Friday, February 26, 2016

Special Leap Day broadcasts from Italy

Please be informed that  Marconi Radio International should next be audible on  29th February  2016, from 09.30 to 13.00 UTC, on 11390 kHz.

This special leap day broadcast will include, station identification announcements in Italian, English, German, Spanish, French and Catalan as well as  a  DX programme  (Italian Shortwave Panorama) and rock music show (Microwaves) in English.

The same above contents  will also be carried via IBC Italian Broadcasting Corporation on 6970 kHz, on the same day  (29th February 2016)  from 08.00 to 11.00 UTC.

Marconi Radio International encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome! Our E-mail address is: but please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

New DigiDX tests on 75m & to N.America

DigiDx Report

We have added another transmission for tomorrow (Saturday 27th). The same edition of episode two which will broadcast to North America will also broadcast to Europe on 3985Khz at 1700UTC via Radio 700 in Germany. Mainly in MFSK32 but with some Olivia 64-2000 after 19 minutes. Reception reports to please.

Special test broadcast to North America on Channel 292 6070kHz. Sunday 28th February 2016 at 0200UTC. The broadcast will be a special edition of episode 2 mainly in MFSK32 but also including a Olivia-64 2000 test and the Channel 292 logo image broadcast in MFSK32.

Another broadcast can be heard on 6070 on Sunday at 1100 UTC

(DigiDX Facebook page via Alan Gale, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thurs Feb 25

4026 1805 Laser Hot Hits. Peter Schilling "Major Tom." SINPO 44433.
6319 1756 Radio Goofy. Woman singing, ID jingles. SINPO 44433.
6328 1753 Radio Anthony. Dance music, ID jingle and off. SINPO 34333.
6985 1833 QBC. The Jam "Eton Rifles." ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Italian Broadcasting Corporation this weekend

Dear listeners, ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - IBC, will broadcast again as follows:

Saturday 27 February
22.00-02.00 UTC on 6970 kHz USB TO THE AMERICAS

Sunday 28 February
08.00-12.00 UTC on 6970 kHz AM TO EUROPE
16.00-21.00 UTC on 6970 kHz USB TO ASIA AND OCEANIA

During our airtime we will broadcast some old transmissions in English, Italian and Farsi (Persian), as well as new transmissions in English and Italian, like a mailbox (La posta degli ascoltatori) and "Italian Shortwave Panorama" co-produced with Marconi Radio International.

Please spread the news and send your reception reports to .

Good listening!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tues Feb 23

4026 2115 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, strong peaks but quite fady. SINPO 44433. (via Twente SDR)

Monday, February 22, 2016

DigiDx Report via Channel 292

First broadcast of DigiDX is Tuesday 23rd February at 1700 and repeated at 2000 and 2100, all on 6070Khz in the MFSK32 mode.

The first show includes shortwave and DX news from the last week, future shows will include reviews, features, schedule information and listener feedback.

Please send reception reports to . In our next show we will send a special QSL card over the air featuring the names of the people who have sent reception reports.

(DigiDX Facebook page via Alan Gale BDXC-UK Yahool group)

Alan also reports on the BDXC-UK Yahoo group that Channel 292 now appear to be back up at full power again, and their website is now showing the following banner, with an offer 'free' airtime in March, so get booking you budding  broadcasters!

Cambridge community station Pirate 105 are again shown as doing a 14 hour broadcast on Friday 25th of March 2016.

More info:

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sat Feb 20

5819 1445 Free Radio Victoria. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6210 1501 Radio Merlin Int. Abba "Knowing Me Knowing You." SINPO 34333.
6262 1528 Telstar Radio. Doors "LA Woman," ID, greetings. Strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6285 0945 Radio Focus Int. "I'll Never Fall in Love," then The Kinks. SINPO 34333.
6292 1802 Central Radio Int. ELO "Sweet Talking Woman." SINPO 34333.
6295 1433 Radio Lowland. Instrumental music, promos for summer meeting and QSL award. SINPO 34333.  (For more information about the QSL award go to
6295 1506 Radio NMD. "Shadow on the Wall." Good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6295 1633 Greensnake Radio (Abu Dhabi). Country music. SINPO 55444.
6305 1544 Radio Pioneer. Low power test, music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6305 1730 Bogusman. Move from 6395. Vapors song. SINPO 54444.
6305 1815 The Ghoul. Killers "Smile Like You Mean It," the Fowls song, talk about Voice of Peace. SINPO 54444.
6320 1645 Mustang Radio. Focus "Hocus Pocus." SINPO 55444.
6321 1455 Radio Bordertim. Old recording, joint programme by Dr Tim & Borderhunter. SINPO 34333.
6395 1656 Bogusman. Wishbone Ash song. SINPO 54444.
6940 1519 Radio Orion 2000. Black "Wonderful Life." SINPO 44433.
6985 1810 QBC. Prodigy "Firestarter," co-channel utility. SINPO 32332.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Weekend relays


SUNDAY 21/02: 
8:00 European Music Radio
9:00 SuperClan Radio
10:00 DARC

MONDAY 22/02:
16:00 DARC
20:00 DARC

More at:

On twitter at: @6070Channel292

High transmitter power will resume Feb/March.



