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
Text by: Martin Butera
DX-Camp Photos: Ligia Katze
Photographic Editor: Mark Melzi
Since we founded the Crew 15.61 Radio Listeners’, with Ivan in September of this year (https://swling.com/blog/2019/09/guest-post-brazils-newly-formed-15-61-crew/), we set out to take our hobby in the most professional way possible, with commitment and dedication, but without this becoming only technical or limited only to our listening.
We are aware that a DX camp is focused on listening to radio stations, looking for the best development of reception techniques and antennas.
We would to change the way the radio listener is viewed, as somebody lonely and isolated, for a new concept, fun but without losing the commitment.
We from Crew 15.61 Radio Listeners’, believe that the important thing is to enjoy experiences and knowledge, not just radio.
That is why the reader will understand a somewhat more “modern” vision about what a DXcamp (commitment and fun) means to us.
But pay attention if you, radio reader listener, are not interested in these aspects, which have to do with the interaction with the place and the different cultures, please go to the end of this report, where you will find the DX camp log. However, we would like to have you as part of this trip, through this article, something that we prepared with much love and dedication.
We are at the end of a decade, and we believe that our hobby needed a change in attitude, we are aware that it was necessary to get out of that passive role, which puts us only in front of our receivers.
With that premise, the idea of doing our first DX camp in the Amazon region came up.
More than 80000 fires have been registered in the Amazon rainforest this past year, which has generated an international alert about the damage to this vital forest and biodiversity area.
International environmental groups also link the fires in the Amazon with the anti-environmental policy and the impetus given by the government of the current Brazilian president, Bolsonaro to the exploitation of natural resources – mining, logging and livestock – in protected areas.
We felt that we had to be there.
We are inviting you to read this report as something different, where not only you will have access to a received log, but also know our social commitment, as well as see the history and culture of the place we chose for our first DX camp.
Currently (year 2022) the 15.61 Crew, now called just 61 and Martin Butera is still independently in charge of their activities.
Prologue by: Daniel Camporini*
One of the most interesting DX activities is to perform the listening outside the place where we usually turn on our receiver. Preferably try to find a place where the signals are free of the usual parasitic noise and interference that we find in cities. Currently, the electrical activity is such that we can hardly do any interesting DX.
One of my preferences was to listen to medium wave stations and that was quite common when the radio stations in Buenos Aires did not broadcast 24 hours freeing the frequencies, and there were no current illegal radios that swarm on the dial, many times interfering with each other.
So when I did a DX Camp, I was able to capture medium wave stations from areas far away from the world, Japan,Taiwan, Canada, the United States, several Latin Americancountries, Europe, Chile, Korea, Oceania and several African Countries. Stations such as Radio 702 of Bophuthatswana, RFO Mayotte, Radio Montecarlo Middle East of Cyprus, Radio Norway, DDR Messewelle Sender Leipzig, Central Broadcasting System of Taipei, Radio HLAZ of Seoul, RadioCOCO of Havana, Radio Antilles, Radio ZBVI of Virgin Islands, TWR Bonaire, TWR Montecarlo, Radio CFNB ofFredericton, Radio WINZ of Miami among many other stations that when the conditions allowed it allowed us to enjoy those wonderful sounds coming from such distant lands.
That is why the idea of conducting a DX Camp usually yields good results, especially if the equipment used is of good quality, both in receivers and in regard to the antennas. Of course, the place chosen by colleagues this time is without a doubt very special because of the cleanliness of thespectrum in the region, and of course, being able to enjoy one of the most interesting places in the world where one is surrounded by its exuberant nature and to know the culture and traditions of an Amazonian space
* Daniel Camporini: Argentine DXer, journalist, researcher, radio producer, with more than 40 years of activity. He is currently the producer of the program “Historias de Radio”, editor of the page of the same name that is published on Facebook and author of the recently published book “Un Viaje por el Éter” where he refers to the birth and development of Argentine radio broadcasting.
Trip to the City of Belém, Northern Brazil
This city, located at the mouth of the Amazon River, was the meeting point for our Crew.
I live with my wife in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and I am 27 hours from Belém, approximately 1982 km. As for Ivan, he lives in the city of Sorocaba, in the state of São Paulo, 38 hours from Belém and around 2893 km.
The Crew arrived on different days and flights. Ivan Dias’ trip was calm without problems.
Video by Ivan:
My flight was a little more complicated. Arriving in the city of Belém, a massive storm broke out, making the visibility conditions impossible for a safe land, the plane had to fly 20 minutes more at the airport approach point, while trying to dodge the storm. After three attempts it finally landed.
Video by Martin:
Belém, the Gateway to the Amazon
Belém has a mixture of indigenous culture, mysticism, religion and architecture.
Known as the gateway to the Amazon, Belém is a city surrounded by dense vegetation, with a humid climate and a temperature reaching 40 ° C. This is the Brazil of colonial lines, strong religious beliefs, ecotourism, street markets and Latin and European influences.
Belém is characterized by its culinary art with aboriginal predominance. It is the land of açaí, a typical fruit of this region, whose consumption dates back to pre-Columbian times. Nutritious and energizing values are attributed to it, which in addition to its characteristic flavor, makes it a product with high demand in this region.
