Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Educación (XEPPM-OC)

Thanks to a tip from SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, I spent some air time with an old friend last night: Radio Educación broadcasting from Mexico City on 6,185 kHz.

Like a lot of small Central and South American shortwave stations, I believe XEPPM only broadcasts at 1,000 watts–though in the past, I believe they were allowed 10,000 watts. Still, their signal often makes it into eastern North America with relative ease, although it’s rare that it’s so clear. As summer approaches here in the northern hemisphere, QRN (noise from natural sources, like thunder storms) will rise on the 49 meter band. Even last night, there were some mild static crashes.

I tuned in around 01:25 UTC (April 1, 2019) with the WinRadio Excalibur and heard some amazing jazz, so I had to hit the record button.

For your listening pleasure, here’s the one hour ten minute recording I made:

Click here to download audio.

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2 thoughts on “Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Educación (XEPPM-OC)

  1. Tracy Wood K7UO

    Nice recording. The shortwave audio is a relay of their main 100,000 AM 1060 khz (XEEP) , also parallel on 3000-watt FM 96,5 It used to be that the 6185 frequency had distinct programming overnight 6pm-6am local time. Since consolidation, rebranding I do not know the situation.

    If you want to hear the base web audio a 24 kpbs MP3 Shoutcast V1 stream is available at : Not as cool as the shortwave audios with its fades and lightning crashes…especially nice with a jazz broadcast.


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