DX Fanzine nr. 41 – January 2017

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Editor:Antonello Napolitano. The cover photo shows an E-QSL of France Bleu Alsace (France).



 
 Freq.   Date    Time-UTC  ITU Station, Language and Programme Details.    SINPO Contributor

  162   31.12.16 2255       F  France Inter, Allouis, FF: The End.                  45444 CG
  648   16.01.17 0545-0555 SVN R.Murski Val, Slovenian: Song "Grace and Poise(A)"by 45444 AN  
                               Daryl Griffith, TK, Commercials (among them one for
                               Citroen), Song "Cake" by The Ocean.
  648   22.01.17 0702-0706 SVN R.Murski Val, Slovenian: Song "Vencek Uspenic" by    35433 AN
                               Stanka Kovacic, TK.   
  729   03.01.17 0650       E  RNE R.1, Valladolid, SS: Regional NX Castilla y Leon F.    RP
  783   14.01.17 2207-2217 SYR Syrian R., Tartus, AA: TK (NX). QRM from Spain.      43333 AN
  783   22.01.17 0032-0035  E  COPE Miramar, SS: ID, Sport NX, ID, TK.              44444 AN
  828   15.01.17 0030       E  Hit FM, Terrasa, EE: ID e MX.                        G.    RP
  882   09.01.17 2157       E  COPE Alicante, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G.    RP
  900   24.01.17 2255       E  COPE Granada, SS: ID, Commercials for local business F.    RP
  900   24.01.17 2330      ARS Saudi BC, Qurayyat, AA: TK by YL // a 1521 KHz       F.    RP
  900   25.01.17 1730       I  RAI R.1, Milano, IT: Regional NX (Gazzettino Padano) E.    RP
  945   14.01.17 2200-2203 ROU R.Romania Actualitati,Miercurea, RM: ID+Time Pips+NX 34333 AN
 1026   13.01.17 1740       E  R.Reus, CT: ID, Commercials for local business.      G.    RP
 1026   25.01.17 1745      IRN IRIB R.Tabriz, Azarshahr Farsi: TK.                  F.    RP
 1044   23.01.17 2255       E  R.S.Sebastian, SS:ID, Commercials for local business G.    RP
 1053   12.01.17 1855      ROU R.Iasi, RM: ID.                                      G.    RP
 1098   19.01.17 2000-2020 ARS SBC R.Jeddah, Dammam, AA: ID. // 1089 kHz.           23442 PR
 1107   23.01.17 1835       E  RNE R.5, Logrono, SS: Regional NX La Rioja           G.    RP
 1116   02.01.17 1730       I  RAI R.1, Palermo, IT: Regional NX of Sicilia.        G.    RP
 1224   11.01.17 1855       E  COPE Lleida, CT: ID, Commercials for local business. G.    RP
 1224   26.01.17 1755       E  COPE Mallorca, SS: ID+Commercials for local business G.    RP
 1269   23.01.17 2157       E  COPE Zamora, SS: ID, Commercials for local business. F.    RP
 1296   22.01.17 0023-0028 SDN R.Omdurman, via Reiba AA: TK, Song "Shouf El Ein" by 44444 AN
                               Nelli Makdessi.
 1350   08.01.17 1817-1834 ARM TWR Asia, Gavar, EE/Turkish:Leading the Way Ministry 43443 PR
 1350   28.01.17 2330       I  I AM R., IT: Special PX to commemorate Angelo Borra  E.    RP
                               founder of first italian private station Radio Milano 
                               International who dead a few days ago.info@iamradio.am  
 1359   15.01.17 0010       I  R.Time, Pistoia, IT: ID, MX.                         G.    RP
 1368   15.01.17 0015       I  Challenger R., Villa Estense, EE: NX.                G.    RP
 1368   22.01.17 0009-0022  I  Challenger R., Villa Estense: EE: NX. At 0015 Song   34433 AN
                               "Come in uno specchio" by Eugenio Finardi.
 1377   05.01.17 1902-1922 ARM TWR Asia, Gavar, EE/Farsi: Leading the Way Ministry. 33443 PR
 1377   22.01.17 0000-0007 TZN R.Free Africa, Mwanza, Swahili: Phone in. ID, Jingle 34433 AN
                               Web, TK, Song "Destiny" by Buiu Banton. 
 1377   29.01.17 0106-0114 TZN R.Free Africa, Mwanza, Swahili: TK, African MX. At   35333 AN
                               0112 Song "Songa Mbele" by Bahati Bukuku.
 1413   25.01.17 1835       E  RNE R.5, Jaen, SS: Regional NX Andalucia.            F.    RP
 1431   07.01.17 1900-1903 UKR R.Ukraine Int., Mykolaiv, RR: IS, ID, Frqs, Web, NX. 44544 AN
 1467   04.01.17 2045       F  TWR, Roumoules, Polish:                              45544 CG
 1503   07.01.17 1751-1813 BIH R.Zavidovici, Bosnian: Relay of RFE PX. At 1800 TS,  44333 AN
                               Commercials, NX. At 1812 ID and Local Folk song.
 1503   16.01.17 0527-0544 BIH R.1503 Zavidovici, Zavidovici, Bosnian: TK with many 45444 AN
                               mentions of BIH. Song "Ceznja" by Nina Badric. At 
                               0536 Radio Kalendar (It sounded like a review of hi-
                               storical events that occurred on this day).
 1503   20.01.17 0458-0510 BIH R. 1503 Zavidovici, Zavidovici, Bosnian: NA, NX      43443 PR
                               relayed from R.Bosnie I Herzegovine. 
 1530   07.01.17 1721-1726 STP VOA, Pinheira relay, PP: NX report, ID, Song.//13630 44444 AN
 1566   14.01.17 2143-2154 BEN TWR Benin, Parakou, FF: Rlgs TK and song "Je vis ta  44444 AN
                               libertè" by Face a Face. Web address twr360.org.
 1575   02.01.17 1110       I  RAI R.1, Genova, IT: Regional NX of Liguria.         G.    RP
 1584   04.01.17 1925       I  IBC via R.Studio X, Momigno, IT: Mailbag PX. E-mail: G.    RP
                               ibc@europe.com 
 1584   05.01.17 1735       E  R.Gandia, SS: ID, Commercials for local business.    F.    RP
 1584   04.01.17 2030       I  IBC via R.Studio X, Momigno, IT:                     45444 CG
 1593   15.01.17 0005       F  R.Bretagne 5, Quessoy, FF: MX-                       F.    RP
 1602   04.01.17 1840       E  R.Ontinyent, SS: ID, Commercials for local business. G.    RP
 1602   22.01.17 2230       I  Regional R., Otricoli, IT: MX.                       F.    RP
 1610   29.01.17 0045      AIA Caribbean Beacon, Anguilla, EE: Rlgs TK.             F.    RP
 2325   03.01.17 2045-2057 AUS VL8T ABC, Tennant Creek, NT, EE: TK.                 14321 MM
 2325   30.01.16 1044-1050 AUS ABC Tennant Creek, EE: Song, ID , interview. At 1050 F.    DV
                               canned anmnt by OM: "ABC will be switching off its 
                               shortwave services in the Northern Territory tomorrow. 
                               You'll still be able to hear ABC Radio on AM and FM,
                               as well as online with the ABC Radio app.  All ABC 
