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Author Topic: What is the station on 530 KHz?  (Read 34726 times)
K0OD
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 05:58:12 AM »

About noon. Was also listening coming back into St Louis. Started detecting the Illinois traffic advisory station about the same location, west of Wentzville.  That was about 8 PM last evening around sunset.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 06:09:21 AM »

Seems that part of the spectrum (and the nearby 600 meter ham band) propagates pretty well  And I was listening with a standard non-resonant car-radio antenna. Smiley
I recall reading that the 500kHz CW traffic that went between the (on-fire) Prinsendam and the tanker Williamsburgh (and anyone else who would listen) in the Gulf of Alaska was picked up all the way down in Australia.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 06:58:40 PM »

530 is in Cuba. I live near Key West Fl and can receive it day and night any time. Good music and very little talk.


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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2012, 03:57:10 PM »

In the Eastern half of the US, there is Radio Vision Cristiana, which broadcasts religious programs, many in Spanish. Or, if it's non-religious with music and talk, it might be Radio Enciclopedia, from Cuba. There's also another station but less powerful, R. Rebelde also in Cuba. R. Rebelde is a Cuban network, but factual information about Cuban stations other than what we DX'ers hear is mostly unavailable.
This may help with a couple of prior questions.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 04:03:55 AM »

That's strange that a traffic service would use 530khz. And to be heard a long distance!
When conditions are right, the AM band really shines. The CCRadio is great. The beauty of the low end of the band is that fading is not too bad, except for mother nature.
I wonder if a magnetic loop antenna can null out some of the stations on a desired freq so you can listen to the Cuban station. I'll try here in Western Pa. and give a listen for some nice audio. Usually Spanish music is very nice.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2015, 07:36:49 PM »

I Think you might be hearing the 530 station that broadcasts from Brampton, Ontario.
Canada is QUITE diverse!
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2015, 07:46:31 PM »

Sorry... message cut off....

I think you are hearing CAIO from Brampton, Ontario.

Link here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIAO_(AM)

73 DE W8LV Bill (& W8LV/VE3.... ;-))
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2015, 06:02:33 AM »

Well, it's been three years since the OP, but it was definitely a Cuban station.
I haven't tried to listen for it lately.
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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2015, 06:40:01 AM »

I Think you might be hearing the 530 station that broadcasts from Brampton, Ontario.
Canada is QUITE diverse!

Here's the correct link to CIAO which broadcasts "primarily South Asian (Hindi and Punjabi) with some Bosnian, Bulgarian, Caribbean, Croatian, Filipino, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Somali and Spanish programming in the evenings and on weekends."  Yes, some Spanish.

Very interesting: "CIAO is currently the only radio station in North America broadcasting on 530 kHz."

But: "Power 1,000 watts day, 250 watts night

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIAO_(AM)

What we heard back then was Cuban, and 100% in Spanish.
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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2015, 06:54:31 AM »

Thanks. Jeff, do you know if the Cuban station is still on?

Answered my own question: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.radioenciclopedia.cu/&prev=search
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2015, 02:12:39 PM »

 I have heard CIAO- 530 AM for years here in Rochester NY. I think that the multi-lingual format of the station throws listeners off as to its source in Ontario, Canada.
 There are a few other multi-lingual stations between 1620 and 1710 around me.
 The public safety HAR (highway advisory radio) traffic/weather stations locally here are WPYT547 - 910 (double the IF freq) and WPWC517 - 1610. They pretty much broadcast 24 hrs a day in a loop, except when conditions change.
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2015, 06:26:04 PM »

Using "RADIO LOCATOR" site  http://www.radio-locator.com/

Did an Advanced Search at http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/finder?page=Y
which is limited to USA and Canada stations, came up with these results...

http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/finder?call=&band=AM&freq=530&freq_exact=Yes&city=&state=&country=&format=&owner_search=starts&owner=&scope=&count=20&is_lic=Y&is_cp=Y&is_unl=Y&is_ful=Y&is_lp=Y&sort=Call&sr=1&sid=

Here are the search criteria you entered:
Any Call Letters:  Frequency: 530 AM
Station Types: full service stations, low power FM stations
Found 6 matching stations:
   
 Call Sign    Frequency               City            School                        Format
 CFHS     530 AM               Fort Frances, ON                              Other
 CIAO      530 AM               Brampton, ON                                    Ethnic
 CIRS      530 AM               Sault Sainte Marie, ON                         Travelers' Info
 CKHL      530 AM               High Level, AB                                      Country
 KUCB    (CC) Help 530 AM    Boulder, CO     University of Colorado         College
 WCPR    (CC) Help 530 AM    Hoboken, NJ     Stevens Institute of Tech  Ethnic


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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2015, 11:15:00 PM »

KUCB    (CC) Help 530 AM    Boulder, CO     University of Colorado         College
 WCPR    (CC) Help 530 AM    Hoboken, NJ     Stevens Institute of Tech  Ethnic

Those two are probably carrier-current broadcasters which are unlikely to be heard at any appreciable distance.
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2015, 10:37:50 AM »

That station is certainly a puzzler. Has been for 3 years. Let's summarize the previous posts:

1) Station broadcasts exclusively in Spanish, never IDing in English.

2) Station can be heard night and DAY in Key West Fl.

3) Station is usually loud in Kentucky.

4) The very few U.S./Canadian stations on 530 kHz use very low power at night or perhaps carrier current

5) A well known high power Cuban station, Radio Encyclopedia,  uses 530 kHz around the clock.

     Any wild guesses as to its location?

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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2015, 11:06:38 AM »

A quick Google returned Radio Enciclopedia, CMBQ, 530 kHz, Havana, Cuba

https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&q=radio+enciclopedia+530+khz+cuba

This appears to be their site: http://www.radioenciclopedia.cu/cultural-news/
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