[A-DX] #142 / Reception in São Bernardo SP, BRAZIL

Rudolf Grimm
Sa Jun 1 15:50:48 CEST 2019

June 1st, 2019 (Time in UTC) 
Rx: KiwiSDR (PY2-81502 SWL, São Bernardo) + PA0RDT Mini Whip 
BRAZIL: 1280 kHz Radio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro RJ, PP, 01/06 1220. Id ‘Tupi FM,
96.5’, advs from Rio de Janeiro, male communication. 25542 (RG). 
Although the station does not informs clearly in its programming, but it is
visible that the Radio Tupi Rio de Janeiro 1280 kHz could be in a
deactivation process on his MW frequency. It recently closed the daily
broadcasts at 0300 UTC (before, they were 24 x 7, a strong signal for
listeners from all over Brazil). Yesterday, switched off the MW signal at
2300 UTC. At this time, 1310 UTC, 1280 kHz is again active. Each day, a
different situation. 
There is a big migration process from medium-wave stations to FM frequencies
here in Brazil, but Tupi already has a local FM station (96.5 MHz) in Rio de
Janeiro. In their radio signal with video from the studio (via Internet
'www.tupi.fm') there is no longer any indication about the frequency of 1280
kHz on the screen, and in their voice id and jingles just a mention to their
FM frequency. 
Therefore, this can be an announced death from Tupi RJ MW signal (after 85
years!) . 
A bad situation for Brazilian radio listeners, but for MW-DXers, there are
good news! With no signal from Tupi on 1280 kHz, several stations was
listened on this frequency: Radio Tacuarembo (Uruguay), Radio La Voz del
Este (Paraguay), and a third station with cumbia style music (Northern
Argentina? Peru?).
QSL CARD / eQSLs (Arrived)
My apologies, a correction in follow information:
SÃO TOMÉ e PRÍNCIPE: Voice of America, via Pinheira, English language, (no
1350!!!) 1530 kHz, eQSL in 3 days (after f/up). Report sent to:
 (Rudolf Grimm, São Bernardo, BRAZIL). 
(RG) - Rudolf Grimm PY2-81502 SWL 
São Bernardo SP, BRAZIL 
YouTube Channel: GrimmSBC