                               Radio and digital services will continue to be 
                               available on the VAST satellite service.  You can 
                               find out more at abc.net.au/shortwave. Or call the 
                               reception advice line on 1-300-13-9994", then promo,
                               ID, //2485, 4835 (really strong) of course.  
 2485   03.01.17 2040-2105 AUS VL8K ABC, Katherine, NT, EE: TK, Songs.              14321 MM
 3310   04.01.17 0030-0037 BOL R.Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, Quechua: TK.              24321 MM
 3895   28.01.17 2350      PIR Crazy Wave R., EE: ID, MX. E-mail: shortwave@gmx.de  G.    RP
 3905   28.01.17 2325      PIR R.Alice, EE: ID, MX. E-mail: radioalice@hotmail.com  G.    RP
 3915   07.01.17 2350      SGP BBC, Kranjii relay, EE: NX.                          G.    RP
 3932   29.01.17 0005      PIR Rammstein R., EE: ID,MX. Mail: rammsteinradio@gmx.de F.    RP
 3975   04.01.17 1900       I  IBC Italian Broadcasting Corporation, IT:            35443 CG
 3975   04.01.17 2002-2010  I  IBC Italian Broadcasting Corp. IT: DX PX “Studio DX” 35433 PR
 4055   04.01.17 0540-0620 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE/SS: Rlgs songs & TK, ID, TK.14321 MM
 4055   29.01.17 0550-0600 GTM R.Verdad, Chiquimula, EE:, songs and TK, ID in SS.   14321 MM
 4765   04.01.17 0450-0500*CUB R.Progreso, La Habana, SS: NX, ID, NA. S/OFF at 0500 34433 MM
 4765   04.01.17 1852-1910 TJK Tajik R., Dushanbè, Tajik: TK and songs.             24322 MM
 4774.9 04.01.17 0032-0044 PRU R.Tarma, Tarma, SS: TK.                              14321 MM
 4810   28.01.17 1731-1733 IND AIR Bhopal, EE: NX. QRM from Armenia. // 5010, 4920. 12321 MM
 4835   03.01.17 2018-2107 AUS VL8A ABC, Alice Springs, NT, EE: TK, at 2030 NX.     24322 MM
 4835   07.01.17 1647-1712 AUS VL8A ABC, Alice Springs, NT, EE: TK.                 24322 MM
 4835   24.02.17 1720-1733 AUS VL8A ABC, Alice Springs, NT, EE: TK. At 1730 NX.     24322 MM
 4835   28.01.17 1732-1745 AUS VL8A ABC, Alice Springs, NT, EE: NX, TK.             14321 MM
 4864.5 04.01.17 0449-0514  B  R.Alvorada, Londrina, PP: TK.                        14321 MM
 4875.1 04.01.17 0031-0040  B  R.Difusora Roraima, Boavista, PP: TK+Brazilian songs.14321 MM
 4885   03.01.17 2136-2146  B  R.Clube do Pará, Belém, PP: TK. Not A Voz do Brasil! 14321 MM
 4885   04.01.17 0518-0620  B  R.Clube do Pará, Belém, PP: Brazilian songs, ID.     24322 MM
 4885   08.01.17 0745-0810  B  R.Clube do Pará, Belém, PP: Brazilian songs, TK.     14321 MM
 4885   14.01.17 0410       B  R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: MX.                      G.    RP
 4885   28.01.17 2355       B  R.Clube do Parà, Belem, PP: NX.                      F.    RP
 4885   29.01.17 0745-0820  B  R.Clube do Pará, Belém, Brazilian and other songs.   24322 MM
 4895   07.01.17 1650-1700 IND AIR, Kurseong, Hindi: Local songs and TK.            14321 MM
 4910   28.01.17 1730-1733 IND AIR Jaipur, EE: NX. // 5010, 4920 kHz.               14321 MM
 4920   28.01.17 1659-1733 IND AIR Chennai, EE: Local songs. At 1730 ID, NX.//5010. 23322 MM
 4949.7 03.01.17 1745-1850 AGL R.Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, PP: TK.@ 1800 ID, NX 14321 MM
 4985   03.01.17 2136-2145  B  R.Brasil Central, Goiania, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil". 14321 MM
 5010   24.01.16 1658-1715 IND AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Hindi: TK, Songs.            34433 MM
 5010   28.01.17 1658-1733 IND AIR Thiruvanthantapuram, Hindi: TK and songs.At 1730 24322 MM
                               NX in EE.
 5025   03.01.17 2140-2150 AUS VL8K ABC, Katherine, NT, EE: TK. QRM from R.Rebelde. 21321 MM
 5040   07.01.17 1658-1710 IND AIR, Jeypore, - Local songs.                         14321 MM
 5040   24.01.16 1702-1716 IND AIR Jeypore, Local MX.                               14321 MM
 5040   28.01.17 1702-1717 IND AIR Jeypore, Local songs. // 5010, 4920 kHz.         14321 MM
 5885   02.01.17 1530      MRA R.Free Asia, Tinian relay, Korean:                   45444 CG
 5910   04.01.17 0509-0545 CLM Alcaraván R., Puerto Lleras, SS: LA songs,ID+Rlgs TK 24322 MM
 5915   30.01.16 0258-0302 ZMB ZNBC R.One, Lusaka, VV: Song, ID. QRM from 5920.     F.    DV
 5939.8 03.01.17 2135-2142  B  Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil". 14321 MM
 5940   14.01.17 2350       B  Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, PP: Rlgs TK.              F.    RP
 5940   22.01.17 0608-0612  B  Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, PP: WX. // 9665 kHz.      25332 PR
 5950   28.01.17 1725-1750 ETH VO Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, VV: TK, East Afri-23322 MM
                               can songs. 
 5950   07.01.17 0254-0302 ETH VO Tigray Revolution, IS  Although the carrier came  F.    DV
                               on around 0254, the flute IS didn’t start until 0302.  
 5952.4 04.01.17 0027-0036 BOL R.Pio XII, Siglo XX, SS: TK. Better on LSB.          14321 MM
 5952.5 29.01.17 0040      BOL R.Pio XII, Siglo XX, Aymara: TK.                     G.    RP 
 5965   04.01.17 0640-0651  B  R.Transmundial, Santa María, PP: Rlgs TK and songs.  14321 MM
 5995   04.01.17 0701-0723  B  R.Diffusion Malienne, Bamako, FF: TK, ID: Radio Mali 14321 MM
 5995   07.01.17 2345      MLI R.Diffusion Malienne, Bamako, FF: African MX.        F.    RP
 5995   29.01.17 0748-0756 MLI R.Diffuision Malienne, Bamako, VV: TK.               14321 MM
 6045   15.01.17 0945       D  European Music R., Datteln, EE: ID, MX. E-mail:      E.    RP
                               emrshortwave@gmail.com   
 6049.9 07.01.17 2326-0002 LBR ELWA, EE:  Gospel Pop-like MX, Live OM w/happy new   XXXXX DV
                               years greeting, Closing anmnt, ID, NA and off @ 0002. 
 6050   04.01.17 0540-0630 LBR ELWA R., Monrovia, EE: Rlgs songs and TK.            14321 MM
 6070   30.12.16 1500       D  R.Pushka, via Rohrbach Waal, Ed: Details?            35433 CG    
 6070   04.01.17 1810-1818  D  IBC via Rohrbach Waal, IT: DX PX Panorama Onde Corte 35333 AN
 6070   08.01.17 1000       D  R.DARC, via Rohrbach Waal, GG: ID. radio@darc.de     E.    RP
 6070   29.01.17 0030      CAN CFRB, Toronto, EE: NX.                               F.    RP
