Thursday, September 04, 2014

AWR Contest : Focus on Asia 2014 Annual DX Contest

Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs: AWR Focus on Asia 2014 Annual DX Contest - 10:26
            The time has come!  Beginning on Monday (September 1) it is Contest month for AWR Wavescan.
            As Adventist World Radio enters into its 43rd year of international radio broadcasting, we take pleasure in announcing our annual Wavescan DX contest, which comes to you under the title, Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs.  In short, you are invited to check your collection of QSL cards and letters for rare, unusual and unique QSLs from shortwave, mediumwave and communication stations throughout the world.  You are also invited to log AWR programming to Asia on shortwave, mediumwave or FM during the month of September 2014. 
            Here are the details of our 2014 Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs: AWR Focus on Asia Annual DX Contest:-

A. Rare, Unique and Unusual QSL Cards and Letters
* You are invited to make a list of what you consider to be your rare, unique or unusual QSL cards or                  letters in your QSL collection.  Perhaps no one else in the world has a QSL verifying some                       transmissions that you have verified.
* Your list of QSLs can show any number of different rare, unique or unusual QSLs up to a total of 5                   QSLs.
* Your QSLs may verify a wrong transmission channel or an emergency broadcast due to flood, fire,                  earthquake, turmoil etc, or a transmission from an emergency transmitter, or test broadcasts, or              first broadcast or last broadcast, unusual propagation, etc. 
 * These QSLs can be from any shortwave broadcasting station or shortwave communication station or              mediumwave station located in any country anywhere in the world.  Amateur QSLs nor CB                      QSLs are not valid for this contest. 
* You are invited to provide a photocopy of each of the QSLs that are on your list in Part A.  Preferably,             these photocopies should be in color, though black & white copies may be acceptable.

B. Details of Rare, Unique and Unusual QSL Cards and Letters
* Please state very briefly, no more than one paragraph for each, why you consider each item in your                 list of QSLs is rare, unique or unusual.

C. AWR Reception Reports
* You are invited to prepare three reception reports for the broadcast on shortwave mediumwave or FM             of any AWR Asian programming.  These broadcasts from Adventist World Radio may be from                    shortwave, mediumwave or FM stations located anywhere in Asia or on nearby Asian islands; or        AWR programming beamed into Asia on shortwave         from other countries.
* It is not necessary to send an off-air recording of your reception.  We just need your honest reception               report on paper.

D. Adventist Photograph
* You are invited to visit a unit of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination in your country and take a                  photograph of it, preferably in color, though B&W can be acceptable, and submit one picture                    with your contest entry.

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 2014 Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs: AWR           Focus on Asia Annual DX Contest.
* This contest will run through the month of September 2014, 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 September and they should be received at the AWR post office address in                                 Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of October 2014.
* Partial and incomplete entries are considered valid.
* 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.
* Where possible, please enclose return postage in the form of currency notes in any international                       currency, or mint postage stamps.  Please note that IRC coupons are too expensive for you to                buy, and they are no longer valid in the United States. 
* Please enclose your postal address label also.
* The awards for the 2014 AWR Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs  -  AWR Focus on Asia Annual             DX                   Contest will be similar to all previous contests.  There will be a special award for the world                        winner, one of the Jerome Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2015 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 2015,                 to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be                               processed. 
* The only address for the Rare, Unusual, Unique QSLs: AWR Focus on Asia Annual DX Contest is:-
                        QSL DX Contest
                        Adventist World Radio
                        Box 29235

                        Indiana 46229 USA