Radio Enciclopedia: August 8, 2017

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Live, off-air, one-and-a-half-hour excerpt of an almost four-hour recording of Radio Cubana's AM radio station CMBQ, Radio Enciclopedia, Havana, Cuba, on 8 August 2017 beginning at about 18:30 UTC. The station operates on an frequency of 530 kHz from a transmitter in the Villa MarĂ­a area of Havana with a power of 10 kW and an omnidirectional antenna.

The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in ferrite-bar-loop antenna in Naples, Florida, in AM mode with 5 kHz RF filtering. Reception was fairly good although there was co-channel interference from a Radio Rebelde transmitter in Caribe on Isla de la Juventud, which is in the same direction as Havana as seen from Naples.

Radio Enciclopedia is an easy-listening music station with pieces interspersed with music descriptions and brief encyclopedic tidbits read by female announcers.

The recorded program is "La Tarde Contigo."