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Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« on: December 02, 2010, 1425 UTC »
Monday night at approximately 5:20 PM I logged "Radio Torrente de Vida" on 1690 KHz. Hadn't heard this one before. This station apparently operates from a church in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is fairly representative of one of the multitude of ethnic pirates that operate in the Boston area. I caught it from about 2.5 miles away from their claimed location, using my car radio while waiting in the parking lot of a train station. The station was playing Spanish language pop music with occasional identifications. Decent signal, but I suspect that this station probably does not run a lot of power and is probably only audible in a very local area.

The station currently has a web site here (in Spanish): http://www.radiotorrente.com/
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Re: Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 1945 UTC »
Well, approaching 2 years after my original post, this station continues to be active. Logged this afternoon at 1944 UTC on its usual frequency of 1690 KHz and with a positive ID (in Spanish). It sounds like it is operated off of a computer playlist. Music is Spanish ballads. Logged this one from the home shack using the IC-7410 and an 80 meter dipole.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 1947 UTC by Beerus Maximus »
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Re: Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 0832 UTC »
Interesting. Doubt I'll hear it this way. But I'll keep my ear open.
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Re: Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 1820 UTC »
Approaching yet another year later and this operation is still active. Noted at 1819 UTC on 7/28/2013. They have cleaned up their audio, somewhat.
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Re: Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 1714 UTC »
1690 is audible all day at S-9 level with Christian praise tunes out at the island in Salem MA harbor. Audio pretty respectable as well
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Re: Radio Torrente de Vida 1690 KHz (Boston area)
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 0545 UTC »
There's a Perseus server in Boston. I'll have to try it during the day if on and see if I can copy some of these stations.
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