South American shortwave catches, rarely heard in Europe


r9djHi there, I thought I would share some DX catches, all of which are rarely reported in Europe and yet I was fortunate enough to catch in Oxford UK, using a couple of different set-ups. The first is Radio Chaski Red Integridad from Urubamba Cusco, Peru, heard using an Elad FDM DUO and Wellbrook ALA1530 active loop antenna (indoors). The two subsequent receptions originate from Brazil; Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo and Radio Transmundial,Santa-maria rtmCamobi, both of which were caught using the venerable Sony ICF-2001D portable receiver and my 200 metre longwire antenna. In all three cases, persistence was necessary whilst optimum conditions of propagation aligned with my listening schedule at home and my less frequent, but regular DX’peditions.

I am soon to deploy a 200 metre Beverage with adjustable termination resistance for nulling ‘rearward’ signals and matching transformers suitable for 75 and 50 Ohm receiver antenna inputs. I hope this will further improve my reception capability on both the MW and SW bands.  Another post specific to that project is in the pipeline, but in the meantime, thanks for reading/ watching and I wish you all very good DX.



Direct link to Oxford Shortwave Log for Radio Chaski Red Integridad reception video


Direct link to Oxford Shortwave Log for Radio 9 de Julho reception video


Direct link to Oxford Shortwave Log for Radio Transmundial reception video

Clint Gouveia is the author of this post and a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Clint actively publishes videos of his shortwave radio excursions on his YouTube channel: Oxford Shortwave Log. Clint is based in Oxfordshire, England.

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5 thoughts on “South American shortwave catches, rarely heard in Europe

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  2. Michael Meyer

    I’ve had some good reception of Radio Argentina Exterior lately. Actually my first time to hear them ever here in Denmark. But perhaps because of some new equipment: Icom IC-7300 and a Wellbrook ALA1530LN antenna.

    1. Harald DL1ABJ

      Hi Michael, I am also currently trying the IC-7300 together with a magnetic loop with good results. However, reception of RAE in Denmark should be possible with much simpler equipment as well. I have participated in DSWCI-DX camps in Denmark many times and found the DXing possibilities to be excellent.

      1. Michael Meyer

        You’re right, but we just moved from a row house to a villa, so I guess my old Yaesu FRG-100 with the homebrew passive antenna just came to short in that noisy environment.

  3. Harald Kuhl

    many thanks for your videos, Clint. Concerning Radio Chaski I listend to your video twice but could not make out any readable audio. How do you know it was them? Did you hear their station announcement?


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