Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hotspot DXing: Venezuela in Chaos

Venezuelan Protest
Maduro faces off with US over Venezuela rival's power claim
Joshua Goodman
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.

Violence flared during big anti-government demonstrations across Venezuela on Wednesdsay, and at least seven protesters were reported killed in the escalating confrontation with Maduro, who has been increasingly accused of undemocratic behavior by the United States and many other nations in the region.
Additional story:

Venezuela crisis: Russia condemns bid to 'usurp power' from Maduro

The following is a partial list of Venezuelan broadcasters, operating in Spanish on medium wave.  There are no current Venezuelan stations broadcasting on shortwave.

Ecos del Torbes  780 mw/50/20 kW
0000-0400  daily
0500-0600  Sat/Sun
0900-0000  daily

Radio Minuto 790 mw/50 kw
24 hours

Radio Rumbos  670 mw/100 kW
24 hours

RCR Radio Caracus  750 mw/100 kW
24 hours
(schedules via Global Radio Guide 2018-2019 Winter edition)
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Venezuela Army Frequencies

This is a serious situation in Venezuela. The Russian military had designs on Venezuela to forward base some of their military units. Time to watch for Russian  military aircraft activity and US FEST C-32 aircraft activity in the next few hours/days. #VenezuelaGritaLibertad, #Venezuela,

With dramatic political events unfolding in Venezuela, our friend Ron Perron has sent over a couple of Ven HF military monitoring profiles. The Ven Navy has been posted on my blog at (link:…. #Venezuela, #VenezuelaGritaLibertad
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