Monday, February 09, 2009

Radio Free Asia releases Chinese Lunar Year QSL card

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its latest QSL card which is the third its Chinese Lunar New Year series. According to the Chinese astrology calendar, 2009 is the Year of the Ox. People born in ox years are considered kind and caring, logical, positive, to have a great deal of common sense and with their feet firmly planted on the ground. They are also considered to be hard workers in order to provide comfort and security for their families while also highly intelligent and strong minded. While this year’s design is based on the one using in our 2007 Lunar New Year card, this marks the first design by RFA’s Valerie Johnson who handles the majority of RFA’s reception reports and the sending of RFA’s QSL cards. The card will be used to confirm all valid reception reports from February 1 – April 30, 2009.
RFA’s Year.

Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA currently broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin, the Wu dialect, Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content.

As mentioned on the front of the QSL card, 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 . 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 (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience. Reception reports are also accepted by emails to , and for anyone without Internet access, reception reports can be mailed to: Reception Reports Radio Free Asia 2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 United States of America Upon request, RFA will also send a copy of the current broadcast schedule and a station sticker.
(A.J. Janitschek/RFA)