Cooperativa from Bolivia testing on 5983.7 kHz
Radio Cooperativa from Bolivia
is a new shortwave station, currently heard with
test transmissions on 5983.7 kHz. The station is
located in Huanuni in Departamento de Oruro. Radio
Cooperativa was first reported heard by Argentinian
DXer Arnaldo Slaen on January 26-27 at around 1045-1145
UTC with programming in Spanish and Aymara languages.
January 26, 2006, edited on January 27)
Logos new from Bolivia on 6165 kHz shortwave
A new shortwave station
has begun broadcasting in Bolivia. Radio Logos in
Santa Cruz operates on 6165 kHz on the 49 meter
shortwave band. The transmitter facilities were
set up by Ray Rising (ham operator CP6RR), Julio
Andino and Wayne Borthwick (VA7GF) on December 18,
2005. The antenna is an NVIP (near vertical incidence)
antenna using four half wave dipoles and is presently
fed with a 5 kW AM transmitter. Radio Logos also
has a 1 kW transmitter, but technical problems keep
it off the air for now. The transmitter and antenna
are on the same plot of land as Radio Centenario
La Nueva, which broadcasts on 4865 kHz. Initially
most of the programming is satellite-fed Christian
programming in Spanish, and is being simulcast on
4865 kHz, but more local programming, including
indigenous language programming, is to be added
later. Information about the station was reported
by Borthwick on DXLD on January 21.
January 23, 2006)
Radio new low-power station in UK on 1134 kHz
new low-power AM station has begun test broadcasts
in the United Kingdom on 1134 kHz. Broadcasting
from Belfast, Queen's Radio is the first student
radio station in Northern Ireland. The station broadcasts
24 hours a day 7 days a week, although from 1 a.m.
to 9 a.m. local time and during the weekends programming
consists of play lists. Officially the station will
be launched on February 6. Transmitter power is
1 watt. Queen's Radio can be contacted by email,
by telephone at (028) 90 97 1065 or by writing to
Queen's Radio, Queen's Students' Union, University
Road, Belfast, BT7 1NF, United Kingdom. News about
the station was first published by the MW Circle
on January 21.
January 21, 2006, edited on January 22)
Sonidos del Cielo in Argentina on 1430 kHz
Radio Sonidos del Cielo
is the name of a new Evangelical Christian station
in Argentina on 1430 kHz. The station is located
in Rafael Castillo, in the province of Buenos Aires.
Radio Sonidos del Cielo is operated by minister
Juan C. Irazábal and broadcasts 24 hours
a day. The station can be contacted by writing to
Calle Comandante Granville 220, (B1755DGF) Rafael
Castillo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, telephone (011)
4669-6240. Information about the station was provided
by Marcelo A. Cornachioni.
In other news from
greater Buenos Aires, La Morena de Itatí
has changed frequency from 1530 to 1690 kHz, first
logged by Mika Mäkeläinen in Finland on
January 6. Radio Genesis from Avellaneda has reactivated
on 970 kHz, as well as Radio Cristiana Adonai, from
Banfield Oeste, on 1590 kHz, both reported by Cornachioni
on Condig mailing list on January 20.
January 20, 2006)
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