June 21, 2015

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release of its 57th QSL. It is the fourth design in the series “Celebrating Musical Instruments of Asia”. This card shows a khene, which is a traditional Lao mouth organ played primarily in Laos and Thailand. The khene’s pipes are made of bamboo, while its reed, which vibrates to produce the sound, is made of brass or silver. The khene is usually played using a pentatonic scale, using five notes per octave as opposed to the seven notes per octave used in most Western music. This QSL is used to confirm all valid reception reports from May 1 to July 31, 2015.


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 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 email at and by mail 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.

RFA’s Harry Scott via Siegbert Gerhard, Frankfurt in DX Magazine 6/2015

QSL Initiative of Radio Tirana and the Austrian DX Board (ADXB)

June 17, 2015

Thanks to the co-operation between the German language branch of the Radio Tirana Listeners’ Club and the Austrian DX Board (ADXB), a special QSL will be issued from September until November 2015. Conditions are as follows:

Irrespective of the language monitored, only one QSL will be issued per frequency.

–     Any language other than Albanian shall count.
–     Only AM (SW/MW) transmissions originating in Albania shall count.
–     Contest Reports are invited to the following address:
ADXB – Austrian DX Board, Harald Suess
P.O. Box 1000, A-1081 Vienna, Austria-Europe
–     Cost per reception report: 2 IRCs or 2 EUR or 2 USD.
–     Timeframe: 1 September to 30 November 2015 (UTC).

Souvenirs from Albania will be drawn for the participants. Winners will be published on the ADXB website in December 2015.

The German language department of Radio Tirana also has a listeners’ club, which is headed by Werner Schubert in Germany. Therefore, reception reports in German should be sent to the following address:

Radio Tirana Hörerklub, Werner Schubert, Poststraße 8/1, D-85567 Grafing bei München, Deutschland.
or e-mail

The ADXB – Austrian DX Board – is an Austrian DX-Club for residents of Austria, with currently 150 members and a club station in Vienna. For further information please contact

ADXB, Harald Suess P. O.B. 1000, A-1081 Vienna, Austria-Europe
or e-mail

In A15, the transmission schedule until mid-October 2015 is as follows:

GERMAN: Monday through Saturday 1930-2000 UTC        7465 kHz
ENGLISH: Monday through Saturday 2000-2030 UTC        7465 kHz
ENGLISH: Tuesday through Sunday 0130-0200 UTC          9850 kHz
FRENCH: Monday through Saturday 1730-1800 UTC         7465 kHz
ITALIAN: Monday through Saturday 1700-1730 UTC          7465 kHz
SERBIAN: Monday through Saturday 2015-2030 UTC        1458 kHz
TURKISH: Monday through Saturday 1830-1900 UTC        1458 kHz
GREEK: Monday through Saturday 1545-1600 UTC           1458 kHz

MW – Transmitter Fllaka – 500 kW
SW – Transmitter Shijak – 100 kW.

QSLs will be sent by Radio Tirana directly from Albania. We are looking forward to your reception reports.

Yours Radio Tirana Listeners’ Club and the ADXB.


en español

auf Deutsch

Welcome to EDXC Conference 2015!

May 27, 2015

Update on 27 May 2015

We would like to invite you to the EDXC Conference 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia on 18-22 September 2015.

Place: RUSS Hotel

Artilleriyskaya ul, 1, St. Petersburg  or


The preliminary agenda is as follows:

Friday, September 18, 2015:
18.00-22.00 Arrival, registration, informal get-together.

Saturday, September 19, 2015:
07.30-09.45 Breakfast
10.00 The official opening of the conference, greeting speeches
10.30-13.30 Lectures, presentations, reports (with 1 coffee break)
13.30-14.30 Lunch at your own
14.30-18.30 A short city tour including a visit to a local FM station
18.30 Free evening

Sunday, September 20, 2015:
08.00-09.45 Breakfast
10.00-13.30 Lectures, presentations, reports (with 1 coffee break)
13.30-14.30 Lunch at your own
14.30-18.00 Cultural progamme with visits to some radio-related and special places (i.e. A.S.Popov apartment museum, TV transmitting tower – to be defined later)
19.00 Banquet dinner

