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Author Topic: Radio Tarma 4775khz Peru Apr 8 0956UTC  (Read 172 times)

Offline Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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Radio Tarma 4775khz Peru Apr 8 0956UTC
« on: April 29, 2023, 0026 UTC »
So, I *MUST* share what is probably one of my best SW logs to date. This will about blow your socks off!

Back on Saturday night/very very early Sunday morning local time (Sunday morning UTC) here at my McGrath, Alaska QTH, I had some real good central/south american reception on HF... so about 0953UTC I decided to tune across the tropical bands where some central/south american stations still reside.

I got to 4775khz and while I had CODAR Hammering away ((Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar), I also clearly had a carrier for something else at 0953UTC so I hit record and waited. .and boy was I rewarded!!

This is 1kw non directional Radio Tarma from Peru on 4775khz .. and despite CODAR hammering the piss out of it, you can very clearly hear the music and theres a commercial in my recording where you can make out the phone number.  The recording gets much better 15 minutes in.

I swear if you listen closely, you can tell theres a carrier under the CODAR when my recording begins before the music kicks in 10 seconds later!

The picture is from the Radio Tarma SW Dipole antenna from the AM/FM/SW Transmitter site on the mountain outside of Tarma, Peru. The ppicture is from DX'er Don Moore's website where hes got alot more awesome stuff  http://www.donmooredxer.com/

Here is my audio recording:


I use a 15 foot Wellbrook loop, DXE Preamp, EmTech ZM2 tuner and ATS25 Max Radio
Paul B. Walker, Jr.


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