Wednesday, March 22, 2023



Radio Santa Fe

Bogotá, Colombia

1973 Recording 

I have discovered another recording that I thought I had lost years ago! 

Radio Santa Fe was one of the oldest stations in South America, founded in 1936 and began broadcasting in 1938, operating on both shortwave (4965 kHz) and mediumwave (1070 kHz). It is believed the station left the 60-meter tropical band some time in 1979 after old equipment could not be repaired and was never replaced. But the AM service still remains.

This recording was made here in Melbourne, Australia, on April 24, 1973, at 0725 UTC. The receiver was a Lafayette HA-230 nine valve (tube) radio, and the antenna was a dipole.

73 and good DX to you all,

Rob Wagner VK3BVW

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1 comment:

  1. I remember hearing this station from here in Canada in the early 1970's, but it would have been much harder to hear from Australia. This is a great recording, thanks for sharing, it brings back the memories!