 6085   04.01.17*0755-0830  D  R.Mi Amigo, Kall Krekel, EE: Pop MX, TS, ID, TK.     24322 MM
 6085   29.01.17*0755-0810  D  R.Mi Amigo, Kall Krekell relay, EE: ID, Pop MX.      24322 MM 
 6100   29.01.17 1630-1654 AFG R.Aghanistan, Kabul, AA: ID, NX, Song. At 1641 song. 35333 AN* 
                               At 1654 blocked by China R.Int.'s carrier on same QRG.
 6115   03.01.17 1806-1820 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK.                        12321 MM
 6115   24.01.16 1803-1809 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK. Very weak.             14321 MM
 6115   28.01.17 1941-1754 CGO R.Congo, Brazzaville, FF: TK. Very weak.             13221 MM
 6120   04.01.17 0744-0755  B  Super R.Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, PP: Rlgs TK.         14321 MM
 6134.8 04.01.17 0033-0046 BOL R.Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, SS: TK. QRM   12321 MM
                               from R.Aparecida
 6135.1 04.01.17 0746-0805  B  R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: Rlgs TK, ID.             24322 MM
 6135.2 29.01.17 0751-0904  B  R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: Rlgs TK, ID.             24322 MM
 6145   01.01.17 2100      ARM R.Pushka, Gavar relay, Ed: No details.               45544 CG
 6145   22.01.17 0044-0049  D  Mighty KBC R., via Datteln, EE: Rock MX "Tarantula"  45333 AN
                               by Watts, ID, TK.
 6150   28.01.17 1630-1655  D  Europa 24, Datteln relay, GG: NX, TK, Pop MX.        14321 MM
 6160   29.01.17 0035      CAN CKZN, St John's, EE: NX.                             F.    RP
 6180   03.01.17 2106-2110  B  R.Nacional da Amazonia, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".    34433 MM
 6180   08.01.17 0745-0810  B  R.Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, PP: TK, ID, Brazi- 24322 MM
                               lian songs.
 6180   29.01.17 0602-0620  B  R.Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, Brazilian songs.   24322 MM
 6185   04.01.17 0516-0540 MEX R.Educación, Ciudad de México, SS: LA songs, TK.     14321 MM
 6195   14.01.17 2100      BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, EE: ID and IS Yanke Doodle. 34333 AN
 6205   14.01.17 2350      PIR Coast FM, Tenerife, EE: ID, MX.                      G.    RP
 6225   15.01.17 1030      PIR R.Casanova, EE: ID, MX. radiocasanova@hotmail.com    G.    RP
 6235   29.01.17 0955      PIR R.Waves Int., EE: ID, MX. E-mail: rwaves@free.fr     G.    RP
 6240   08.01.17 1010      PIR R.Waves Int., IT: ID, MX. E-mail: rwaves@free.fr     G.    RP
 6245   08.01.17 0910      PIR R.Casanova, DD: ID, MX. radiocasanova@hotmail.com    G.    RP   
 6250   15.01.17 1020      PIR R.Carneval, EE: ID, MX. E-mail radiocarneval@gmx.net F.    RP 
 6260   08.01.17 0925      PIR R.Thunderbird, GG: ID, MX. Address: c/o SRS Germany, G.    RP
                               Postfach 101145, 99801 Eisenach, Germany. 
 6305   28.01.17 1220      PIR R.Merlin Int, EE: ID, MX radiomerlin@blueyonderco.uk G.    RP
 6875   29.01.17 0950       I  R.Europe, IT: ID, MX. E-mail: radioeurope@iol.it     G.    RP
 6915   29.01.17 0945       I  Key Channel R., EE: MX, E-mail: keyradioam@gmail.com G.    RP
 6950   29.01.17 0935       I  Enterprise R.,Special PX to commemorate Angelo Borra G.    RP
                               founder of R.Milano Int. enterpriseradio@hotmail.com 
 7120   04.01.17 1750      SOM R.Hargeisa, Somali: MX.                              F.    RP
 7254.9 12.01.17 0758-0800 NIG VO Nigeria, EE: IS, ID, PX rundown, ID, Website.     F.    DV 
 7255   04.01.17 0629-0645 NGR VO Nigeria, Ikorodu, VV: IS, TK (Mentions of Nigeria)34433 MM
 7310   22.01.17 1100       D  R.Gloria Int., via Kall Krekei, GG: ID, MX. E-mail:  G.    RP
                               radiogloria@aol.com 
 7365   29.01.17 0120-0124 USA R.Marti, via Greenville, SS: Interview, NX on Cuba   45444 AN
 7435   22.01.17 0051-0055 USA R.Marti, via Greenville, SS: Interview with Presi-   55444 AN
                               dent of "Asociacion Nacional Hacendados de Cuba".
 7700.2 05.01.17 0350-0420 ??? UNID, AA? TK, Sermon.                                25342 PR
 7750.1 03.01.17 1825-1833 SOM Warsan FM, AA?  Ed: According to EiBi shortwave      25332 PR
                               schedules, at 1800-1830, is scheduled BBC in Somali.  
 9230   08.01.17 1400-1420 TWN R.Free Asia,  via Sound of Hope, EE: ID, then into   25332 PR
                               Cantonese. // 11100, 15800 & presumed 9320 kHz. 
 9265   22.01.16 2107-2219 USA WINB, Red Lion, Pennsylvania, EE: Rlgs TK.           24322 MM
 9275   23.01.16 2150-2210 USA WMLK, Bethel, Pennsylvania, EE: Rlgs TK.             34433 MM
 9345   14.01.17 1405      PHL FEBC, Iba, CC: TK.                                   G.    RP
 9355   08.01.17 1330      KWT Deewa R., Kuwait, Pashto: TK.                        G.    RP
 9390   14.01.17 1909-1924 THA R.Thailand, via Udon Thani, EE: Promo for Thai compa-45333 AN
                               nies, NX, ID, Promo for Thai Airways fligths to Moscow
 9475   29.01.17 0132-0135 USA WTWW, Lebanon, EE: Interview.                        45444 AN
 9495   14.01.17 1900-1903 MDG Madagascar World Voice, RR: IS, ID as "KNLS", Song   44444 AN
                               "Good Riddance" by The Green Day, IF and Address.
 9495   22.01.16 1945-1959*MDG Madagascar World Voice, Antanarivo, RR: TK (by KNLS) 34433 MM
 9495   29.01.17 1804-1807 TUR VO Turkey, via Emirler, SS: Mailbag PX, reading re-  45333 AN*
                               ception reports, Song "Yanimanda Kal"by Harun Kolçak
 9500   04.01.17 1802-1804 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: ID, Song: "Come Fill My  45444 AN
                               Hearth" by Cece Winans.     
 9500   13.01.17 1840      SWZ TWR, Manzini, VV: African MX.                        G.    RP
 9514.9 03.01.17 2104-2107  B  R.Marumby, Curitiba, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".       14321 MM 
 9525   14.01.17 2000-2003 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta, FF: ID, Freq., Website, NX.   35333 AN                  
 9526   07.01.17 1700-1705 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta, SS: ID, Summary of PXs, NX.   45444 AN
