Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release of our 37th QSL card. This is the second
QSL card commemorating 2011 as RFA’s 15th anniversary. RFA’s first broadcast was in
Mandarin Chinese on September 29, 1996 at 2100 UTC. Acting as a substitute for
indigenous free media, RFA concentrates its coverage on events occurring in and/or
affecting the countries to which we broadcast. Those countries are: Burma, Cambodia,
Laos, North Korea, Peoples Republic of China, and Vietnam. This QSL card will be used
to confirm all valid reception reports from July 1 - August 31, 2011. The four pieces of
artwork were created earlier this year by the children of RFA’s personnel. This card not
only commemorates RFA’s 15th anniversary but also helps capture the spirit of the RFA’s
family and friends around the world while promoting peace, freedom and democracy.
RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners
in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Created
by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA currently broadcasts in Burmese,
Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin, the Wu dialect, Vietnamese,
Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and
fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and
commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these
countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its
broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about Radio Free
Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org.
RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to
RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA
confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener. RFA
welcomes all reception report submissions at www.techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL
REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience. If
you have a smart phone, feel free to use the QR code below to access the automated
reception report system and submit your reception reports to the web site.
You also have the option of using the following Microsoft Tag from your smartphone.
The free mobile app for your smartphone is available at http://gettag.mobi.
Reception reports are also accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for anyone without
Internet access, reception reports can be mailed to:
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America.
Upon request, RFA will also send a copy of the current broadcast schedule and a station
Best wishes from all of us at RFA.