QSL: HRUP6 Radio Satélite 900

One of the biggest surprises of the fabulous October 2008 DX-pedition to Lista, was logging the signal of Radio Satélite in La Ceiba, Honduras, on 900 kHz. Radio Satélite was a station we had never heard about, much less a station we thought it was possible hearing. Their signal, however, faded up one morning with a weak but clear station identification announcing the local time as “2.22 horas”.

I couldn’t find an e-mail address for Radio Satélite, so I had to send a letter and an accompanying CD with a recording of my reception by ordinary mail. The hopes of getting a reply were pretty small. I was thus very surprised to find a long and friendly e-mail from Arturo Zúniga, locutor at the station, in my e-mail inbox today. Arturo writes that Radio Satélite operates on AM 24 hours a day across several cities in Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca and La Ceiba. Radio Satélite in La Ceiba is listed with a power of just 1 kilowatt. My thanks to Artur for one of my rarest QSLs ever!

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