They say that going to Belém and not visiting the “Ver-o-Peso” market is the same as not knowing the city. The place has intense colours, smells, sounds and people. Hundreds of stalls sell fish, medicinal herbs, sweets, handicrafts and many more items, exotic fruits of the Amazon and typical foods.
The architectural and landscape complex of the market is a Historical Monument of Brazil.
(Photography by Ricardo Freire)
Near to the centre is the Docas Station (de Los Muelles in Spanish). On the old port of Belém, a 500-meter walk has been renovated, preserving the old docks, with a sidewalk line in front of the imposing bay of Guajará, three areas are organized: gastronomy, crafts and fairs-exhibitions.
With my wife, during the days before the DX Camp, I was able to take a boat trip, with a privileged view of the city of Belém, a tour in the Guajará bay and the Guamá river. We were able to participate in typical live dances such as the “carimbó”, contemplate a psychedelic sunset accompanied by Amazonian beers, well frozen, that made the trip more pleasant.
Belém is a fantastic city that I enjoyed.
Marajó, Amazon Secret
Marajo Island is located approximately 100 km away, in front of the city of Belém, surrounded by the Amazon and Tocantins rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean, it is known the largest river island in the world, with dimensions larger than Switzerland or Holland. Its 50,000 square kilometers house 15 districts, but only a small part of the island, specifically the east of it, is open to the public.
The indigenous civilizations that settled Marajó more than 3000 years ago left compelling testimonies. Still, it is above all their landscapes that have given the reputation to the most significant delta island in the world. The western half of Marajó is covered with forests, mostly flooded; In its eastern part, there are immense meadows, some of which are dry all year long.
To the north of the island, between the waters of the Amazon and those of the ocean, the island has kept two treasures intact over the centuries – the beaches of Pesqueiro and Aruna.
The buffalo is the symbol of the Island.
Loose servants, they are part of the general scenario, be it of the immense plains or the small urban centres. They are used for transport, police patrol and cargo. Therefore, the cuisine of Marajó has a strong influence on this type of cattle: milk, butter and buffalo meat are local wonders. Symbol of the ancient Marajoara civilization (it is said of what is native to the Island), the crafts enchant with its beautiful vases, glasses and funeral urns. Its quality makes Marajoara ceramic known worldwide. However, that is not the only cultural example of Marajó. The carimbó, the lundu and the siriá, dances both from the African, indigenous and Portuguese miscegenation, cheer up the local folk festivals.
Visit to the Marajoara Ceramics Factory
The artisans are so faithful to the local culture that they make pieces identical to their ancestors.
Craft factories, such as Atelier Arte and Mangue Marajó, collect clay, model, glue dye material and paint the pieces. It is an artistic work that you can follow carefully.
(Photos by Ana Elisa Teixeira)
A True Odyssey
Getting to the Marajó island is not an easy task; it is necessary to take a somewhat old and slow Ferry, which at first glance offers a minimum of comfort and safety.
However knowing that one is sailing on a stretch of the Amazon River, the longest and most extensive in the world, makes this journey something mystical and imposing.
Travelling many times in a big country like Brazil requires changing the way of thinking and accepting all the improvises that will be presented during the trip, making them something magical and attractive.
Once the ferry sails for about 3 hours, it will dock at the port of Camará.
All the time it seems that the trip begins again and has no end, because when we arrived at Camará, then it is necessary to take a small bus, which travels about 20 kilometres, through jungle roads, for about 1 hour, until we arrive at the city of Salvaterra.
In Salvaterra, we needed to wait for a small boat to cross the Paracauari river in exchange for a few coins and finally arrive in Soure (known the capital of the island of Marajó).
In Marajó, we waited for our guide Mr. Jedilson, in a 4×4 truck, to travel about 4 kilometers to the inland, and reach our rural house.
All this hard trip of around 100 kilometers, which took us more than 5 hours, to reach the chosen house for our Dxcamp, using different types of locomotion (Ferry, bus, local fishermen boat and 4×4 truck), was made under an unbearable heat and humidity, normal in the Amazonian area, and with all our equipment for the DX camp (computers, receivers, antennas, tools, etc).
Our House on the Island
To achieve good results in radio reception, we all know that it is necessary to do our catches in places with very low radio noise, as isolated as possible from human intervention.
Getting such a place is not easy and requires a lot of logistics and good luck.
I think we had these two aspects in our favour, finding for our first Dxcamp a rural house away from the small centre of the island, about 4 kilometres away from it.
The house is called “Sítio Alegre”, it is located between the city of Soure and the “Pesqueiro” beach, and the house is formidable, with three rooms at the top, pool and all rooms surrounded by large balconies with hammocks.
And of course – what we were most interested in – a vast field to install our antennas.
The house is located in a quiet area with incredible views of a lagoon. It is curious to observe a large number of buffalos that walk in the field.
Watching the sunset is undoubtedly a separate show.
Of the three nights in the Marajó island, the first was the best for transoceanic signals. Almost without static noise, stations on the mediumwave band from Morocco, Egypt, Bahamas, Bonaire, Argentina, Italy and Spain were heard. A lot of small Brazilian stations were heard too.
Friday, November 15
As soon as we arrived, we got together to take apart our bags and started putting together the antennas and our shack.
It seems incredible to be writing this, after telling how hard it was to get to the island, we were so excited about the DX camp, that we managed to have extra energy to install everything necessary after a few hours.
Interestingly, Friday was the day of best propagation conditions, so it was worth the effort.
