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Radio Acunta, Peru

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The following item is taken from Relampago DX by Takayuki Inoue Nozaki. It is placed here with permission.

In April of 1978, the broadcasting activity in Chota began with "Radio Acunta Empresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada", which was founded and operated by Ing. Franklin Hoyos C´┐Żndor, a broadcast engineer. Being the first privately owned broadcaster established in the Province of Chota, Radio Acunta started its first life of shortwave transmissions on the nominal frequency of 5657 kHz with a battery-driven transmitter of 60 watts, manufactured by the station owner. Afterward, the station settled down on the nominal frequency of 5800 kHz shortwave and also simulcast on 1560 kHz medium wave. The station had managed the alternative shortwave outlets with two transmitting units depending upon the time, and it was actually monitored by Latin American DX enthusiasts on two different frequencies. The first transmitter of 60 watts carried its signal in a slightly drifting frequency range between 5800.1 kHz and 5800.6 kHz. The other, more stable transmitter of 150 watts emitted its signal on 5801.7 kHz. In March of 1985, Radio Acunta ceased its transmissions in Chota after seven years of operations, and the facilities were moved to San Ignacio, capital of the Province of San Ignacio, in the Department of Cajamarca. Subsequently on March 31, 1985, the station made its second life of transmission, newly identifying itself as Radio Frecuencia San Ignacio.

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