Listening to radio stations from the Americas

CB63 Radio Stella Maris, Valparaiso, CHL 630

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On February 20, 2017 we had a good opening towards Chile between 05-07 UTC in Lemmenjoki during LEM379. One of the station heard was R Stella Maris in Valparaiso, a very big surprise indeed since as far as I know the station has not been heard previously in the Nordic countries. An email and a Facebook message confirmed my report.

L—- Radio Selva, Partido de la Matanza, BA ARG 1710

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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!

LRA4 Radio Nacional, Salta, SA ARG 690

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Radio Nacional, Salta is heard every now and then on Lemmenjokis superb 250 degree antenna. My report from LEM367 in February 2016 was confirmed via Facebook.

L— Radio Unidad, Alejandro Korn, BA ARG 1630

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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!

ZYJ506 Rádio Resende AM, Resende, RJ BRA 1580

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Resende AM was heard in the Borgå archipelago on May 26, 2016 during a very selective opening centered around the State of Rio de Janeiro (see earlier posts). The station identity was nailed by a clear “ZYJ506” in the TOH-id. Pertti Äyräs and I heard this station several years ago in Lemmenjoki in January 2002 but at that time on 1590. I recently finally received  a confirmation on my report. 1580 is a very interesting frequency during good cx towards Brazil with numerous rare stations. It is however mostly a very difficult frequency.

ZYJ748 Rádio Coroado AM, Curitibanos, SC BRA 1140

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More than 10 Brazilian stations has been logged in Finland on 1140 during the years. R Cultura da Bahia, Salvador, BA is by far the mos dominating here during B-openings. R Clube, Bocaiuva, MG, R Charrua, Uruguaiana RS and R Muriaé, Muriaé, MG are some of the other stations heard. On February 15, 2016 I was lucky to hear R Coroado AM, Curitibanos, SC slightly nelow the nominal frequency with, e.g., a nice jingle “1140 Coroado AM”. A nice FB message confirmed my reception recently.

L—- AM Rocha, La Plata, BA ARG 1570

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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.