On September 21, 2019 Henrik Klemetz passed away in Borås, Sweden in an age of 77 years. Henrik (HK) was without question one of the most prominent experts in Latinamerican DX-ing in the world. He made numerous trips to countries in LA. during which he established an impressive network within the LA radio community. In the 90s Henrik lived several years in Colombia where he also married Josefina and together they have a daughter Ida-Sofia. Henrik was an active DX-er from the late 50s to early 80s during which he heard an impressive number of Latin American radio stations. During the last 3-4 decades he was instrumental in helping LA DXers all around the world in identifying radio stations and helping us to get station confirmations on our reception reports. Henrik will be long remembered as the guru of Latin American DXing. Our thoughts in this difficult moment go to Josefina and Ida Sofia. May he rest in peace!
Hard to believe that a 2,5 kW peruvian can take over a frequency such as 770. This happened during the extraordinary selective cx towars southern Pero on January 24, 2018 during LEM 393. The station was heard between 00-01 UTC giving several IDs such as “Radio La Voz del Allincapac – una radio al servicio del pueblo”. After several attempts I finally got a short confirmation from the station on Messenger.
OBX6Y Radio Azul was yet another LP-Peruvian heard during LEM393 on both January 21 and 24, 2018. The station gave IDs both as “En 840 kilociclos en amplitud modulada Radio Azul” and “Radio Azul en 840 kilociclos. http://www.radioazularequipaperu.com”. A nice email from Victor A. Falcón Calderon, Gerente General was received instantly.
Radio Concierto Santa Monica, Espinar Cusco was heard during a terrific opening towards the southern parts of Peru with the epi-centrum located around the city of Espinar (Cusco) on January 24, 2018 in Lemmenjoki during the LEM393 expedition. The station was heard between 00-02 UTC with several “Radio Concierto” IDs between pieces of peruvian folklore but also a complete ID “Radio Concierto Santa Monica 930 AM y 103.9 FM – Concierto, La Peruanissimo”. Simultaneously more than half a dozen low power stations from this particular fregion were noted. After many requests I finally got a confirmation of my reception report via Messenger. Muchas gracias Oscar!
Radio Exclusiva, Guatemala was surprisingly heard in the Sarvsalö QTH on November 28, 2017 with a Radio Maratón 2016 px from the TV station Canal 27 in Guatemala. The station was heard between 0620 and ca. 07 UTC and was heard also in Sweden simultaneously by at least three DXers. Again it was Henrik Klemetz who nailed the station identity. Thanks Henrik. A confirmation arrived on a f/up recently.
Around November 20, 2016 and especially on November 19 a religious SS station was reported with strong signals by many DXers in Scandinavia. In the Sarvsalö QTH the station was heard preaching with a very strong signal. “Misión Cristiana Elohim” was resolved by Henrik Klemetz. Radio Elohim, San Salvador is also listed on 1120 AM in WRTH. A short FB message confirmed my audio mp3.
Radio Sol Poder de Dios came up beautifully on January 24, 2017 in Lemmenjoki during an evening opening towards the southern parts of Perú. No sign of the Peruvian Radio Chami during these southerny cx. Radio Sol provided a good ID during a phone-in px. Radio Sol was previously transmitting on 1300. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz I was lucky to receive a confirmation on my report. Gracias Oscar!