QSL: XECTL Radio Chetumal 860

One of the surprises at Lista in October 2008 was catching a few rare stations from Central America. One of the best loggings was Radio Chetumal in Chetumal, Mexico, close to the border to Belize, on 860 kHz. Their signal made it through to our radios one morning identifying both as “Radio Chetumal” and using their slogan “la radio de todos”.  Although this station has a power of 10 kilowatts, it is rarely logged in Scandinavia.

José Leonardo Cámara Ramírez confirmed my reception of the station with an e-mail yesterday. He says the station dates back to 1985 and belongs to the“Sistema Quintanarroense de Comunicación Social” radio group. This radio group is owned by the state government along with 3 other stations in the state of Quintana Roo. Chetumal is the capital of  Quitana Roo and is now starting to develop as a big tourist destination. Chetunal is still not as developed for tourism though as other wellknown places along the coast of this state such as Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.

My thanks to Henrik Klemetz and to Tore B. Vik for both identifying this station and for providing a working e-mail address.

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