LATIN-AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AUDIO FILES

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ARGENTINA, LS9 Radio Continental at 590 KHz from Buenos Aires with a quite descent signal caught in July 2012 during a solar storm. ID at 1:03 “...Está escuchando Radio Continental AM 590 en todo el país”. This is my first ever Argentinean.

BOLIVIA, shortwave Radio Santa Cruz on 6135 KHz with a complete ID.

BONAIRE (Caribbean Netherlands), Trans World Radio relay on 800 KHz with full ID in Spanish Radio Trans Mundial. This is a frequent guest when auroral conditions prevail.

BRAZIL, 4915 KHz, Rádio Difusora de Macapá, Macapá. One of the longest ID I ever heard! In S-AM (R75) with my T2FD antenna.

BRAZIL, Rádio Globo ZYK694 at 1100 KHz from São Paulo. I had to work with the phaser first to wipe out WTAM, Cleveland OH. Then, Radio Globo just came out of nowhere with a soccer play by play. Mentions of "Globo" where heard at sec.5 and sec.42 including the score 1-0 in favor of São Paulo. Thanks to Neil Kazaros and Chuck Hutton for their help. My first ever MW Brazilian.

Here’s a better shot from July 19th 2011 again after phasing out WTAM and enjoying better conditions along with a full ID! Distance is 8200 Km.

BRAZIL, Rádio Globo ZYJ458 on 1220 KHz from Rio de Janeiro with a couple of "Globo" IDs. Here's another very nice reception and furthermore, this one. This station is the easiest to catch here. Listen to this other example.

BRAZIL, Rádio Record ZYK522 at 1000 KHz from São Paulo with great signal and Rádio Record ID at sec.34.

BRAZIL, ZYI533 Rádio CBN, Belem at 900 KHz with soccer play-by-play and various CBN Ids. According to Rocco Cotroneo, this is from the Recife feed. Thanks Rocco for ID!

BRAZIL, ZYK695 Rádio CBN, São Paulo at 780 KHz. Same soccer game as the above. Thanks to Rocco Cotroneo for ID.

BRAZIL, ZYJ459 Rádio CBN 860 KHz , Rio de Janeiro with soccer play-by-play. Parallel to their web stream.

BRAZIL, ZYJ453 Super Rádio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro at 940 KHz with men in Brazilian. Parallel to their web stream.

BRAZIL, ZYH707 Rádio Nacional, Brasília at 980 KHz with more soccer. Now with a phone-in program on another rare appearance. During the Summer of 2014, I also had a great reception of the station at one time with full ID along with frequency lineup, as a bonus.

BRAZIL, According to Rocco, the following at 1150 KHz is most likely to be ZYK656 Rádio Tupi, São Paulo with soccer talk again.

BRAZIL, on 1200 Khz most likely according to Rocco ZYH585 Rádio Ceará Clube, Fortaleza with Brazil-Argentina soccer game.

BRAZIL, ZYH586 Rádio Iracema, Fortaleza at 1300 KHz with religious talk in Portuguese in turn with Spanish. Thanks to Rocco Cotroneo, Chuck Hutton and Jean Burnell at RealDX for help.

BRAZIL, ZYJ455 Rádio Tupi in Rio de Janeiro on 1280 KHz. A Summer catch using the phaser to null out Montreal’s CFMB. Thanks again to Rocco Cotroneo for ID.

BRAZIL, ZYH587 Rádio Shalom from Fortaleza on 690 KHz with a very nice ID.

BRAZIL, ZYH588, Rádio Uirapurú from Fortaleza on 760 KHz with the ID at 1:17. Thanks Rocco Cotroneo for confirming my assumption.

BRAZIL, ZYH449 Radio Cultura de Bahía from Salvador on 1140 KHz most likely, Thanks to Rocco Cotroneo and Jim Renfrew at RealDX for their help.

COLOMBIA, HJAQ RCN Cartagena at 1000 KHz announcing the program Nocturna de RCN.

