Friday, December 21, 2012

IRRS-SW holiday announcement

Dear Listeners and Friends of IRRS-Shortwave,

It's the time of the year when we are usually summing up our activities, and  deciding whether and how to follow up in the next. At the end of the year we  will be having our annual board meeting, but I can anticipate that we will  continue broadcasting on Shortwave, focusing even more to far away countries,  besides our usual targets in Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

Just before Christmas I would like to inform you of a new, exceptional news  program that will be broadcasted effective Dec. 22, 2012 weekly each Saturday at  20:45 CET (19:45 UTC) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz Medium Wave. The program is a 15 minute program in French and English specifically created for Shortwave about  issues related to Europe and interesting to our European audience. I will not  reveal the name just now, just listen and send your reception report directly to
the address that you hear on the air. They also QSL directly.

Lastly if you have not sent a reception report for our newly started Medium Wave  broadcasts, we will sending out a special QSL card for reception reports  received ONLY for broadcasts in the following time slots, as heard ONLY until  Dec. 31, 2012:

- 20:00-21:00 UTC (21:00-22:00 CET) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz MW (CHALLENGER R. NORD ITALIA)

- 06:00-07:00 UTC (07:00-08:00 CET) on 1368 kHz MW (CHALLENGER R. NORD ITALIA)

Please do write us, tell us about our content, what you like and you do not  like, besides technical quality, and send your email or letter to:

- email: - or:
- by snail mail to: IRRS, PO Box 10980, I-20110 Milano, Italy

All letters and comments are greatly appreciated, and help demonstrating to our broadcasters that Shortwave is still viable, and really help us to stay on the air.

During the Christmas and New Year break will be working on a new system to send  QSL cards almost in real time. All those who sent a reception report recently  will be notified by email on how to receive our new QSL card.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas time with your families, and a very  Happy new year 2013 from all of us here in Milano.


Ron Norton NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association