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The latest QSLs – some nice ones from South America

April 11, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

South America has produced not just good propagation but some good QSLs. I stil a bit behind with my reception reports: currently sending emails to stations which I heard on late January. Some good catches I have reported right away after hearing them.

635. WHBC Canton OH 1480 kHz

Even band condx to USA are gone for this season, still some QSLs flow in. WHBC is not a rare station but I have heard them only once, last January with “News Talk 14-80 WHBC” slogan. CE Dale Lamm confirmed in 12 days via email.

636. OCU2D Chami Radio, Otuzco 1140 kHz

Recent catch (1.4.2014). Chami Radio was well heard in Finland and Sweden in the same morning. They have confimed via Facebook to many listeners.

637. YVRZ Radio Dos Mil, Cumaná 1500 kHz

One of the most common SA stations on MW. They replied now quickly to my follow up reception report. YV QSL is always nice – they are a bit rare at least to me even I have heard plenty of them.

638. OBX2D Radio Chota, Chota 1310 kHz

Last week’s big suprise. Also that they verified my report quickly via Facebook. This might be the first time that this station was heard in Finland on MW.

639. HJIJ La Voz de La Raza, Medellin 1200 kHz

This station was heard during the strong Medellin opening on the 16th of January. Gerente Jose Omar Fuentes replied via email.

640. YVRM BBN Radio, Caracas 1260 kHz

BBN stations are easy to confirm via “BBN Español”. Caracas 1260 is a difficult catch as it is on EU QRG, but “Medellin propagation” brought also this Venezuelan station.

641. OAU7Z Radio Carráviz, Juliaca 1570 kHz

When the band is open to Peru, this station could be heard with Bethel on 1570. I already sent them report in last May. Now Ivan Tito Vizcarra replied with “mass replay” to three listeners.

Radio Chota

The log 31-3-2014 to 5-4-2014: super openings to Ecuador and Peru!

April 06, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening

All South Americans:
(notice links to audio clips)

980 3.4. 0328- CLM: HJES RCN Cali, Cali. “RCN Cali 980 AM – RCN La Radio – Nuestra Radio”. New QRG: [.000].
1130 1.4. 0257- PRU: OAX4N R Bacán, Lima. [.917] //1320.
1140 31.3. 0329- PRU: OCU2D Chami R, Otuzco. Confirmed via Facebook.
1140 31.3. 0301- PRU: OCY4U RPP, Pilcomayo. Split [.250]. Also next night.
1190 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCDE2 UCSG Radio y Televisión, Guayaquil.
1270 1.4. 0330- EQA: HCUM2 R Universal, Guayaquil. [.994].
1310 3.4. 0257- PRU: OBX2D R Chota, Chota. Loud for few minutes. Confirmed via Facebook quickly. Has been heard in the past on Shortwaves but possibly for the first time on MW.
1320 3.4. 0331- PRU: OAX41 R La Crónica, Lima. [.995]
1320 1.4. 0233- PRU: OBU4T R Bacán, Huancayo.
1340 1.4. 0300- PRU: OAQ4Q R Alegría, Lima. Radio Comas same time on 1300. Comas has been on every day.
1350 3.4. 0300- B: ZYH201 R Capital, Rio Branco AC.
1360 3.4. 0303- PRU: OAX7R R Sicuani, Sicuani. Boxing with Nueva Q [.001].
1380 3.4. 0259- PRU: OCY4U R Nuevo Tiempo, Lima. [.001] (drifting a bit).
1400 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCFL2 R Zeta Uno, Guayaquil.
1410 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo. Thanks to Gert, GNH who heard this with much better signal in Sweden. Thanks also to HK&JPR for help although we could’t pull out the ID before Gert sent me an audio clip.
1430 3.4. 0333- B: ZYJ671 R Caiari Porto Velho RO. Now [.010].
1510 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCHD2 Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada, Guayaquil. QRM from distorted audio of Radio Monumental.
1510 2.4. 2330- PRU: UNID. This is [.086], maybe Radio Tarma. Others: 1470 2 stations (another with distorted audio = Voz Cristiana?), 1559.995 & 1600.018 (in Sweden heard with Radio Andina IDs).
1530 1.4. 0332- EQA: HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris – R Universitaria Catolica, Azogues. Outstanding signal, EU has no chance. Between music time announcement and ID. Same time superloud andies music on 1520 (no ID) and phone in on 1490 (also Ecuador? Santa Maria?).
1540 1.4. 0228- PRU: OBX4N R Corporación, Cerro de Pasco. Splitti [.109]. Loud also on 3.4.
1550 1.4. 0300- PRU: Tentative: OBX4P R Independencia Lima, Lima. Split [.971]. Henrik confirmed my thoughts about this station. Unfortunately no ID heard.
1580 1.4. 0332- CLM: HJNA R Robledo RCN, Cartago, Valle.
1600 1.4. 0258- PRU: OBU4R R Nuevo Tiempo, Huancayo. [.970] and //1380.

The latest QSLs – mostly NA

April 03, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

The last couple of days have been very good propagationwise to Ecuador, Peru etc. Not much QSLs coming, been lazy for sending emails and answers have been rare too. Anyhow some additions to my collection:

625. WKBK Keene NH 1290 kHz
After I got v/s information from IKA, I got a quick and nice replay from CE Ira Wilner, W1IRA. I had tried to get QSL before but it needed the right guy to actually get it.

626. WDLX Washington NC 930 kHz and 627. WGHB Farmville NC 1250 kHz
Nice catches from 15th January super condx. Jonathan Ellerbe of “Pirate Radio” confirmed my reception.

628. WEEI Boston MA 850 kHz and 629. WRKO Boston 680 kHz
Also a tip from IKA. Louis Muise, CE sent very nice confirmation via email

630. CJWI Montreal QC 1410 kHz
Regular now on 1410. Jean Ernest Pierre, CEO replied quickly to my French report.

631. WQBA Miami FL 1140 kHz
This is one of those “easier Floridans” – I have heard them 4 times this year. QSL was a bit harder but Loretta Anaya, Vice President, Sales, and Station Manager confirmed my reception.

632. WFLF Pine Hills FL 540 kHz
When heard, it was somewhat a suprise to me. Jim Poling, Program Director confirmed my f/up report in 2 days.

633. WTAM Cleveland OH 1100 kHz
I probably have tried to get QSL before. Now I didn’t get just one replay but three 🙂 Two first ones from two news anchors then third one (on same day) from program manager. The first one came in 5 minutes from Tom Moore, I News Anchor & Reporter I Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.

634. HJA76 Frecuencia U, Medellin 940 kHz
This station was heard around the Finland in the 21st of January and several people share FFF. Confirms via Facebook.

Frecuencia U