FRS Holiday Season broadcast

Dear FRS & Radio Friends,

Sunday December 30th FRS-Holland will be on air with its annual Holiday Season broadcast.
The broadcast will be on 7700//58xx between 08:52- 14:00 UTC/ 09:52- 15:00 CET.
Similar to November 18th, the full broadcast will be repeated in the afternoon.
More info follows later in December.

FRS-Holland offers you the opportunity to send in your December Greetings to radio friends and relatives.
Your contributions are highly appreciated and will add something special to our programmes!
You can easily produce a little (written) message and send it to [frs@frsholland.nl]. It only takes a few minutes of your spare time....
We raffle a radio DVD among those who participate in our December broadcast with their Seasonal greetings.
We'd like to ask you to do it as soon as possible as some shows will be recorded within 10 days.
Don't hesitate but just do it!
If you have the opportunity to send in an audio (mp3) clip you are more than welcome!
Written messages are also welcome via POBox 2701, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.

Join us ringing out 2018....the FRS-Holland staff is looking forward to hear from you...

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the staff

Free Radio AM 1584 Khz

After Radio Oberfranken and others, a new fake station, probably broadcasting from Italy, has been heard on 1584 kHz, this time identifying itself as Free Radio AM. That is a sort of ”Black clandestine station" that claims to be Free Radio AM, the legal radio station with this name which has a license and operates from Trieste on 1584 kHz. The true Free Radio AM can be identified by matching your audio on 1584 kHz with their stream which can be found at http://www.assamgroup.it/

This Internet site also includes an announcement in Italian saying that the station «is under attack by some illegal radio operators that, especially in night hours, use to broadcast on 1584 kHz different kind of contents with the aim of deliberately causing interference to Free Radio AM. A number of different station names have been used for such transmissions which are aired via a transmitter with enough power.

The situation has now become serious like never before. In the last days, those illegal broadcasters have carried station announcements saying that you are tuned to Free Radio AM. They record and falsify our jingles and voices, which are modified with the addition of insults and blasphemies. Those illegal broadcasters not only deliberately interfere to Free Radio AM but also other radio stations in Europe, whose operators can believe that the origin of such interferences is the true Free Radio AM. It’s quite evident that a criminal act is underway with the aim of forcing our station to stop broadcasting.

Of all those facts, the Italian authorities are well aware since January 2018 but until now no action has been apparently taken. We dissociate ourselves from any broadcast with offensive and blasphemous language and hope that authorities will solve this case as soon as possible. We invite our listeners to report to us any kind of taboo language which can be heard over that station claiming to be Free Radio AM!»

Info via A-DX

Marconi Radio International back on the air on 22 October 2017, on 7700 kHz

Please be advised that after many weeks of absence, MRI will be back on the air tomorrow, Sunday, 22 October 2017, as follows: 13.45-15.45 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB mode).

Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome. Our E-mail: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com

Last but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet the day before the broadcast. You can also forward this message to a friend.

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.

Best 73's
Marconi Radio International (MRI)