dream of having a broadcasting station in the Canton Saraguro,
was idealistically born in 1977, and its project has been
concreted from 1984 to 1990 by Asociacion Cristiana de Indigenas
Saraguros ("ACIS") legalizing the tramismissions with OMS
International. Through the meeting in 1991, the station
name was definited as "El Buen Pastor". (Good Shepherd Radio).
The inauguration was made in July 15, 1995, operating on
the frequency of 4830 kHz. On September 4, 1996, this SW
frequency was changed to 4815 kHz due to an interference
from Radio Tachira of Venezuela.
station broadcasts daily at the following schedule:
1200- 1400 & 2100-2300 in Quichua, 1400-1600 & 2300-0100
in Spanish. The Spanish programs are conducted by 3 announcer/operators:
Luis Benigno Poma, Miguel Angel Condolo, Dr. Luis Vacacela.
The Quichua programs are conducted by 2 announcers: Segundo
Poma and Manuel Asuncion Poma.
Buen Pastor has a callsign of HCAX3 is and is totally
a commercial privated broadcaster. The studio is located
at Saraguro village, the capital of Canton Saraguro, Province
Loja, at 03-37-05 LS & 79-14-19 LW at 2530m above sea
level. The transmitter site is located at 03-32-53 LS &
79-10-40 LW at Loma de Carbocillo, 3030m sea level. They
use "CCA Electronics" brand transmitter of an output of
1kW, and its signal was fed into a 1/2 wavelength dipole
antenna. Between studio and transmitter site is linked by
the frequency of 223.1MHz with a "CCA Electronics" (10W
of power) connected into YAGI antenna (6 elements).
reports welcomed to:
Radio El Buen Pastor,
(Claims to need US$10 to get pennant with QSL)
Inoue Nozaki, Relámpago DX, 1997