Cari ascoltatori,
vogliamo ricordarvi gli orari attuali delle nostre trasmissioni settimanali in Italiano:
– MERCOLEDI’ 20.00-22.00 UTC SU 6070 kHz
– VENERDI’ 01.00-01.30 UTC SU 9955 kHz
– SABATO 01.30-02.00 UTC SU 11580 kHz
Questa settimana in apertura di trasmissione potrete ascoltare come sempre “DX ITALIA DX NEWS”, notizie per radioamatori, seguito da “LA POSTA DEGLI ASCOLTATORI”, con i rapporti giunti nel mese di agosto.
L’ora successiva, su 6070 kHz, sarà aperta da “PANORAMA ONDE CORTE”, notizie per BCL, seguito da “HISTORY HIT” con musica e notizie dall’anno 1978.
Nel corso delle trasmissioni ci sono gli spazi chiamati “IBC DIGITAL”, in modi digitali, come segue:
– MERCOLEDI’ 20.30-21.00 UTC SU 6070 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) e OLIVIA 16-500 (2200 Hz)
Nella prima parte in MFSK32 trasmettiamo un estratto dal blog di Andrea Lawendel, mentre nella seconda in OLIVIA 16-500 lo spazio è occupato dalle notizie per radioamatori “DX Italia Dx News”
– VENERDI’ 01.25-01.30 UTC SU 9955 kHz “DX Italia Dx News” in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
– SABATO 01.55-02.00 UTC SU 11580 kHz “DX Italia Dx News” in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
Aspettiamo le vostre lettere ed i vostri rapporti di ricezione a … buon ascolto e decodifica!



Dear listeners,

this is just to remind you our weekly schedule:
– WEDNESDAY 20.00-22.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz
– FRIDAY 01.00-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz
– SATURDAY 01.30-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz
The first 30 minutes are devoted this week to the news for HAM and BCL “DX ITALIA DX NEWS”, followed by “LA POSTA DEGLI ASCOLTATORI”, the listeners’ mailbox, with your August letters.
The second hour, on 6070 kHz, is occupied this week by “PANORAMA ONDE CORTE”, news for BCL, and “History Hit”, with music and news from 1978.
Inside our brodcasts we have some digital programs called “IBC DIGITAL” as follows:
– WEDNESDAY 20.30-21.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) and OLIVIA 16-500 (2200 Hz)
– FRIDAY 01.25-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
– SATURDAY 01.55-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
We wait for your reception reports to … good listening and decoding!

153 06:20 Antena satelor, Romania – Music 444 05-ago
171 06:25 Radio Mediterranee, Marocco – Program in French 343 05-ago
252 06:30 Radio Algerienne, Algeri – Program in French 322 05-ago
567 06:00 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 454 05-ago
846 06:05 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 454 05-ago
1035 06:10 Amica Radio Veneta, Italy – Folk music 454 05-ago
1350 19:30 I AM Radio, Italy – ID and music 555 09-ago
1368 06:15 Challenger Radio, Italy – Religious program 343 05-ago
4800 22:00 CNR 1, China – ID + program in Chinese 444 06-ago
5820 19:30 RTE via Madagascar – Program in English 433 04-ago
5865 19:35 R. Farda via Kuwait – Talking in Farsi 444 04-ago
5910 19:40 R. Romania Int, Tiganesti-Saftica – Program in Serbian 555 04-ago
5910 19:43 Voice of Tigrat revolution, Ethiopia – Etnic music 443 04-ago
5915 21:40 Zambia NBC Radio 1, Zambia – Etnic music 222 11-ago
6025 22:10 Xizang PBS, China – Chinese musica 444 06-ago
6040 18:30 80’s Radio – ID and music 444 12-ago
6050 19:55 PBS Xizang, China – Woman talk and music 444 04-ago
6070 21:00 Radio BCLNews via CH292 – Studio dx 555 06-ago
6070 19:00 Radio Ohne namen – ID and German music 544 12-ago
6090 20:00 R. Nigeria, Kaduna – ID + woman talk and music 343 04-ago
6105 22:20 Radio Taiwan Int, Kouhu – ID and telephone numbers 533 06-ago
6110 20:10 R. Fana, Ethiopia – Etnic music 443 04-ago
6180 21:30 Radio National Amazonia – Brasil 322 11-ago
6195 20:20 VOA via Botswana – Music program 554 04-ago
6285 19:10 Hitmix Radio – Music program 343 09-ago
6305 22:25 Jhonny Tobacco – Dutch music 433 06-ago
6340 20:55 Odynn radio – Music program 333 06-ago
6950 19:50 Enterprise radio, Italy – Music and talk 444 05-ago
7345 20:30 Radio China Int,Beijing – Italian language program 555 04-ago
7445 06:40 BBC WS via Madagascar, Interview in English 232 05-ago
9355 20:45 R. Free Asia, Agignan Point – Chinese music program 544 04-ago
9380 20:50 All India Radio, Aligarh – Indian music program 444 04-ago
9490 21:00 VOA via Kuwait – News in French 444 04-ago
9575 06:45 R. Medi 1, Marocco – Musical program 555 05-ago
9790 09:00 AWR, Nauen – Studio DX 555 07-ago
11615 21:10 World Christian Radio via Madagascar – Program in Chinese 555 04-ago
11700 20:20 Radio Biafra via Bulgaria – ID in English 555 09-ago
11760 21:00 Radio Habana, Cuba – Frequency list 343 09-ago
11780 22:00 Radio National Amazonia – Brasil 232 11-ago
11860 21:20 Radio Sanaa, Yemen 333 11-ago
11880 07:00 AWR via Issoudun – ID + Program in French 555 05-ago
12095 20:50 BBC via Ascension – Program in English 444 06-ago
15140 08:00 AWR, Nauen – Program in French 555 10-ago
21580 08:10 Radio France Int, Issoudun – News in French 555 10-ago

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 []. 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)

Da un po di tempo Icom non metteva sul mercato nuovi ricevitori per cui era nell’aria la possibilità di vedere la casa giapponese presentare qualche novità. La prima si chiama IC-R8600 ed esteticamente assomiglia ad un IC-7300 con solo la parte ricevente. Le prime indiscrezioni lo danno come sdr con sovra campionamento da 0 a 3 Ghz con decodifica interna di sistemi digitali simile all’Aor  ar-dv1. Il secondo ricevitore è invece un palmare denominato IC-R30 dotato di un display molto generoso. Molto presto si dovrebbero conoscerne le caratteristiche tecniche.





Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 20th anniversary QSL. Bringing free press to closed societies, RFA’s first broadcast was in Mandarin on September 29, 1996 at 2100 UTC. RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation broadcasting news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Acting as a substitute for indigenous free media, RFA concentrates coverage on events occurring in and/or affecting Burma, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Vietnam. RFA does not express editorial opinions but provides news, analysis, commentary, and cultural programming in the languages of the country of broadcast. This design is RFA’s 62nd QSL and is used to confirm all valid reception reports from September – December 2016.












Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in
Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin
(the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA
strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’
broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target
countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in
local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific
local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current
broadcast frequency schedule, is available at
RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are
valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our
transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card
to the listener. RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but
also from its general listening audience

Reception reports are also accepted by email at and by mail to:

Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America.


Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000

Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000 (Air force one 1960)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator (Bomber 1940)

North American B-25B Mitchell

North American B-25B Mitchell (Medium bomber 1939)

Martin B-26 Marauder

Martin B-26 Marauder (Bomber 1942)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Bomber 1944)

Convair B-36

Convair B-36 (intercontinental bomber 1949)

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 listener’s 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 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: 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