Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Radio Merlin International

Radio Merlin International*, in a test transmission from the UK, was logged on 9 December 2014. Station IDs/jingles between a selection of Christmas songs, including Band Aid - "Do They Know Its Christmas", George Michael - "Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart", Shakin' Stevens - "Merry Christmas Everyone", "Wish It Could Be Christmas ", ABBA - "Happy New Year", Taylor Swift - "Santa Baby", was heard 13.30 to 14.00 UTC. DJ mentioned test transmission was being performed to check the higher aerial at reduced power. Reception on 6.305 kHz was (SINPO) 24322 -- weak signal with long fades and severe atmospheric noise, nevertheless music was audible and clear occasionally.

Reception report was emailed on same day.  An eQSL and Xmas card from RMI arrived the following day, 10 December 2014. Many thanks, Paul!

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

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