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Author Topic: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015  (Read 3419 times)

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Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« on: September 09, 2015, 2325 UTC »
At 23:20 UTC I am picking up an unknown station playing a song with a female singer.  I am not sure of the language but it is not English.  It could possibly be Spanish?

23:26 UTC a male speaker came on and spoke in Spanish
23:27 UTC new song playing
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 0006 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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UNID 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 2325 UTC »
I am not sure what this is.  Latin American music, and a mention of Cuba in SS. I suspect this could be Pedro setting the wrong frequency on the transmitter, but who knows. Especially in this band :-)

I updated the subject, confirmed RHC ID. I will leave the thread here so no one else gets tripped up by this, then move it elsewhere... Still curious what RHC is doing on 6870.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 0006 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: 6870 AM 23:20 UTC UNID
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 2327 UTC »
Probably Portuguese.  Its likely those peskie fishermen in the Azores.
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Re: UNID 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 2342 UTC »
2342 - Just a faint intermittent carrier on the SDR Waterfall
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Re: Radio Habana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 2357 UTC »
Here again at 2352 UTC, this time with widely varying signal...peaks of S4 and Spanish ballads with OM in Spanish. I believe Chris S is correct on this. Maybe we'll get an ID at the top of the hour?
2358 UTC I'm hearing the Radio Habana Cuba IS tune...
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 0000 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 0021 UTC »
Here at 0020 with talk in SS around S-7.  Maybe Ernie Coro is trying to attract pirate listeners.
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 0036 UTC »
0035 UTC 6870//11870?
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 0049 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 0036 UTC »
0036- got it here also S4-5
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 0039 UTC »
Poorly modulated or the antenna is for other locations. I'm less than 700 miles from Havana.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 0049 UTC by blw »
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 0041 UTC »
Crap!  Had to disconnect the antenna because more tstorms are predicted overnight.
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 0104 UTC »
S 5 here with female in Spanish .
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 0012 UTC »
0005 UTC Not a trace of a carrier or audio here this evening. Don't know if this is because of bad propagation or if somebody at RHC decided they're not ready for prime time pirate radio.... ;)
0025 UTC I'm getting a weak carrier here now but no discernable audio...sooo...
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 0027 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba 6870 AM 2253 UTC 9 Sep 2015
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 0038 UTC »
I have a weak carrier here.
Update: Some audio now at 0044. Sounds Spanish.

The weak signal does suggest a spur or mixing product, vs Pedro fumbling the dial on a transmitter. Maybe they have some rust or old paint on the towers. Yeah, I know, in Cuba???  ;D
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 0059 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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