Thursday, December 20, 2007

Radio Free Asia new QSL

Radio Free Asia is proud to announce the release of the company’s twentieth QSL card commemorating the 2008 Lunar New Year. The design is used with the approval of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and will be issued by the USPS as a standard domestic first class postage stamp in January 9, 2008. According to the Chinese astrology calendar, 2008 is the Year of the Rat; in the upper left corner you can see the reproduction of a cutout design of a rat plus the Chinese character for ‘rat’ underneath. The Year of the Rat begins on February 7, 2008 and ends January 25, 2009. The rat is one of twelve animals used in the Chinese zodiac. Those born in a rat year are considered ambitious, meticulous, industrious and sociable. The QSL card will be issued for all valid RFA reception reports from January 1 – March 31, 2008.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) 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 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 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. Radio stations, like RFA, usually confirm accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card.
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 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.

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