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Author: Martin Butera

Marajó Island Amazonian DX Camp, Brazil 2019

Reports of 1st DX-Camp 15.61 Crew Radio Listeners’ Marajó Island – Amazon Rainforest Northern Brazil – November 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019 – Ivan Dias da Silva Junior & Martin Butera

Coffee and Radio – with Carlos Latuff

Brazil is the leading coffee export country thanks to the more than 2000 municipalities distributed in 16 regions throughout the national territory where the blessed…

Shortwave Station WMLK

US broadcaster WMLK from Bethel, Pennsylvania resumed broadcasting at the end of June 2022 with a new 450 kW transmitter on the frequency of 9275 kHz. In the spring of 2017, the WMLK radio transmitter building caught fire and the transmitter originally built in 1975, and which worked reliably until the fire, was completely destroyed. We take a look at the history of this shortwave station, and the step by step reconstruction after the fire, with exclusive photographs courtesy of WMLK.

Coffee and Radio – with Danilo Nonato

Brazilian coffee, one of the most consumed beverages in the world, Brazil is the second largest consumer in the world, has a long history in…

Alexandre Grimberg PY1AHD, creator of the “AlexLoop” antenna

During my visit to the city of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, I had the pleasant experience of sharing a dinner with the great Alexandre Grimberg PY1AHD, famous inventor of the “Alex Loop” antenna.

Coffee and Radio – with Valter Aguiar

Brazil is made up of 27 different states, in 15 of them there is great coffee activity, which goes from north to south of the…

Visiting the Punta Brava antennas of the Uruguayan Navy

The Punta Brava Transmitting and Receiving Station is currently operated by Communications Personnel of the Fifth Division of the Navy’s General Staff, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating communications systems that allow them to fulfill the tasks assigned to them. the station.

ULR DX-pedition: May/June 2021 – Three States of Brazil

Martin & his wife Ligia visit Natal, Tibau do Sul, Praia do Pipa, João Pessoa & Recife, in North East Brazil, in search of sun, sea and ultralight DX listening.

ULR DX-pedition: March 2021 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Join Martín Butera & his wife Ligia Katze for a week of holidaying & radio listening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Radio Fair in Buenos Aires

Martin Butera takes us on a visit to a radio fair (hamfest) in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, South America.

ULR DX-pedition: November 2020 – Northeast Brazil

Join Martín Butera & his wife Ligia Katze for a week of holidaying & radio listening in Recife, Brazil.

YVTO: Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, Caracas, Venezuela

Historical compilation of what was one of the most important time signals in South America YVTO, transmitted from the “Juan Manuel Cagigal” Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, in the city of Caracas, Venezuela.

Offshore Radio Against The Beatles Phenomenon

In the early 1960s, an event would occur that would change the sound of British radio forever – the growth of ‘pirate’ radio stations from overseas.

Brazil Ham Radio Operator Accumulator

Sebastiao has already lost count of how much equipment he has accumulated in his house, which now only serves to store the millions of transmitters that are scattered throughout all rooms of the house.

The Art of Collecting: Henrique Schuchmann Morador

Collecting is a basic and very old human instinct, typical of organized, careful and somewhat obsessive people. Our interviewee is the opposite. Entering his garage in which he keeps a secret bunker where he hosts his radio collections, is like entering a trip to the origins of the cosmos, a collection of messy planets that at the same time work in perfect balance.

Daltro D’Arisbo Radio Museum, Porto Alegre – Brazil

In search of radio stories, this trip takes me more than 2,000 kilometers from home to the south of Brazil, more precisely to the city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Radio Lapa55 – Rio de Janeiro

To start telling you the history of this radio, it is first necessary to tell you where this particular streaming station is located. Radio Lapa55, is located in the Selina Lapa Rio hotel, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The Selina is a youth-oriented hotel, combining different styles of accommodation with modern design…

History of Rádio Muda

Martin Butera reports on one of the oldest university and free radio stations in Brazil, “Rádio Muda”, which broadcast since the mid-1980s inside the water tower of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Visit to the Brasilia Radio and Television Tower

It already seems to be a classic as well as the giant wheels of the London Eye type, in the city of London England. Communication towers are becoming more and more tourist attraction points.

Radio Guarujá Paulista, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil

Radio Guarujá Paulista began broadcasting in the city, according to the data provided by ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Brazil), between the mid and late 1940s. Currently the studios and transmitter plant is located in the area of Pitangueiras, a Santa Rosa neighborhood, duly assigned and domiciled in the street, José Vaz Porto, number 175.