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Can you imagine a shortwave station that has gone 60 years
without a change in call letters or a change in
The rest, as they say, is history. When Larson returned to
Ecuador he convinced the government to give him
HCJB is in fact the oldest station in the country because it was the first station in Ecuador to carry regular programming. A MW channel was soon added, as was a 10 kw. xmtr on 12455 kHz. 4107 kHz. was upgraded to 1 kw., and continued in operation until 1948.
These QSL's are HCJB classics. In the upper left is a card that is well known to many of us who began our SW listening in the 50's and 60's. The others are of earlier origin.
There is another interesting bit of SW history in this month's column. The card in the upper left belongs to Robert Hankins. The other two cards belong to his dad, Arthur D. Hankins. Both have contributed their cards to CPRV. How many other cases are there where DX skills have been passed along from father to son?