Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tues Aug 30

4015 2036 Laser Hot Hits. Haddaway "What is Love," then Freddie Mercury "Living on My Own." SINPO 44433. (via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int broadcast moves to Thursdays

Please be advised that  as from September of this year, our weekly broadcasts from Wednesdays move to Thursdays.

Here is the schedule for the first Thursday transmissions of MRI on  1 September 2016:  
1600-1800 UTC  on 7700 kHz (USB mode), 
1815-1915 UTC on 15070 kHz (USB mode) 
1930-2130 UTC on 9300 kHz (USB Mode).

Our broadcasts include some kind of programmes now sadly missing from most shortwave radio stations:  an old style DX show in English “Italian Short Wave Panorama” (there is also the Italian version called “Panorama Onde Corte”) with lot of recent logs  as well as  a mailbag show (“La Posta degli ascoltatori”) in Italian. Our  station identification  announcements are not only in English and Italian but also in French, German, Romanian, Spanish and Catalan.

For the first time in our history a Facebook page about our station has been introduced. It is called "MRI World" and can be found at this web address: https://www.facebook.com/mriworld - Although it is still  far from being completed  you can leave your comments and suggestions.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100%. Our electronic mail address is: marconiradiointernational@ gmail.com - 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 transmissions.

Best 73's

Marconi Radio International (MRI)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mon Aug 29

*4015 1825 Laser Hot Hits. FSN and Offshore Echoes promos, The Drifters "Up on the Roof". SINPO 34333.
6305 1730 Radio Merlin Int. Black "Wonderful Life," ID. SINPO 44433.
6319 1745 Radio Goofy. Pop music, IDs, poor audio. SINPO 33333.
6385 1758 Radio Altrex. ID, M "Pop music." SINPO 34333.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tues Aug 23

3905 2041 U Boat 66 Radio. Just able to hear music, weak. SINPO 24332.
4015 2046 Laser Hot Hits. Stereo MCs. SINPO 44333.
5890 2035 Radio Batavia. Weak signal, music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6210 2054 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. Dance music, signal was weak then peaked at strong level before fading back again, all in a few minutes! SINPO 24332 - 54433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sun Aug 21

4015 2205 Laser Hot Hits. Black "Wonderful Life," Fiction Factory "Feels Like Heaven," narrow filter best to avoid ute on 4019-4021. SINPO 44333.
6210 1540 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Live show, OMD. SINPO 44433.
*6230 1550 Radio Panda. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.
*6260 1500 Sundown Radio. Instrumental music, weak signal. SINPO 24332.
*6285 1555 Radio Akenzo. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6300 2148 FRS Holland. Roger Davis show. The Originals, reading reception reports, Diana Ross & Supremes, strong peaks,. SINPO 44333.
*6303 1505 Radio Pioneer. Dutch song. SINPO 44333.
6385 1530 Hitmix Radio. "Maria" followed by "Marie Marie." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR/ * via Barneys SDR, England)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sat Aug 20

3905 1845 Radio Alice. "I want to be a Hippy," ID, "Scatman." SINPO 44333.
4015 1855 Laser Hot Hits. Yellow Dog "One More Night," SINPO 54444.
4025 2108 Sluwe Vos Radio. Pet Shop Boys "Always on My Mind." SINPO 44433.
6210 2055 Radio Blackbeard. IDs, music, poor signal. SINPO 24332.
*6225 1725 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs, greetings. SINPO 44333.
*6307 1749 Skyline Radio Germany. ID, music just audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

FRS Holland tomorrow evening

Dear FRS Friend,

On Sunday August 21st (evening) FRS-Holland will hit the SW airwaves.
Programmes that evening will start at 16:52 UTC/ 18:52 CEST with no less than 5 hours of music and information.

FRS will offer varied programmes and no doubt it will be worth while tuning our way.
A thematic Sunday evening full of music, information and radio related items....the 'old fashioned' true sound of short wave free radio.

Frequencies will 9300//a 48 mb frequency (6200-6300 range). Tune in! Go tell your friends... 
For more detailed information surf to [ www.frsholland.nl]. A fresh article providing all details is now available on our web site...

May we take this opportunity to tell you that any mail or snail mail is more than welcome. Remember your support (letters, mails, reception reports) is our reward and thus very important.

In the mean time our web site has been updated. All information about updates/ new articles/ new menu-items can be read in the aforementioned fresh article.