 9526   29.01.16 1730-1735 INS VO Indonesia, Jakarta, SS: ID, Web, TK.              45444 AN*              
 9535   29.01.17 0125-0131 CUB R.Habana Cuba, Bauta, SS: NX on Cuba.                34322 AN
 9575   07.01.17 1831-1836 MRC Medi 1 R.Mediterranèe Int., via Nador, FF: NX.       45444 AN
 9610   08.01.17 1015       D  AWR, Nauen relay, IT: DX PX by Roberto Scaglione.    E.    RP
 9610   15.01.17 1000       D  AWR, Nauen relay, IT: DX PX by Roberto Scaglione.    E.    RP
 9610   29.01.17 1000       D  AWR Firenze, Nauen relay, IT: DX PX "Obiettivo DX".  E.    RP
 9630   03.01.17 2132-2137  B  R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".    24322 MM
 9630   06.01.17 2310       B  R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: MX.                      G.    RP
 9635   08.01.17 0806-0815 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF/VV: TK and songs.                 14321 MM
 9635   29.01.17 0805-0812 MLI R.Mali, Bamako, FF: TK. Very weak.                   14321 MM
 9650   06.01.17 0712-0725 GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: TK, Song "Wanana" by Ibro Dia-35433 AN
                               bate, Phone-in PX, ID as R.Nationale de la Republique
                               de la Guinèe Conakry.
 9650   07.01.17 2340      GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: Live phone-in PX.             G.    RP
 9650   08.01.17 0750-0815  B  R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: Rlgs PX Le Jour du Signeur+ID 34433 MM
 9650   15.01.17 0700-0716 GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: African MX. At 0716 ID.       25232 AN
 9650   22.01.17 0804-0807 GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: TK.                           33433 AN
 9650   29.01.17 0713-0725 GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: West African MX. At 0723 ID.  34433 AN
 9650   29.01.17 0740-0800 GUI R.Guinèe, Conakry, FF: Rlgs PX "Le Jour du Signeur". 34433 MM
 9664.9 03.01.17 2111-2115  B  Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil". 34433 MM
 9665   08.01.17 2325       B  Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, PP: Rlgs TK.              G.    RP
 9674.9 03.01.17 2058-2110  B  R.Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: TK, Full ID.  24322 MM
                               At 2100 "A Voz do Brasil". 
 9674.9 04.01.17 0550-0610  B  R.Cançao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, PP: Rlgs PX, ID.  24322 MM
                               At 2100 "A Voz do Brasil". 
 9724.9 04.01.17 0748-0756  B  R.RB2, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK, relaying R.Aparecida.  14321 MM
                               // 6135. 
 9765   01.01.17 0759-0805 NZL R.New Zealand Int., via Rangitaiki, EE: IS, TS, NX,  35433 AN 
                               TK, Song "Freddy My Love" by Cindy Bullens.
 9765   06.01.17 0759.0802 NZL R.New Zealand Int, Rangitaiki, EE: IS, Time Pips, NX 25232 AN
 9765   08.01.17 0759-0802 NZL R.New Zealand Int, Rangitaiki, EE: IS, Time Pips, NX 25322 AN
 9765   21.01.17 0759-0802 NZL R.New Zealand Int, Rangitaiki, EE: IS, Time Pips, NX 35232 AN
 9765   29.01.17 0759-0806 NZL R.New Zealand Int, Rangitaiki, EE: IS, Time Pips, NX 35322 AN 
 9800   08.01.17 1835       F  Sawtu Linjiila (VO Fospel), Issoudun, Fulfulde: TK.  G.    RP
 9819   23.01.17 2110       B  R.9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, PP: Rlgs TK.                F.    RP
 9881.9 03.01.17 0750-0806  B  R.9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, PP: Rlgs TK.                14321 MM
 9940   05.01.17 1940      SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, FF: Ed: Details?             44444 CG
 9940   07.01.17*1904-1907*SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS+ID. at 1905 into Lin- 45444 AN
                               gala with MX interlude and TK.    
 9940   14.01.17 1904-1908 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS+ID. At 1905 into Lin- 45444 AN
                               gala with MX Interlude and TK.
 9940   29.01.16*1904-1908 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS, ID. At 1905 into Lin-35333 AN
                               gala with MX bridge, TK, Song. 
 9985   14.01.17 2132-2135 MRA R.Free Asia, Tinian relay, Korean: TK. //9860 kHz.   45333 AN
10000   08.01.17 0845-0856  B  Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro,PP: ID+Time+TS 13221 MM
10000   23.01.17 2105       B  Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, PP: ID, Time. F.    RP
11580   29.01.17 0138-0141 USA WRMI, Okeechobee, EE: "Wavescan" with DX NX.         25232 AN
11660   07.01.17 1629-1633 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, EE: IS+ID. At 1630 into VV   35333 AN
                               with MX bridge, TK, Song.
11660   29.01.17 1700-1705 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini, Amharic: IS, MX bridge, TK,  45444 AN*
                               Song: "Egziaber Aleligne" By Kalkidan Tilahun, TK. 
11725   21.01.17 0648-0700 NZL R.New Zealand Int., Rangitaiki, EE: Song “Daydream   25422 PR
                               Believer” by the Monkees. 
11735   03.01.17 1831-1840  B  R.Transmundial, Santa María, PP: Rlgs TK, ID.        23322 MM
11735   08.01.17 0945-1003  B  R.Transmundial, Santa María, PP: Rlgs TK and songs.  34433 MM
11735   10.01.17 1735      TZN Zanzibar BC, Dolè, Swahili: TK.                      G.    RP
11750   29.01.16 1705-1708 CEY SLBC, via Trincomalee, Sinhala: TK, Song "Pamaveadi" 45444 AN*
                               by Chandana Lyanarachchi.
11760   24.01.17 1350-1358 CUB R.Habana Cuba, Bauta, SS: Song"El dìa que me quieras"34333 AN*
                               by Carlos Gardel, with comments on the singer.
11764.6 03.01.17 2127-2136  B  Super R.Deus e Amor,Curitiba, PP: PX A Voz do Brasil 34433 MM
11765   23.01.17 2130       B  R.Deus è Amor, Curitiba, PP: Rlgs TK.                G.    RP
11780   03.01.17 2126-2134  B  R.Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, PP: PX "A Voz do   34433 MM
                               Brasil".
11815   03.01.17 2125-2136  B  R.Brasil Central, Goiania, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil". 23322 MM
11850   14.01.16 1259-1304 PHL R.Veritas Asia, via Palauig Zambales, EE: IS+ID. At  25232 AN 
