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R Kalikanto logo

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 since rumors about that the station license has been revoked has been mentioned.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.”


Radiio La Cronica 1320

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,
Pachatusan Deportes.

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 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 Naylamp is no longer active on SW, but has been logged on many different frequencies in the 1990’s as shown at (with an audio clip at  and  also at
During the 1990’s the station was heard on 4299v between March 93 and April 94, then on 4549 from November 94 to May 95 .  From June 95 to April 96 Radio Naylamp was on 4154v. From July 96 and until March 97 the frequency was 5342v, followed by 5728v (in August 97) and 4398 (in February 99).
Thanks HK for these comments.
Personally I have four different QSLs from R Naylamp, all written and signed by the stations very listener friendly GM JJ Grández Vargas, who always submitted long and detailed dream QSL-letters. My first encounter with R Naylamp was in August 1991 when I lived in Santa Barbara, California. The station was heard almost every “day” during early night hours in California (local sunset in Perú). The reception in Southern California, with a 60 m longwire was good, peaking just around the Lambayeque local sunset which usually accounted reasonable signals for an hour or less.
Below I have included an mp3 audio comprising a minor “personal part” of a live transmission over R Naylamp in August 1991. The original magnetic tape (more than 45 minutes) I received from Juan José  in 1991.

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;


I heard OAZ4W Radio Feliz in Lima AM 1110 on February 9, 2012 in Lemmenjoki, Finland. Today I received a confirmation on my reception from Juan Pablo Maldonado Zegarra. Mil gracias Juan Pablo!

The new peruvian SW station OAW9A was logged in my home QTH in Borgå on August 12 on 4809.94v. Pastor Jairo Sangama Saurin replyed by the below email within 24 hours. Gracias Jairo.  Radio Logos became my verified peruvian # 100!

2012/8/14 jairo sangama saurin <>
Querido amigo Jan-Erik
Gracias por escuchar RADIO LOGOS desde Chazuta, Tarapoto-Perù
Trasnsmitimos en 7 lenguas nativas de la amazonìa peruana.
Telf. 042632413, o por medio de este correo a nombre de JAIRO SANGAMA SAURIN
Su siervo y amigo: Jairo


Citing “Radio Logos is a new Peruvian station, heard widely on 4810 kHz in the 60 meter shortwave band since July. OAW9A Radio Logos is run by Iglesia Evangélica Central in Chazuta, near Tarapoto in northern Peru, and is meant to air Christian programming to the Peruvian Amazon region. Radio Logos has been heard signing off in the local mornings around 1100 UTC and in the local evenings around 0300 UTC. The transmitter power is 1 kW. Station manager Pastor Jairo Sangama can be contacted by email or by calling at 042793834 or 942757969. The street address in Chazuta is Jirón Arica 3ra cuadra sin número.