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.