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MW DX Tonight

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audiophile
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Re: MW DX Tonight

Post by audiophile » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:07 pm

k8jd wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Urban radio pirates seem to favor the FM band, there was one operating in Pontiac , MI for many months . heard over a large portion of Oakland co, one day they just STOPPED. It is pretty easy to put up an effective antenna system, for 87-108 MHz.
Maybe it was on the roof of a tall apartment building.
AM antenna, not so easy.
I heard FCC got them.


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Re: MW DX Tonight

Post by Radiobingoking » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:48 pm

WC8KCY, based on my experience, most likely that "Mexican" station on 640 was Radio Progreso, a 50K from Havana. It is a music station that broadcasts in Spanish. Back in the 70's it was an easy pull on winter nights in Detroit. Another Cuban blaster was 830 CMCA (Radio Havana, Cuba). It was a full-service station that played Salsa/Caribbean music, but the announcers spoke English. Hope that answers your question.


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Re: MW DX Tonight

Post by WC8KCY » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:24 am

Radiobingoking wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:48 pm
WC8KCY, based on my experience, most likely that "Mexican" station on 640 was Radio Progreso, a 50K from Havana. It is a music station that broadcasts in Spanish. Back in the 70's it was an easy pull on winter nights in Detroit. Another Cuban blaster was 830 CMCA (Radio Havana, Cuba). It was a full-service station that played Salsa/Caribbean music, but the announcers spoke English. Hope that answers your question.
OK, that adds up. I did hear very sporadic weather forecasts and phone numbers from Florida while going up and down the dial, in addition to the positively-IDed Texas stations.


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Re: MW DX Tonight

Post by k8jd » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:26 pm

WC8KCY wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:00 pm
If there's non-WMFN activity on 640 again at sunset, I'll set up an 0150-0310 recording of 640 tonight.
There is so much Spanish programming around here , it's hard to separate it from the DX :D
Maybe 5 or 6 All Spanish speaking AM broadcast stations in daytime range of Detroit ! More on a part time basis.



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