March 2021 South American Ultralight DXpedition by Martin Butera


 

I could be part of this also. I am not to the same level as you experts but could have a try.

 
 
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7:28 PM
From: "Jorge Garzón via groups.io" <iberiaDX@...>
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] March 2021 South American Ultralight DXpedition by Martin Butera
Ji,
Great work from Martin!!
Perhaps there is not an evident two-way propagation happening every time we listen to the band. Theorically everything is possible, bit how and when almost impossible to predict.

Something never happened before was to organize a global MW DXP with UL/Small Portables and FSL. We could try one or two combined dates in the year and then combine and share together. Imagine... Peter in Central África, Gary in Oregon, Paul in Tasmania, Paul Logan in Eire, Alaska, and me in Spain/Portugal. That could be the first Worldwide MW UL DXP in the history.

73
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Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
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Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Paul Blundell
 

I 100% agree, we have some really determined members of the ultralight DXing community and they give me something to aspire for.

Paul

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 6:46 AM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 04:16 AM, radiojayallen wrote:
An amazing list considering he used only the Radiwow barefoot...really shows how the skill of the user is at least as important as the quality of the equipment. You gotta respect that!

Jay
Absolutely!

Any time a DXer gets outstanding results by extra effort using very basic equipment, he deserves a lot of praise. Other recent Ultralight radio examples are Peter in Botswana, and Paul in Alaska. Both of those guys face weather extremes in addition to the Ultralight radio challenge, and both deserve a ton of respect for their awesome results. Martin in Brazil is the latest example of this determined attitude-- which has made this group one of the most vibrant in the AM-DXing community.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


  



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Paul


Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 04:16 AM, radiojayallen wrote:
An amazing list considering he used only the Radiwow barefoot...really shows how the skill of the user is at least as important as the quality of the equipment. You gotta respect that!

Jay
Absolutely!

Any time a DXer gets outstanding results by extra effort using very basic equipment, he deserves a lot of praise. Other recent Ultralight radio examples are Peter in Botswana, and Paul in Alaska. Both of those guys face weather extremes in addition to the Ultralight radio challenge, and both deserve a ton of respect for their awesome results. Martin in Brazil is the latest example of this determined attitude-- which has made this group one of the most vibrant in the AM-DXing community.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


  


radiojayallen
 

An amazing list considering he used only the Radiwow barefoot...really shows how the skill of the user is at least as important as the quality of the equipment. You gotta respect that!

Jay


Paul Blundell
 

Now that sounds like a great idea. I would be very keen. The world wide ultralight Radio DXing field day?


On Wed, 28 Jul 2021, 19:28 Jorge Garzón via groups.io, <iberiaDX=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ji,
Great work from Martin!!
Perhaps there is not an evident two-way propagation happening every time we listen to the band. Theorically everything is possible, bit how and when almost impossible to predict.

Something never happened before was to organize a global MW DXP with UL/Small Portables and FSL. We could try one or two combined dates in the year and then combine and share together. Imagine... Peter in Central África, Gary in Oregon, Paul in Tasmania, Paul Logan in Eire, Alaska, and me in Spain/Portugal. That could be the first Worldwide MW UL DXP in the history.

73
--
Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Jorge Garzón
 

Ji,
Great work from Martin!!
Perhaps there is not an evident two-way propagation happening every time we listen to the band. Theorically everything is possible, bit how and when almost impossible to predict.

Something never happened before was to organize a global MW DXP with UL/Small Portables and FSL. We could try one or two combined dates in the year and then combine and share together. Imagine... Peter in Central África, Gary in Oregon, Paul in Tasmania, Paul Logan in Eire, Alaska, and me in Spain/Portugal. That could be the first Worldwide MW UL DXP in the history.

