Thursday, December 31, 2015

Radio Marconi Int to celebrate 30th anniversary with special broadcast

Marconi Radio International (MRI) began its shortwave transmissions on 4th   January 1986, with the aim of being a radio for DXers. That's why we have planned a special 30th anniversary broadcast on the following days and times:

3rd January 2016 from 07.00 to 16.00 UTC;
4th January 2026 from 13.00 to 16.00 UTC.

Our frequency remains the same: 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. To mark this milestone, we’ll broadcast a special programme in Italian with details on the history of MRI and interviews with two well known DXers of Italy: Dario Monferini and Roberto Scaglione.

Also our playlist will have something special as only songs with the word "radio" in their title will be played (the playlist  includes also some little known tunes like “Radio Tirana” by the Polish band Kult!).

But that is not all. In addition to our weekly DX programme in English "Italian Shortwave Panorama" and "Studio DX", produced and presented by Roberto Scaglione, we'll be airing  two vintage MRI programmes:  a DX Show in English of 25th December 1991 hosted by a female speaker, as well as the edition nr. 6  of "Italian Wave", a programme aired during  1986, which featured new Italian bands playing different kinds of rock music.

As usual MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome! We QSL 100% and of course a special 30th anniversary QSL verification will be sent to acknowledge reports about reception of above mentioned broadcasts.

Our e-mail address is: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com but please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

Last but not least,  we need your help! If you use social networks, please post an announcement on Facebook  or send out a tweet the day  before the broadcasts.   You can also forward this message to a friend. This should help increase our  potential audience.

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about these two special  30th anniversary broadcasts.

Best 73's

Marconi Radio International (MRI)
Short wave  broadcasts from Italy
on 11390 kHz

Late update: Please note that on  3rd January 2016 MRI will be on the air one hour more than originally planned as the transmission starts at 07.00 UTC. Our frequency remains the same: 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

5 shortwave pirate recordings


Radio Atlantis ... 3 Oct 2015

Radio Baken 16 ... 11 Oct 2015

Radio Nightrider ... 17 Oct 2015

Radio Mexico ... 25 Oct 2015

Radio Zwarte Panter ... 25 Oct 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mon Dec 28

4026 1823 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6286 1815 Radio Focus Int. Queen & David Bowie "Under Pressure." SINPO 24332.
6910L 1830 Baltic Sea Radio. Queen "Show Must Go On," weak signal. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

New Bogusman eQSL


This dramatic eQSL arrived from Team Bogusman for his broadcast on Christmas Day. Reception was not good on the Twente SDR but fortunately it was better on the Central England SDR. Thanks for the QSL.

Nord AM New Year's Day broadcast

NordAM is back with a special Happy-New-Year-Edition! Whooow!
Catch us on shortwave on 01-01-2016:

6005: 1200-1300
7310: 1400-1500
3985: 1600-1700 UTC

Of course you can also listen to our little show using a live-audio stream, the links can be found on our Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/nordamradio) or below. Reception reports and comments are very welcome, we will confirm correct reports with a eQSL card.

All the best for 2016 and Happy Listening!

Torben & Daniel

Livestream 6005 kHz: http://streamserver.funkhaus.info:8000/sws6005.m3u
Livestream 3985 kHz: http://streamserver.funkhaus.info:8000/sws3985.m3u
Livestream 7310 kHz: http://streamserver.funkhaus.info:8000/sws7310.m3u

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sun Dec 27

4770 1533 Radio Panda. Short test, Adele songs. SINPO 33333.
6170 0930 Mike Radio. Greetings, "Don't Answer Me," SINPO 45433.
6210 0948 Radio Merlin Int. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6210U 1550 Radio Barraquda (pres). Jazz funk. SINPO 34433.
6262 1357 Radio Titanic. ID, Kinks "Lola." SINPO 44433.
6265 0935 Radio Digital. Pink Floyd "Cocaine." SINPO 44433.
6286 0941 Radio Focus Int. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6295 1421 Radio Verona. Polka. SINPO 44433.
6320 1416 Radio Skywave. "Pick Up the Pieces," SINPO 24332.
6375 1405 Radio Python. Culture Club "Church of the Poisoned Mind." SINPO 34333.
6385 1401 Radio Baken 16. The Cure "A Forest," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6395 1522 LHH via Blackbeard. Move from 6400. "Gimme Some Loving." SINPO 44433.
6400 1458 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Paul Simon, then Oasis, utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
7700 0953 FRS Holland. Walker Brothers "My Ship is Coming In," also on 9300. SINPO 34333.
9300 0955 FRS Holland. Peter Verbruggen with FRS Magazine. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sat Dec 26

