Cap’n Ric’s released the revised schedule of our 1st-anniversary broadcasts and our limited edition eQSL.

Here’s the schedule:
November 21 – Channel 262, Rohrbach, Germany – 0900 UTC on 6070 kHz and 1800 UTC on 3955 kHz
November 22 – WBCQ, Monticello, Maine USA – 0200 UTC on 6160 kHz
November 28 – WRMI, Okeechobee, Florida USA – 2300 UTC on 7570 kHz
– Radio GaGa, Somewhere in North America – ???? UTC on ???? kHz.
November 29 – WRMI, Okeechobee, Florida USA – 0200 UTC on 9455 kHz.

The program is a rebroadcast of TRSW’s first program aired by Radio GaGa on November 28, 2019.

Channel 292 broadcasts originate in Rohrbach, Germany, and are primarily for European listeners. The other three are for North American listeners. All four broadcasts may be heard in other parts of the world.

Our eQSL displays some of the 30 different eQSL designs TRSW’s used in the past year. The 1st-anniversary eQSLs are available for correct, detailed reception reports to [email protected]

“FRS-Holland 1980-2020: 40 years on shortwave!

On Sunday November 8th FRS-Holland will celebrate 40 years of shortwave broadcasts. Following intensive preparations FRS is ready to offer an attractive programming that day.
This time we hope to surprise you…so we won’t reveal all details as far as the programme content is concerned. Tune in and find out! Of course our history plays an important part.
A hint: the music we play is closely associated to several aspects of FRS’ past 40 years. Listen and enjoy.
To be honest: this won’t be a typical broadcast for a quick listen…there’s so much interesting to listen to next Sunday….sit down behind your SW receiver & make sure you are part of it.
In order to make listening convenient, next Sunday’s broadcast will be aired on different frequencies ánd different times. In addition there will be a number of streams starting a few days
after the shortwave broadcasts. Take a look at our schedule.
There will be a special Anniversary QSL card. Besides: listeners who send in a letter/ report to P.O.Box 2702 in Herten will receive our FRS 40 years Souvenir booklet containing many interesting articles. Please enclose 5 euro to cover P&P. For an extra 5 euro we offer a FRS 40 years CD. This CD contains programme extracts from past & present, FRS 40th Anniversary jingles (recently produced for next Sunday) and a few surprises.
We are looking forward to have your company next Sunday!

73’s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS team”

FRS-Holland 40th Anniversary Frequency Schedule

Sunday November 8th 2020





7700 kHz

08:52- 14:05 / 14:05- 19:23*

09:52- 15:30 / 15:30- 21:00*


5790 kHz

08:52- 14:05 / 14:05- 19:23*

09:52- 15:30 / 15:30- 21:00*


6160 kHz***

08:52- 14:05

09:52- 15:30


3920 kHz**

15:52- 21:05

16:52- 22:30

* Our full programming will be repeated on our two main frequencies being 7700 & 5790 kHz.
** The 3920 outlet offers best reception in the later afternoon & evening. So best option is to start at 17 CET to ensure good reception.
*** 6160 more or less runs in parallel with our main 7700 & 5790 services.Only during the first run!


Please be advised that  Marconi Radio International will once again be on air tomorrow, Saturday, 31 October 2020, as follows:  07.00-08.00 UTC on 11390 kHz and 16.00-17.00 UTC on 7720 kHz (USB Mode).

To celebrate Halloween, we’ll air a special show, with a number of rock songs, from punk to power metal, with the word “Halloween” in their title.

