Thursday, April 30, 2015

QSL of the Week: One Day Only

Back nearly 20 years ago, William Matthews in Columbus Ohio was on the air with a regular DX report for both Adventist World Radio and also Radio Korea International.  On the occasion of the 200th edition of his DX Report over Radio Korea International, arrangements were made for a relay of the AWR DX program Wavescan via the RKI network of shortwave stations in South Korea.
            For the occasion, AWR obtained a quantity of QSL cards that had been previously in use by the Korean language Voice of Prophecy in Seoul to verify their broadcasts over Adventist World Radio.  These full color picture cards depicted tourist scenes in South Korea and they were duly rubber stamped in honor of the occasion.

            Christian Ghibaudo in France heard the one day only AWR-RKI broadcasts over the Radio Korea International transmitter at Kimje in South Korea with 250 kW on 6480 kHz.  His QSL card showed a temple scene in South Korea.
(AWR-Wavescan/NWS 322)