Monday, September 19, 2016

Radio Free Asia announces new Anniversary QSL from September 1

a reminder to our readers.....

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its 20th anniversary QSL. Bringing free press to closed societies, RFA’s first broadcast was in Mandarin on September 29, 1996 at 2100 UTC. RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation broadcasting news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Acting as a substitute for indigenous free media, RFA concentrates coverage on events occurring in and/or affecting Burma, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, the People’s Republic of China, and Vietnam.  RFA does not express editorial opinions but provides news, analysis, commentary, and cultural programming in the languages of the country of broadcast.  This design is RFA’s 62nd QSL and is used to confirm all valid reception reports from September – December 2016.


Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest.  More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org.

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports.  Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.  RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:

          Reception Reports
          Radio Free Asia
          2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
          Washington DC 20036
          United States of America. 
 (A.J. Janitschek/RFA)

The following summer schedule is effective to 29 October 2016

RFA Broadcast Frequency Schedules

All times UTC

Burmese
0030-0130  9940 12115 15700
1230-1330  7530 11805 13820
1330-1400  7530 11805 12140
1400-1430  7530 11805
1630-1730  9940

Khmer
1230-1330  12140
2230-2330  13740

Korean
1500-1700  1188 5830 7455 11850
1700-1800  1188 9975 11985
1800-1900  1188 9975 11830
2100-2200  7460 9700 11945

Lao
0000-0100  15690
1100-1200  15120

Mandarin
0300-0400  13790 15700 17520 17665
0400-0500  13790 15615 17520 21505
0500-0600  13790 15615 17520 21690
0600-0700  13790 15615 17520 17810
1500-1600  9455 13675 15430
1600-1700  9840 11610 13675 13810
1700-1800  9355 9965
1800-1900  9355 9965 11560
1900-2000  1098 9355 9745
2000-2100  1098 6025 9355 9745
2100-2200  1098 7435 9685
2300-2400  9440 11785 15570

Tibetan
0100-0200  9680 9885 11780 17730
0200-0300  9885 11745 11780 17730
0600-0700  15720 21550 21690
1000-1100  13800 15330
1100-1200  7470 13830 15265
1200-1300  7470 11540 13830 15265
1300-1400  7470 11540 13830 15275
1500-1600  9355 11870
2200-2300  7505 9370
2300-2400  6075 9555 9875

Uyghur
0100-0200  9350 9400 9780 11640 11945
1600-1700  9355 9555 9975 11560

Vietnamese
0000-0030  9940
1400-1430  1503 9950 12045
1430-1500  9950 12045
2330-2400  9940
(A.J. Janitschek-RFA, Alokesh Gupta, India)