*We are on air this weekend (SW + FM):*
Radio 700 7310 15h00UTC Sundays (Europe)
WRMI 9955 4h30-5h00UTC Sundays (N.Am/S.Am/India)
WBCQ 5110 4h30-5h00UTC Mondays (N.Am) (In AM/CUSB)
World FM 88.2MHz 3h30UTC Thursdays (Tawa, New Zealand)
Soundwave FM 107.7 and 87.8MHz 2h00UTC Sundays (Napier, New Zealand)

*Show No.22*
On today’s show we start with local Tasmanian news, Comedy from a phone
call between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Shortwave wrap and last but
not least European Pirate News and Logs.

Rob Wise.
*Hobart Radio International - The Voice of Tasmania*
Lewisham, 7173 Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Web: Twitter: @hobartradiointl Facebook:

(via Rob Wise, HRI)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Radio Blackstone eQSL

Radio Blackstone sent me this great eQSL for reception a few weeks ago. Many thanks.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sun Feb 14

3930 1722 Radio Batavia. "Love Turn Round," "Chanson D'Amour."  SINPO 34333.
6170 0956 Radio Orion 2000. ID jingle, REM "End of the World." SINPO 45433.
6200 1400 Radio AC DC. "Running Against the Wind." SINPO 44433.
6200 1446 Radio Technical Man. Techno version of "Atomic," "DISCO", ID. SINPO 54444.
6210 1036 Radio Merlin Int. Stranglers "Toiler on the Sea." SINPO 34333.
6220 0952 Misti Radio. Rock n roll. SINPO 34333.
6220 1716 Radio Technical Man. Schlager. SINPO 55444.
6230 0949 Radio Casanova. Dutch song, "Casanova song, ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6236 1451 Radio Dr Tim. German version of "I Saw Her Standing There." Jingle. SINPO 34333.
6250 1049 Radio Quadzilla. Polka, greetings. SINPO 24332.
6260 0945 Radio Mr Cash. Instrumental music, talk in DT. SINPO 34333.
6262L 1409 Radio Felix. Tom Tom Club, ID, then U2. SINPO 44444.
6267 1423 Radio 42. ID, jingle, ballad. SINPO 44433.
6281 1023 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6286 1027 Radio Focus Int. Roxy Music, different transmitter today? SINPO 33333.
6295 1105 Free Radio Victoria. ID, Del Shannon "Runaway". SINPO 55444.
6300 1001 Radio Quintus. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6305 1417 Radio Telstar. "Telstar," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6305 1735 Radio Underground. Chinese music. SINPO 54444.
6325 0940 Radio Verona. Dutch songs, ID, greetings. SINPO 55444.
6390 1007 Radio Zodiac. The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again," ID. SINPO 44444.
6395 1705 Radio Paardenkracht. ID, Stones "It's All Over Now." SINPO 43433.
6399 1011 Weekend Music Radio. Sheila B Devotion. SINPO 34333.
6550 1017 Central Radio Int. Stranglers "Nice N Sleazy," "Strange Little Girl." Some SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.
6875 1055 Radio Europe. Rock, ID jingles, off at 1100. SINPO 34333.
6915 1433 Radio Orion 2000. Black "Wonderful Life." SINPO 54444.
6985 1730 QBC. Alternative music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sat Feb 13

3903 2250 Radio Alice. ID, greetings, Jean Michel Jarre, Dutch rock n roll. SINPO 44333.
6210 1258 Radio Merlin Int. Move from 6305. Visage "Fade to Grey." SINPO 34333.
6265 1710 Radio Mustang. "Wig Wam Bam." SINPO 55444.
6267 1750 Radio Sallandse Boer. QSO with Mustang. SINPO 34333.
6285 1725 Radio Focus Int. Kirsty McColl "The Chip Shop Song". Bad audio. SINPO 44433.
6305 1215 Radio Merlin Int. Human League "Don't You Want Me." SINPO 24332.
6305 1315 Radio Orion 2000. Travelling Wilberries "It's Alright." SINPO 44433.
6305 1731 Radio Joey. Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough." SINPO 34333.
6318 1715 Rock Radio Network. Rock music. SINPO 44433.
6399 1245 Central Radio. "Living in A Box," IDs. SINPO 24332.
6985 1755 QBC. Alternative music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Italian free radio stations to celebrate World Radio Day

On February 13, let's celebrate free radio together on the occasion of World Radio Day! Tune in to MRI as well as Italian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Europe! Thank you for your participation!

Greetings from Italy!