3910 1620 Radio Focus Int. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
4026 1613 Laser Hot Hits. Pogues "Fairytale of New York." SINPO 34333.
6180 0957 Radio Speedwing. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6200 1042 Radio Borderhunter. Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plas Pour Moi," ID. SINPO 55444.
6210 1037 Radio Merlin Int. Blondie "Denis Denis." SINPO 24332.
6246 1047 Studio Renaldo. "Winter Wonderland," talk in GM. SINPO 34333.
6250 1057 Radio Northpole. Christmas music. SINPO 33333.
6255 1030 The Ghoul. Playing a song called "Stick it When the Sun Don't Shine," chat. SINPO 24332.
6267 0942 WNKR. The Beatles "I Feel Fine." SINPO 24332.
6295 0939 Radio Verona. Dutch songs, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6380 0934 Radio Universe. Stranglers "No Mercy." SINPO 34333.
6396 0947 Weekend Music Radio. Choirboys "It's 7 O'Clock." SINPO 24332.
6400 1604 Radio Blackbeard. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
7300 0954 U Boat 66 Radio. Whitesnake "Is this Love?" SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Nord Revival & Swedish DX Federation broadcasts

Update from the Sala transmitting site: our 5 kW rig is now working well again and we will be on the air this Saturday, Dec. 26 as follows:

1100-1200 UTC Radio Nord Revival 
1200-1300 UTC Programme from the Swedish DX Federation SDXF 
Frequencies: 3975 kHz AM 5 kW and 6060 kHz A3H 10 kW
1700-1800 UTC Radio Nord Revival 
1800-1900 UTC Programme from the Swedish DX Federation SDXF 
Frequencies: 3975 kHz AM 5 kW and 5940 kHz A3H 10 kW

Reception reports can be sent to qsl @ sdxf.se or by post to Sveriges DX-FΓΆrbund, Box 1097, SE-40523 GΓΆteborg, Sweden. All reports will be verified by real QSL cards - not eQSLs - just the way Grandad used to do it. Merry Xmas and good listening!

(Radio Revival Facebook group)

Fri Dec 25

3910 1734 Radio Focus Int. Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing." SINPO 34333.
4026 1749 Laser Hot Hits. New Order "Tutti Fruiti," Wham "Freedom." SINPO 44333.
6190 0938 Radio Speedwing. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6210 0959 Radio Merlin Int. "Fairytale of New York." SINPO 24332.
6210 1345 Bogusman. Renaissance song. Poor on Twente SDR (24332) but much better on  Central England SDR (44433).
6241 1335 Magic AM. ZZ Top "Legs." SINPO 34333.
6280 0930 Radio Lowland. Wham "Last Christmas." SINPO 34333.
6286 1004 Radio Focus Int. Rolling Stones "Start Me Up," promo for RNLI. SINPO 24332.
6295 0951 Crazy Wave Radio. "Jingle Bells." SINPO 34333.
6296 1722 Long Live Radio. ID, Madness song. SINPO 34333.
6300 1015 Radio Dubbel X (tent). Elton John "Nikita". SINPO 24332.
6305 1010 Radio Marabu. Mr Mister "Broken Wings," SINPO 24332.
9980L 1743 Baltic Sea Radio. "Jungle Rock," seagulls ID. SINPO 25442.

(via Twente SDR)

Medium wave pirate RKNW to close down

The UK's only regular MW Pirate Station will be closing after our Xmas Day & Boxing Day transmission on 1521Khz (197m) to SW London and surrounding areas.

After 4 years of regular weekly broadcasting Sundays 10-2pm and Bank Holidays, it is with deep regret that because MW listening holds no attraction anymore, we have decided to pull the plug.

