Rádio Nacional da Amazônia: May 12, 2016 (breaking news of Dilma Rousseff facing impeachment trial)

Last night, my buddy John Figliozzi shared the following tip regarding Rádio Nacional da Amazônia:

Both frequencies active tonight — 6180 and 11780 — with lots of discussion as well as excerpts from speeches in the Brazilian Senate on the impeachment of the President.  All in Portuguese of course.  ID around 0155 with announcement of shortwave frequencies.  Excellent armchair quality signal on 6180; audible with considerable QRN on 11780.

After reading John's message, I immediately tuned to 6180 kHz where Rádio Nacional da Amazônia was quite strong. I recorded almost two hours of their broadcast which includes news about the impeachment and music as well. This recording was made in North Carolina using a WinRadio Excalibur receiver and a Pixel Loop Pro magnetic loop antenna, starting around 02:20 UTC on May 12, 2016:

Radio Nacional de Brasilia: April 20, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, for this recording of Radio Nacional de Brasilia.

Greg made this recording on April 20, 2014 at 03:03 UTC on 6,180 kHz. Greg used his Kaito KA1103 portable radio with built in telescopic antenna to capture this broadcast.

Greg comments:

"This recording has the distinctive sound of shortwave - distortion of the signal from its passage through the Earth's ionosphere, interference from a station on an adjacent frequency, the sound of natural static, and the whine of a heterodyne in the background. Stations like this from Latin America used to be much more common. It's good to hear that Brazil still has a presence on shortwave."

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