high in the Andes Mountains, Radio Tarma broadcasts from
a location over 3.000 meters above sea level. The city of
Tarma is apporximately 250 kilometers east of Lima. The
city's population of 150.000 enjoy temperatures that range
from 6 to 23 degree centigrades with an average temperature
dureing the year of 15 degree centigrade. The principle
economic acitivities of the region are agriculture, livestock
and commerce. There are numerous archeological monuments
recognizing the achievements of the Incas.
Radio Tarma was founded on 17 April 1958. On medium
wave it operates on 1510 kHz using the call sign OCX4J.
The AMSA transmitter has a potential output of 3.000 watts.
A Kley transmitter with a power of 500 watts is kept on
hand for emergencies.
On shortwave the station operates a 1.000 watts Koley transmitter
on 4775 kHz wiht a call sign of OCX4E. The 500 watt FM transmitter
utilizes 99.3 MHz and a call sign of OCW4A.
The station broadcasts simultaneous programs on medium wave
and shortwave. The stereo FM outlet transmits separate porograms.
The studios are located at Molino del Amo 167 in
Tarma. The transmitters are located about 4 kilometers outside
of the town. The medium wave antenna is polarized vertical
48 meters high. The shortwave antenna is a TIPO dipole 29
meters long and 15 meters above the ground. The four element
FM antenna is located on top of the studio and office building
Radio Tarma is a fairly good verifier of listener reception
reports. The station replies with a full data form letter
from Mario Monteverde Pumareda, gerente general. Spanish
language reception reports and return postage can be sent
to the station at the followng address:
Molino del Amo 167
(Source: Richard A. D'Angelo, NASWA Journal, August 1993)