Friday, July 31, 2009

Update on new Brazilian station on 60 meters

Name: Radio Maria
Callsign: ZYF-692
Frequency: 4885
Power: 1 kW

Tentative schedule: daily 0400- 2100 UTC

Studios located at Taguatinga (Brasilia)
Xmtter Site located at Anapolis-GO

This station was formerly Radio Carajas, later got to be Radio Voz do Coracao Imaculado, and after a period of inactivity was purchased by Fundacao Nossa Senhora Aparecida, an institution of the Catholic Church, which is reactivating it as Radio Maria.
Horacio A. Nigro
(DXplorer June 29/BC-DX #920 via wb, Germany)

4885 Radio Maria. At the time of observation, catholic preaching, musical break and phone-ins w/ listeners' prayers to Our Lady [yes, maybe a phone nr.]. (...): not Radio Difa Acreana nor Radio Club do Para, but tests from a new station owned by the Our Lady of Aparecida Foundation; tx site at Anapolis GO, day time power 1 kW/night time power [says 212 kW which is a mistake, so most probably 212 watt or then 0.12 kW if there was some typing mistake],
ANATEL registered call sign ZYF 692, name "Radio Voz do Coracao da Imaculada."

Other data:
GC: 16 15 25 00 S 49 01 08 00 W, Base tower: 91.4 m ASL One main tx, 2 standby units. Manufacturer "Indelmond" - Industria e Comercio de Aparelhos Electronicos, Lda. Tx model [doesn't say which]:

Radio Voz do Coracao Imaculado, ex-Radio Carajas, was inactive and was sold four years ago to the Our Lady of Aparecida Foundation which is reactivating this channel under the new name "Radio Maria", so new ownership, new station albeit using the rig and site of the original station.
(BC-DX #920)