Qollasuyo has started experimental tx on SW on October 1,
1995, after having been off the air for about 10 years.
The station was officially inaugurated on August 25, 1970
as a filial broadcasting station of the "Cadena Tawantinsuyo"
de Radiodifusión". Under the administration of Ing.
Raúl Montesinos Espejo. (According to an official
document issued by "Sistema Nacional de Comunicación
Social"in 1984, the MW outlet was licensed on Nov. 22, 1967,
and SW outlet was licensed on April 8, 1971.)
The private broadcasting network was formerly composed
of the following 6 stations: R Tawantinsuyo-Cusco; R La
Hora-Cusco; FM108-Cusco; R Apurimac-Abancay; R Maldonado-Puerto
Maldonado; and R Qollasuyo-Juliaca. On April 15, 1994, R
Qollasuyo has become independent of the Tawantinsuyo Network
company, as a private commercial broadcaster under the management
of Carlos Chanvilla Farfán. As SW broadcast is still
popular with provincial audience in the Altiplano region,
the new owner decided to resume transmitting on SW.
When I visited the station on october 10, 1995,
a radio-technician coming from Lima was repairing the old
SW transmitter. While in Juliaca, I noticed that it has
been operated experimentally in the daytime, and its frequency
was measured on 3250.1 kHz. Its nominal power was approximately
0.7kW, but it would be increased to 1.5kW, Carlos Chanvilla
The station is licensed and equipped with the following
call-signs, frequencies and equipment: OCX7E 1420 kHz ("Jorge
Gomez Torres" brand transmitter 1kW + 1/4 wavelength vertical
antenna 58 m high), OCX7D 3250 kHz ("Jorge Gomez Torres"
brand transmitter 1kW + 1/2 wavelength dipole antenna 21
The transmitter site is situated in Sector Taparachi
13km from Juliaca. The studio and office are located at
Hipolito Uname No. 240, La Rinconada, Juliaca. Sch: *1000-0200*
(Sun *1000- 0100*) on MW. (As of October 1995, the SW operation
schedule was not fixed.)
Opening announcement text:
"Desde Juliaca en el Departamento de Puno, vuelve a la
... de América, la señal de Radio Qollasuyo
a través de sus dos frecuencias: 1420 kHz onda local,
3250 kHz banda de 90 metros internacional para seguir estrachando
de amistad y hermandad entre pueblos y naciones que buscan
el desarollo y progreso común. Radio Qollasuyo desde
el altiplano peruano, de la bienvenida cuantas peruanas
... con su cordial diferencia de escucharnos y permitirnos
acompañarlos durante el día y la noche a través
de cada uno de nuestros programas estructurados debidamente
para tal fin, porque tenemos un programa diferente para
su gusto diferente. Tengan pues muy buenos días.
Estamos ya en la señal diferente de Radio Qollasuyo."
by Takayuki Inoue Nozaki, Japan, 1995)