Thanks for reading this mail...we very much hope to 'meet' you on Sunday August 21st on the short wave bands!!

73s  Peter Verbruggen (on behalf of the entire FRS crew)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thurs Aug 18

4015 2145 Laser Hot Hits. Motors "Airport," Brothers Johnson, then XTC "Senses Working Overtime. SINPO 54333.  (via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wed Aug 17

4015 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Change of frequency. Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now." SINPO 54333.
6285 2022 Radio Blauwe Ster. Dutch instrumental music. SINPO 24332.
6320 2015 Little Feat Radio. Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do." SINPO 54333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Radio Uniek eQSL

Great eQSL from Dutch medium wave pirate Radio Uniek for reception on Friday on 1621 kHz. Many thanks.

Marconi Radio Int on air tomorrow

After our  “Ferragosto Special Broadcast” on 15 August, 2016, Marconi Radio International goes back to normal with its regular weekly transmissions on Wednesdays.

We’ll once again be on air tomorrow 17 August 2016, as follows:
1600-1800 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode), 
1830-1930 UTC on 15070 kHz (USB mode), 
2000-2200 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sun Aug 14

4029 2124 Laser Hot Hits. Pop music. SINPO 34333.
*5800 1818 Telstar FM v relay. Dutch station. Dutch version of "Heartbeat". SINPO 24332.
*6040 1750 Eighties Radio. Debbie Harry "French Kissing in the USA." SINPO 34333.
6210 2024 Mustang Radio. Greetings, "If You Can't Give Me Love," SINPO 44444.
6230 2050 Radio Blackbeard. Black Box "Right on Time." SINPO 44333.
6260 2029 Radio Batavier. Dutch song. SINPO 44333.
*6265 1755 Radio Joey. Dance music, signal improving. SINPO 24332.
*6285 1815 Radio Focus Int. Rock, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6305 2130 Radio Merlin Int. The Doors "People are Strange." SINPO 55444.
6310 2045 Radio OZNRH. Mellow jazz. SINPO 44333.
6337 2040 Radio Odynn. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
*6385 1807 Studio 52. Nena song. SINPO 34333.

(*via Central England SDR/ via Twente SDR)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sat Aug 13

4029 2200 Laser Hot Hits. Pop, splash from 4035. SINPO 33333.
4035 2140 TRX Radio (pres). Blues music. SINPO 54444.
6210 1809 Mike Radio. "Mission Impossible," theme. SINPO 44433.
6240 1609 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Jingles, dance music. SINPO 34333.
6240 2208 Radio Blackbeard. ID, dance music. SINPO 44433.
6258 1848 Radio Batavier. Oldies. SINPO 43333.
6285 1625 Radio Focus Int. The Byrds, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6295 1735 Voice of the Netherlands. Rose Royce "Is this Love You're After," SINPO 44433, moved to 6293 at 1804. Strong peaks.
6295 1902 Radio Batavier. Move from 6258. "Bad Moon Rising." SINPO 33333. Still on at 2150 - now SINPO 54444.
6320 1827 Magic AM. KC & The Sunshine Band "That's the Way," SINPO 34333.
6340 1838 Lowland Radio. Oldies. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int special broadcast

On August 15, let's celebrate one year since MRI returned back on the air  on the occasion of Ferragosto national holiday! Tune in to MRI  Thank you for your participation!

Every year many Italians observe Assumption Day, also known as Ferragosto, on August 15. This year the national holiday of Ferragosto  (which celebrates the Catholic belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven at her death) coincides with the first anniversary since MRI,  after 15 years of dormancy, returned back to the airwaves  on 15 August 2015.

Although most of Italians go to the beach (or mountains) for Ferragosto, MRI will be on the air with a special broadcast as follows: from  0800 to 1000 UTC  on 7700 kHz USB and from 1030 to 1530 UTC on 15025 kHz.

To mark this anniversary, we’ll air  “Ferragosto Show”, with music, interviews and listeners' feedbacks.

But that is not all. In addition to our weekly DX shows  "Italian Shortwave Panorama" (in English) and  "Panorama Onde Corte" (in Italian),  we'll be airing a repeat of our special programme  in Italian produced, in cooperation with Radio Europe  and IBC – Italian Broadcasting Corporation, to celebrate the  role of free shortwave radio on the occasion of 2016 World Radio Day.