Receivers and Antennas used
SDR: SDRplay RSP1, SDRplay RSP2, RTL-SDR V3 and Elad FDM-S2.
Radios: CCrane Skywave SSB and Radiwow R-108.
Outdoor Antennas: Beverage 100 m and 200 m (x2 – pointed to Europe/North America), Longwire DS-SWL-L, Longwire DS-SWL-MB, T2FD DS-SWL-FD, Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier, Yagui FM-5
Indoor or Mobile Antennas: COMPACtenna SW and Loop DZ (By Denis Zoqbi).
1 Beverage on ground was used pointed to South Europe/Middle East.
It was placed away from our radio room, approximately 30 meters, and with 50 Ohms coaxial cable to the SDR receivers. With this, the antenna could be moved away from any nearby generated noise in our radio room.
It should be noted that many times recordings were made in total darkness, turning off the light of the house.
We did the same with the antennas from the Brazilian sponsor DS Antenas. The antennas were:
DS-SWL-L – a long wire for portable receivers to be connected to the telescopic whip.
DS-SWL-MB – another long wire, but with balun. Very good results with this antenna, thanks to its good signal to noise ratio.
DS-SWL-FD – T2FD antenna. Very low noise antenna, with good results too.
Cross Country Wireless Loop Antenna Amplifier – good for portable operations.
Indoor or Mobile Antennas:
COMPACtenna SW and Loop DZ (By Denis Zoqbi).
We expected better conditions for this band, but unfortunately, we had no openings.
A 5-element yagi was used.
The radio room was configured with two and the SDRs of our sponsors, which we exchanged at each hour (SDRplay RSP1, SDRplay RSP2, RTL-SDR V3 and Elad FDM-S2).
We also used the following radios: CCrane Skywave SSB and Radiwow R-108
The first day was the best day too. Good propagation conditions with signals from Middle East and Europe booming in the entire mediumwave dial. A lot of stations from smaller Brazilian cities in the North and Northeast with good signals made the first night really the best, everything under low static conditions (something really difficult if you consider that we were in the Amazon climate area, the rainiest in our country).
Saturday, November 16
It was a nice day to recover energy and strength after a long trip on the island during the previous day. We rested a lot; we woke up late, really late.
I cooked some noodles with tomato sauce; we didn’t have much food to prepare in the house since the town was about 5 kilometres away and every trip to town we had to do it with our guide in his 4×4 truck.
Saturday was not a good propagation day.
Sunday, November 17
“San Jeronimo” Farm
On Sunday we had the morning to know the island.
Ivan chose to visit the farm “San Jeronimo”, where a buffalo ride and typical meals were awaiting him.
Upon arriving at the farm, Ivan was received by Mr Brito and his wife Mrs Jerônima, who were waiting for him for a real adventure.
A unique moment!
A Buffalo ride, long walks and even a boat ride.
Ivan was delighted with the beautiful scenery … a blue sea of waves and fresh water on the river and salty sea.
Everything finished with natural juices and dishes of the local cuisine.
“do Pesqueiro” Beach
My wife and I chose the beach. It has dunes, buffalo and it is a beautiful place to be. Located at the mouth of the Amazon River, “do Pesqueiro” beach is one of the most important areas of Soure, on the Marajó island, and is just over ten kilometres from the city.
In its four kilometres long, it combines fine white sands full of huts lined with palm and coconut trees, dunes and waters that range from sweet to salty.
Perfect for an afternoon relaxing, the beach also offers activities such as the traditional buffalo ride or simply taking pictures with the animals resting on the sand.
Water sports, community fishing, eco-friendly trails along the beach and mangroves, and canoe trips along rivers and streams are also local attractions.
Pesqueiro beach synthesizes the abundance of the Amazonian nature with the Marajoara culture, a relationship of balance and harmony.
To close the day in an even more magical way, during the afternoon we went to the village to chose the tree to plant, as a symbol in the Amazon, a story that you can read in a prominent section later.
With better propagation conditions than on Saturday, the reception was not better due to higher static levels. An excellent opening to the South made possible catches from Argentina and Paraguay (more than 2900 km).
Monday, November 18
Our trip back to the continent (city of Belém), was scheduled for 6 AM, so we continued listening until the last possible minute, now only with a beverage antenna.
In the Brazilian Amazon, the best world-class beer is made, bringing joy, quality and development to the Amazon region.
With hard work, regionalist love and courageous ingenuity, the Amazon has managed to realize a dream that many believed impossible, to make beer in the middle of the Amazon.
Cerpa is a Brazilian brewery established in 1966 in the Brazilian city of Belém by Konrad Karl Seibel, a German citizen.
Konrad Karl Seibel discovered that the region’s water was suitable for brewing in the tropics.
It has been a successful regional brewery for decades.
In 1966, to differentiate itself from the competitors, it introduced the Draft Beer process, which increases the product quality by changing the traditional pasteurization system with cellulose filters and thermal discharge
Tijuca Cerpa is a tribute from the Cerpa brewery to Rio de Janeiro, initially produced only for export, but in 1994 it began to be marketed nationwide. It is a light yellow beer, with light colour and fermentation, with a good volume and a fast duration. It has a very mild aroma, slightly malted, with a slight taste of malt and hops and a very soft bitterness.
