Saturday, October 31, 2009

DX-Station of October: Ecos de Naranjito Ecuador 1470

This station was easy to select as it was heard at home with only a small 3x7m ALA100 loop antenna and an SDR-IQ receiver and the listening situation was quite a surprise. I heard it"live" during a brief check of reception conditons. The frequency of 1470 is well known as an indicator channel of Trans Atlantic reception. When I checked the situationon October 3rd during the local sunrise time I soon realized that a station was interfering normally very strong Venezuelans (both Vibración and Llanerísima are often heard, the first one now being on 1469.995 and the last one on 1470.034). The Venezuelans played their National Anthem as usual at local midnight but a station with localy oriented program with a gentleman at the studio (with "mensajes" and beautiful Ecuadorian music) was intefering others - and soon it became to dominate the channel! Soon I heard also announcements with time check and ID "...minutos faltan para las zero horas ... 14-70 ... Ecos de Naranjito". The 3rd October was one of the best days to get Ecuadorians in Scandinavia. Many DXers reports to have heard several stations! The strongest stations at my QTH were on 1350 (TeleRadio), 1370 (Rocío), 1470 (Naranjito) and 1530 (both Dorado Deportes and Ondas Canaris). Below you can hear the announcement of the station - the clip shows how the Ecuadorian beats the stronger Venezuelans easily!

Best greetings to Ecos de Naranjito!
Felicitaciones a la Ecos de Naranjito! video

3 comments:

  1. The tune at the beginning is "Sombras", which is Ecuadorean, but also known as a tango.
    The speaker is Leoncio Delgado Hermida, the station owner. He has been running this Friday night show called "San Viernes Rockolero" for many years on end. The show lasts until 4 am, local time on Saturday mornings. Licenciado Delgado is a poet, and he would be happy to receive many more reports from foreign listeners. He will eventually publish a book containing those reports which have been coming in from Colombia, Italy (not Bellabarba!!), Norway, Sweden and Finland. By December he hopes the signal will get a boost, as he has just purchased a Chilean-made transmitter. The present one runs on 3.5 kW. Finally, he is a good verifier and will verify by email if you attach your email address to your reports.
    Henrik Klemetz

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  2. Thank You Henrik! This is what I nowadays like to call "collaborative DXing".
    Regards Tarmo

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  3. THANK YOU TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE STATION MR.
    LEONCI0 DELGADO HERMIDA FOR THE INFORMATION THAT THEY WILL HAVE A NEW 5000 WATT TX IN DECEMBER!

    Gracias a Sr Leoncio Delgado Hermida!

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