Monday, September 28, 2015

Marconi Radio International*

Marconi Radio International*, broadcasting in a test transmission from Italy, was logged on 22 September 2015. Instrumental music with ID was observed from  17.45 till 18.05 UTC. Reception on 11.390 kHz was (SINPO) 15231 -- carrier signal was present most of the transmission, with faint audio occasionally peaking above atmosheric noise. Aside from this, reception was very noisy. After 18.15 UTC, reception gradually deteriorated and carrier was barely noticeable.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. On 28 September 2015, I received a very nice email and newsletter from MRI, along with this eQSL. 


Here is an extract from their email: "...We are a small free radio station broadcasting from Italy which, after 15 years of dormancy, returned back to the airwaves on 15th August 2015. Currently we are airing test broadcasts on our historic frequency of 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Although  we are not broadcasting regularly, we usually  go on air on Fridays  from 1700 to 1900 UTC and on Saturdays from 1230 to 1430 UTC (Fridays 1800-2000 UTC and Saturdays 1330-1530 UTC in October-March when Daylight Saving Time is not in force in Italy).

"However, as we are still testing times and days of transmission are liable to change and last minute information on when our tests are scheduled is regularly sent in advance to short-wave community and listeners in our mailing list.

"Here is the schedule for this week’s test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International:
30th September 2015, from approximately 1745 to 1845 UTC.
1st  October   2015, from approximately 1745 to 1945 UTC
3rd  October   2015, from approximately 1230 to 1530 UTC."

Grazie mille, Marconi Radio International!!!

*Logged using a remote SDR receiver linked to the University of Twente (The Netherlands) website and monitored in Malaysia from a Lenovo S660

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