A Small Action to Change our World
Fulfilling our commitment to get involved in causes of direct action, instead of only DX we decided to do something.
For this reason, we planted in the Marajó island a small tree in the name of the European DX Council (EDXC) which we affectionately baptized with the name “Chrissy”, referring to our friend Chrissy Brand, Chief Editor of BDXC bulletin and European DX Council (EDXC) Secretary, who supported this DX camp.
We are aware that planting a tree amid the flames that are killing the Amazon rainforest will not be its salvation, but will leave a legacy and is a way to contribute to a better world.
Help the environment does not require big actions, but small ones, such as:
Separate out our waste for later recycling;
Turn off the lights. It seems obvious, but we don’t realize how many times we turn on the light of a room we will not stay in;
Eat organic fruits and vegetables. Organic products help the environment because in their production no fertilizers or other polluting products are needed;
Turn off the faucet correctly. When you do not need water, turn off the faucet and check for leaks;
Go by bicycle or public transport. Pollution in big cities comes largely from the excessive use of cars;
Take your bags to the supermarket. More and more supermarkets are selling plastic bags to avoid their use and encourage recycling;
Take advantage of natural light. To reduce the electricity consumption, open the windows and curtains so that sunlight enters your home;
Recycle everything you can. Before throwing clothes, books or toys, think about whether you can give them a second chance to avoid spending and buying everything new. You will save money and protect the environment.
As you could read, they are small actions that help energy saving, recycling and conservation of these resources.
Thanks for the Support
The DXcamp that took place between November 15 and 18 in the island of Marajó was the first event with these dimensions and characteristics held in Brazil and perhaps in South America.
This DX camp got the attention of several sponsors who helped the 15.61 Crew, including: C.Crane, SDRplay, DS Antennas (Brazil), Heil Sound, COMPACtenna, Cross Country Wireless, Antennas4Less, NI4L Antennas, Radiwow, RTL-SDR, ELAD, SSB, RadioShack, Antennas Loop DZ by Denis Zoqbi (Brazil), Arrow Antennas and the SWLing Post blog.
Different organizations and clubs are included: BDXC (British DX Club), EDXC (European DX Council), SR (Sugar Radio – Sperimental Group), RC (Romeo Charlie Dx Group), Colón Dx Club, Dxnews.com, among others.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting us, and we hope to have all of you, in the next Dxcamp as well as all the people, beyond the brands, who believed in our project and supported this Dxcamp: Ligia Katze (DXcamp photographer, Martin Butera wife), Mark Van Marx (Marcos Melzi, photo editor), Orlando Perez (PT2OP), Chrissy Brand BDXC (British DX Club), Alan Roe BDXC (British DX Club), Rob Wagner VK3BVW, Daniel Camporini, Samuel Gutierrez (Diseño Grafico – Lima Peru), Pedro Sedano (General Coordinator AER), Mika Mäkeläinen (http://www.dxing.info/), all members of the European DX Council, Thomas Witherspoon ( SWLing Post), John Wilder KJ6AVJ (C.Crane Radio), Jon Hudson (SDRplay), Murilo Rodrigues (DS Antennas – Brazil), Bob Heil (Heil Sound), Chris Molding (Cross Country Wireless), Chris Fox (Ni4L), Madeleine Wellie (SSB -Electronic GmbH), Tim Chapman (Arrow Antennas), Jack Nilsson (COMPACtenna), Carl Laufer (RTL-SDR.com), Darrell / K7LZR (antennas4less.com), Denis Zobqi (Stars Telecom – Brazil), Radiwow, Elab SDR , Radio Shack, Stephane (RC Int. DX Group), Mimmo (Experimental Radio), Sal Al (GCC DX Foundation), all members of the Colón Dx Group and DXnews.com, and of course to all the Radio Heritage Foundation team.
Consider Supporting our Next DX Camp
No DX Camp is cheap, nor easy to sustain. It takes a lot of time, effort and personal expenses to go to these remote places in South America and then share our catch with you.
So why do we ask for sponsorship? Airline weight limits and luggage size are a problem in South America and are generating substantial freight costs in this DX-Camp.
All donations will be reported on the Dxcamp website, anyone who makes an anonymous donation will be respected, reporting only the value, without revealing the person’s name.
All donations will always be used for our DX-Camp purposes, so any donation is welcome!
Your contribution will help us take the best listening station we can gather and have more and better chances of getting good results.
We must accept that in the current DX camp, where SDR technology is used, a bit of romanticism was lost, we no longer need to be in real time, in front of our receiver, with a pen and notebook pointing our catches, until we sleep and the headphones fall.
The strategy we chose was to start recording about 5 minutes before the end of each hour and continue recording 30 more minutes at the beginning of the new hour and using two computers simultaneously, different antennas and SDR models.
These recordings are made without audible sound: we only needed to schedule the recording, which means that we don’t have much to do when they start.
Then, of course, there will be a long process of listening and recording selection that will take us months, we think at least October, to have a definitive Log of this DX Camp.
We focus on medium wave listening!!
However, in these four days we had the opportunity to play with our ultra-light receivers of the brands “CCrane Skywave SSB” and “Radiwow R-108” and our Indoor or Mobile Antennas (COMPACtenna SW and Loop DZ by Denis Zoqbi ), which worked perfectly. And every possible DX heard both with the help of external antennas, and even of the radio’s ferrite antennas followed us exciting as in the old days.
