Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Special QSL of the Week

First Reception Report From India

Way back nearly forty years ago, Jose Jacob VU2JOS in India tuned his radio to the tropical shortwave frequency 3925 kHz, and he heard a broadcast from NBC, the National Broadcasting Commission in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  The callsign for this transmitter at the time was P2K3, the power was 10 kW, and the time of reception in India was 6:00 pm on October 25, 1976.

            The QSL card issued by NBC Port Moresby in those days showed a yellow map of Papua New Guinea together with its surrounding islands, and the location of each of the NBC stations is shown on the map.  A typewritten note on the card acknowledges that the reception report they received from Jose Jacob was the very first from India.
(AWR Wavescan/NWS 313)