COLOMBIA, HJAJ RCN  Baranquilla at 760 KHz here with a good signal. A steady Colombian here.

COLOMBIA, HJES RCN Cali at 980 KHz with references at Cali and comments on corridas and toros (bullfights).

COLOMBIA, HJKH RCN Antenna 2, Bogotá at 650 KHz with references at fútbol championship, prizes in pesos.

COLOMBIA, HJNW Caracol, Cartagena at 1170 KHz with great ID.

COLOMBIA, HJCZ  Radio Recuerdos at 690 KHz from Bogotá with a nice ID.

COLOMBIA, HJAT Caracol Radio at 1100 KHz, Baranquilla. Listen how strong the signal was. Cleveland's WTAM was literally blown away!

COLOMBIA, Radio Nacional de Colombia at 550 KHz from unknown location.

COLOMBIA, HJAH Emisora Atlántico, Baranquilla on 1070 KHz with a fair strength ID.

COLOMBIA, HJBJ RCN, Santa María on 640 KHz with Colombian ads.

COLOMBIA, HJCI Radio Súper on 970 KHz from Bogotá with ID.

COLOMBIA, HJCV Radio Cordillera on 1190 KHz from Bogotá with complete ID.

COLOMBIA, HJCG Radio Santa Fé on 1070 KHz from Bogotá with ID.

COLOMBIA, HJAN Emisoras Unidas on 720 KHz from Baranquilla with ID during beísbol play-by-play.

CUBA, CMKB Radio Progreso, Cacocum at  900 KHz with full ID, anthem and announcement of daily program Nocturno. Huge signal just like a local! Now here it is again coming in huge!

CUBA, CMBQ 530 KHz, Radio Enciclopedia from La Havana with a nice ID.

CUBA, CMHA 910 KHz Radio Cadena Agramonte in Camagüay when signing off.

CUBA, CMIP 1140 KHz Radio Surco. Sounds a bit different to my ears than other Cubans.

CUBA, CMBC 690 KHz Radio Progreso, a quite common mood in Cuban radio.

CUBA, CMAP 990 KHz Radio Guamá over semi-local Montreal's CKGM.

CUBA, Radio Progreso from unknown location at 640 KHz.  

CUBA, Radio Reloj offset from 860 Khz (861), unknown location.

CUBA, CMKO 740 KHz, Radio Ángulo with a nice ID.

CUBA, Unknown location Radio Reloj at 950 KHz with good strength.

CUBA, CMKB Radio Rebelde on 770 KHz beating semi-local WABC.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HIVP Radio Olímpica at 970 KHz. Thanks to Jan Alvestad at RealDX for helping ID.

ECUADOR, HCRC2 - Radio Caravana in Guayaquil at 750 KHz. I have been waiting for a long time to add this country to my total. During a solar disturbance in October of 2012, I finally had my first taste of Ecuador on MW. Radio Caravana is apparently a sport station and the following is a promo of the next game of Ecuador against Venezuela. This was part of the qualification tournament for the FIFA 2014 World Cup where Ecuador was doing very well so far. Now listen to the same promo recorded from their webstream. Here’s another clip with mention of Caravana at sec.4 and “...la hora en Caravana” at sec.21. Thanks to Alessandro Gropazzi at RealDX for backing my thoughts.

*February 2015: At the first view, it wasn’t a great night for Latin DX but fortunately, I came across 750 by chance while doing live DX and again, I could hear R.Caravana at an interesting level and alone on the frequency. Here minutes later, it popped up through WSB  and Cuba. It was interesting to observe after reviewing  the half hour file that there was no trace of Venezuela at all, which is the most commonly heard LA station on this channel here.

ECUADOR, HCNY2 - Radio Cristal from Guayaquil at 870 KHz. A very nice surprise from late December 2014 where solar disturbance allowed many Colombians to check-in along with this lone Ecuadorian while taking advantage of a Radio Reloj weakness.

GUADELOUPE, Radio Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre at 640 KHz. Zouk music with man in a French Caribbean accent.

