RADIO FREE ASIA Releases “RFA May 2017 QSL”

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release RFA May 2017 QSL, the fourth QSL card in the series highlighting the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) transmitter sites used for RFA programming.

RFA programs also broadcasts from these IBB sites: Biblis, Lampertheim, Saipan and Tinian. IBB Kuwait is one of the most cost-effective transmitter site’s in IBB’s inventory. It is also an integral part of IBB’s global satellite interconnect system (SIS) carrying RFA programming where needed. This is RFA’s 64 th QSL overall and will be used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May 1 – August 31, 2017.

RFA May 2017 QSLRFA 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 http://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 our main website for the latest news and information from Radio Free Asia.

RFA May 2017 QSL

To get a RFA May 2017 QSL send your reception reports to Radio Free Asia. You can send by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:

Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America.

More on RFA:  | RFA A17 |

Radio Japan NHK World Summer 2017 Schedule

গত ১লা এপ্রিল ২০১৭ চালু হলো Radio Japan NHK World Summer 2017 সম্প্রচার সময়ের। সারা বিশের বেতার প্রেমীদের জন্য রেডিও জাপান ১৮টি ভাষায় অনুষ্ঠান সম্প্রচার করে থাকে। প্রতিদিন  এ অনষ্ঠান শোনা যায়, ইন্টারনেট, স্যাটেলাইট,  মোবাইল এপ, এফএম, মিডিয়াম  ওয়েব ও শর্টওয়েভ প্রচার তরঙ্গে।

Radio Japan NHK World এর ইতিহাস বেশ পুরোনো। ১৯২৪ সালের ২৯ নভেম্বর রেডিও জাপানের অগ্রজ হিসেবে Tokyo Broadcasting Station এর জন্ম। Tokyo Broadcasting Station ১৯২৫ সালে প্রথম অনুষ্ঠান সম্প্রচার আরাম্ভ করে। ৬ আগস্ট ১৯২৬ টোকিও, ওসাকা ও নাগওয়া এর একত্রিকরণের মাধ্যমে জন্ম নেয় NHK বা Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai । 

১৯৩০ সালে NHK শর্টওয়েভে শুরু করে প্রথম পরীক্ষামূলক সম্প্রচার। জাপানী ও ইংরেজী ভাষার শর্টওয়েভ সম্প্রচারের মাধ্যমে ১৯৩৫ সালে আত্মপ্রকাশ করে রেডিও জাপান। ১৯৪১ সালে জাপানের বর্হিদেশীয় কার্যক্রম আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে রেডিও টোকিও নাম ধারণ করে। অবশ্য ১৯৩০ সালের শেষ থেকে রেডিও জাপান, রেডিও টোকিও নামে বিশ্বব্যাপী পরিচিতি লাভ করে। জাপান থেকে এফএর যাত্রা শুরু হয় ১৯৩৭ সালে।NHK World Summer 2017

দ্বিতীয় বিশ্বযুদ্ধে পরাজয় ও আমেরিকার দখলদারিত্বের কারনে সেপ্টেম্বর ১৯৪৫ থেকে ১৯৫২ পর্যন্ত নিরব থাকে টোকিও রোজের কন্ঠ প্রচার করা বেতার NHK। ১৯৫০ সালে জাপানে নতুন সম্প্রচার আইন নতুন ভাবে NHK-এর  যাত্রা নিশ্চিত করে। নভেম্বর ১৯৫০ আবারও ঈথারে আত্মপ্রকাশ করে Radio Japan NHK।

Radio Japan NHK World Summer 2017 (A17)

Bangla Program:
Short Wave: UTC 1300 – 1345 on 11685 kHz
FM: UTC 1500 – 1545 (Via Bangladesh Betar)
Dhaka : 104.0 MHz
Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi : 88.8 MHz
Comilla : 101.2 MHz
Rangpur : 105.6 MHz and
Sylhet : 105.2 MHz.

Hindi Program:
Short Wave: UTC 0100- 0120 on 9820 kHz;
UTC 1430 – 1500 on 15745 kHz;
UTC 1530 – 1600 on 9600 kHz;
FM : UTC  0000 – 0030 (Via Big FM India)
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad on 92.7 MHz.

