Monday, March 4, 2013

AWR Annual DX Contest 2013 - Focus on Africa

The big 2013 AWR Annual DX Contest, Focus on Africa - 06:19
            As Adventist World Radio enters into its 42nd year of international radio broadcasting, we take pleasure in announcing our annual “Wavescan” DX contest, which comes to you under the title, “Focus on Africa”.  In short, you are invited to check your collection of QSLs from shortwave stations in Africa, and to log AWR programming on shortwave to Africa during the month of July 2013. 
            Here now are the details of our 2013 “Focus on Africa” DX Contest:-

A. African Shortwave QSLs
            You are invited to make a list of what you consider to be the 5 top QSLs in your collection of QSL cards & letters from shortwave stations in Africa.  These QSLs can be from any shortwave broadcasting station or any shortwave communication station located in any country on the African continent and/or on nearby associated islands.  Amateur stations nor CB stations are not valid for this contest.  Please state very briefly the reason why you consider these 5 QSLs to be your best from Africa.

B. Photocopies
            You are invited to provide a photocopy of each of the QSLs that are on your list in Part A.    Preferably, these photo copies should be in color, though black & white copies may be acceptable.

C. African QSLs Wanted
            You are invited to make a list of what you consider to be the 5 top shortwave stations in Africa from which you do not hold a QSL, but you would like to add to your collection.  Please state very briefly the reason why you consider these 5 shortwave stations to be your most wanted.

D. AWR Reception Reports
            You are invited to prepare three reception reports for the broadcast on shortwave of any AWR programming beamed towards Africa.  These broadcasts from Adventist World Radio may be from shortwave stations located anywhere in Africa or on nearby African islands; or AWR programming beamed into Africa on shortwave from other countries.

E. Three Radio Cards
            Where possible, you are invited to include three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection with your contest entry.  These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, or picture cards of radio stations, etc.  (Not valid for this contest are amateur cards nor CB cards.)
Other Contest Details
            Well, there you have it, the details for our Wavescan 2013 “Focus on Africa” DX Contest.  This contest will run through the month of July 2013, and all contest entries should be postmarked at your local post office anywhere in the world on any date up to the end of the month of July, and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of August 2013.
            Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis, remembering that neatness and preparation, will all feature in the judging procedure.  Due consideration will also be given to the area of the world in which the contestant lives. 
            Return postage in the form of currency notes in any international currency, or mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be welcome.  Where possible, a self addressed return envelope, business size or half quarto size, would also be welcome; or your address label.
            The awards for the AWR 2013 “Focus on Africa” contest will be similar to all previous contests.  There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2014 for each continental winner.  In addition, there will be other special awards as well as AWR souvenirs and radio curios for many participants. 
            You can remember that all AWR reception reports will be verified with a specially endorsed AWR QSL card.  Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2014, to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be processed. 
            The only address for the “Focus on Africa” 2013 DX Contest is:-
                        “Focus on Africa” DX Contest
                        Box 29235
                        Indiana 46229 USA

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bangladesh DX Report presents new QSL featuring Shabash Bangladesh

BDXR presents this new QSL featuring Shabash Bangladesh - one of the renowned sculptures in Bangladesh

Shabash Bangladesh (Bravo Bangladesh) is one of the most renowned sculptures in Bangladesh. It is located at Rajshahi University premises. Shabash Bangladesh is another state of the art s
culpture created to pay tribute to those killed in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Nitun Kundu is the sculptor of Shabash Bangladesh.

We are providing it for correct reception reports from our September 2012 edition broadcast via AWR & WRMI and will be available also in October 2012 and onward. To get one send you reception reports to us and the next dates of broadcast keep visiting here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Adventist World Radio - Annual DX Contest 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:-

  1. South America Pedro Salamanca Zipaquira Colombia
  2. Europe E. J. Zylstra Welsum Holland
  3. North America Ken Godfrey Beaumont CA USA 
  4. Asia Tony Ashar Depok Indonesia
  5. 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. The Continental 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”. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012


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.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Radio Free Asia announces its 47th QSL card to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Japan Short Wave Club (JSWC). This special QSL is scheduled for distribution for all confirmed Radio Free Asia reception reports dated August 25-26, 2012. The release of this special QSL card also coincides with Tokyo HAM Fair 2012. This updated RFA Olympic pin QSL includes artwork from JSWC member, Mr. Kim-Yeong IL, who was a professional painter and designed many JSWC QSL cards before passing earlier this year.

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

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 (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl (at) rfa (dot) 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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Special Limited Edition e-QSL in Commemoration of London Olympic 2012

This is the special Limited Edition e-QSL in Commemoration of London Olympic 2012, will be provided for all correct reception reports on our August edition broadcast via AWR & WRMI, - remember we are going on air on on 19 August 2012 - for more details please visit

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bangladesh DX Report on Wavescan of AWR on 19 August 2012

Dear listeners,
Please listen Bangladesh DX Report on Wavescan of AWR on 19 August 2012. 

A special qsl will be issued for correct reception report.

1200 1230 English NE-India, Bangladesh 17535
1530 1600 English Nepal, Tibet 15255
1600 1630 English C-India 15360
1600 1630 English S-India 11825
1630 1700 English N-India 11740

For e-qsl please send report to

For Printed QSL please send report with 1 IRC or 1 US dollar as return postage.

Postal Address:

Bangladesh DX Report,
C/O Salahuddin Dolar 
Vill+P.O. Chaumahani 
P.S. Motihar, Rajshahi-6000