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Offline pinto vortando

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unid AM 890
« on: November 10, 2022, 2056 UTC »
Been hearing a Spanish speaking station on this frequency lately in the pre-dawn hours
mixing with WLS.  An OM and YL chatting back and forth, never any music.
Mexican?, Cuban?, any ideas... ???
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: unid AM 890
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2022, 2123 UTC »
WYAM 890 am ?    Spanish programming out of Huntsville, Alabama.
2.5 KW , days only is a possibility:

http://nf8m.com/pattern_maps/current/DAYTIME-UNLIMITED/DAYTIME-UNLIMITED_890KHz-1.html
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Re: unid AM 890
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 1046 UTC »
OK, pretty sure the mystery is solved...
Had been hearing this in the car with no way to peak or null the signal
to aid in identifying it.  However, this morning had some time to play with
the CCrane 2E and was able to peak the Spanish speaking station in the null of WLS.
This led me to assume the station was Cuban as the sigs peaked in that direction.
The OTA program matched the online Radio Progreso
(they were playing some music this morning so that helped with the ID), so most likely it is AM 890
Chambas Cuba at 200kw power output.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2022, 1050 UTC by pinto vortando »
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