73
--
Jorge Garzón (EB7EFA · EA1036 SWL) 
QTH: IN83ag / 43º15' N · 03º56' W
Urb. San Roque 95, casa 5 (Villasevil)
39698 Santiurde de Toranzo (ESPAÑA - SPAIN)
..................................................................................
Blog: IberiaDX  · Twitter: @IberiaDX


Peter 1956
 

At or just before local sunset would exclude the South American inland signals, and sunset on a Rio beach would be very romantic :)

Peter


Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 12:29 AM, Gary DeBock wrote:
to the Rio beach, so he may not have been very aggressive going after the 9 kHz TA splits around local sunrise.
Not too many TA splits are going to show up on the Rio beach at local sunrise :-)

I meant local sunset-- a side effect of DXing in Hawaii, where Africans and Middle East DX can show up at either local sunrise or sunset.

Gary


Gary DeBock
 

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 12:17 AM, Peter 1956 wrote:
Hello Gary,

If I can get Rio from Botswana on a barefoot ultralight, then it should be possible for Martin to get Botswana. It is a pity Namibia doesn't have MW stations, but there are some near Cape Town, South Africa. Maybe he didn't try 9kHz splits?

Peter
Botswana
Peter,

Martin was on a vacation with his wife to the Rio beach, so he may not have been very aggressive going after the 9 kHz TA splits around local sunrise.

My wife was with me on the Hawaii trip in 2019, so I can understand his choice of priorities. Despite this, I "burned the candle at both ends" (sunrise and sunset) chasing Africans and Middle East DX in Poipu, since I knew that she (a General Class amateur radio licensee) would understand :-)

Gary


Peter 1956
 

Hello Gary,

If I can get Rio from Botswana on a barefoot ultralight, then it should be possible for Martin to get Botswana. It is a pity Namibia doesn't have MW stations, but there are some near Cape Town, South Africa. Maybe he didn't try 9kHz splits?

Peter
Botswana


Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Paul and Sudipta,

Martin was only using the internal loopstick on an Ultralight-sized Radiwow R-108 portable right on the Rio de Janeiro beach with all the locals blasting away-- so he did pretty well, even though TA-DX was a little too challenging.

That will change with Martin's next DXpedition, though-- he will soon be receiving a 5 inch "Frequent Flyer" FSL (photo attached), which tracked down all continents except Europe on MW during the November 2019 Poipu (Hawaii) DXpedition  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/lcuery0po9xk5s9lu2jqwwj1zk4wmmqf

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Sudipta Ghose VU2UT
 

Great report.


On Wed, 28 Jul, 2021, 06:04 Paul Blundell, <tanger32au@...> wrote:
That is an excellent report and some great loggings, it sounds like it was very successful for them.
The photo is also nice to see.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ultralight radio DXer Martin Butera (an Argentinian currently living in Brasilia, Brazil) has shared with me the results of his amazing portable DXpedition to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March of this year, using only a Radiwow R-108 Ultralight radio with the internal loopstick. These loggings should be useful for anyone with interest in South American DX!    

Martín Butera uses the following names here: A) Excellent (B) Good (C) Fair (D) Poor
It's understood as: A_ Excellent (when the signal is very strong and there is practically no interference)
B_ Good (This indicates that Martín was able to hear the station well, but maybe there was interference, noise, or fading).
C_ Fair (There was interference and / or fading or noise that made copying difficult, but he could still understand parts of the program. Enough for a positive identification)
D_ Poor. (It was almost impossible to copy the signal but you could hear some content. Enough to make a tentative identification).
We also mention that the receptions do not have a specific date of the day because it is a weekly period that goes from March 1 to 8, 2021, to be on this list, it means that at least they were heard more than 2 times, all with their corresponding IDs.

Some distances to keep in mind as a reference always in a straight line: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogotá (Colombia), approximately 4542 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago de Chile (Capital of Chile), approximately 2994 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires (Capital of Argentina), approximately 1,966 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo (Capital of Uruguay), approximately 1,834 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Fortaleza (Northeast of Brazil), approximately 1980 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Asunción (Capital of Paraguay), approximately 1491 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pelotas, (Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil, approximately 1338 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Goiás (Northwest Center of Brazil), approximately 1065 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cambará, (State of Paraná in Brazil), approximately 707 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Curitiba (Brazil), approximately 679 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to São Paulo (Brazil), approximately 361 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, approximately 342 KM 

