Sunday, November 29, 2015

AWR Announces QSL Changes

Important Announcement from Adventist Word Radio

            The time has come for change.  For the past quarter century and more, the Indianapolis address for Adventist Word Radio has received listener mail and reception reports from more than 100 countries all around the world.  It has been our privilege to respond to all of the incoming mail, both postal and email, and to send out uncounted thousands of QSL cards.  
            However, because of major health issues for us both (my wife as well as myself) and due to our advancing years (we are both nearing our mid-80s) it has become necessary for me to reduce my work load, just as soon as possible.  It is with great reluctance that therefore I announce the fact that the processing of listener reception reports will be transferred from Indianapolis to a new address in Silver Spring Maryland.  Staff at AWR headquarters will take over the processing of all reception reports addressed to Adventist World Radio.  They are located in the building complex at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination on the edge of suburban Washington DC.
            Effective at the end of the year, the Indianapolis post office box address will be closed, and emails addressed to the Indianapolis address will no longer be received.  Likewise, postal mail addressed to the AWR street address in Indianapolis will no longer be processed locally.  The new address for all reception reports addressed to Adventist World Radio worldwide is:-  
                        Box 10188, Silver Spring, MD 20914, USA.
            Every item of  postal mail received at the Indianapolis box address up to December 31 will be processed here and QSL cards will be sent out in the usual way from this location.  It will take some time, well into the New Year, to complete the processing of all pending mail, but each item will be processed and all QSL cards will be posted out.
            We might add that a new QSL card has just been received, and this card will be the last QSL card ever issued from this address.  In addition, a new batch of many different types of AWR curios and souvenirs has been received, and these items will be sent out to listeners who enter our big annual DX contest.  These souvenirs and curios will never become available again.
            Remember to enter our big annual DX contest which has been extended till the end of November.  Many awards, and souvenirs, and new QSL cards are available, as well as a new award for listeners in New Zealand and Australia; a copy of the colorful Australian Radio History by Dr. Bruce Carty.
            In this year’s contest, you are invited to design the details for your own contest entry.  You are invited to tell what is your best QSL since our last contest, and to provide three AWR reception reports.
Complete details are available from many DX club magazines, and from various websites.  You may also contact Wavescan in Indianapolis for an email version of the contest details.
            In order to grant opportunity for listeners in Australia and New Zealand, the closing date for the 2015 DX contest has been extended by one month.  All entries worldwide now need to be postmarked by the end of November, and received at the Indianapolis postal address by the end of December.  Details regarding the results of the contest will be announced in Wavescan in mid January.
            It is intended that the AWR DX program, “Wavescan”, will continue as usual in the same regular way.  We are grateful for the DX reports from our DX reporters in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines and Australia.  We are grateful for the professional production of this weekly broadcast by Jeff White in the studios of WRMI in Okeechobee Florida, and for the reading of regular features by Ray Robinson in the studios of KVOH in Los Angeles, and for the widespread broadcast of Wavescan via the shortwave facilities of Adventist World Radio, WRMI, WWCR and KVOH.

Dr. Adrian M. Peterson

DX Editor - Wavescan.