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Old 10-30-2009, 7:22 PM
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Radio Enciclopedia is the dominant station on 530khz up here lately:
I can confirm that it is Radio Enciclopedia. Tuesday night (10/27), was the strongest, steadiest signal I'd heard. I was again on Hatteras Island that night. Anywhere on the mainland (at least for me) RE gets covered up by stateside stations. On the OBX, RE is clearly the strongest. Helps to have an almost all water path between Cuba and the OBX.
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I've picked this station up in Houston, TX very strongly (S 3/5)
and weakly, but audible in East Central AL
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Thumbs up 530 am from tampa florida

I hear the spanish style music on my car radio. I hear the words Cuba often. Pleasant old style american music or perhaps spanish. could fall asleep to it.
Kinda reminds me of cuba in that it is all old music. Thought it could be a signal from cuba? any ideas ?
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Default 530am Love this music

K9RZZ Thanks for the information on radio encyclopedia Even though I mispelled it I love 530 am morning noon and night here in tampa Fl
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I get something spanish sounding with some fragments of English (I think) I hear when tuning up to 530 when beacon hunting. It has puzzled me, but never paid much attention. Next time I'll listen a bit more and see if I can pull anything out of the muck. It's fairly strong here in central New York (Syracuse area) but not the clearest signal.
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I googled 530 AM and it couldn't pinpoint one thing for your area-you need to "sit it out" like us DXers do and just hang out on that frequency till they I.D. or until you can extract something that indicates where they are like a commercial with a phone# (area code gives it away)
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You could listen online to these stations when you have your radio tuned to 530 to determine which one it is.

AM 530 Multicultural Radio (CIAO - Brampton, Ontario) AM530 Multicultural Radio

Radio Visión Cristiana Internacional Radio Visión Cristiana • Radio En Vivo
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Yeah, its definitely from Cuba. I heard the Cuban national anthem on it.
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I have been copying this station here in Tucson most of the evening. The lady speaks so softly, it is hard to copy anything. The music however is easily discernible.
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I tested the signal strength along the Gulf coast from Texas to the Keys, and it is definately strongest at the Keys.
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I live just South of Tampa Bay, 530 AM sounds like a local during the day. If the stick is near the gulf down Havana way, the saltwater brings it in loud and clear.
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I am in Melbourne, FL and this station is blasting in here. Nice music and ID in Spanish. Haven't caught the ID yet but I agree that seems to be coming from Cuba.

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Here in central VA, 530 on the car radio used to be ALWAYS Cuba until that station in Grand Turk came on. Now it is a mix of fade-in/out but the Cuban music is what it is. And, it makes sense that you guys in FL would hear it all day on an all-water path on that low frequency.

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I am in South Florida. The 530 kHz signal booms in here 24/7.
Little birdie--no pun intended--tells me it is a powerhouse down in the Turks/Cacios Islands.

Just FYI--could be wrong.

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Can anyone confirm if Turcks & Caicos is still on 530? I never see this station reported on the DX lists and wonder if they are still around? The only thing I've ever heard on 530 is CIAO Bampton, Ontario and Cuba's Radio Encyclopedia playing beautiful music.

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I am in South Florida. The 530 kHz signal booms in here 24/7.
Little birdie--no pun intended--tells me it is a powerhouse down in the Turks/Cacios Islands.

Just FYI--could be wrong.

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Turks and Caicos had an English Ident at the top of the hour and I haven't heard them in over a year. They used to be quite regular.
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"Haven't caught the ID yet but I agree that seems to be coming from Cuba."

If I remember correctly it's (Radio) Rebelde out of Cuba on 540 with a WHOLE lot of kilowatts so I'm not surprised it's heard in south Florida loud and clear 24/7. Between Rebelde, Progresso and Reloj all over AM and FM and of course RHC on shortwave "Alligator Island" is alive with radio!
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By the way,I am in Ohio.
What part of Ohio? I am in Central Ohio.
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hello
the station in question is:

RadioStationWorld - Turks and Caicos - Radio Broadcasting Stations

Radio Vision Christina (spanish) . they started to transmitting late 90's .
they're in turks caicos island .


there's another station that comes in pretty weak but surprisingly I received tonight:

AM530 Multicultural Radio

they are in toronto canada and I've heard them programming in indian
and other languages , including korean or japanese ? not sure

I hope this helps.

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After seeing this thread revived after a 2 year hiatus and NO ONE saying anything about R. Enciclopedia in 4 years, I thought I'd leave the truck radio on 530 overnight to see what I'd hear between naps. From 2200 EDT 9/17 to 0500 9/18, this is what I've heard:
R. Rebelde (male announcer). Aren't they supposed to be on 540?

R. Enciclopedia (female announcer). At 0500, it's the strongest station with another spanish station which could still be Rebelde, but not sure.

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My QTH today: Lynchburg VA.

I have never heard the Turks and Caicos station nor CIAO on 530 in VA, NC, DE or MD to my knowledge.
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