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Monday, September 17, 2012

RESULTS: “Listen to AWR”- AWR 41st Year Annual DX Contest

This is what you have been waiting for, the results of our big AWR 2012 “Listen to AWR” DX Contest. Here are the details. You will remember that you were invited to participate in 5 different areas:-


*Part A. Listen to as many shortwave locations in use by Adventist World Radio as possible during the month of July 2012.

*Part B. Prepare just one reception report for any AWR transmission from each AWR transmitter site in any country that you were able to log during the month of July 2012.
*Part C. Provide a photocopy of a QSL that you already hold in your collection from any of the AWR shortwave stations that you have heard, during the past five years only.
*Part D. Submit three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection.

*Part E. Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis.


We are very grateful for the large number of entries that were submitted for this year’s 2012 contest, and the awards for this year are similar as in all previous contests. All entries from all countries were sorted into continental areas, and from each continental area, the top list of entries were chosen. Here is the list of Continental Winners:-


South America= Pedro Salamanca, 
Zipaquira, Colombia
Europe= E. J. Zylstra, Welsum, Holland
North America= Ken Godfrey, Beaumont CA, USA
Asia= Tony Ashar, Depok, Indonesia
South Pacific= Bruce White, Karoonda SA, Australia


As is usual each year, there were many outstanding entries for the contest this year, and from these we have chosen the following for the Award of Merit:-


1. Jonathan Short, Changshu, 
China
2. William Patalon, Fallston MD, 
USA
3. Prithwiraj Purkayastha, Jorhat, 
India
4. Gunter Jacob, Passau, 
Germany
5. Jai Sakthivel, Tirunelveli, 
India
6. Motokazu Katoh, Niihama, 
Japan
7. Joaquin Ruiz, Badia, 
Spain

And now, the name of the World Winner in the AWR 2012 “Listen to AWR” DX Contest! Such a delightful entry, with all of the various aspects of the contest assembled and presented in compendium style with a pretty folkloric cover. The International Radio Monitor whose entry is awarded top honors in this year’s contest is:-
Julio Rolando Pineda Cordon, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America

In due course, Julio will receive a copy of one of the Jerry Berg radio history books. TheContinental Winners will receive a copy of the World Radio TV Handbook for 2013 early in the New Year. Those participants who have earned the Award of Merit will also receive their award in due course.

All AWR reception reports will be verified with specially endorsed AWR QSL cards. Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2013, to process all of the contest entries and the multi-hundreds of reception reports currently on hand in Indianapolis.

Once again, we would like to thank all of those International Radio Monitors who submitted entries for the 2012 AWR annual DX contest. Our contest for next year will be presented under the title, “Focus on Africa”.

Via:
Dr. Adrian M. Peterson
Co-ordinator - International Relations & DX Editor
Adventist World Radio



Saturday, September 8, 2012

RADIO FREE ASIA ANNOUNCES 16TH ANNIVERSARY QSL CARD


Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release of our 16th anniversary QSL card.
RFA’s first broadcast was in Mandarin 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 it broadcasts. Those countries are: Burma, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Peoples Republic of China, and Vietnam. The design was chosen the favorite over four others posted on our Facebook page, RFA QSL. The microphone and flag is typical of what our broadcasters use in our Washington DC studios. This card will be used to confirm all valid reception reports from September 1 – December 31, 2012.





                               RFA’s 16th Anniversary QSL card.

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 qsl@rfa.org, and for anyone without Internet access, reception reports can be mailed to:

Reception Reports
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 sticker.

[Via- AJ Janitschek, RFA]