Wednesday, 14 December 2011

HJOK Emisoras ABC, Barranquilla 1250

Wow - QSL #800 from Latin America!
This QSL was discovered when I was sitting outside a nice motel i Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

HJKQ Bésame, Tunja 1120

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

HJZG La Voz del Valle, Cali 780

Thanks to Nazly Torres Bermúdez for a very nice and most perfect QSL by email this morning! This most wanted station was heard on October 21, 2011.
Thanks to Pekka Kostiainen for contact info.

Monday, 5 December 2011

HJXQ La Voz Amiga, Ubaté 1270

Jeimmy Hernández, Gerente Regional, wrote a perfect letter of confirmation and attached it to the email I received this afternoon. I got contact info from Jim Solatie, after reading his and Mikas article from their photo tour of radio stations in Bogotá and Barranquilla. I heard La Voz Amiga on September 4, 2010 - a memorable morning for LA DX.
Thanks a lot to all of you for help with my MW QSL #75 from Colombia!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

OAX6X Radio Melodía, Arequipa 1220

Radio Melodía is my MW QSL #30 from Peru - thanks a lot to Fredrik Dourén for contact info! This station was heard on September 7, 2007.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

KMNS Sioux City IA 620

A very nice email from Scott Miller confirmed my October 30, 2010 reception of KMNS:

"-Arnstein, that is most definately our Legal ID. It's amazing that you were able to pick up our 1,000 watt radio station so far away! From now on, we will make sure to also cover some Norwegian sports scores, just in case you're listening...
The metropolitan Sioux City area actually covers three states. The lagest portion of the city is in Iowa, but it also extends into South Dakota (North Sioux City) and into Nebraska (South Sioux City). Strangely, North Sioux City South Dakota, is actually west of Sioux City, Iowa. Apparently the first settlers weren't very clear with their directions... Overall, it is home to approximately 125,000 people.
More history/facts can be found here, if you're interested"

WGVS Muskegon MI 850

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011

ZYI542 Rádio Floresta, Tucuruí PA 1500

LRA14 Radio Nacional Santa Fé, Santa Fé SF 540

José Zenclussen kindly confirmed my July 25 reception of Radio Nacional Santa Fé. This was one of the best nights this summer, and gave me a good handful of new stations from Argentina and Brazil.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

ZYN210 Rádio Vitoriosa, Uberlândia MG 1390

Last week I examined a recording from July 19, finding an interesting signal from Brazil on 1390 kHz. The signal was good, but I heard no regular ID - just an announcement mentioning "1390". I sent a mp3 to Henrik Klemetz asking for help, and it didnt' take more than minutes until Henrik came back with the solution: the announcement was for a show named "Noite Vitoriosa".
Their web site - - came up with a lot of contact info, and today I received an email from Paulo Azevedo, kindly confirming my reception.

This was my QSL #50 from Latin America in 2011. Thank you Paulo - and Henrik!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

OAX4L Radio Miraflores, Miraflores 1250

KYW Philadelphia PA 1060

ZYK565 Rádio Municipalista, Botucatu SP 1240

I have heard Rádio Municipalista only once - on July 20, 2010 - and today this station gave me my MW QSL no. 50 from Brazil! Thanks to Vanderlei dos Santos.

The 50 next ones will not take me 30 years, like the 50 first ones did!

Friday, 26 August 2011

WKCK Cumbre 1470 AM, Orocovis 1470

I have heard Radio Cumbre twice - first time on March 6, 1993, and again on July 29, 2009. Thanks a lot to Julio Garcia for confirming my latest reception, and to OJ Sagdahl for providing his contact information!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

ZYH905 Mirante AM, Imperatriz MA 830

Mirante AM from Imperatriz, Maranhão, also identifying "ZYH920, 600 quilohertz, onda média, 10.000 watt de potência ... São Luís, Maranháo ...", was heard on July 13, 2009. Talvane Lukatto kindly confirmed this reception today.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

ZYH920 Mirante AM, São Luís MA 600

I heard several new stations from Argentina and Brazil on July 25, 2011. One of them was Mirante AM, fading up with an ID a minute after Rádio Gaúcha. Thanks to Geraldo Castro for confirming my reception in an email today.

Monday, 22 August 2011

JOHB NHK-2 Sendai 1089

HJKU 14.30 AM Radio, Santafé de Bogotá 1430

14.30 AM Radio, formerly known as Emisora Kennedy, can be heard now and then on 1430 kHz. Thanks to Fredrik Dourén for providing the contact information on Carlos Molano Gómez, Gerente, who kindly sent me an email today.
The station has a quite nice web site at

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

HJAI Radio Tropical, Barranquilla 1040

It's time to celebrate my MW QSL #500 from Latin America!