                               1300 into Vietnamese with TK 
11850   24.01.17 1259-1304 PHL R.Veritas Asia, via Paluig Zambales, EE: IS+ID, then 45444 AN*
                               into Vietnamese with TK and MX Bridge.
11855   03.01.17 2128-2135  B  R.Aparecida, Aparecida, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".    34433 MM
11895   03.01.17 2129-2138  B  R.Voa Bontade, Porto Alegre, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil"24322 MM
11925.1 03.01.17 2130-2142  B  R.Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil". 23322 MM
11925.1 08.01.17 0951-1007  B  R.Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, PP: TK, ID and Time annmt 24322 MM
11934.7 03.01.17 2132-2136  B  R.RB2, Curitiba, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".           23322 MM
11934.7 03.01.17 2132-2136  B  R.RB2, Curitiba, PP: PX "A Voz do Brasil".           23322 MM
11935   07.01.17 1707-1711 CVA Vatican R., S.Maria di Galeria, FF: NX, ID.          35433 AN
11965   14.01.17 1410      PHL R.Veritas Asia, via Palauig Zambales, Hindi: MX.     G.    RP
12050   29.01.17 1800-1803 ASC Dandal Kura R. Int., Ascension relay, Kanuri: TK, ID 45333 AN*
12070   09.01.17 0705-0710 STP VOA, Pinheira relay, Hausa: Jingle, TK, Fragment of  45333 AN
                               African song "Akula Owu Onyeara" by The Funkees.
12085   02.01.17 1105      AUS R.Australia, Melbourne via Shepparton, EE: NX.       G.    RP
13630   07.01.17 1716-1721 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, PP: NX report about Angola. 35333 AN
13630   29.01.17 1745-1756 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, PP: Interview. At 1755 ID.  35333 AN*
                               Song "Black or White" by Michael Jackson.
13800   24.01.17 1512-1515 MDG R.Tamazuj, via Talata Volonondry, AA: ID, TK.        45444 AN*
15140   07.01.17 1446-1457 OMA R.Oman, Muscat, EE: Pop MX (No Broken Hearts), ID.   45444 AN
15140   24.01.17 1453-1506 OMA R.Oman, Muscat, EE: Pop MX, TK, WX, ID. English PX   55444 AN*
                               on extended SCH. Usually it ends at 1500.
15180   06.01.17 1200-1200 GUM KSDA AWR, Agat,EE: ID, then into CC with Song+Prayer 35443 AN
15225   22.01.17 1255-1257*PHL R.Veritas Asia, via Paluig Zambales, Kachin: TK, MX  35333 AN*
                               interlude. at 1257 ID in EE and S/OFF.
15225   29.01.17 1255-1257*PHL R.Veritas Asia, Palauig Zambales, Kachin: Song, MX   35333 AN*
                               bridge, TK. At 1257 IS, ID in EE and S/OFF.
15235   13.01.17 1745      AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton, EE: NX.                    G.    RP
15240   22.01.17 1700      USA R.Munansi, via WWRB, Morrison, Luganda: TK by OM.    F.    RP
15255   24.01.17 1314-1318 CEY AWR, Trincomalee relay, Bengali: Song, TK.           45333 AN*
15340   07.01.17 1440-1445*AUS Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, Hindi: TK, MX. At 45444 AN
                               1444 ID in EE and at 1445 S/OFF.
15340   11.01.17 1230-1233 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, via Kununurra, EE: ID, then  35433 AN
                               into Urdu with MX interlude and TK.  
15340   11.01.17 1230-1233 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, via Kununurra, EE: ID, then  35433 AN
                               into Urdu with MX interlude and TK.  
15340   22.01.17 1228-1232 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, via Kununurra, EE: IS, ID.   45444 AN
                               At 1230 into Urdu with MX interlude and TK.  
15340   29.01.17*1228-1232 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, via Kununurra, EE: IS, ID,   35444 AN
                               at 1230 into Urdu with MX interlude and TK.  
15370   24.01.17 1519-1528 CUB R.Habana Cuba, Bauta, SS: Cuban MX "Mi negra quiere  35333 AN
                               Cumbanchar" by Pancho Anat y Su Cabildo del Son, TK.
15450   08.01.17*1129-1134 PHL R.Veritas Asia, Palauig Zambales, EE: IS+ID. At 1130 35333 AN
                               into Burmese with ID, TK, Song, TK. 
15580   15.01.17 0627-0657 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, EE: Pop MX (Can't Feel My   35443 AN
                               face by The Weekend) presented by OM. 
15580   29.01.17 1736-1743 BOT VOA, Selebi Pikwe relay, EE: TK, VOA contacts.       35333 AN*                             
15590   11.01.17*1259-1303 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, EE: ID, IS.@ 1330 into Hindi 35433 AN
                               with MX bridge and TK. 
15590   11.01.17 1259-1303 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, EE: ID, IS.@ 1330 into Hindi 35433 AN
                               with MX bridge and TK. 
15590   29.01.17*1258-1302 AUS Reach Beyond Australia, EE: ID, IS.@ 1300 into Hindi 45444 AN
                               with MX bridge and TK. 
15610   07.01.17 1400-1402 USA WEWN (EWTN), Vandiver, EE: IS, ID, Freq, TK.         25232 AN
15665   05.01.17 1000       D  R.Free Asia, Lampherteim relay, Tibetan:             43443 CG
15760   29.01.17 1159-1302 THA Mashaal R, Udon Thani relay, Pashto: ID, NX.         45444 AN 
17540   06.01.17 0732-0745 IRN VOIRI, Teheran via Sirjan, SS: NX.                   45444 AN
17640   29.01.16 1958-2056*MDG African Pathways R. (WCB), EE: IS, Opening anmnt.    P/F   DV
                               Afro MX, TK. At 2054 ID. At 2056 S/OFF.
17660   06.01.17*1400-1410 ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyahd, FF: ID, Freq., Web, Holy Quran 35333 AN
                               versets later translated into FF.
17660   13.01.17 1422-1426 ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyadh, FF: ID, SCH, MX Bridge, TK     35333 AN
17660   14.01.17 1400      ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyadh, FF: Holy Quran.                G.    RP
17660   24.01.17 1400-1405 ARS R.Saudi Int., Riyadh, FF: ID, SCH, Web, Holy Quran.  45444 AN*
17765   22.01.17 1645       F  R.Kallacha Wolubummaa Oromiyaa (Front for Indepen-   F.    RP
                               dence of Oromia), via Issoudun, Oromo: TK by YL. 
                               E-mail: wajirakwo@gmail.com
17800   04.01.17 1700      ASC Deutsche Welle, Ascension relay, FF: Ed: deails?     35443 CG

