Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Radio Havana Cuba on 5040 kHz 60 meters Tropical band

At 2300 hours UTC, March 22 , Radio Havana Cuba started its national service for the Cuban archipelago on the ITU Registered Frequency of 5040 kHz . The first program that went on the air was our English language service, and the ¨menu¨ continued with a program in French.

March 23 UTC day ( Tuesday UTC day ) the 5040 kHz frequency will continue to be on the air until 1100 UTC, with programming in Spanish too. The new national service is designed to provide coverage of the most famous Cuban tourist resorts , like Varadero Beach, Cayo Largo , Jardines del Rey, Guardalavaca, and others where last year some two million three hundred thousand foreign tourists visited to enjoy their holidays. Reports of the new transmissions began to come in immediately from the Jardines del Rey tourist resort located in the keys north of Ciego de Avila province, where signals of S9 +40 dB were picked up.
The antenna used on 5040 kiloHertz is an NVIS system... Near Vertical Incidence Skywave radiating system , also known as a "Cloud Warmer "because it sends the signals at very high angles above the horizon, so I am not expecting many reports outside the primary target area of the broadcast. Anyway, reports will be , as always most appreciated , from anywhere the 5040 kiloHertz transmission is picked up . Send mail to : inforhc at enet dot cu
73 and DX
Arnie Coro, Host of Dxers Unlimited radio hobby program

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:33 AM

    Receiving both French and Spanish language programming from Radio Havana Cuba, 5040 KHz from Houston, Texas on a Degen DE 1103.