Monday, September 21, 2015:
07.30-09.45 Breakfast
10.00-13.00 Special events (possible visit to St.Petersburg DX Club Headquarters in Bolshiye Porogi)
13.30 Departure by bus to the Bonch-Bruyevich St.Petersburg University of Telecommunications
14.30-15.30 Excursion to the University Media Centre. Special broadcast of Radio Bonch students’ radio station
15.30-17.00 Lectures, presentations, reports at the University
17.00 Official closure of the conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:
07.30-10.00 Breakfast
11.30- Check out and departure from the hotel



The prices are as follows:

Single room: 276 EUR per person

Double room: 224 EUR per person



Four nights at Hotel Russ (18-22 September)


Two coffee breaks

Three excursions by bus

Banquet (20 September)

Conference fee

Special prices are possible for spouses and those attendees who will not take part in the whole programme. Just let us know and we will try to arrange a right package for you.

We have agreed with Hotel Russ that it is possible to extend your stay in St. Petersburg with special prices: 42 EUR per night (single room), 58 EUR per night (double room). Please, keep in mind that these special prices for accommodation are valid when rooms are booked via St. Petersburg DX Club.

Also visa support is available with 18 EUR per person. A copy of passport and home address are needed. The hotel will offer 3 documents (voucher, invitation and confirmation) required by a Russian embassy or consulate for applying for a Russian visa.

All payments will be made in EUR to the following bank account:

Name: European DX Council, Kari Kivekas

Bank: Nordea Bank Finland Plc


Account number (IBAN): FI08 1244 3500 1533 56

Registration fee 200 RUB (about 4 EUR) will be paid directly to the hotel on arrival.

For reservations, please, contact Alexander Beryozkin ( If you have anything to ask about the conference, please, do not hesitate to contact Alexander or Kari Kivekäs (

The conference programme is not final yet so possible presenters and lecturers can send Alexander headings of their reports and the estimates of the time required. We will do our best to find a suitable time for them.

We look forward to seeing you all at the EDXC Conference 2015 in St. Petersburg. You are warmly welcome.

Best 73s,

Alexander Beryozkin & Kari Kivekäs

DX camps of RMRC

May 5, 2015

Hello together,

each year Rhein.Main-Radio-Club (RMRC) organise two DX-Camps
at Hoherodeskopf (Hessen, Germany)
Have a look at

Next DX-Camps are:
Di. 13.- Mo. 19.10.2015
Di 22.- Mo 28.3.2016
Di. 4.10. – Mo. 10.10.2016

Invited is every DXer from any country of Europe

Dr. Harald Gabler

Latest statistics of tropical bands by Anker Petersen

May 3, 2015

Trends 2015

Free Issue DX Times

April 14, 2015


Hi all,

The New Zealand Radio DX League invites you to download the April issue of the DX Times for free from

This is a marketing promotion aimed at making people aware that the New Zealand Radio DX League exists and is still flourishing 66 years on from its inception! Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested.


Paul, ZL4PW

EDXC Conference 2015

April 9, 2015

Alexander Beryozkin presenting SPDXC in St. Petersburg (EDXC 2006)

St. Petersburg DX Club and European DX Council would like to invite all European DXers and DX hobbyists from all over the world to take part in the EDXC Conference 2015 to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 18 to 22, 2015. The conference will take place in the RUSS Hotel in the centre of St. Petersburg ( Accommodation prices for September 2015 are not defined up to this moment, but they seem to be very reasonable. We recommend to book rooms in the conference venue hotel via St. Petersburg DX Club for we will get a special group discount.

We will inform you about conference packages as soon as we get all necessary information. Besides traditional agenda events (lectures, reports, banquet dinner, etc.), we will try to organize excursions to local radio stations, radio museums, etc. We will also try to organize a special radio broadcast via Radio Bonch, students’ AM MW broadcasting station of the Bonch-Bruyevich State University of Telecommunications (if license documents are ready in September 2015). Visa support is possible for those possible attendees who need it. Please let us know as early as possible. During April 2015 we will present the preliminary conference agenda.

Please send preliminary applications for participation in the conference to Alexander Beryozkin dxspb[at]nrec[dot]spb[dot]ru.

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