Contributors: 

AN  = Antonello Napolitano in Taranto (Italy). RX: ICOM IC R70, Sony ICF 2001. ANT: 20 metre 
      outdoor wire. Tecsun AN-200 Medium Wave Tunable Loop antenna.
AN* = Antonello Napolitano in Taranto (Italy). RX: KENWOOD R-1000. ANT: inverted "V"+20m wire.
CG  = Christian Ghibaudo in Nice (France). RX: Sangean ATS 909X. ANT: 12 metre longwire.
DV  = Dave Valko in Dunlo (PA-USA). RX: Perseus. ANT: Wellbrook ALA1530S, 153 foot Delta Loop.
MM  = Manuel Méndez in Friol or Lugo (Spain). RX: Sangean ATS-0909X, Tecsun PL880, Sony ICF 
      SW 7600G, ANT: Degen, 31MS active loop antenna and 8 metre cable antenna.
RP  = Roberto Pavanello in Vercelli (Italy). RX: EGZ DX 10, Icom R-71. ANT: EGZ LPF1R ferrite
      loop for reception of MW, 30-metre long wire.
PR  = Rumen Pankov, in Sofia (Bulgaria). RX:  Sony ICF2001D. ANT: Folded Marconi antenna 16 
      meters long own made, Rod for MW.