Another concept that we think is “new”, for those who are accustomed to reading stories about DX Camps, is that the presentation of the Logs is usually done separately, meaning each listening belongs to a person who participated in the DX Camp.
Here you will not find a list of Ivan or Martin receptions. We are a Crew – here there is no competition, we both made the same effort to travel, and we divided different tasks, such as the promotion of the event, the propagation study, choose the antennas and their subsequent assembly, etc.
Then, we invite you to know logs of the 1st Dx-Camp 15.61 Crew Radio Listeners’ – Marajó Island – Amazon Rainforest – Northern Brazil – November 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019
All these listens are verified and you can find a record of audio, video and complementary data from the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/regionaldx. Property of Ivan Dias da Silva Junior, member of DX Camp.
Martin Butera & Ivan Dias da Silva Junior
530 17/11 2357 ARG Somos Radio, Buenos Aires, om "Somos Radio, AM 530" 25232 531 16/11 0001 ALG Jil FM, Aïn Beïda, mx w/ Denis Ferrer 45444 540 16/11 2000 MRC SNRT, Tanger, time pips, id AA 33333 540 16/11 0002 B R. Jornal, Canindé/CE, id, px "Sucessos da noite" 23422 549 16/11 2105 ALG Jil FM, Sidi Hamadouche, id "Jil FM" //531 kHz 35333 550 15/11 2032 B R. Serra da Capivara, São Raimundo Nonato/PI, mentions to stn name 34343 550 15/11 2122 B R. Banda B, Curitiba/PR, Cruzeiro x Avaí soccer match 33333 550 15/11 2210 B Super Rádio Boa Vontade, Montes Claros/MG, "Panorama nacional" px 33333 558 15/11 2214 IRN R. Farhang, Gheslagh, yl/om tlk, mx AA 32332 560 15/11 2030 B R. Jornal, Itabuna/BA, om "aqui na Rádio Jornal" 44444 560 15/11 2201 B R. Paulista AM, Santa Isabel/SP, id IPDA network 22332 560 15/11 2205 B R. Educadora, São Luís/MA, id "ZYH887, frequência 560 kHz" 44444 0002 560 16/11 2014 B R. Difusora, Patrocínio/MG, soccer match 22332 560 18/11 0200 ARG R. Nacional, Bahía Blanca, mention to website 22322 567 16/11 0023 E RNE, Murcia, mentions to Murcia, 34343 570 15/11 2102 B R. Uirapuru, Itapipoca/CE, tx soccer match 45444 576 15/11 2100 E RNE, Barcelona, time pips, id SS 34433 580 15/11 2105 B R. Relógio, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, px rlg 22332 580 17/11 2058 B RBC AM, Recife/PE, om "aqui na Rede Brasil Rádio" 25222 585 15/11 2358 ARS BSKSA, Riyadh, mx AA 44444 585 16/11 2000 E RNE, Madrid, "Servicios informativos" 35343 590 16/11 1957 B R. Poty, Crateús/CE, adv "Farmácia Droga Vida" 34333 590 18/11 0158 ARG R. Continental, Buenos Aires, soccer match 34333 590 18/11 0205 B R. Difusora, Boa Vista/RR, time check 23332 594 18/11 0159 ARS BSKSA, Duba, Quran recitation 23332 600 15/11 2007 B R. Vale, Barreiras/BA, px "Anuncia-me" 44444 600 15/11 2207 B R. Mirante, São Luís/MA, om "Mirante AM, a rádio do Maranhão" 44444 600 16/11 0006 B R. Gaúcha, Porto Alegre/RS, weather forecast 33443 603 15/11 2000 E RNE, Sevilla, "Servicios informativos" 34443 610 17/11 0204 B R. Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte/MG, id "ZYL200, 610 kHz..." 44444 610 15/11 0213 PRG, LV del Chaco Paraguayo, Filadelfia, time check, mentions to Facebook page 44444 612 16/11 2110 MRC SNRT, Sebaâ-Aioun, om/yl tlk AA 34333 620 15/11 2003 B R. Assunção, Fortaleza/CE, adv "Auto Peças Padre Cícero" 54454 620 15/11 2110 B Jovem Pan, São Paulo/SP, traffic information 33433 621 15/11 2100 CNR RNE, Las Mesas, "Servicios informativos" 22322 630 15/11 2000 B R. Cidade, Campos Sales/CE, mention to stn webpage 44444 630 15/11 2024 B R. Aperipê, Aracaju/SE, "Rádio Aperipê, a voz de Sergipe 22322 630 15/11 2100 B R. Difusora, Macapá/AP, id "ZYH422, 630 kHz..." 23332 630 15/11 2219 B R. Maracu, Viana/MA, adv px "Uma luz em sua vida" 33333 639 15/11 2200 E RNE, A Coruña, "Servicios informativos" 23332 640 15/11 2000 B R. Cruzeiro, Pedro II/PI, om "Toca tudo na Rádio Cruzeiro" 35343 640 18/11 0001 B R. Difusora, Goiânia/GO, px rlg, tc 25332 650 15/11 2000 B R. Alto Piranhas, Cajazeiras/PB, om "Aqui na Rádio Alto Piranhas..." 