QSL: HJCA Cadena Melodía 730

Cadena Melodía in Bogotá is one of the most common Colombians heard in Norway on its AM frequency 730 kHz. That’s not surprising giving that the transmitter has a listed output of 100 kilowatts.

Cadena Melodía also used to be heard on shortwave 6140 kHz some years ago, but it seems like this channel has now been closed for good. My reports to the station, both on their shortwave and mediumwave outlets, have remained unanswered. That changed a few days ago when I received an e-mail from the station with a not too perfect verification text, but still “good enough” to be counted as a QSL. This was for a report from the January 2011 DX-pedition to Lista when conditions certainly weren’t favourable towards Colombia. We heard very few stations from Colombia or Venezuela on this DX-pedition, only the most commons ones like Cadena Melodía came through.


QSL: HJJZ Radio Manantial 1310

I have been trying hard to get a verification from Radio Manantial in Bogotá, a station which I have heard several times at Lista on 1310 kHz. A few years ago, I also heard this station when the station Colorín Color Radio used this frequency. Radio Manantial can occasionaly be heard at Lista beating the much more common signal of Radio Nacional de Venezuela on the same frequency.

Last week, however, I finally received an e-mail from the station. This was for a report from the February 2008 DX pedition to Lista.

HJJX RCN Radio Bogotá 770

Ana Maria Davila, Asistente Nacional de Gerencia Producción at RCN Radio in Bogotá, sent me an e-mail confirming my reception of HJJX RCN Radio on 770 kHz. RCN is quite possibly the Colombian station which can be heard most often and with the best signal at my place and can be heard even if conditions are only so-so towards the Caribbean or South America.

My recording was from the November 2007 DX pedition to Lista when RCN Radio could be heard well on the first night despite conditions being much better towards North America than towards the Caribbean/South America.

QSL: Emisora Nuevo Continente 1460




Emisora Nuevo Continente in Bogotá was heard briefly on the November 2006 DX-pedition to Lista on 1460 kHz. Yesterday I received an e-mail with a Word attachment confirming my reception of the station and also some pictures of their studios and their staff.

Emisora Nuevo Continente is a religious station branding themselves as “Nuevo Continente – La Alternativa Diferente”. The station also has a live audio stream on the Internet.

QSL: Santa Maria de la Paz Radio 1560




Santa Maria de la Paz Radio in Medellín, Colombia, is a station which I have  so far only been able to receive a couple of times at sunrise at my home QTH. The station broadcasts religious programming exclusively.

I have sent a couple of e-mail s to them previously, without success, untill I tried once more and received a friendly e-mail from Productor Daniel Marin. Daniel also enclosed a station identification and a couple of MP3 files with Colombian rock and cumbia music.

QSL: Radio Mira 1190

I was very pleased to receive an e-mail from Radio Mira in Tumaco, Colombia, when I returned from my holidays last some days ago. It is more than 3 months since I sent my report to then and I supposed they would go into the record as one of many Colombian stations which wouldn’t reply. Not so: The Director Juan Hernán Payan Jimenez sent me an enthusiastic e-mail verifying my reception of the station and telling me they would send me «un saludo en directo» on September 14 (unfortunately, I was still on holiday at that time).

I suppose Radio Mira doesn’t get too many reports as the station is quite rare here in Scandinavia. I have only managed to hear Radio Mira once, during the November 2006 DX-pedition to Lista, when teh station surfaced briefly for a couple of minutes on 1190 kHz. 1190 kHz is normally occupied by another Colombian station, Radio Cordillera in Bogotá (that’s one of the many Colombians which has never replied to my reports) or by WLIB in New York or WBMJ in Puerto Rico.

Radio Mira belongs to the Colombian CARACOL network and always identifies as “Radio Mira de Caracol”. The station has a live audio feed at the interesting and advanced website http://www.tumaco.net