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

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

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

594 14-mag 18:20 I Nexus IBA via Challenger radio – DX px in E, good
819 14-mag 05:00 I RDE, Trieste – ID, presa diretta in It., good
909 14-mag 18:30 ROU SRR Radio Cluj – ID, tip music – good
1017 16-mag 15:30 I Amica Radio Veneta – Songs, live with Giusi, fair
1476 14-mag 19:00 AUT Museumsradio – ID in E, mx Vico Torriani, fair
3955 16-mag 18:10 D Texas Radio via CH292 – Mx Archie Bell, ID, email in E, good
3975 16-mag 18:00 D Scorribande via Shortwaveradio – Px in It, good
4840 14-mag 04:00 USA WWCR, Nashville – Mail, web, tk in E, fair
4930 14-mag 04:10 BOT Voa via Botswana – Tk in Shona – fair
4960 16-mag 22:40 STP VOA Pineira – Mx Black M feat Sidiki, tk in E, good
5025 11-mag 04:30 CUB Radio Rebelde – Cuban music, fair
5040 11-mag 04:30 CUB Radio Habana – Tk abt Miriam Ramos in S, fair
5085 11-mag 04:40 USA WTWW Lebanon – Mx Mark Wills, Duprees, fair
5140 15-mag 06:20 PIR Charlestone Radio Int – ID and tk in E, Mx, fair
5780 17-mag 06:00 PIR Harmony radio – Mx Fred Astair, fair
5830 14-mag 04:20 USA WTWW Lebanon – Tk abt radio and survival, weak
5850 14-mag 04:25 USA WRMI, The Overcomer – Preaching in E, weak
5920 15-mag 06:30 D HCJB Deutsch – Tk in G, fair
5940 15-mag 06:40 BEL Radio Onda – ID, Mx Roberta Flack, fair
6070 17-mag 08:00 D Superclan radio via CH292 – ID, mx Chjange, good
6150 15-mag 06:50 D Europa 24 – Tk in G, fair
6160 16-mag 16:00 D Scorribande via Shortwaveradio – Px in It, good
6275 16-mag 19:50 PIR Abu Dhabi – Mx Clint Black, ID, greetings in E, good
6305 16-mag 19:30 PIR Radio Merlin – Mx and tk in E, weak
6375 16-mag 19:45 PIR Radio Rob – Mx Tones and I, fair
6390 16-mag 19:40 PIR Radio Joey – Mx danece – Good
7780 14-mag 04:30 USA WRMI, The Overcomer – Preaching in E, good
9610 17-mag 09:00 D AWR – Obiettivo DX in It., good
9915 14-mag 04:35 MDG BBC – Tk abt virus in E, fair

783 28-apr 05:00 E Cope Catalunya – La ultima ora della magnana, fair
792 28-apr 04:57 CZE Rádio Dechovka -ID in Czeck, tipical mx, weak
810 28-apr 04:50 MKD Radio Makedonija – Tipical music, fair
891 28-apr 04:40 ALG Chaîne 1 – Tk in Arab abt Ramadan, fair
1215 28-apr 04:35 G Absolute Radio – ID & tk in E, weak
1296 28-apr 04:30 E Cope Valencia – Cope estar informado in S, weak
1422 28-apr 04:20 ALG Radio Coran – Koran sung, weak
1458 28-apr 04:15 G Lyca Radio – ID, mx IX, fair
1503 28-apr 04:10 BIH Radio 1503 – Mx Nina Badric, nx virus, weak
1584 01-mag 08:00 I RDE, Trieste – NX & adv, tacabanda in It., good
1633 02-mag 04:00 PIR Radio Barcelona – Mx Chris Andrews, weak
3920 01-mag 19:40 PIR Radio Piepzender – Mx Sepultura, weak
3955 01-mag 19:50 D Encore classical music – Classic music, good
4930 30-apr 18:50 BOT Voa via Botswana – Womans dialogue, weak
5140 03-mag 06:40 PIR Charlestone Radio Int – ID in E, Mx, fair
5805 01-mag 19:30 DNK Radio 208 – ID in E, mx Canned Heat, Heart, fair
5860 30-apr 18:55 KWT Radio Farda – Talk in Arabic, music – fair/interf
5885 01-mag 20:00 PIR Panda Radio – Mx Jonny Bo Home, tk in E, weak
5940 01-mag 20:10 BEL Radio Onda – Mx Gilberto Gil, fair
6070 03-mag 08:00 D Radio Goldrausch – ID in E, mx Baccara, good
6290 27-apr 18:45 PIR Odynn Radio – Mx The cats, fair
6300 03-mag 08:30 PIR Radio Quintus – ID, tk in E, mx, weak
6305 28-apr 19:00 PIR Radio Merlin, ID, mx Alice Cooper, fair
6380 03-mag 07:00 PIR Radio 319 – Id in E, mx Fleetwood Mac, fair
7440 03-mag 08:25 D Encore classical music – Classic music, weak
9610 03-mag 09:00 D AWR – Obiettivo DX in It., good
9730 30-apr 19:00 VTN Voice of Vietnam – ID then start China, weak
9920 30-apr 19:25 THA Radio Thailand – News in E, good