We take this opportunity to invite shortwave listeners and DXers, in conjunction with this Special Ferragosto broadcasts  on August 15, 2016, to send your greetings in a form of audio clip (mp3-file) or  text  to marconiradiointernational@gmail.com. We'll  air  and include  your greetings in our next MRI Newsletter.

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  Ferragosto  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 our special Ferragosto broadcasts.

Best 73's
Marconi Radio International

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thurs Aug 11

4029 2041 Laser Hot Hits. Status Quo "Down Down," QRM from utility on 4031. SINPO 33333.
6240 2006 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6265 1950 Cupid Radio. Rock, IDs and off. Said might be on at weekend. SINPO 54444.
6290 2010 Radio Goofy. Music, jingles and off. SINPO 33333.
6295 2050 Radio Pirana. ID, Bob Marley "No Woman No Cry," also played jingle for my address list (thanks). SINPO 44333.
6306 2000 Alex Warner Radio Show. ID, greetings, German rock. SINPO 54444.
6850 1955 U Boat 66 Radio. Greetings, soft rock, testing new transmitter. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wed Aug 10

4029 2202 Laser Hot Hits. The Classics Experience with Paul Walker. "Twist & Shout", "Rose Garden." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tues Aug 9

4029 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Carpenters "Top of the World." SINPO 34333.
5830 2030 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6295 2045 Unid. Spanish talk, Latin Am music. SINPO 34333.
6319 2020 Radio Odynn. Kate Bush "Running up the Hill," SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Sun Aug 7

*4029 1925 Laser Hot Hits. Kane Gang "Cloest Thing to Heaven," SINPO 34333.
6040 1915 Eighties Radio. "Never Stop Me From Loving You," ID. SINPO 44433.
6240 1752 Radio Casanova. ID, greetings, "Save Me." SINPO 44433.
6255 1725 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6257 1930 Radio Akenzo. The Beatles "Hey Jude," SINPO 34333.
6285 1800 Radio Focus Int. "Still Got the Blues for You," ID. SINPO 34333.
6307 1825 Radio Goofy. European pop, bad sound on the audio - transmitter fault? SINPO 24332.
6315 1904 Radio Nachtrijder. Lady GaGa then Roxette "Joyrider," SINPO 34333.
6960 1735 Radio Digital. "Locomotion," "Ob La Di Ob La Do." SINPO 34333.

(via Central England Web SDR/
*via Twente SDR))

BPM Shortwave eQSL

BPM Shortwave sent me this great eQSL after hearing on July 30 on 6245 kHz. Many thanks.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Sat Aug 6

6235 1741 Radio Technical Man. ID, polka. SINPO 34333.
6260 1750 Digital AM. Elvis "Jailhouse Rock." SINPO 34333.
6295 1737 Radio Pioneer. Abba "Winner Takes It All." SINPO 34333.
6306 1730 Radio Groentboertje. Dutch music, whistle from station on 6305. SINPO 33333.
6320 1720 Magic AM. Gilbert O'Sullivan "Get Down," then Human League," greetings. SINPO 44433.

(via Central England Web SDR) 

Friday, August 05, 2016

Fri Aug 5

6070 1735 Radio Mi Amigo v Ch292. Broadcasting from the LV Lightship, Harwich. Punk classics. SINPO 45444.
6285 1700 Radio Focus Int. Sixities music, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6307 1710 Radio Goofy. Just traces of music, ID in Iann's chat.

(via Central England SDR)

SM Radio International eQSL

SM Radio International sent an eQSL for its programme on July 9. The station is relayed via Channel 292. Tomorrow it is scheduled to broadcast between 1000-1200 UTC and 1900-2100UTC.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Wed Aug 3

4029 2048 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show, "The Midas Touch." SINPO 44333.
7700U 2034 Marconi Radio Int. Italian talk, not easy to hear. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, August 01, 2016

Radio Armada wins QSL award

The long-running Dutch medium wave pirate Radio Armada has been voted as the first recipient of the free radio QSL Award at this year's Dutch summer meeting for free radio listeners and operators, held a few weeks ago.

Listeners had been voting for which station they believed offered the best QSL service and the result was announced at the meeting. The station operator received a  Swedish crystal vase and a bouquet of flowers.

The award was sponsored by the Shortwave Combination Holland free radio station and Swedish DX clubs MKVK and VDXK.

I was able to listen to Radio Armada on Saturday evening on 1667 kHz and sent him a reception report. I received a quick reply with an eQSL, letter and photo of him with his award.

Congratulations and many thanks!