Martin Butera Dxpedition Rio de Janeiro 2021

530 kHz AM530, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
540 kHz Feliz FM, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
550 kHz Rádio Banda B, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
580 kHz Rádio Relógio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
590 kHz Rádio Atlântica, Santos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
610 kHz Rádio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
620 kHz Rádio Pelotense, Pelotas, Rio grnade do Sul, Brasil (C)
640 kHz Rádio Agulhas Negras, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
650 kHz Rádio Difusora, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B) 650 kHz Rádio Banda B, Cambará, Paraná, Brasil (C)
650 kHz Radio Clásica, Rede Nacional de Uruguay, URUGUAY (C)
650 kHz Radio Uno, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
670 kHz Rádio Convenção, Itu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
680 kHz Rádio Copacabana, São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
700 kHz Rádio Aliança Italva, Italva, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
710 kHz Rádio Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
730 kHz Rádio Cidade, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
730 kHz Rádio Marumby, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
730 kHz Radio ABC Cardinal, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
740 kHz Rádio CBN-Diário, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
740 kHz Rádio Cultura Bariri, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
750 kHz Rádio Atual, Registro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
760 kHz Rádio Manchete Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
770 kHz Radio Oriental, Montevideo, URUGUAY (B)
800 kHz Rádio MEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
810 kHz Radio Difusora Jundiaiense, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
820 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Goiânia, Estado de Goiás, Brasil (C)
820 kHz Radio Nacional, Formosa, ARGENTINA (D)
830 kHz Rádio Tropical Solimões Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Rádio Rural, Concórdia, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Radio Nacional General Madariaga, Paso de los Libres, ARGENTINA (C)
850 kHz Rádio Cidade, Brusque, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Rádio Cidade, Fortaleza, Estado do Ceará, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Radio La Voz de la Cordillera, Caaguazú, PARAGUAY (C)
870 kHz Rádio Central, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
890 kHz Rádio Deus é Amor, Florianópolis, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
890 kHz Radio Sport 890, Montevideo, URUGUAY (C)
900 kHz Rádio Tamoio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
910 kHz Radio La Red, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
910 kHz Rádio Play Hits, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
910 kHz Rádio Jovem Pan, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Rádio Clube, Itapira, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Radio Monte Carlo, Montevideo, URUGUAY
940 kHz Super Rádio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
950 kHz Rádio Vale, Tijucas, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
950 kHz CNN Radio Argentina, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
960 kHz Rádio Guarujá, Orleans, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
970 kHz Rádio Liberdade, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
990 kHz Rádio Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1010 kHz Rádio Difusora, Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1010 kHz Rádio Diário, Martinópolis, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1020 kHz Rádio Colombo, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
1030 kHz Rádio Capital, Rio de janeiro, Brasil (A)
1050 kHz Rádio Angra, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1060 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1080 kHz Rádio Boa Nova, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1080 kHz Radio Monumental, Asunción, PARAGUAY (C)
1090 kHz Rádio Metropolitana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1100 kHz Radio Mitre, Corrientes, ARGENTINA (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, vía Viña del Mar, CHILE (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, via Bogota, COLOMBIA (D)
1110 kHz Radio de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
1130 kHz Rádio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro Rio, Brasil (A)
1140 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1140 kHz Radio Nacional, Santiago, CHILE (D)
1150 kHz Rádio Três Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1160 kHz Rádio Cacique, Taubaté, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1170 kHz Rádio Bom Jesus, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1180 kHz Rádio Mundial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1190 kHz Radio Nacional, San Miguel de Tucumán, ARGENTINA (C)
1200 kHz Rádio Erechim, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
1210 kHz Rádio Vanguarda, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1230 kHz Radio General San Martin, Rosario, ARGENTINA (C)
1240 kHz Rádio Municipalista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1250 kHz Rádio Litoral, Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1280 kHz Super Rádio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1290 kHz Rádio Brasil Sul, Londrina, Parana, Brasil (C)
1300 kHz Rádio Real, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1310 kHz Rádio Coroados, São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1320 kHz Rádio Difusora Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1330 kHz Rádio Clube, Blumenau, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
1340 kHz Rádio Jornal Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1350 kHz Rede Belém de Comunicações, Ibiuna, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1350 kHz Radio Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
1360 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1370 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil (C)
1380 kHz Rádio Difusora, Mogi-Mirim, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1390 kHz Rádio Sul Fluminense Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1400 kHz Rádio Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1420 kHz Rádio CRN, Itatiba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1440 kHz Rádio Livre, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1460 kHz Rádio Clube Ararense, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1470 kHz Rádio Absoluta, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1480 kHz Rádio Popular Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1490 kHz Rádio Difusora, Olímpia, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1500 kHz: Rádio Cidade das Árvores, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1510 kHz Rádio Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1520 kHz Rádio Catedral, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1530 kHz Rádio Nova Progresso, São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasi (C)
1530 kHz CW153 Emisora Cono Sur, Nueva Palmira, URUGUAY
1540 kHz Rádio clube, Paraíba do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1550 kHz Rádio Imperial Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1560 kHz Rádio Continental, São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1570 kHz Rádio Cultura, Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1580 kHz Rádio Geração 2000, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1590 kHz Rádio Clube, Joinville, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)