QSL REVIEW

NB: Radio stations are listed under the country in which the transmitter (not studios!) is (or
presumed to be) located. Unless otherwise stated, reception reports should be considered as sent
by electronic mail.  

ARMENIA
ADDX, via Gavar, 6145 kHz: F/D "50 years ADDX" eQSL in 2 days. V/S: Andy. E-mail: kurier@addx.de (Alexander 
Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA).

Radio Prague,  via Gavar, 9405 kHz:  P/D QSL card commemorating Radio Prague's 80th anniversary, station info and 
balloon in 17 days. E-mail: (Spanish section): espanol@radio.cz (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

SM Radio International,  6120 kHz: eQSL in 5 days. E-mail: info@shortwavecommunity.com (Rafael Martínez, 
Barcelona-SPAIN)

DSWCI/RMRC, via Gavar, 6145 kHz: F/D eQSL (nº 095) in 2 days. E.mail: mail@RMRC.DE V/s: Michael Haun, QSL-Manager 
Rhein-Main-Radio-Club. (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Radio Mi Amigo International,  via Gavar, 6145 kHz: QSL card in 15 days. E-mail studio@radiomiamigointernational.com 
(Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

BELGIUM
RTBF Vivacité, 1125 kHz and RTBF La Première,  621 kHz: Two F/D QSL cards, two Stickers, card, Lens
cleaning wipe (!) in 17 days. Email: vivacite@rtbf.be (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE).

CHINA
China Radio International, 6115 and 7350 kHz: QSL card,  5 bookmarks, small flag,  4 vintage QSL, paper
figurines in 43 days. Email (French service): crifra@cri.com.cn (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE).

FRANCE
Radio Taiwan International RTI), 9800 kHz, via Issoudun: F/D QSL card No. 11 in 12 days. Report to Russian 
section: russ@rti.org.tw> (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA)

GERMANY
Swedish DX Federation, via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 kHz: F/D QSL card in 24 days. E-mail: QSL@SDXF.se (Alexander 
Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA)

Radio DARC, via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 kHz: F/D QSL card and letter in 16 days from this address: Dortstr. 14 - 
85567 Bruck-Alxing, Germany. V/s: Rainer Englert DF2NU, Wolfang Hirler DL8MDH e Werner Bruckner DL6MDA. E-mail:
radio@darc.de (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA).

World of Delivery, via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 kHz: N/D E-mail message in 1 day. E-mail: pastorInman@att.net 
(Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY).

European Music Radio, via Nauen, 9475 kHz: eQSL in 12 days. E-mail: emrshortwave@gmail.com (Christian 
Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

European Music Radio, via Nauen, 11650 kHz: F/D eQSL, info-sheet (for June 2016 show) in 15 days. E-mail: 
emrshortwave@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

European Music Radio, via Nauen, 11650 kHz: F/D eQSL, info-sheet (for October 2016 show) in 12 days. E-mail: 
emrshortwave@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

European Music Radio, via Nauen, 9475 kHz: F/D eQSL, info-sheet (for 40th anniversary December show) in 8 days. 
E-mail: emrshortwave@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Channel 292,  6070 kHz: N/D eQSL in 134 days. E-mail: info@channel292.de (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

From the Island of Music, via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 kHz: F/D eQSL (featuring Program logo and Cuban artist Elito Revé) 
in 7 days. E-mail: tilfordproductions@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Radio Sylvia via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 kHz: F/D eQSL in 10 days. E-mail:  info@radiosylvia.de v/s Mark Andersen.
(Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Radio Mi Amigo International, via Kall Krekei, 6005 kHz. F/D QSL card, stickers in 6 days. Address: Avda. de Europa 
85, Urb. La Marina, 03177 San Fulgencio, Spain. The report included a 2 Euro coin. (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

The Mighty KBC Radio, via Nauen, 6095 kHz: F/D eQSL in 1 day (for report with MFSK32 decoded picture). E-mail:
themightykbc@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Blueman Radio, , via Rohrbach Waal, 6070 KHz: F/D eQSL in 3 hours! Email: bluemanradio@hotmail.de 
(Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

ITALY
Marconi Radio International,  15070 kHz: F/D QSL card in 11 days. E-mail: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com   
(Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

Marconi Radio International,  7700 kHz (USB): F/D eQSL card, two sheet (PDF files) in 10 days. E-mail address: 
marconiradiointernational@gmail.com  (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE).

IBC - Italian Broadcasting Corporation, , via Radio Studio X, 1584 kHz: F/D QSL card in 65 days. E-mail: 
ibc@europe.com (Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

Key Channel Radio/Radio Dr. Tim,  6915 KHz: Special 1 anniversary F/D eQSL in 1 day: E.mail: keyradioam@gmail.com
(Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). 

Key Channel Radio, 6915 kHz: F/D eQSL and pictures in 1 day. E-mail: keyradioam@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, 
Barcelona-SPAIN).

Radio We,  89.7 MHz: N/D message via FB messenger from Director Felice Filippini in 2 days. E-mail address: 
redazione@radiowe.it (Roberto Pavanello, Vercelli-ITALY). 

MADAGASCAR
Madagascar World Voice/KNLS,  9570 kHz: F/D QSL card No. 91 featuring "Petit commerce..." in 47 days.
E-mail: mwvradio@gmail.com (Alexander Golovikhin, Togliatti-RUSSIA).

