08 April 2006

radio republica, jammed by cuba

On 26 Feb 2006 at 0035 UTC, I located a broadcast on 7205 khz. It was in Spanish, and I heard the familiar running-water sound of a jamming signal. This sounded like my previous receptions of Radio Marti. I checked the Radio Marti frequencies list, and didn't find 7205 khz listed but I found 7405 khz there. So I posted to rec.radio.shortwave to ask about this signal.

dxAce from Michigan replied: "Radio Republica, a clandestine broadcast to Cuba, has been using that frequency in the past few weeks".

Here's a page about Radio Republica on clandestineradio.com:
* http://www.clandestineradio.com/intel/station.php?id=50&stn=742

Here's the Radio Republica website:
* http://radiorepublica.org/

Are any of you fluent in Spanish and able to receive Radio Republica clearly? I'm interested in the kinds of information they are broadcasting.

2 comments:

Madridkid said...

Hey Cobalt,

They come in clear here in Europe around 0100 UTC and usually contain lively commentary about Cuban issues and other topics on Latin America. It´s usually a two person commentary. I like the station for their music.

weatherall said...

Thanks for your comment. I like two-person broadcasts more, especially when they have a good sense of humor. I'd also be interested in hearing Radio Republica's music selections.