HAÏTI, Radio 4VEH, Cap Haïtien at 840 KHz. Religious talk in Creole. Now listen to this ID in French recorded nearly 6 years later.

MEXICO, XEAVR 720 KHz Radio Fórmula in Veracrúz. With ID in the website address.

MEXICO, XEVX 570 KHz "La Grande de Tabasco". One of my favourite.

MEXICO, XEQ 940 KHZ, Mexico City with full ID. Listen to Besame also here.

Now playing the National Anthem and giving the full ID (12-21-2015  6:03).

MEXICO, XEOY 1000 KHz, Mexico City.

MEXICO, XEEP 1060 KHz, Radio Educación from Mexico City.

MEXICO, XECAQ 740 KHz, Radio Fórmula QR from Cancún.

MEXICO, XEKV 740 Khz, EXA-FM in Villanueva near the Guatemalan border, a nice surprise at our sunrise.

PUERTO RICO, WKAQ 580 KHz, Radio Reloj in San Juan.

PUERTO RICO, WIPR 940 KHz, La Máxima in San Juan about the 2012 referendum to modify Puerto Rican political status.

ST-KITTS AND NEVIS, ZIZ Radio at odd frequency 555 KHz. Caribbean music then edited to hear man voice in English talking about 25th anniversary of their independence. They got independent from the UK in 1983.

ST-KITTS AND NEVIS, Voice of Nevis on 860 KHz with amusing sung local ads.

URUGUAY, CW1 Radio Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento on 550 KHz. The accent brought my attention as it really look like the “Cono Sur “ region pronunciation. After filling their contact form and providing an audio file link, I received a week later the e -verification confirming that I’ve heard indeed CW1. That was a nice feeling for sure...

VENEZUELA, YVKS  RCR Caracas at 750 KHz. One of Venezula’s regular.

VENEZUELA, YVMN  Radio Coro, Coro at 780 KHz with another nice Christmas ID.

VENEZUELA, YVQT Radio Carúpano at 1110 KHz. Good signal for a 10Kw. ID at sec.27.

VENEZUELA, YVKE Radio Mundial at 550 KHz with great ID from a poor modulation quality.

VENEZUELA, YVNN Radio Punto Fijo at 940 KHz with a nice ID.

VENEZUELA, YVOD Ecos del Torbes at 780 KHz from San Cristóbal with full ID.

VENEZUELA, YVMD Radio Venezuela Mara Ritmo from Maracaibo at 900 KHz.

VENEZUELA, YVQE Radio Venezuela Oriente on 720 KHz with complete ID.

VENEZUELA, YVXM Radio Minuto from Barquisimeto on 790 Khz. A much better clip can be found at my 2015 St-Patrick’s day solar storm audio files page.

VENEZUELA, YVMH Radio Popular from Maracaibo at 700 KHz with the announcement Radio Popular that I couldn’t figure out. Thanks to Chuck Hutton at RealDX for helping.

VENEZUELA, YVLF Radio Puerto Cabello on 1290 KHz sneaking in with ID.



PLEASE, HAVE A LOOK AT MY 2015 ST-PATRICK’S DAY SOLAR STORM AUDIO FILES PAGE FOR MORE LATIN CLIPS

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This is how the K index looked around mid-December of 2006. It really peaked on the 15 as shown on this NOAA graph. For two weeks, all three colours were always

mixed: Red, yellow and green resulting in a quite steady

aurora. Thus many domestic stations were blanked

allowing various LA station to show up. At some

frequencies,  pile-ups of LA stations were also noticed.

Imagine at that time with a Perseus capturing a 1600 KHz

chunk. It certainly would have resulted into many hours of

listening in order to digest it all. Since I'm in medium wave Dxing, this is the strongest aurora I could experience.

At my latitude, it is generally easier to DX Europe and the Middle East than Latin America. Most of LA medium wave stations listed bellow have been heard during similar geo-magnetic disturbances.