You can join us on 1521 Xmas Day 10am - 3pm or online at www.beam.to/rknw or Playstore App (RKNW)

Final special line-up
10 am. Andy Walker (Promo 45's) 
Midday. Andy Peters (Guess The Keyword) 
1pm. Chris Ise (The German Geezer Show) 
2pm. Stewart Ross (The Ross Meister Show)

(Source: Garry Stevens Pirate Radio Board http://members7.boardhost.com/PirateRadio/msg/1450984449.html)

There is some other medium wave pirate activity around the UK this Christmas:
Merseyland Alternative Radio is broadcasting to Merseyside, North West England and North Wales until January 3 on 87.5 & 105 FM and online www.mar.me.uk

Phaser Radio is broadcasting on 1512 kHz to the London area. Also online at www.phaserradio.com

(Info from Garry Stevens' board)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas


Christmas greetings from Radio Mistero Ghost Planet


Thurs Dec 24

3910 1621 Radio Focus Int. Jingles, " I Believe in Father Christmas," also on 6287. SINPO 34333.
4026 1630 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6210 0930 Radio Merlin Int. Rubettes "Sugar Baby Love." SINPO 34333.
6230 1523 XTC. Crystal Castles, free radio chat, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6240 1449 Radio Goofy. European pop. SINPO 34333.
6255 1545 Radio Rainbow. "Wonderful Christmas Time." SINPO 34333.
6260 0942 Radio Black Arrow. Mike Oldfield song, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6261 1150 Radio Jingle Bells. "Lonely This Christmas," "Little Red Rooster." SINPO 34333.
6265 1617 Mike Radio. Abba "Happy New Year." SINPO 44333.
6281 1609 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Signing off, country music. SINPO 54444.
6287 0937 Radio Focus Int. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6295 1432 Telstar Radio. "Dub be Good ot Me." SINPO 54444.
6305 1004 Radio Marabu. Christmas music. SINPO 34333.
6319 0952 Radio Goofy (tent). Music, weak signal. SINPO 24332.
6325 1422 Radio Altrex. Michael Jackson "Beat It." SINPO 34333.
6325 1550 Radio Python. The The "Uncertain Smile," then New Order. SINPO 55444.
6325 1505 Radio Mebo 2. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6332 1428 Radio Zwarte Panter. Tina Turner "Simply the Best." SINPO 44444.
6380 1459 Radio Universe. "You Keep Me Hanging On," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6395 1655 Little Feat Radio. Dance music, ID, greetings. SINPO 44444.
6735 1537 Radio Pioneer. Weak signal, fading out. SINPO 24332.
6940 0957 Radio Enterprise. Christmas music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio Marconi test transmissions

Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International:

25th December 2015, from 0800 to 1100 UTC

27th December 2015, from 0900 to 1300 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Catalan as well as DX shows in English and Italian.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Intersound Radio's Ultimate Alternative Christmas Broadcasting


Radio Mi Amigo Christmas schedule

Hello friends!

Radio Mi Amigo International wishes you a very merry Christmas and we hope you will enjoy our programmes in 2016 as we have big plans!

Just a reminder for you that we will be broadcasting this Christmas with some very special programming made for you by our DJs.

Here’s the schedule:

On both 6005 kHz and 7310 kHz  (and online in stereo):

Thursday December 24th
09:00 UTC/10.00 CET Peter de Wit - Christmas Aboard The Schoon Schip (Dutch)
10:00 UTC/11.00 CET Paul Newman with Christmas In The Radio Shack (English)
12:00 UTC/13.00 CET Ron O'Quinn's Festive Time Machine (English)
13:00 UTC/14.00 CET Lion Keezer - Season's Greetings To The World (Dutch, this show will be repeated at 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) on 3985 kHz & online

Friday December 25th
09:00 UTC/10.00 CET Jeffrey's Stenen Tijdperk Christmas Special (Dutch)
10:00 UTC/11.00 CET0 Kord Radio Nordzee International Chart 'Festive Flashback' (German)
12:00 UTC/13.00 CET Bruno's Christmas Soulbox (English)
13:00 UTC/14.00 CET Paul Graham's Christmas Cracker! (English, this show will be repeated at 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) on 3985 kHz & online

If you live in the Northern part of Europe you may also get these programs on Medium Wave 1485 AM (from Riga, Latvia)
starting each day on 20:00 CET (until 01:00 am)

The shows will also be broadcast in stereo in Spain (Costa Blanca) on FM 92.3 and 106.0 from 10 am till 3 pm CET.