Band X The extended medium wave transmission band, commonly known as AM X or Expanded band, refers to frequency assignments above the upper limits of 1600 kHz. In Brazil it is determined by Region 2 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (America), it consists of ten additional frequencies, separated by 10 kHz, and ranging from 1610 kHz to 1700 kHz.

1620 Radio Mar del Plata / Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina (C)
1660 Radio Revivir / Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires- Argentina (B)



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Paul


Paul Blundell
 

That is an excellent report and some great loggings, it sounds like it was very successful for them.
The photo is also nice to see.

Paul

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:43 PM Gary DeBock via groups.io <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ultralight radio DXer Martin Butera (an Argentinian currently living in Brasilia, Brazil) has shared with me the results of his amazing portable DXpedition to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March of this year, using only a Radiwow R-108 Ultralight radio with the internal loopstick. These loggings should be useful for anyone with interest in South American DX!    

Martín Butera uses the following names here: A) Excellent (B) Good (C) Fair (D) Poor
It's understood as: A_ Excellent (when the signal is very strong and there is practically no interference)
B_ Good (This indicates that Martín was able to hear the station well, but maybe there was interference, noise, or fading).
C_ Fair (There was interference and / or fading or noise that made copying difficult, but he could still understand parts of the program. Enough for a positive identification)
D_ Poor. (It was almost impossible to copy the signal but you could hear some content. Enough to make a tentative identification).
We also mention that the receptions do not have a specific date of the day because it is a weekly period that goes from March 1 to 8, 2021, to be on this list, it means that at least they were heard more than 2 times, all with their corresponding IDs.

Some distances to keep in mind as a reference always in a straight line: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogotá (Colombia), approximately 4542 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago de Chile (Capital of Chile), approximately 2994 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires (Capital of Argentina), approximately 1,966 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo (Capital of Uruguay), approximately 1,834 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Fortaleza (Northeast of Brazil), approximately 1980 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Asunción (Capital of Paraguay), approximately 1491 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pelotas, (Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil, approximately 1338 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Goiás (Northwest Center of Brazil), approximately 1065 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cambará, (State of Paraná in Brazil), approximately 707 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Curitiba (Brazil), approximately 679 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to São Paulo (Brazil), approximately 361 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, approximately 342 KM 

