Shortwave Radio Recordings: Alcaravan Radio

The Alcaravan Radio transmitter site is located south of Bogata.

The Alcaravan Radio transmitter site is located SSW of Bogata in Puerto Lleras.

On March 19th, I was able to record a particularly strong signal from Alcaravan Radio out of Puerto Lleras, Columbia. Alcaravan Radio broadcasts domestically on medium wave and also on 5.91 MHZ shortwave, from 23:30-12:00 UTC.

I have seen their output power listed anywhere from 1,000 – 5,000 watts; a puny amount by international standards, but more than enough to cover their target area of Columbia.

There are very few details about Alcaravan Radio on the Internet. If anyone can add more details about this station, feel free to comment below.

This is a four hour recording and contains about three hours of music.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

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2 thoughts on “Shortwave Radio Recordings: Alcaravan Radio

  1. Dustin

    Thanks for posting this recording. This is the stuff I miss from the “glory days” of shortwave when I was a kid. The regional/local broadcasters, mostly found on the tropical bands, who played local music, rarely broadcast in English, etc. Between all the noise in my QTH and the disappearance of so many classic stations over the last 20 years, it’s almost impossible for me to hear stations like this anymore.


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