Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

HCDE2 UCSG Radio, Guayaquil 1190

One of the highlights on October 19 was hearing a loud and clear "En UCSG Radio ..." between two songs on 1190 kHz. The station was heard for just a few minutes, making the timing perfect!

UCSG Radio belongs to Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. It wasn't easy getting in contact with the station, but thanks to information from Anders Hultqvist (AHK) I received an email today with a confirmation of my reception.

This was my MW QSL #20 (#9 in 2010) from Ecuador, and QSL #70 from Latin America in 2010.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

HIDB Radio Jesús, Santiago 750

Tonight Anthony Rodriguez sent me an email with a QSL letter attached to confirm my October 19, 2010 reception of this fine radio station. Earlier in the evening I had a nice chat with the station at their web

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

XEAJ 1330 AM Radio, Saltillo CO 1330

QSL #40 from Mexico on Medium Wave - I've waited a long time for this!

HOA95 Hosanna Capital, Panamá 1510

QSL #10 from Panamá!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

KMBQ Wasilla AK 1430

This most wanted Alaskan station surfaced on November 9, 2010.

HCQR1 Radio Quito, Quito 760

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

KFTM Fort Morgan CO 1400


Friday, 19 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

XEABC ABC Radio, México 760

HJTP Radio Colina, Girardot 1230

I don't know if anything particular has happened to Radio Calidad, but anyhow 1230 kHz has offered a lot of exciting DX from Latin America this season. One new station is Radio Colina in Girardot, Departamento de Cundinamarca, heard with a nice signal on October 19. Today I received an email from Fernando Mancera (photo), kindly confirming my reception.
Thanks to Gert for v/s info.
QSL #80 from Colombia!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

WCXN Claremont NC 1170

I found a news story about WWVA Wheeling WV on KOJE on August 11:
"All three towers damaged due a severe thunderstorm. Station is now on the air with STA: Emergency Long Wire Antenna (height 40ft, length 125ft) and power of 12.5 kW day and night".
Because of this WWVA hasn't been the usual super dominant this fall, making 1170 a lot more interesting frequency! Our 670-meter-long antenna at Smøla is probably broken, and has mainly favoured latin Americans this season. But on a recording made on November 10 I found La Que Buena 1170 AM WCXN Claremont NC, after having heard WMOB Mobile AL 1360 the same morning. Quite enjoyable!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010

HJDI Radio Bolivariana, Medellín 1110

One of many exciting signals from Latin America heard on Smøla on October 19 was Radio Bolivariana of Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín. I was hunting stations from Ecuador, but this morning also had huge signals from Medellín. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz, who helped me identify this one, and to Ana Cristina Aristizábal Uribe, Comunicadora Social, for confirming my reception.

Radio Symban, Sydney 2368,5

KCHE Cherokee IA 1440

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

HCIM1 Radio Municipal "La Voz de Imbabura", Ibarra 1050

Yeah! I know I have mentioned before, and I know I'll mention again, that October 19 was an absolutely fantastic day for hearing AM radio stations from Latin America. The minutes around 06 UTC was a golden moment, and gave the far best conditions towards Ecuador and Colombia I've ever experienced.

Checking 1050 kHz a few days later gave me a minor chock - I wasn't too surprised hearing Ecuador there, but expected it to be Radio Águila which I had heard on September 4. But hearing announcements and identifications from Radio Municipal "La Voz de Imbabura" from Ibarra, Provincia de Imbabura, was an experience out of this world. And what a signal!

Today I received a long and very friendly email from Eduardo Vásquez Terán, confirming this reception. The station has a live feed on the web at and at 16.00 Ecuador time today they were going to mention my reception report. Unfortunately I was home too late to hear this.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

KYNT Yankton SD 1450

HOL80 Radio Nacional, Panamá 840

"Nacional FM" had a really huge signal for some minutes in the fantastic morning of October 19, 2010, with announcements like "Nacional FM. Más de 40 años - 40 años. Informando a Panamá".
Oscar A. Medina, Ing. Encargado de la Radio, replied quickly with an email confirming my reception. Gracias!

KGBT Harlingen TX 1530

La Tremenda 1530 was heard here in Kongsfjord on October 16, and I was pleased to receive an email from Jorge J. Garza, Chief Engineer, with a confirmation of my reception.

KLGA Algona IA 1600

WSJM St. Joseph MI

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

KDTA Delta CO 1400

XEWK W Radio, Guadalajara 1190

XEWA W Radio, San Luis Potosí 540

KLBB Stillwater MN 1220

KLBB was heard by the others at last year's KONG19 after I had left the building, so this station was quite high on my Top 200 Target List for North America. I was happy to pick up "Welcome to AM 12-20 KLBB" on October 16, and also to receive a confirmation of this from Operations Manager Tim Daigle. KLBB was running at 254W night power when I heard them, according to Tim.

HO... Radio Avivamiento, Panamá 1530

October 19 was a great morning for hearing stations from Latin America - probably the best conditions I've experienced ever (in this case that's 1978-2010)! With quite few frequencies checked I've already found at least 10 new stations - from Panamá, Ecuador and Colombia.
The first verification came from long time wanted Radio Avivamiento.
Thanks to Ricardo Lay for confirming my reception and to Gert Nilsson for v/s info.

Monday, 18 October 2010

KLIO Wichita KS 1070

HJCL Radio Panamericana, Girardot 1140

QSL #700 from Latin America!

This station was heard in the great morning of September 4, 2010. Marco Lino Forero Guerrero, Gerente, confirmed my reception in an email. Thanks to Gert Nilsson/Roger Granholm for v/s info.

OCY4U Radio Nuevo Tiempo, Lima 1380

Another most wanted station heard on the fantastic morning of September 4, 2010.
After a while David Mamani Chambi sent me an email to confirm my reception. Gracias!

WDIA Memphis TN 1070

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

HCLD2 Radio Ecos de Naranjito, Naranjito 1470

Leoncio Delgado Hermida, Gerente Propietario, kindly confirmed my September 4, 2010 reception of lovely Radio Ecos de Naranjito in an email tonight. This was a most wanted QSL, and #15 from Ecuador on mediumwave.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

KNDC Hettinger ND 1490

KFAQ Tulsa OK 1170

KFIZ Fond Du Lac WI 1450

News-Talk KFIZ was heard in Kongsfjord early October, and was my QSL #40 from Wisconsin and my grayeyard QSL #200 from North America (USA/Canada/Alaska).

Thanks a lot to KFIZ News Director Bob Nelson for this verification!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

WMAX Bay City MI 1440

Radio Sport, Blenheim 1539

WPRD Winter Park FL 1440

WENJ Atlantic City NJ 1450

CFOS Owen Sound ON 560

KIUN Pecos TX 1400

KIUN 1400 was a pleasant surprise on October 1, 2010. And it was a pleasure receiving a reception confirmation from Bill Randall Cole, General Manager.

Pecos is the home of the world's first rodeo (in 1883)!