35433 650 16/11 0026 PRG R. Uno, Asunción, nx abt police operations 33333 650 18/11 0202 B Banda B Norte Pioneiro, Cambará/PR, id Banda B network 33333 657 16/11 0000 E RNE, Madrid, "Servicios informativos" 23222 657 16/11 2204 I RAI, Napoli, tlk abt emergency management 35333 660 15/11 1958 B R. Planalto, Euclides da Cunha/BA, om "Planalto, a nova força da comunicação nordestina" 44444 660 16/11 0016 B R. Clube, Ribeirão Preto/SP, adv Rede Band News 34433 660 16/11 2125 B R. Mundial, São Paulo/SP, om "Rádio Mundial, a rádio que toca sua vida" 33333 660 17/11 1955 B R. Xinguara, Xinguara/PA, adv "Fazenda Glória" 45444 660 18/11 0201 B R. Nova Friburgo, Nova Friburgo/RJ, om "Friburgo AM, aqui você tem o melhor" 22322 670 15/11 2111 B R. Cidade, Curitiba/PR, jingle "aqui na Rádio Cidade, a cidade em primeiro lugar" 33333 670 15/11 2359 B R. Cultura, Aracaju/SE, id "você está em sintonia com a ZYJ921..." 23322 680 15/11 1956 B R. Grande Rio, Petrolina/PE, adv "Colchões Globo" 44444 690 15/11 2106 B R. Clube, Belém, end px "Cartaz esportivo" 55555700 15/11 2109 B Nossa Rádio, São Paulo/SP, rlg mx 33443 700 15/11 0000 ARG R. Córdoba, Córdoba, om "está escuchando Radio Córdoba, 700 kHz..." 22332 710 15/11 2019 B R. Educadora, Conceição/PB, local adv 22332 710 15/11 2058 B R. Cancella, Ituiutaba/MG, px "Emoção Sertaneja" 35343 710 15/11 2232 B R. Manhuaçu, Manhuaçu/MG, yl "Fique ligado, Manhuaçu AM 710 kHz" 44444 710 18/11 0200 ARG R. Diez, Buenos Aires, nx abt Bolivia 22232 710 18/11 0202 ARG R. Nacional, Puerto Iguazu, NA, ID 44444 711 15/11 2010 MRC SNRT, Laâyoune, om tlk AA, regional mx 34443 720 15/11 2200 B R. Guaíba, Porto Alegre/RS, px "Correspondente Guaíba" 33443 720 16/11 0028 B R. Clube, Recife/PE, om "Ouça a Clube, a rádio que ouve você" 44444 730 15/11 2024 B R. Sagres, Goiânia/GO, adv "Unitintas" 34343 730 18/11 0000 PRG R. Cardinal, Asunción, px "Cardinal deportivo" 44444 738 15/11 2100 E RNE, Barcelona, "Servicios informativos" 34343 740 15/11 1955 B R. Sociedade, Salvador/BA, soccer match América x Vitória 55454 747 15/11 2105 E RNE, Cádiz, ann "un juguete, una ilusión" 44444 750 15/11 2115 B R. América, Belo Horizonte/MG, "Especial musical" px 34443 750 18/11 0202 B Jovem Pan, Brasília/DF, Jovem Pan netword id 44444 750 15/11 2159 B R. Uirapuru, Fortaleza/CE, id "ZYH588, 760 kHz, Rádio Uirapuru AM" 45444 760 15/11 2159 B R. Uirapuru, Fortaleza/CE, id "ZYH588, 760 kHz, Rádio Uirapuru AM" 45444 770 15/11 2304 B Rádio Clube, Marabá/PA, stn id "ZYI532, 770 kHz, Rádio Clube AM, Marabá" 45444 774 15/11 2007 EGY ERTU, Abis, news mentions to Washington, nx AA 44444 774 15/11 2100 E RNE, Radio 1, Valencia, National Program, "Servicios informativos", time pip, id, news, SS 22332 780 15/11 1959 B R. Alvorada, Zé Doca/MA, adv "Magazine do Cacá" 44444 780 16/11 1903 B R. Jornal do Comércio, Recife/PE, px "Bola rolando" 25232 780 18/11 0015 PRG R. Primero de Marzo, Asunción, om id "Radio Primero de Marzo, compromiso con la verdad" 45444 783 18/11*0201 SYR Syrian Radio 1, Tartus, national anthem, id, AA 33333 790 15/11 1958 B R. Regional, Serrinha/BA, adv "ICG instituto de saúde" 35343 790 15/11 2057 B R. Barreiras, Barreiras/BA, adv "Tribuna popular" 35443 790 16/11 0004 ARG R. Mitre, Buenos Aires, "Mitre informa primero" 44444 792 18/11 0200 E SER , R. Sevilla, National Program, time pips, id, yl news, SS 33333 800 15/11 2100 B R. MEC, Brasília/DF, stn id 44444 800 18/11 0011 ATN TWR, Bonaire, "Inovidables conversaciones con Jesus" px 44444 810 16/11 0001 B R. Verdes Mares, Fortaleza/CE, "VM notícias", px 44444 819 16/11 2102 EGY ERTU, Batra, National Program, mx, yl AA 25323 820 15/11 2115 B R. Bandeirantes, Goiânia/GO, adv "Saga Seminovos" 44444 820 16/11 0000 ARG R. Nacional, Formosa, nx SS 44444 830 15/11 2103 B R. Pioneira, Forquilha/CE, soccer matches nx 34343 830 16/11 2000 B Super R. Guarany, Soure/PA, Carimbó