Tuesday, August 07, 2012

QSL Report Central

I've been QSLing for many years, but on occasion I'm reminded of a simple tip to pass along. When corresponding via postal mail, consider enclosing an addressed return envelope. This method has worked countless times for me, and in today's era of station cutbacks, that little extra could make a big difference.

Radio Senado, 5990 kHz. Full data QSL card unsigned. Received in 126 days. Station address: Senado Federal, Praça dos Tres Poderes, Brasília DF - CEP 70165-900 (Christian Ghibaudo, France/playdx) Website: www.senado.gov.br

Bayerischer Rundfunk, 6085 kHz DRM. Full data antenna card. Received in 63 days for an English report and $2.00 US (returned). Station address: 80300 München, Germany. (Al Muick) Website with streaming, on-demand and podcast www.br-online.de

Missionswerk Friedensstimme 11695 via Wertachtal. Full data QSL card, signed by N. Beog. Received in two weeks for $1.00 US. Station address: Postfach 100638, 51606 Gummersbach, Germany. (Artur Fernandez Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/HCDX)

RMRC 6130 kHz via Sitkunai. Full data email verification from Lutz Winkler of RMRC. Attached was a colored drawing from Christiane Winkler of three birds with headphones and station logo. Received in nine days for an email report to mail@rmrc.de (John Wilkins, CO)

WCBS 880 kHz AM. News Radio 880. Station info letter only, signed by Rob Bertrand-Engineer, plus vintage 1961 QSL card featuring transmitter site on High Island. Received in 210 days. Station address: 524 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 USA. Station is part of the CBC New York Network. Streaming audio at http://newyork.cbclocal.com (Norman Hill, VA)

Radio Pridnestrovie 9665 kHz via Grigoriopol. Full color station sheet with logo, map and antennas from Anatoly Kirsa. Received in two months for an English report and an addressed envelope (not used for reply). Frequency was incorrectly listed as 6240 kHz. QSL address: ul. Pravda 31, MD 3300 Tirasapol, Pridnestrovie, Moldova. (Wendel Craighead, KS). Full data e-QSL from A. Kirsa in 24 hours for report to: radiopmr@inbox.ru (Wikins).

Radio New Zealand International, 9655 kHz. Full data rugby radio card and thank you note, plus selection of station stickers. Received in 37 days for an English report and $ 5.00 US. Station address: P.O. Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: info@rnzi.com Website with streaming, on-demand and podcast www.rnzi.com (Muick).

RTÉ relay 6225 kHz via Meyerton. Full data QSL. Received in 16 weeks for English report to: freqdept@wrn.org (Llorella)

WTWW 9480 kHz Lebanon, Tennessee. Full data color card of George McClintock, President of WTWW, in front of the 100,000 watt transmitter, signed by Dan Dixon-Manager. Received in five months for a report via Scriptures for America contact form at: www.scripturesforamerica.org/media_contact.php
QSL address: 1784 West Northfield Blvd., # 305, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 USA. Return address on card is: Scriptures for America Ministry, P.O. Box 766, LaPorte, CO 80535 USA. Return address on envelope: Nashville Engineering Consortium, 6611 Ormond Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 USA. (Craighead). Received in 265 days for one IRC, card signed by Dan Dixon. (Roberto Pavanello, Italy/playdx)