Martin Butera Dxpedition Rio de Janeiro 2021

530 kHz AM530, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
540 kHz Feliz FM, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
550 kHz Rádio Banda B, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
580 kHz Rádio Relógio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
590 kHz Rádio Atlântica, Santos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
610 kHz Rádio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
620 kHz Rádio Pelotense, Pelotas, Rio grnade do Sul, Brasil (C)
640 kHz Rádio Agulhas Negras, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
650 kHz Rádio Difusora, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B) 650 kHz Rádio Banda B, Cambará, Paraná, Brasil (C)
650 kHz Radio Clásica, Rede Nacional de Uruguay, URUGUAY (C)
650 kHz Radio Uno, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
670 kHz Rádio Convenção, Itu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
680 kHz Rádio Copacabana, São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
700 kHz Rádio Aliança Italva, Italva, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
710 kHz Rádio Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
730 kHz Rádio Cidade, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
730 kHz Rádio Marumby, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
730 kHz Radio ABC Cardinal, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
740 kHz Rádio CBN-Diário, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
740 kHz Rádio Cultura Bariri, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
750 kHz Rádio Atual, Registro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
760 kHz Rádio Manchete Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
770 kHz Radio Oriental, Montevideo, URUGUAY (B)
800 kHz Rádio MEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
810 kHz Radio Difusora Jundiaiense, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
820 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Goiânia, Estado de Goiás, Brasil (C)
820 kHz Radio Nacional, Formosa, ARGENTINA (D)
830 kHz Rádio Tropical Solimões Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Rádio Rural, Concórdia, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Radio Nacional General Madariaga, Paso de los Libres, ARGENTINA (C)
850 kHz Rádio Cidade, Brusque, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Rádio Cidade, Fortaleza, Estado do Ceará, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Radio La Voz de la Cordillera, Caaguazú, PARAGUAY (C)
870 kHz Rádio Central, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
890 kHz Rádio Deus é Amor, Florianópolis, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
890 kHz Radio Sport 890, Montevideo, URUGUAY (C)
900 kHz Rádio Tamoio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
910 kHz Radio La Red, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
910 kHz Rádio Play Hits, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
910 kHz Rádio Jovem Pan, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Rádio Clube, Itapira, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Radio Monte Carlo, Montevideo, URUGUAY
940 kHz Super Rádio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
950 kHz Rádio Vale, Tijucas, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
950 kHz CNN Radio Argentina, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
960 kHz Rádio Guarujá, Orleans, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
970 kHz Rádio Liberdade, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
990 kHz Rádio Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1010 kHz Rádio Difusora, Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1010 kHz Rádio Diário, Martinópolis, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1020 kHz Rádio Colombo, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
1030 kHz Rádio Capital, Rio de janeiro, Brasil (A)
1050 kHz Rádio Angra, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1060 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1080 kHz Rádio Boa Nova, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1080 kHz Radio Monumental, Asunción, PARAGUAY (C)
1090 kHz Rádio Metropolitana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1100 kHz Radio Mitre, Corrientes, ARGENTINA (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, vía Viña del Mar, CHILE (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, via Bogota, COLOMBIA (D)
1110 kHz Radio de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
1130 kHz Rádio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro Rio, Brasil (A)
1140 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1140 kHz Radio Nacional, Santiago, CHILE (D)
1150 kHz Rádio Três Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1160 kHz Rádio Cacique, Taubaté, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1170 kHz Rádio Bom Jesus, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1180 kHz Rádio Mundial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1190 kHz Radio Nacional, San Miguel de Tucumán, ARGENTINA (C)
1200 kHz Rádio Erechim, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
1210 kHz Rádio Vanguarda, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1230 kHz Radio General San Martin, Rosario, ARGENTINA (C)
1240 kHz Rádio Municipalista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1250 kHz Rádio Litoral, Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1280 kHz Super Rádio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1290 kHz Rádio Brasil Sul, Londrina, Parana, Brasil (C)
1300 kHz Rádio Real, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1310 kHz Rádio Coroados, São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1320 kHz Rádio Difusora Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1330 kHz Rádio Clube, Blumenau, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
1340 kHz Rádio Jornal Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1350 kHz Rede Belém de Comunicações, Ibiuna, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1350 kHz Radio Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
1360 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1370 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil (C)
1380 kHz Rádio Difusora, Mogi-Mirim, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1390 kHz Rádio Sul Fluminense Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1400 kHz Rádio Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1420 kHz Rádio CRN, Itatiba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1440 kHz Rádio Livre, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1460 kHz Rádio Clube Ararense, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1470 kHz Rádio Absoluta, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1480 kHz Rádio Popular Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1490 kHz Rádio Difusora, Olímpia, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1500 kHz: Rádio Cidade das Árvores, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1510 kHz Rádio Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1520 kHz Rádio Catedral, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1530 kHz Rádio Nova Progresso, São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasi (C)
1530 kHz CW153 Emisora Cono Sur, Nueva Palmira, URUGUAY
1540 kHz Rádio clube, Paraíba do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1550 kHz Rádio Imperial Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1560 kHz Rádio Continental, São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1570 kHz Rádio Cultura, Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1580 kHz Rádio Geração 2000, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1590 kHz Rádio Clube, Joinville, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)

Band X The extended medium wave transmission band, commonly known as AM X or Expanded band, refers to frequency assignments above the upper limits of 1600 kHz. In Brazil it is determined by Region 2 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (America), it consists of ten additional frequencies, separated by 10 kHz, and ranging from 1610 kHz to 1700 kHz.

