Brazilan radio shortwave update
Radio Senado has stopped operation on 5990 kHz.
Radio Nacional da Amazônia is heard now on both 6180 and 11780 kHz, approx. between 0700-0400, times variable.
Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre is active only on 9550 kHz; 6160 and 11895 kHz are inactive.
Radio Marumby 11725 kHz and Voz Missionária 11750 kHz are inactive.
Radio Itatiaia in Belo Horizonte (MG) has been absent from shortwave, but there were few listeners who noticed the absence of this shortwave broadcaster. The station should re-transmit shortwave soon. The information is from Danilo Nonato de Paula, Ouro Preto (MG). According to him, the station is acquiring new equipment to return to action in 5970 kHz. Traditionally, the channel at 49 meters from Itatiaia and serves listeners in Minas Gerais in addition to the state capital.
As monitored by Edison Junior Bocorny, Novo Hamburgo (RS), the stations Radio Globo Santos, Guaruja (SP) on 5045 kHz and Radio Guaruja, Florianópolis (SC) on 5980 kHz, are inactive at the moment. Apparently, the shortwave broadcasts from Radio Globo Santos, Guaruja (SP) (former Radio Guaruja Paulista) are over. Since September 23rd, Rudolf Grimm, São Bernardo do Campo (SP), has noted the complete absence of the signal of the station also on the last frequency that was still in the air: 3385 kHz.
Radio Cultura AM, São Paulo (SP), is currently inactive in the frequency of 9615 kHz on 31 meters. Another inactive frequency on shortwave, is 4825 kHz, useb by Radio Canção Nova, de Cachoeira Paulista (SP).
Rádio Imaculada Conceição de Campo Grande (MS) has returned to 4755 kHz. Lenildo da Silva, who resides in rural São José (PB) noticed that the station was back on dial. The station has since been logged with regular signal.
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre (RS), has returned to 6020 kHz, in the 49 meters. Another station that has been reactivating its shortwave channel was Rádio Alvorada from the Amazonian city of Parintins. It broadcasts on 4965 kHz. This information comes from Bocorny Edison Junior, Novo Hamburgo (RS).
According to Waldecy de Oliveira, Ariquemes (RO), Radio Caiari (RO) is on the air with reduced power and, it seems, it does not turn on its shortwave transmitter every day.
Rádio Meteorologia Paulista, Ibitinga on 4845 kHz has been logged relaying programs of Rede Jovem Pan.
(‘A Onda Curta em notícia’ by Célio Romais and blog.romais.jor.br)