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Thread: October Es - 89.7 Hope Radio Turks & Caicos

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Tabernacle, NJ

    Default October Es - 89.7 Hope Radio Turks & Caicos

    A pleasant surprise today as I just happened to aim south with some 6 meter paths showing up and found E-skip in SS on 89.7. Between 12 PM and 2 PM 89.7 'CDN La Radio' from Santiago DR was in and out (once triggering RDS). I also heard 88.1 Primera from Santiago. I did not note any signals above 89.7 whatsoever.

    From 12:10-12:20 or so on my SDR recording, I had a station with some Gospel music in EE. I caught a couple of liners and it appears this is a fairly new station called 'Hope Radio' from the Turks & Caicos. Here is a clip:

    I'm not entirely sure when they signed on. They have a decent looking website

    Certainly one for other DXers to look out for who might have this channel open.

    Only the 2nd time I've noted Es in October into FM since 2005.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Fort Walton Beach, FL


    Nice catch Nick, thanks for sharing. This is a very good target from here.
    Randy KW4RZ Fort Walton Beach, Florida panhandle EM60

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Springfield, Missouri


    Cool Nick! Hope Radio (ZHPE) was licensed last year, June 21, 2016. I've entered it in the FM database. Its only 500 watts. License document says broadcast radius is 6.39 miles.
    Jim Thomas
    Springfield, MO

    Ozark Mountain DTV dxing Daredevil

    Dx Equipment - AntennaCraft MXU59 UHF antenna & homebrew version of AntennaCraft Y10-7-13 VHF antenna @ 25'. Both antennas fed through a Winegard HDP-269 12dB pre-amp; a Zenith DTT901 converter box & a Silicon Dust HDHomerun Dual ATSC tuner, using Rabbitears autologger support.

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