mx 55555 830 18/11 0157 B R. Cassino, Rio Grande/RS, om "Primavera, Rádio Cassino" 34343 830 18/11 0313 B R. Princesa da Serra, Itabaiana/SE, relay R. Tupi 35343 837 18/11 2122 CNR COPE, Las Palmas, National Program, om "Continuamos la programación habitual por COPE" 34343 918 15/11 2200 E R. Inter Continental, Madrid, om SS, pop mx 23232 920 15/11 2200 E R. Inter Continental, Madrid, om SS, pop mx 23232 920 15/11 2001 B R. Novo Tempo, Salvador/BA, rlg mx 44444 920 15/11 2023 B R. Difusora, Picos/PI, "Central de notícias" 44444 920 15/11 2214 PRG R. Nacional, Asunción, nx abt Banco Nacional de Fomento 44444 930 15/11 2104 B R. Metropolitana, Caucaia/CE, stn id 45444 930 18/11 0003 URG R. Monte Carlo, Montevideo, "Informativo Monte Carlo" 33333 936 15/11 1955 MRC SNRT, Agadir, Morocco x Mauritania soccer match 45444 940 15/11 2022 B Super R. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, rlg px 45444 950 15/11 1959 B R. Educadora do Nordeste, Sobral/CE, mv "Educadora, mais amor no ar" 44444 950 15/11 2002 B R. Carajás, João Lisboa/MA, mv "Sintonize Carajás AM, 950 kHz 22332 950 17/11 2359 ARG CNN Radio, Buenos Aires, mv "CNN Radio, al lado de la información" 33443 954 16/11 0005 E Onda Cero, Madrid, political talk 25232 960 15/11 1959 B R. Cultura dos Inhamuns, Tauá/CE, stn id "ZYH618..." 22432 960 15/11 2003 B R. Difusora, Maceió/AL, adv px "Rádio saudade" 33433 960 15/11 2201 B R. Clube, Itaituba/PA, fv "A Clube é demais" 35433 970 18/11 0007 B R. Pampa, Porto Alegre/RS, adv "Jornal O Sul" 33433 970 18/11 0013 PRG R. 9-70, Asunción, interview abt 12 de Octubre soccer team 44444 980 15/11 1959 B R. Nacional, Brasília/DF, EBC network id 45444 990 16/11 0020 ARG AM990, Buenos Aires, mv "Está en 990 AM, aire de verdad" 33443 990 16/11 2110 B R. Rural, Mossoró/RN, relay R. Aparecida 44444 999 15/11 2121 E COPE, Madrid, Middle East nx 33443 1000 15/11 1959 B R. Oeste AM, Cajazeiras/PB, mv "Oeste AM" 33443 1000 17/11 2120 B R. Princesa Serrana, Timbaúba/PE, px "Confia em Deus" 23322 1000 18/11 0155 B R. Record, São Paulo/SP, px rlg IURD 45444 1010 15/11 1955 B CBN, Fortaleza/CE, sports px 44444 1020 15/11 2032 B R. Macambira, Ipueiras/CE, mention to wpp station number 34333 1020 16/11 2206 B R. Boas Novas, Firminópolis/GO, adv "Ópticas Mundial" 35333 1020 18/11 0002 PRG R. Ñanduti, Asunción, mention to stn website 25332 1026 16/11 0020 IRN IRIB, Tabriz, mv Persian, mx 34343 1030 15/11 2100 B R. Itai, Rondonópolis/MT, IPDA network id 35343 1030 16/11 0000 ARG R. del Plata, Buenos Aires, mv "En 1030 kHz, del Plata" 33333 1030 16/11 2014 B R. Olinda, Olinda/PE, mv, email address 25232 1040 Radio Capital - São Paulo / SP 1050 Radio Capixaba - Victoria / ES 1050 Radio Uruguay - Montevideo / Uruguay 1053 IRIB R. Irán - Khorramabad / Irã 1060 Radio Sierra Dorada - Sevilla / GO 1060 Radio Grande BH - Belo Horizonte / MG 1060 Radio Club - itapicuru / BA 1070 Radio difusora - Milan / PB 1070 Radio Santa Fe - Bogotá / Colombia 1080 Radio Nuevo Tiempo - Belém / PA 1080 Radio Monumental - Asunción / Paraguay 1089 TalkSPORT - Brookmans Park / Reino Unido 1090 Radio Alianza - Aparecida de Goiânia / GO 1090 Unión Radio - Caracas/Venezuela 1098 me 5-Huelva / España 1098 Radio jeddah - Dammam / Arabia Saudita 1100 Radio Globo - São Paulo / SP 1100 Radio difusora de los inhamuns - tauá / CE 1110 Radio Pereyra - Juan persona / PB 1110 Radio Vox - muritiba / BA 1110 Radio Redentor - San Antonio del descubierto / GO 1120 Radio Más - San José de los pinares / PR 1130 Radio Super marajoara - Belém / PA 1130 Radio Nacional - Río de Janeiro / RJ 1134 Radio Kuwait - Kabd / Kuwait 1140 Radio Cultura - Salvador / BA 1140 Radio Progreso - rusas / CE 1140 Radio difusora - Asís / SP 1150 Super Radio - São Paulo / SP 1150 LT9 - Santa Fe / Argentina 1152 COPE - Salamanca / España 1160 Rádio Guamá - São Miguel do Guamá/PA 1170 Sawt Al-Jomhouria - Dhabbaya/Emiratos Árabes Unidos 1170 Rádio Guaranópolis - Maués/AM 1170 Rádio Difusora - Mossoró/RN 1179 Emissor Provincial da Zambézia - Quelimane/Mozambique 1179 SER Tenerife - Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Islas Canarias 1180 Rádio Correio do Sertão - Santana do Ipanema/AL 1180 Radio Marti - Marathon/Estados Unidos 1180 La Voz de Artigas - Artigas/Uruguay 1180 Rádio Nova - Bebedouro/SP 1190 Radio Nacional - San Miguel de Tucumán/Argentina 1190 Radio Cordillera - Bogotá/Colombia 1190 Rádio Juazeiro - Juazeiro/BA 1210 Super Rádio Brasília - Brasília/DF 1210 Rádio Potengi - São Paulo do Potengi/RN 1242 Radio Sultanate of Oman - Seeb/Omán 1250 Emisoras ABC - Barranquilla/Colombi 1250 Rádio Educadora - Crateús/CE 1250 Rádio Esperança - Estância/SE 1270 Rádio Boas Novas - Belém/PA 1278 IRIB Radio Kermanshah - Kermanshah/Irán 1290 Rádio Timbira - São Luís/MA 1310 Rádio Liberdade - Boa Viagem/CE 1310 Rádio Liberdade - Boa Viagem/CE 1310 Rádio Cidade - Esperança/PB 1320 Rádio Cultura - São José do Egito/PE 1330 Rádio Fé - Natal/RN 1340 Jovem Pan News - São Luís/MA 1340 Rádio Pitaguary - Maracanaú/CE 1370 Rádio Vanguarda - Caridade/CE 1370 Rádio Difusora - Teresina/PI 1377 IRIB Radio Zahedan - Chahbahar/Irán 1380 Rádio Continental - Recife/PE 1380 Rádio Alvorada - Parintins/AM 1390 Rádio Educadora - Bragança/PA 1400 Harbour Light of the Windwards - Carriacou/Granada 1410 Rádio Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz/RN 1413 Vesti FM - Grigoriopol/Moldávia 1420 Radio Magdalena - Santa Marta/Colombia 1431 Voz de América - Dorale/Djibouti 1450 Rádio Itatiunga - Patos/PB 1460 RRádio Globo - Costa Rica/MS 1460 Rádio Ressurreição - Massapé/CE 1460 Rádio Cultura - Amarante/PI 1460 Radio Nuevo Continente - Bogotá/Colombia 1467 Trans World Radio - Roumoules/Francia 1470 Rádio Ingazeira - Paulistana/PI 1470 Rádio Rural - Parelhas/RN 1476 Radio Asia - Ras al Khaimah/Emiratos Árabes Unidos 1480 Rádio Princesa do Norte - Morrinhos/CE 1480 Rádio Canção Nova - Gravatá/PE 1500 Radio 2000 - Cumaná/Venezuela 1503 RNE 5 - Algeciras/España 1510 Rádio Planalto - São Benedito/CE 1510 Rádio Trapiá - Pedra Branca/CE 1520 Rádio Regional - Ipu/CE 1520 Rádio Nova RCB - Campos Novos/GO 1520 Rádio Internacional AM - Quedas do Iguaçu/PR 1520 Rádio Xodó - Tobias Barreto/SE 1521 VOA - Pinheira/São Tomé e Príncipe 1530 BSKSA - Duba/Arabia Saudita 1540 Rádio Santa Maura - Lago da Pedra/MA 1548 Radio Sawa - Umm al-Riman/Kuwait 1550 Radio Nacional de la República Árabe Saharauí Democrática - Rabouni/Argelia 1560 Rádio Constelação - Igarapé-Miri/PA 1566 TWR - Parakou/Benín 1570 Rádio Sertão Central - Senador Pompeu/CE 1570 Radio Carraviz - Juliaca/Peru 1580 Rádio Santa Clara - Floriano/PI 1602 Radio Vitoria - Cerro Estíbaliz/España 1660 Faro de Santidad - Canóvanas/Puerto Rico
Ivan Dias: started to listen to shortwave in 1993, when a lot of international stations were still transmitting in Portuguese. In the following years, he started to listen to utility and FM stations. During the last year, he began to explore the medium wave band. After 26 years, he confirmed 125 countries and supported some DXing clubs, including the now-defunct Worldwide Utility News Club and a DXer’s group from his city, known as Regional DX.
He is a founding member of the Crew 15.61 radio Listeners
His DXing activities are shared on YouTube, Instagram and WordPress.
Martin Butera: is an Amateur Radio operator with more than 30 years of experience, and has participated in DXpeditions throughout South America, under the Argentine radio callsign LU9EFO and Brazilian callsign PT2ZDX.
He is one of the British DX Club (United Kingdom) collaborators and founder of the Brazilian CREW Radio Listeners’, known as 15 point 61 (15.61). Martin is Argentinian, born in the city of Buenos Aires capital. He currently lives in Brasília DF, capital of Brazil.
He is also a journalist, documentary maker and founding member of Radio Atomika 106.1 MHz (Buenos Aires, Argentina) www.radioatomika.com.ar
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