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List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« on: March 30, 2024, 0952 UTC »
Nostalgia (but maybe a little depressing)--from the great old Japanese publication LA DXing: https://www.calameo.com/read/0000801987063d8a51567

Approximately 900 of them, of which I'd say 600 were independent stations (the rest, especially higher frequencies, were external services like RAE). There were as many on 120m as there are *total* today!
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2024, 1439 UTC »
 Hey n2avh,

Thank you SO much for posting this. I used to be a HUGE tropical Dxer way back in the day.There is SO much material there ,  it's going to take  a few pleasant hours to really go through it :) :). I immediately  saw some of  the stations I had copied.

Yup, really sad, only a tiny few left.

HF in general has really dried up a LOT (with a degree of exception on the ham  bands). Some nights it's only 3 or 6 of the same  old  broadcasters  :-[.

FWIW, my wife is from Peru and has a "bit" of on air experience.

NQC
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2024, 1743 UTC »
There is a lot more available, old FRENDXs (https://www.worldradiohistory.com/NASWA_Frendx.htm) and other stuff, if you really want to go down that rabbit hole! And there are five other editions (1978-96) of what I linked in the original post, just in a different format, at http://radiophj.web.fc2.com/rnm/ladx.html
« Last Edit: April 30, 2024, 1745 UTC by n2avh »
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2024, 1625 UTC »
Hey avh,

Again thanks for the info, I will go through it when times allows.

de NQC
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2024, 1749 UTC »
Latin America by Radio
1989
Henrik Klemetz
Paperback : 167 pages
ISBN-13 ‏: ‎978-9519035932

Unfortunately this edition is currently not available and out of print.
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2024, 1817 UTC »
I think I've seen bits and pieces of that Klemetz book at https://www.dxinfo.se/ but I've never seen the book. He and I were in Bogotá around the same time in the early 1990s (he was a much more consistent DXer than me!) but I never knew about him till years later.  You can see some of his logs at https://www.hard-core-dx.com/swb/Dline94.htm.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2024, 1820 UTC by n2avh »
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2024, 1622 UTC »
Hey All,

I went through the info and was able to pull out quite a few nuggets re stations that I heard way back then.

It is absolutely amazing how many were on the air then .

 If I recall, a number of Canadians also used to simulcast on 49 M, 1 or 2 still do this now.

I also used to hear Germans  on 49 when I lived in Germany, some Europeans cars had 49M in the car stereos.

A bit OT, but  I also used to Springbok Radio South Africa  on 90 M ( or MAYBE 120 M). If I recall, there was at least one other South African on 90 M ( or MAYBE 120 M ) anybody remember  that one ?

I never had much (or any) luck on the Pacific Tropicals though.

I greatly appreciate this info being posted.

NQC
« Last Edit: May 06, 2024, 0220 UTC by NQC »
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2024, 0029 UTC »
NQC, the South Africa thing sounded vaguely familiar to me so I checked a little.  See page 3 of https://www.ontheshortwaves.com/Stations/SW_History_of_South_Africa-Colin_Miller-MT_Nov_1995.pdf. 3356 and 4945 in the 1959s for Spribngbok Radio...I think this may have extended into the 1970s when I started with SWDX but I can't remember. I see some early 1970s FRENDX logs showing 49/41m for them, so maybe they gave up the tropical bands by then, or maybe they weren't heard into N America.
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2024, 1454 UTC »
Hey N2AVH,

Thanks for posting  the South African info.The 3356/90 M  frequency  for Springbok Radio sounds right .I recall being very, very  surprised when I   actually  heard commercials on shortwave from Springbok. It was for cat food that came in "tins" (not CANS ) and it had a lot of "vita -mins" for your pet. Funny what absolute  minutia still rattles around in one's head after so long ( early or mid 70's ) ???.

I think I heard Springbok a few (or a "number") of times.

I can't find anything about the other 90 M  South African station . I wanted to Say R. Oranje, but the info may not be lining up correctly and may  not be  the same outlet that I heard. Maybe this name was "reused " for the more " recent" Oranje station in the article. Dunno .

Possibly only heard that one  a "few" times (maybe ). This one   may be "lost to time".

It's nice to see some nostalgic interest in the  tropicals, even if it is ancient radio history now . I had SO much fun on 60 and the other bands .



« Last Edit: June 05, 2024, 1507 UTC by NQC »
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2024, 2318 UTC »
Sorry about the delay in replying! I have endless nostalgia for the tropical bands...a few years ago I met Don Moore and I enjoyed talking about it with him since he visited a large number of Latin American stations back in the 1980s.
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Re: List of Latin American shortwave stations from 1992
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2024, 1721 UTC »
Thanks for posting these. I used to enjoy various articles about people visiting stations in Latin America, such as this relatively recent one, still available on-line:

https://swling.com/blog/tag/peru/
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