Check our website for all links, schedules, frequencies and additional information:  www.radiomiamigointernational.com

Again, all the best from all of us here at Radio Mi Amigo International and thanks for listening and your support!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Seasonal broadcast from FRS Holland

FRS' traditional Seasonal broadcast will be aired aired on Sunday December 27th.  

This year’s broadcast will see a different approach in contrast with previous editions. FRS-Holland will be airing two 3 hour blocks.

The first one will be between 08:52- 12:00 UTC/ 09:52- 13:00 CET followed by an afternoon slot between 12:52- 16:00 UTC/ 13:52- 17:00 CET. Frequencies remain unchanged: 7700 //9300 kHz. 

There might be an evening slot in favour of North American listeners, if so details will be announced as soon as possible!

Our seasonal programmes will be presented by Paul Graham, Jan van Dijk, Roger Davis, Dave Scott & Peter Verbruggen. The music of your life and more… We will ring out 2015 in a great way!

For more information go to: http://www.frsholland.nl/20-latest-news/93-frs-seasonal-broadcast-2015.html

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sat Dec 19

4026 1617 Laser Hot Hits. Cutting Crew "Been I Love Before." SINPO 34333.
6305 1610 Radio Marabu. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6320 1600 Little Feat Radio. "Behind the Painted Smile." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

EMR & Radio Marconi broadcasts tomorrow

European Music Radio

20th December 2015
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  on 7265 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box - ( from November)
09.00 to 10.00 UTC  on 6045 & 9485 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box  - (Christmas Programmes)
20.00 to 21.00 UTC  on 6070 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box - (Christmas Programmes)

Internet Repeats on 20th of December:
EMR will repeat this months Programmes via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

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Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcast of Marconi Radio International:
20th December 2015, from 0900 to 1300 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Catalan as well as DX shows in English and Italian.


Christmas greetings from Radio Barracuda


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas greetings from Bogusman and Magic AM


Bogusman hopes to be on air this weekend and during 2016

Thanks for greetings!

This weekend's Channel 292 relays

SATURDAY DEC 19
1900-1930 UTC Hobart Radio Int

SUNDAY DEC 20
0900-1000 Superclan Radio
1000-1100 DARC
2000-2100 European Music Radio

Broadcasts on 6070 kHz
www.channel 292.de

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wed Dec 16

4026 1840 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, interference from number station on 4022L. SINPO 33333.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Radio Diamond eQSL


Very quick reply from Radio Diamond after reporting reception via Channel 292 yesterday. The reply with attached eQSL came in just 9 minutes! Thanks for the speedy service. The station's address is radio-diamond@freenet.de

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sun Dec 13

3930 1530 Radio Batavia. Elton John "Nikita." SINPO 34333.
4026 1555 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6070 0905 Radio Diamond via Ch292. Commodores "Night Train." SINPO 45444.
6180 0918 Mike Radio. "Didn't I See You Crying," ID, talk about stations leaving 49m. SINPO 55544.
6201 0935 Radio Sunflower. Shocking Blue "Venus." SINPO 44433.
6211 1048 Voice of the Netherlands. Dance music, off. SINPO 44433.
6232 1516 Radio Dr Tim (tent). SSTV, jingles, Abba "Fernando." SINPO 34333.
6251 1051 Radio Northpole. Polka. SINPO 34333.
6260 0958 Radio Quadzilla. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6265 1032 Radio Scotland Int. New Order "Blue Monday." SINPO 44433.
6285 1055 Radio Python. Editors "Racing Rats." SINPO 55444.
6285 1452 Telstar Radio. Ultravox "Hymn" then "Sunshine Reggae." SINPO 44333.
6295 0941 Tower Radio. Christmas song. SINPO 55444.
6305 0930 Radio Merlin Int. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6310 1511 Radio OZNRH. Jazz. SINPO 24332.
6320 1540 Little Feat Radio. Flash & The Pan, ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6325 0953 Radio Zwarte Panter. "Especially for You," ID. SINPO 44433.
6325 1504 Anthony Radio. Dance music, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.
6943 0926 Radio Enterprise. Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall." SINPO 33333.
6985 1618 QBC International. Alternative rock, morse QRM, good peaks. SINPO 33333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sat Dec 12