1620 Radio Mar del Plata / Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina (C)
1660 Radio Revivir / Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires- Argentina (B)



--
Paul


Gary DeBock
 

Ultralight radio DXer Martin Butera (an Argentinian currently living in Brasilia, Brazil) has shared with me the results of his amazing portable DXpedition to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March of this year, using only a Radiwow R-108 Ultralight radio with the internal loopstick. These loggings should be useful for anyone with interest in South American DX!    

Martín Butera uses the following names here: A) Excellent (B) Good (C) Fair (D) Poor
It's understood as: A_ Excellent (when the signal is very strong and there is practically no interference)
B_ Good (This indicates that Martín was able to hear the station well, but maybe there was interference, noise, or fading).
C_ Fair (There was interference and / or fading or noise that made copying difficult, but he could still understand parts of the program. Enough for a positive identification)
D_ Poor. (It was almost impossible to copy the signal but you could hear some content. Enough to make a tentative identification).
We also mention that the receptions do not have a specific date of the day because it is a weekly period that goes from March 1 to 8, 2021, to be on this list, it means that at least they were heard more than 2 times, all with their corresponding IDs.

Some distances to keep in mind as a reference always in a straight line: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Bogotá (Colombia), approximately 4542 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago de Chile (Capital of Chile), approximately 2994 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires (Capital of Argentina), approximately 1,966 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo (Capital of Uruguay), approximately 1,834 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Fortaleza (Northeast of Brazil), approximately 1980 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Asunción (Capital of Paraguay), approximately 1491 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pelotas, (Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil, approximately 1338 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Goiás (Northwest Center of Brazil), approximately 1065 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cambará, (State of Paraná in Brazil), approximately 707 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Curitiba (Brazil), approximately 679 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to São Paulo (Brazil), approximately 361 KM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, approximately 342 KM 

