Author Topic: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017  (Read 1296 times)

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CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« on: August 29, 2017, 1851 UTC »
Testing out the big PVC loop, and I already have audio from them before 3 pm in the afternoon. Just a carrier on the beverage.
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 0459 UTC »
Very nice  ;)
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 2043 UTC »
Could you ID what language it was, either Russian, Chinese, Korean, etc? And, have you ever know such a station to have  such a weak, but huge, footprint just about everywhere? Got to admit, they are handy for tuning up a MW receiver for the lower portion of the band.

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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 2159 UTC »
They have the advantage of no one else on 530, except for some TIS stations, and I think Cuba?
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 1846 UTC »
Again a weak signal early this afternoon, but heard off and on since around 1700z.
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 0323 UTC »
Hearing CIAO 530 @ 0318 UTC playing an instrumental version of "Cats In The Cradle" then a minute later at 0319 and instrumental version of "If You Could Read My Mind" by Anthony Ventura. Signal is not moving my S Meter and I do get interference from the NY State Thruway TIS unfortunately.
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 0317 UTC »
Are you sure the instrumentals are CIAO?  That sort of programming sounds more like a Cuban also known to be on that frequency, Radio Enciclopedia. 
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 1408 UTC »
Listening at 1407z this morning, weak perhaps SIO 222. Their schedule says the programming now is South Asian/Punjabi Lehran, and it sounds like that, I also verified against their online stream.

They have a Hungarian program at 4 pm (2000z), I will have to try for that. And of course Polish at 8 pm  ;D
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 0151 UTC »
CIAO had rather strong sigs in here earlier in the evening but faded considerably after sunset.  CIAO is broadcasting a religious program now (0130Z Sunday 24SEP) mixing with some light instrumental music from another station on the same freq... no station ID, just one selection after another.  Went to the Radio Enciclopedia  website and got a match to their streaming audio...  nice music, enjoyable listening.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 0234 UTC by pinto vortando »
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 0324 UTC »
Are you sure the instrumentals are CIAO?  That sort of programming sounds more like a Cuban also known to be on that frequency, Radio Enciclopedia. 


I know it's CIAO because I get stations from Canada very well here in NY. I never hear to the south, only north & west.
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 2042 UTC »
Are you sure the instrumentals are CIAO?  That sort of programming sounds more like a Cuban also known to be on that frequency, Radio Enciclopedia. 


I know it's CIAO because I get stations from Canada very well here in NY. I never hear to the south, only north & west.

CIAO drops power to only 250W at night.  Unless you are in far western NY, you could be hearing the 10KW Cuban.  Listen for instrumental versions of popular tunes and a female announcer. 
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Re: CIAO 530 Toronto 1847 UTC 29 Aug 2017
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 0318 UTC »
CIAO 530 AM 0316 UTC 10/9/17 not moving my needle but OM talking in a foreign language, possibly Arabic ? Confirmed with their online stream that it is definitely them
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