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Author Topic: Radio Havana Cuba regularly off by ~ 15 minutes  (Read 2117 times)

Offline weatherall

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Radio Havana Cuba regularly off by ~ 15 minutes
« on: October 06, 2011, 0504 UTC »
Radio Havana Cuba's English language broadcasts in the 0500-0700 UTC timeframe have been off by about 15 minutes.  Tonight I tuned in just before 0500 UTC on 6010 kHz, and heard the broadcast switch from Spanish to English.  But they were midway into the broadcast already.  Usually there's a recognizable bit of music, the headlines, and the news in detail.  Tonight (06 Oct 2011) the broadcast almost immediately went into a commentary segment about the Cuban Five (a popular topic on this station).  I logged this same issue several times in September.
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Re: Radio Havana Cuba regularly off by ~ 15 minutes
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 2026 UTC »
This may be a silly question, but is Cuba using a sidereal time index? That'll drift about compared to a day based on 24 hours even.

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Re: Radio Havana Cuba regularly off by ~ 15 minutes
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 2154 UTC »
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