Urdu Program:
Short Wave: UTC 1515 – 1600 on 11775 kHz
MW: UTC 1700 – 1745 on  927 kHz;

More of NHK World Radio Japan | NHK Bangla May Quiz |

Result of AWR Big Grand Finale DX Contest 2016

Finally Adventist world Radio AWR Big Grand Finale DX contest disclosed the results. AWR organized this contest through the month of August 2017. To receive the entries, AWR temporary opened a Postal Address in Indiana for the month of September.AWR Big Grand Finale DX Contest

Big Grand Finale DX contest focused on the question:  How many AWR Shortwave sites have you verified?

This contest also invited to submit Three AWR QSL Cards and state why the participants consider its their Best AWR QSL Cards.

In January 2017, AWR announced the result of the AWR Big Grand Finale DX Contest.

Result of AWR Big Grand Finale DX Contest:

A) Award of Merit:

Sl. No Continent Winner Name Country
1 Europe Thomas Drescher Germany
2 Europe Christian Ghibaudo France
3 America Antonio  R Motta Brazil
4 Asia Tony Ashar Indonesia
5 Asia Mikio Kohara Japan
6 Pacific Bruce White Australia
7 Asia Muralidhar Murali India

B) Continental Winner:

Sl. No Continent Winner Name Country
1 Pacific Brian Webb New Zealand
2 North America John Fisher USA-MA
3 Europe Herald Suss Austria
4 Latin America Jose R Silva Cunha Brazil
5 Africa ME Avinash Cheekoth Middle East

C) World Winner:

Sl. No Continent Winner Name Country
1 Europe Patric Robic Austria

D) Second Place Winner:

Sl. No Continent Winner Name Country
1 Asia Jose Jacob India

Winners of the Award of Merit received Curios and Souvenirs.

Continental Winners are awarded with World Radio TV Handbook 2017.

The World and Second Place winner received Jerome Berg’s Radio History, the remarkably informative and highly illustrative history volumes.All Participants received additional souvenirs and special endorsed QSL Cards. Two Cards are issued first time only for this purposes.


Radio Slovakia International Contest and QSL

Radio Slovakia International

Radio Slovakia International bringing you the juiciest information about Slovakia, from the heart of Europe since 4 January 1993. Radio Slovakia International, was created almost instantaneously with the appearance of independent Slovakia and began broadcasting. The Station started broadcasting in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Slovak language.

From the beginning its duties were laid down as providing listeners in other countries with information about the new state and maintaining contact with the numerous expatriate Slovak communities around the world. Organizationally, it is a part of Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (Radio and Television Slovakia), the state- owned nationwide public broadcasting organization.

Radio Slovakia International stopped broadcasting on shortwave from Slovakia. Now RSI broadcast half hour shows daily, in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Slovak, via the internet and satellite.  Its daily 30-minute magazine programs contain news from Slovakia, features on the Slovak economy, sciences, culture, geography, environment, sports, examples of the spoken, written, and musical arts, and portraits of important personalities.

Reception Report and QSL:

Though RSI ceased SW Broadcasting, still its issuing QSL Cards in response of listeners feedback and report reception. Reports received either email or postal, Internet or satellite broadcasting replied with RSI QSL. 2017 is the year of Jozef Miloslav Hurban.  He is the first chairman of the Slovak National Council and a leader of the Slovak Uprising of 1848-1849. RSI is issuing special QSL to memorize Jozef Miloslav Hurban.  To obtain a QSL Card you have to include following details into the report.

1: The date and time when you heard our broadcast.
2: How you heard us (shortwave, internet, WRN etc).
3: Signal strength and signal clarity (if applicable).
4: Information about what you heard (your thoughts on the material).
5: A postal address.

Radio Slovakia International, English language service aired weekly mailbag show, “Listeners Tribune”, every Sunday and each month RSI asked a question focusing Slovak Culture, Tradition and History. In the year 2017, RSI organized a series competition named, “My Slovakia”, focusing everything of Slovakia.

If you would like to join this competition and desire to win cool Slovak prizes, visit “My Slovakia” and take part by sending the simple question.