Monday, February 03, 2014

Update on Cuba's Radio Progreso

Message from Arnie about Radio Progreso Tropical 60 meter band station.

Dear amigo Wolfie:
Radio Progreso's successful test from October to December of 2013 using 4765 kHz frequency registered to Cuba at the ITU with 50 kW omnidirectional and high take off angle antenna was completed on the last
day of December and starting January 1 2014 it is now a permanent daily service 7 days a week.

Under study now is the possibility of extending the on the air time starting at 2300 UTC, so that the broadcast will be from 2300 to 0500 UT.

As regards to reports received and QSL verification, the station will issue a QSL card soon, and in the meantime listeners who report correctly the transmissions will receive a QSL letter.

Please note that the postal mailing address for the 60 meters Tropical Band reports is:

Radio Progreso
Atte: Transmision Banda Tropical
PO BOX 3042
Codigo postal 10300
La Habana

In the meantime I will continue to relay the e-mail messages sent via Radio Havana Cuba's inforhc@
to Radio Progreso's Chief Engineer Ing. Jose Antonio Fuentes Beltran that is going to be the person in charge of verifying and signing the QSL letters now and QSL cards when they come from the printer.

At this moment Cuba has on the air three short wave services Radio Havana Cuba in eight languages using frequencies on the 60, 49, 31, 25, 22, 19, and 16 meters bands.

Radio Rebelde  on 5025 kHz 60 meters band

Radio Progreso on 4765 kHz 60 meters band.

73 and DX
Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich ( AKA Arnie Coro on the air)
Advisor / Senior Consultant to the Director General
Radio Habana Cuba
(via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 29)
(WWDXC/Top Nx 1148/02 Feb)