the station license has been revoked has been mentioned. Torolf Johnsson was probably one of the first in Scandinavia to note this station in 2009, and the identity was nailed by Henrik Klemetz, once again.
I have logged the station several times here in my home QTH in Biorgå. Recently I got a nice confirmation on my reception from David Torres Boza who wrote: “gracias Jan-Erik, de verdad nos satisface enormemente vuestra sintonia en el lejano pais de finlandia , su mensaje y cualquier mensaje del exterior es nuestra permamente agenda de reconocimiento, el audio audio que nos envias es efectivamente nuestra programacion radial, tal como han indicado en la misiva. a usted y a todos los radioaficiionados un abrazo enorme,pronto llegarà nuestro sincero reconocimiento atravez de un aencomienda. gracias sigamos en contacto.”
Radio La Cronica is not a very unusual peruvian on the AM band. Have logged this several times here in my home QTH in southern Finland on 1320 with short antennas. The station was a pretty usual peruvion on 9520v kHz in the 31 m.b. especially during the 60’s and 70′ but was also logged in the 90’s here before closing down on SW. Pertti Äyräs logged the station first in Finland in 1963. Radio La Cronica is the sister station to Radio Nacional del Perú and belongs to Instituto Nacional de Radio y Televisión del Perú (RTP).
When I last heard the station in September 2012 it also carried the “Radio La Cronica” id. After some trials I recently received a nice email confirmation from Francisco Mejorada Chauca, Jefe de Programación. Mil gracias Francisco!
R Pachatusan has been logged here in Borgå, my home QTH both on May 9 and May 17 on it’s slight split frequency of approximately 1239.92. During cx towards Perú 1240 has also been offering both Radio Líder, Arequipa, the most dominant peruvian here, but with a bad modulation, and a little bit lower in frequency and R María, Chilca a little above Pachatusan. R Pachasutan has been logged on several occasions also earlier this spring both in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
The station is transmitting from Sicuani in the Vilcanota valley in the Province of Canchis, Departamento de Cuzco. The city is located a little over 100 km southeast of the city of Cuzco.
Thanks to the v/s help from Arnstein Bue (ABU) I received a friendly email from Jose Luis Quintasi Valer,
Feliz 25 Aniversario. Con motivo de las bodas de plata de Radio Naylamp enviamos nuestras felicitaciones para el dr. Juan José Grández Vargas, gerente general de la emisora.
(Courtesy Henrik Klemetz)
The peruvian station Radio Naylamp is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary later this year! The station was pretty frequently heard in Scandinavia during the 90’s on a variety of odd frequencies (see HK’s comments below) during good openings towards Peru. R Naylamp is transmitting from Lambayeque in the Lambayeque region in nortwestern Peru. The region is bordered by the Piura Region on the north, the Cajamarca Region on the southeast, the La Libertad Region on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The name Lambayeque is a Spanish derivation of the god Yampellec, said to have been worshipped by the first Lambayeque king, Naylamp.
Says Henrik Klemetz: “Dr. Juan José Grández Vargas, an obstetrician, is the general manager of this friendly station which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on November 7, 2012. See www.radionaylamp.com. Naylamp (pronounced as “nailán” in Spanish) is a mythological figure, thought to have founded the kingdom of Sicán in the 9th C. He disembarked on the shores of what is now the Peruvian department of Lambayeque. There are many representations of Naylamp and his totora raft (which inspired the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl to undertake his voyages on the Pacific), one of which can be seen on the splendid station pennant.
Radio Visión, Chiclayo can be heard every now and then on 4790v in the 60 m.b. One of the last peruvian stations left on shortwaves that used to host hundreds of them some 20 years ago! Times changes indeed.
An email was received today from Iglesia Pentecostal La Cosecha confirming my report from April 2012.
This is the last story about pennants from Latin American radio stations from my collection. Hope you have enjoyed it although the quality of the pictures could have been more professional. Nostalgia after all – as Ole Forr so kindly commented.
The stations presented below are; R Oriental 770; R Carve 850; R Paysandú 1240; R Maldonado 1560; R San Carlos 1510; R Charitas 6110; R Chaco Boreal 1330; R Concepción 1380v; R Arequipa 5948; R Huancayo 1470; R Quillabamba 5025; R Tacna 9404; R Frequencia Lider 4418; R Frontera 4760; Ecos del Torbes 4980;