Radio Tropical was heard during the second best opening to South America last fall - September 4, 2010. Tonight Lao Herrera Iranzo sent me an email to confirm this reception.

Monday, 8 August 2011

OAX7X Radio Juliaca, Juliaca 1290

It was a tremendous pleasure hearing Radio Juliaca for the very first time on May 28, 2011. The frequency was 1289,908 and the signal was huge for a moment. Tonight I received a very nice email from Guadalupe Apaza Quispe, who kindly confirmed this excellent reception.

Radio Juliaca is the oldest radio station in town, and that's why they call themselves La Decana. The announcement I heard was like "... 1300 kilohertz en Amplitud Modulada y 90.9 en Frequencia Modulada - Radio Juliaca, La Decana". Both their web site and the email I received say the AM frequency is 1290 kHz, but still they announce 1300 kHz.

Juliaca is at 2823 meters above sea level, and has a population of approximately 300.000.

In the same moment that night CP107 Radio Yaguarí was heard with a great signal on 1440 kHz.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

OCX6Q Radio Alegria, Arequipa 1510

First time for me to hear Radio Alegría on 1510,017 was April 28, 2011. Today I was very pleased to receive an email from Edgar Murga Quispe with a confirmation of my reception.
Thanks to Fredrik Dourén for v/s info!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Radio Morobe, Lae 3220

This Papua New Guinea station was heard during KONG7 back in 2002. No reply until today, after a reminder by email a few days ago. Thanks to Pekka Hakala for v/s info, and to Henry Tamarua, Director Provincial Radio-NBC Radio Morobe, for the confirmation!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

KDWA Hastings MN 1460

KDWA was found on a Kongsfjord recording from January 12, 2011, and was my QSL #50 from Minnesota.

WFIR Roanoke VA 960

Sunday, 15 May 2011

OAX6R Radio Santa Monica, Arequipa 1440

Radio Santa Monica was heard on its offset frequency 1440,251 on April 26, 2011. With v/s info from Tore B. Vik I sent a reception report a few days ago, and this night I received an email from Roberto Pachari with a confirmation of my reception.
Gracias, Roberto!

Monday, 2 May 2011

WNTJ Johnstown PA 1490

O.... Radio Programas del Perú, Cusco/Puira 920

I'm not sure if the Radio Programas del Perú - RPP - signal I heard on 920 kHz on 13 September 2008 originated from Cusco or Piura, but anyway I was pleased to received an email with a brief confirmation today.
This was my QSL #70 from Peru (#20 on medium wave).

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

WVNT Parkersburg WV 1230

WDEK Lexington SC 1170

I heard WDEK "The Deck" in the morning of November 10, 2010, 5 minutes before WCXN Claremont NC was heard on the same frequency. Quite a morning!
Today I received a very nice email from Ryan Wiley, Production Director, with a confirmation of my reception.

I'm still waiting to meet a DX'er having too many QSL's from South Carolina in his collection.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

WSPQ Springville NY 1330

I heard WSPQ - my third NY station on 1330 - on December 7, 2010, and today John Lenox sent me a nice email confirming this reception. Thanks to OJ for contact info!

Monday, 7 March 2011

KBLY Idaho Falls ID 1260

KBLY was heard on November 5, 2010, like a handful of other new NA stations, and was my second Idaho QSL on 1260 within a couple of weeks.
Thanks to Josh Elmore for the confirmation.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

HCCM1 Radio Colón AM, Quito 780

Another excellent catch from October 19, 2010 was Radio Colón AM, heard minutes before HJC21 Antena del Río. A letter by air mail gave me an email back - from Fausto Acurio, Asistende de Gerencia.
I heard more than 30 new LA stations on October 19, and still I have more recordings to examine.

KMBI Spokane WA 1330

WGBW Two Rivers WI 1590

CMKN Radio Mayarí, Mayarí (Radio Angulo) 1490

Radio Angulo suprised me to be heard on 1490 kHz on February 22, 2011. A nice email from Eddy García de la Rosa confirmed this reception.
Here is some additional information received from Mauricio Molano as a comment to this post:

"This is really the tx. of the local station CMKN Radio Mayarí (1KW). As usual the local station relays the provincial one (R.Ángulo) when not producing its own programs. According with Radio Cubana, Radio Mayarí produces 12 hours of programing so the other 12 are filled with the R. Ángulo feed"

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

KGAB Orchard Valley WY 650

KDJS Willmar MN 1590

According to Rob Ryan KDJS were on their lowest power of 89 watts when I heard them on November 5, 2010. This turned out to be a pretty good day for the 310 antenna in Kongsfjord.