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    Quote Originally Posted by frankfrank View Post
    Didn't BA have an AM station on 1620, and another frequency above that (maybe 1650), in the 1990s?
    Greater Buenos Aires has many licensed stations in the X-Band, and on some channels there are several. It is also a significant place for pirates, as a wire draped down the site of an apartment building will make a good quarter wave vertical. Several of the higher power licensed stations were heard when the band was not as crowded by DXers in the US, Europe and New Zealand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankfrank View Post
    Didn't BA have an AM station on 1620, and another frequency above that (maybe 1650), in the 1990s?
    1650 was for several years and outlet for BBC Mundo programming in Spanish, while BBC World Services programmes were heard on 97.1 timeshared with Radio France International.
    1650 has closed many years ago (although that frequency was licensed in 2008 for a 1Kw station in Pilar, Northern Buenos Aires which broadcast irregular daytime programming for a few years until folding for good in 2013) while 97.1 is now Mucha Radio, a Latin music outlet owned by the same people as LS83 Canal 9. It is quite low powered though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo View Post
    1650 was for several years and outlet for BBC Mundo programming in Spanish, while BBC World Services programmes were heard on 97.1 timeshared with Radio France International.
    1650 has closed many years ago (although that frequency was licensed in 2008 for a 1Kw station in Pilar, Northern Buenos Aires which broadcast irregular daytime programming for a few years until folding for good in 2013) while 97.1 is now Mucha Radio, a Latin music outlet owned by the same people as LS83 Canal 9. It is quite low powered though.
    The most widely heard of those X-Band stations was Radio Esmeralda, which if I recall, was on 1610 and did a Bolivian community format. It was, for many years until the US built out the band, the easiest station from Argentina to receive in the US. I heard it once on a car radio in Miami.

    A listing of station in greater Bs As shows

    These Argentinan stations transmit in the extended AM band:
    1610
    Radio Cultura, Domingo Purita 2247 (1824 Lanus) - inactive at the moment.
    Radio Cántico Nuevo, Av. Oliver 1134 (1842 Monte Grande)
    1620
    Radio Tropicana, Av. San Juan 2461 (1232 Capital Federal)
    1640
    Radio Bolivia, Av. Coronel Roca 1467 (1437 Capital Federal)
    1650
    AM Restauración, Debussy 2948 (1686 Hurlingham)
    1660
    Radio Unidad, Molina 830 (1847 Rafael Calzada)
    1670
    BBC América Latina (Capital Federal)
    1680
    AM Getro, Av. San Mart*n 4280 (1824 Lanus oeste).
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