On February 13, Marconi Radio International celebrates the  role of free shortwave radio on the occasion of World Radio Day. That's why we have produced, in cooperation with other two free radios of Italy, Radio Europe  and IBC – Italian Broadcasting Corporation, a special 1 hour show in Italian.

This day of celebration is also an opportunity to remember why we love free  radio, to highlight the power of this medium to bring people together and to share this with shortwave enthusiasts.

With this in mind, we invite SWLs  to listen  not only to Marconi Radio International on 11390 kHz but also Italian Broadcasting Corporation on 6970 kHz and Radio Europe on 6875 kHz. These shortwave stations  will in fact carry over the air, next Saturday at different times, that special programme which includes interviews with people behind the operation of the three free radios.

As usual MRI, which this Saturday, 13 February 2016,  will be on the air from 09.00 to 14.00 UTC on 11390 kHz with 30 watts, encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome! We QSL 100%.

Our E-mail address is: 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 broadcast.   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 our transmission on the occasion of World Radio Day.

Best 73's
Marconi Radio International (MRI)
Short wave test broadcasts from Italy
on 11390 kHz

Dear listeners, ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - IBC, will broadcast again as follows:

Friday 12 February
18.00-21.00 UTC on 6970 kHz USB BEAMING TO ASIA AND JAPAN
22.00-01.00 UTC on 6970 kHz USB BEAMING TO NORTH AMERICA

Saturday 13 February
07.00-11.00 UTC on 6970 kHz AM TO EUROPE
During our airtime we will also broadcast, on the occasion of World Radio Day 2016, a joint commemorative program produced in cooperation with Marconi Radio International and Radio Europe.
Please spread the news and send your reception reports to .
Good listening!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wed Feb 10

4026 1827 Laser Hot Hits. Simon Park Orchestra "Eye Level," jingles, "The Laughing Clown." SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tues Feb 9

4026 2120 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott reading reports, Haircut 100 "Nobody's Fool." SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Shortwave pirate recordings

Radio Pandora

Radio Mexico

Blue Dragon Radio

Radio 42

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Sat Feb 6

4026 1803 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 54433.
6205 0921 Radio King Shortwave. Hot Chocolate song, mod on low side. SINPO 24332.
6262 1514 Telstar Radio. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6280 0915 Radio Merlin Int. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
6290 1538 Anthony Radio. Pop and jingles. SINPO 34333.
6295 0910 Radio NMD. Bread "Guitar Man." SINPO 44433.
6295 1510 Radio Python. Koto, talk in DT then off. SINPO 54444.
6305 0932 Radio Marabu. Muse "Knights of Cydonia." SINPO 44433.
6320 0941 Radio Zomerzon (tent). Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight."
6390 1529 Radio Lowland. David Bowie "Heroes," then "Sound & Vision." SINPO 34333.
6915 1522 Radio Orion 2000. Billy Idol "White Wedding." SINPO 44433.
6970 0905 Italian Broadcasting Corporation. Rock music, ID. SINPO 44433.
6985 1553 QBC. Alternative music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, February 05, 2016

Fri Feb 5

4026 2120 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. The Limit, then MSFB "Mysteries of the World," SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Weekend relays

The Shortwave Service shows Radio Diamond as being on 7310 kHz from 1330 to 1530 utc tomorrow (well I assume it's tomorrow, it actually shows 06/06/2016, but I expect that this is a typo).

(Alan Gale, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)


Also coming up this weekend via Channel 292 on 6070 kHz is:
 Sun 7 Feb: Superclan Radio (0800-0900 UTC)
                      Goldrausch 6070 (0900-1000 UTC)
                       DARC (1000-1100 via Austria)


Marabu and IBC broadcasts

An diesem Wochenende senden wir auf 6305 kHz.
Über Empfangsberichte würden wir uns sehr freuen.
This weekend we are transmitting on 6305 kHz. Reports are welcome.

Marabu FM
Freundeskreis Radio Marabu e.V.
Postfach 1166, 49187 Belm
Marktring 14, 49191 Belm
Tel.: 05406/899484 -- Fax: 05406/899485


IBC - Italian Broadcasting Corporation - New tests on shortwave
Dear listeners, we will broadcast again as follows:
- Friday 5 February from 22.00 UTC on 6970 kHz USB
- Saturday 6 February from 08.00 UTC on 6970 kHz AM
Please spread the news and send your reception reports to . Good listening!

(Antonello Napolitano on WRTH Facebook page, via Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Thurs Feb 4

4026 2135 Laser Hot Hits. Pulp "Disco 2000." Fair signal. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wed Feb 3

4026 2145 Laser Hot Hits. Daryl Hall & John Oates, then UB40. Good-strong. Nice to see 75m propagating better in the evenings now. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tues Feb 2

4026 1958 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower, " then Dooby Brothers "Rocking Down the Highway," strong peaks. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)