NEW ZEALAND
Radio New Zealand International,  11610 KHz, F/D eQSL in 1 day. Report sent via RNZI webform which can be found
at: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/qsl/new (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Radio Free Asia,  via Tinian, 11830 kHz: F/D QSL card (commemorating Summer Olympic Games in Rio) in 11 days. 
E-mail: qsl@rfa.org (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

PIRATE
Radio Armada (NL), 1629 KHz: F/D eQSL in 1 hour! Email: radioarmada@gmail.com (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

Radio Tower (NL), 6289 KHz: F/D  6 page eQSL in 1 day. E-mail: radiotoweram@gmail.com (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

Radio Wadloper (NL), 1625 KHz: N/D eQSL in 10 minutes! E-mail: wadlopermg@live.nl (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

Oliebollenbakker (NL), 1653 KHz: N/D eQSL in 1 day. E-mail: relmusfm@hotmail.com (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

NMD (NL), 6295 KHz: F/D eQSL in 2 days. E-mail: nmdradio@hotmail.com (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

FRS Holland, 9301 kHz: eQSL and e-letter in 56 days. E-mail: frs@frsholland.nl (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Rock'n'Roll Radio, 6210 kHz: eQSL in 5 days. E-mail: rocknrollshortwave@gmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

Radio Alice, 3905 kHz: eQSL, MP3 jingle in 4 days. E-mail: radioalice@hotmail.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

ROMANIA
Radio Romania International, 15400 kHz: F/D QSL card in 93 days. E-mail (French Section): fran@rri.ro 
(Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).
 
SRI LANKA
DSWCI/RMRC, via SLBC, 9715 kHz: F/D eQSL  in 3 days. E-mail: mail@rmrc.de (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE).

SWAZILAND
TWR Swaziland, 9500 kHz: F/D eQSL, Schedule (DOC file) in 24 days. V/S: Lorraine Stavropoulos, DX-Secretary
Africa. E-mail: lstavrop@twr.org (Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITALY).

USA
DSWCI/RMRC, via WRMI, 11580 kHz: F/D eQSL  in 3 days. E-mail: mail@rmrc.de (Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

WFME Family Radio, 1560 KHz: Two E-mail messages of confirmation with attached an image in 2 days: Also received
a letter in French and two stickers in 25 days. E-mail: info@familyradio.org (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE). 

WLAM, 1470 KHz: F/D QSL card, 2 stikers, magazine in 10 days. Report via Facebook. (Joël LINTZ, Brumath-FRANCE) 

Radio Northern Ireland, via WRMI, 15770 kHz: QSL card in 27 days. E-mail: radionorthernireland@outlook.com 
(Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).
 
Blues Radio International, via WRMI, 5985 kHz: QSL card  from WRMI after almost 2 years! The report was sent to:
bluesradiointernational@gmail.com and cc to: info@wrmi.net. (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

PCJ Radio, via WRMI, 7780 kHz: F/D eQSL in 1 day. E-mail: pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).
  
PCJ Radio, via WRMI, 7780 kHz: F/D eQSL in 7 days. E-mail: pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com (Rafael Martínez, Barcelona-SPAIN).

VATICAN CITY
Vatican Radio, 7250 kHz: QSL in 5 days. E-mail: gestfreq@vatiradio.va (Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-FRANCE).

TWO RADIO DAYS THAT SHOOK THE REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO

Co.Ra.DX (NB a partner of DX Fanzine) has recently obtained an extraordinary document  in Italian that dates back to 
just under 20 years ago (See illustration). It is a San Marino Postal Administration statement, posted on the 
official website of the government of  San Marino, which warned anyone from sending money to the piarte station 
Radio San Marino International (RSMI) which claimed to broadcast from this tiny enclave inside Italy. RSMI was 
short lived and the reason was just that official release from the national postal administration of San Marino.

The document says with certainty, that the transmissions were undoubtedly "pirate",  since no authorization had 
ever been granted by the San Marino authorities to any broadcaster. There is no reason to doubt about that 
assertion. Not the same can be said  instead about another statement: “The broadcasts were never made from the 
territory of San Marino”. According to the former operators of RSMI – their broadcasts were instead really 
originating from San Marino.

It should be mentioned that the document was  posted on  22 December  1997, the day after the second of only two 
official broadcasts in Italian, English and German, which were aired according to the following schedule: Saturday, 
December 20, 1997, at 20: 00-24 : 00 UTC on 7580 kHz LSB and Sunday, December 21, 1997, at 04: 00-07: 00 UTC on 
7580 kHz LSB; at 0700-1000 on 7440 kHz LSB and 0700-1700 on 11410 kHz USB.

It is quite doubtful that the San Marino authorities have indeed checked that the broadcasts of Radio San Marino 
International  were not originating from the small republic territory. Probably, the true intent of that official 
statement, which was then actually realized, was  to scare the operators of RSMI, which never would have expected 
a reaction so quick and angry by the San Marino Government.

The statement in fact not only  emphazised  the illegality of the broadcasts but warned  listeners to refrain from 
sending money to RSMI. That is really funny :  it seems that the San Marino authorities have conjectured that the 
operators of RSMI were  scammers with the aim of extorting money from listeners. In reality, the "money" required 
by RSMI, was nothing more than the equivalent of a postage stamp for  sending  a QSL card.

It appears even ridicolous  the allegation  that the transmissions were radiated "from leased sites in some 
countries of Central Europe,  probably from Germany" .  This assertion,  probably was based solely on the fact 
that the mailbox announced on the air was in a city of Germany (Mainz).

The release also says that there will be a full investigation. However, it seems  the authorithy of San Marino 
have come to nothing, except for  the sudden cessation of all of Radio San Marino International activities, which 
was on the air on the shortwave bands of 41 and 25 meters, not only on the dates included in the official statement, 
but also on 19 October 1997 and 9 November,  1997.

In fact, after the publication of the statement, of which there is also an English version, the operators of Radio 
San Marino International, who received about 700 reception reports, not only immediately decided to stop their 
transmissions but also  removed all information about their programs, they have included on a dedicated website.   

The confirmation of this, is also found on the  KIWI Radio Weekly (edition 31 January,  1998), which contained the 
following message received by Radio San Marino International operators:  "Due to excessive reaction of the San 
Marino government and postal authority, RSMI is forced to stop its broadcasts until further notice".


Antonello Napolitano



------------------------------------------- END OF DX FANZINE nr. 41 -------------------------------------------
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