Marconi Radio International (MRI) on the air today Sunday, 18 October 2020 as follows:

22.00-2300 UTC on 6170 kHz (USB mode).

Reception reports to this E-mail address: 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. You can also forward this message to a friend.

Marconi Radio International (MRI).

Dear FRS Friends,

We at FRS were happy with the  response on our 200th official broadcast on Sunday August 30th. We received a fine number of most interesting mails and letters,
some from ‘long ago listeners’ and others from new listeners. And amazing reception in the US/Canada later in the evening! But (and this is even more important!)
also solid reception in Europe, particularly in the mid/later part of the evening.

The comprehensive FRS Summer 2020 Newsletter tells it all.
In the mean time we have responded to all those writing in for the FRS Summer Splash as well as the 200th broadcast August 30th. It was a huge job but
looking at some of the mail we received, it was worth doing.

Most likely early November we hope to celebrate 4 decades of FRS-Holland on short wave. Certainly a milestone!
It’s not only our party but also the listeners’ one! So…we need a little helping hand, your participation.
In all those many years we have often tried to involve listeners in our broadcasts. Many of you will know what I mean.

We’d kindly request to answer & reply to these two questions:

Q1) When did you listen to FRS-Holland for the very first time?

It could be an exact date but if you cannot remember that’s no problem. ‘Summer 1983’, ‘late 1998’ , Spring 2005” …all is ok! And: if you can add a just a few  explanatory words. that would be wonderful.
Like: ‘I first heard FRS-Holland because early 2001 I bought myself a new SW receiver. One of the first times I used it, I came along FRS-Holland.” Or: “I read about FRS in a magazine and was
curious to hear the station.’ ‘I heard it from a fellow DXer.’  There are various good reasons! If you remember please mention it.

Q2) And why are you still listening to FRSH?

Please come up with one or a few arguments. Most likely you have already mentioned (a) reason(s) in a mail/ letter you once sent.

How to respond?
You can respond by e-mail or  spoken word (approx. one minute).
If you have the opportunity to record your message (mp3), that would be wonderful. Otherwise we will read out your message on air!

Please include your name and address. To ease things you can fill in the attached form and return it.
Or alternatively put your answers directly in a mail.

Last but not least: we MUST have your entry latest on October 9th. That gives you more than enough time.
We do not expect long ‘stories’. Keep it short

Uno dei problemi che accadono a volte in questo splendido ricevitore costruito fino alla fine degli anni 90 sono degli spegnimenti e riavvii improvvisi senza che nel display venga visualizzato ne prima ne dopo un qualche messaggio diagnostico. Il problema nasce nell’alimentatore, costruito per la W-J dall’americana Condor e codificato come SP1348A. Leggendo l’interessantissimo sito di N9EWO è possibile trovare informazioni sul fatto che questo alimentatore abbia a volte problemi con le perdite dei condensatori elettrolitici per cui viene proposta la lista con tanto di codici per l’acquisto su RS.  Tutti i condensatori devono essere di buona qualità di tipo 105° e data la disponibilità dei codici vi è la possibilità di acquistare proprio gli originali.

L’apertura del ricevitore e lo smontaggio dell’alimentatore non crea particolari problemi, dopo i soliti minuti passati ad ammirare la costruzione di questo rx si può già passare all’opera.

Anche se i condensatori che possono dare questo problema sono C31, C7 e C5 ho optato per la completa sostituzione di tutti e 13 gli elettrolitici. Questo l’alimentatore a lavoro terminato.

Il primo test naturalmente è stato il controllo della presenza delle tensioni sul connettore che va a collegarsi sulla scheda secondo il seguente schema: Rosso->+5V   Blu->+12V   Viola->-12V   Giallo->+5V   Neri->Massa

Il secondo test dopo aver ricollegato l’alimentatore è stato l’utilizzo della radio per una giornata intera senza che venisse più riscontrato il problema.

A seguito del rimontaggio dell’alimentatore nel suo case e la chiusura della radio l’operazione può ritenersi conclusa positivamente. Adesso la radio è pronta per altre ore di divertente ascolto senza il fastidioso problema.

 

4840 23-mag 03:50 USA WWCR, Nashville – Religious talk in E, fair
4960 24-mag 04:15 STP VOA Pineira – Tk abt the president in E, weak
5025 23-mag 02:10 CUB Radio Rebelde – Mx Cristian Castro & Jose, fair
5140 23-mag 02:20 PIR Charlestone Radio Int – Mx Nitsa Molly, good
5830 24-mag 04:00 USA WTWW Lebanon – Tk abt society, weak
5860 23-mag 02:00 KWT Radio Farda – Talk in Arabic, mx Reza Shiri, good
7440 24-mag 06:40 D Radio Waves Int. – ID, mx with Peter Hills, good
7780 24-mag 04:20 USA WRMI, The Overcomer – Preaching in E, fair
9455 24-mag 04:25 USA WRMI, The Overcomer – Preaching in E, fair
9525 24-mag 04:50 F Radio Denge Welat – Tk in Kurdish, good
9610 24-mag 09:00 D AWR – Obiettivo DX in It., good