Martin Butera Dxpedition Rio de Janeiro 2021

530 kHz AM530, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
540 kHz Feliz FM, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
550 kHz Rádio Banda B, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
580 kHz Rádio Relógio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
590 kHz Rádio Atlântica, Santos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
610 kHz Rádio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
620 kHz Rádio Pelotense, Pelotas, Rio grnade do Sul, Brasil (C)
640 kHz Rádio Agulhas Negras, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
650 kHz Rádio Difusora, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B) 650 kHz Rádio Banda B, Cambará, Paraná, Brasil (C)
650 kHz Radio Clásica, Rede Nacional de Uruguay, URUGUAY (C)
650 kHz Radio Uno, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
670 kHz Rádio Convenção, Itu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
680 kHz Rádio Copacabana, São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
700 kHz Rádio Aliança Italva, Italva, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
710 kHz Rádio Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
730 kHz Rádio Cidade, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
730 kHz Rádio Marumby, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
730 kHz Radio ABC Cardinal, Asunción, PARAGUAY (B)
740 kHz Rádio CBN-Diário, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
740 kHz Rádio Cultura Bariri, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
750 kHz Rádio Atual, Registro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
760 kHz Rádio Manchete Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
770 kHz Radio Oriental, Montevideo, URUGUAY (B)
800 kHz Rádio MEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
810 kHz Radio Difusora Jundiaiense, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
820 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Goiânia, Estado de Goiás, Brasil (C)
820 kHz Radio Nacional, Formosa, ARGENTINA (D)
830 kHz Rádio Tropical Solimões Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Rádio Rural, Concórdia, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
840 kHz Radio Nacional General Madariaga, Paso de los Libres, ARGENTINA (C)
850 kHz Rádio Cidade, Brusque, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Rádio Cidade, Fortaleza, Estado do Ceará, Brasil (C)
860 kHz Radio La Voz de la Cordillera, Caaguazú, PARAGUAY (C)
870 kHz Rádio Central, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
890 kHz Rádio Deus é Amor, Florianópolis, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
890 kHz Radio Sport 890, Montevideo, URUGUAY (C)
900 kHz Rádio Tamoio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
910 kHz Radio La Red, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
910 kHz Rádio Play Hits, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brasil (C)
910 kHz Rádio Jovem Pan, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Rádio Clube, Itapira, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
930 kHz Radio Monte Carlo, Montevideo, URUGUAY
940 kHz Super Rádio Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
950 kHz Rádio Vale, Tijucas, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
950 kHz CNN Radio Argentina, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
960 kHz Rádio Guarujá, Orleans, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
970 kHz Rádio Liberdade, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
990 kHz Rádio Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1010 kHz Rádio Difusora, Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1010 kHz Rádio Diário, Martinópolis, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1020 kHz Rádio Colombo, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil (C)
1030 kHz Rádio Capital, Rio de janeiro, Brasil (A)
1050 kHz Rádio Angra, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1060 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1080 kHz Rádio Boa Nova, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1080 kHz Radio Monumental, Asunción, PARAGUAY (C)
1090 kHz Rádio Metropolitana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1100 kHz Radio Mitre, Corrientes, ARGENTINA (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, vía Viña del Mar, CHILE (C)
1100 kHz BBN Radio, via Bogota, COLOMBIA (D)
1110 kHz Radio de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (C)
1130 kHz Rádio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro Rio, Brasil (A)
1140 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1140 kHz Radio Nacional, Santiago, CHILE (D)
1150 kHz Rádio Três Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1160 kHz Rádio Cacique, Taubaté, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1170 kHz Rádio Bom Jesus, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1180 kHz Rádio Mundial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1190 kHz Radio Nacional, San Miguel de Tucumán, ARGENTINA (C)
1200 kHz Rádio Erechim, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (B)
1210 kHz Rádio Vanguarda, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1230 kHz Radio General San Martin, Rosario, ARGENTINA (C)
1240 kHz Rádio Municipalista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1250 kHz Rádio Litoral, Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1280 kHz Super Rádio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1290 kHz Rádio Brasil Sul, Londrina, Parana, Brasil (C)
1300 kHz Rádio Real, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1310 kHz Rádio Coroados, São Fidélis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1320 kHz Rádio Difusora Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1330 kHz Rádio Clube, Blumenau, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)
1340 kHz Rádio Jornal Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1350 kHz Rede Belém de Comunicações, Ibiuna, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1350 kHz Radio Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA (B)
1360 kHz Rádio Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1370 kHz Rádio Canção Nova, Curitiba, Parana, Brasil (C)
1380 kHz Rádio Difusora, Mogi-Mirim, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1390 kHz Rádio Sul Fluminense Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1400 kHz Rádio Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1420 kHz Rádio CRN, Itatiba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1440 kHz Rádio Livre, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (A)
1460 kHz Rádio Clube Ararense, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1470 kHz Rádio Absoluta, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1480 kHz Rádio Popular Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1490 kHz Rádio Difusora, Olímpia, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1500 kHz: Rádio Cidade das Árvores, Araras, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1510 kHz Rádio Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1520 kHz Rádio Catedral, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil (B)
1530 kHz Rádio Nova Progresso, São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasi (C)
1530 kHz CW153 Emisora Cono Sur, Nueva Palmira, URUGUAY
1540 kHz Rádio clube, Paraíba do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1550 kHz Rádio Imperial Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1560 kHz Rádio Continental, São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1570 kHz Rádio Cultura, Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (C)
1580 kHz Rádio Geração 2000, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (B)
1590 kHz Rádio Clube, Joinville, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil (C)

Band X The extended medium wave transmission band, commonly known as AM X or Expanded band, refers to frequency assignments above the upper limits of 1600 kHz. In Brazil it is determined by Region 2 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (America), it consists of ten additional frequencies, separated by 10 kHz, and ranging from 1610 kHz to 1700 kHz.

1620 Radio Mar del Plata / Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina (C)
1660 Radio Revivir / Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires- Argentina (B)