4026 1449 Laser Hot Hits. Roxy Music "Same old Scene." SINPO 24332.
6208 1356 Radio AC DC. Move from 6245.  Flock of Seagulls, ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6245 1348 Radio AC DC. Rolling Stones, co-channel utility noise. SINPO 32332.
6255 1501 Radio Merlin. Move from 6305. Eric Clapton. SINPO 34333.
6265 1430 Radio 42. "Runaway," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6285 1327 Telstar Radio. Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Nena. SINPO 44433.
6305 1434 Radio Merlin. Testing, Steve Miller Band. SINPO 34333.
6396 1455 Radio GSV. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
6735 1335 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6985 1547 QBC International. Stranglers "No More Heroes." SINPO 35333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Fri Dec 11

4026 1800 Laser Hot Hits. News then dance tracks. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

This weekend's relays via Channel 292

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13th on 6070 kHz

0800-1000 UTC Radio Diamond
1000-1100 UTC DARC
1100-1200 UTC Goldrausch 6070
1200-1300 UTC Superclan Radio
1300-1900 UTC Beatspektrum

www.channel292.de

New test from Radio Marconi Int

Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcast of Marconi Radio International:

13th December 2015, from 0700 to 1300 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish and Catalan as well as DX shows in English and Italian.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome!

We QSL 100%. Our E-mail address is: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com

Thank you very much for your cooperation
--
Marconi Radio International (MRI)
Short wave test broadcasts from Italy
on 11390 kHz

Thursday, December 10, 2015

NOT Radio eQSL


N.O.T. Radio sent me this eQSL for a low powered test on the unusual frequency of 19300 kHz a few weeks ago. The QSL says it is broadcasting from Southern Europe. Thanks for the great QSL.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Christmas greetings from Free Radio Fun


Email received from Japan with festive greetings from FRF. Check out his great collection of pirate QSLs at http://fromtanashi.webs.com. Thanks FRF.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Mon Nov 7

4026 1820 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, weak signal. SINPO 24332. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Sat Dec 5

3905 1630 Radio Underground. Soft Cell "Tainted Love," ID, greetings, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
4026 1620 Laser Hot Hits. Dance musc. SINPO 34333.
6205 0915 Radio King Shortwave (tent). Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6305 1000 Radio Montferland. ID, greetings, Dr Hook. SINPO 55444.
6325 0910 Radio Zwarte Panter. Abba "SOS." SINPO 44433.
6850 1615 Radio Arcadia. Jazz funk, fading ot few mins later. SINPO 34333.
6875 0953 Radio Europe. Eurodisco. SINPO 44433.
6975 0925 Blue Dragon AM. Toto "Rosanna." SINPO 44444.
6985 1655 QBC International. Alternative rock. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, December 04, 2015

Weekend relays on Channel 292

SATURDAY DEC 5 
1900-2100 UTC Radio Diamond

SUNDAY DEC 6
0800-0900 UTC Annoeska Surfradio
0900-1000 Goldrausch 6070
1000-1100 DARC

Channel 292 broadcasts on 6070 kHz. More information from www.channel292.de

Weekend schedule from Marconi Radio International

Greetings from Italy!

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International:

5th December 2015, from 1300 to 1430 UTC
6th December 2015, from 0900 to 1300 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish as well as DX shows in English and Italian.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome!

Until now reception reports, found to be correct, have been received from 13 countries:  Austria,  Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. We are anxious to receive feedbacks from more countries!

We QSL 100%. Our E-mail address is: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com

We hope that you will share this information with your members.

Thank you very much for your cooperation

--
Marconi Radio International (MRI)
Short wave test broadcasts from Italy
on 11390 kHz

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Blue Dragon AM blog

I received a message from Blue Dragon AM about his new blog:

"Hello friends,
now you can subscribe to our blog to get information and to know when and where we will be on-air.
Signing up is easy, just join our blog at bluedragonam.wordpress.com, click Menu at the top right and enter your email address by clicking on "SIGN UP". Soon you will receive an email to confirm your address."