It's that time of the year again! Yes, we're talking about our big annual DX contest here in "Wavescan". The title for our big 2010 DX contest is "Station Profiles", and here are the details for all five parts in this year's contest:-
A. Five Station Profiles:
Make a list of five different radio stations for which you would like to have a "Station Profile" presented on air in a coming edition of "Wavescan". You may suggest five different radio stations, or the radio stations in five different cities, or in five different countries, or any combinations of these designations. These radio stations may still be on the air, or they may now be silent. You may choose only shortwave broadcasting stations, or shortwave communication stations that have been used also for broadcasting.
B. Five Paragraphs:
You are invited to write just one short paragraph about each of the five stations you have chosen in the above list, and state why you have chosen that particular station.
C. Five Photocopies:
You are invited to search your QSL collection, and where possible, provide a photocopy of a QSL from each of the five radio stations in your above list. These photocopies should be in color if possible, but black & white is also acceptable. If you do not have a QSL from any of the stations you select, then you should indicate the reason why you do not have a QSL; such as for example, the station is now silent, or you are unable to hear the station in your part of the world, or they do not verify reception reports, etc.
D. Three Reception Reports:
You are invited to send in at least three reception reports on any transmission from Adventist World Radio on any station, shortwave, mediumwave and FM.
E. Three Radio Cards:
Where possible, you are invited to include three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection with your contest entry. These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, or picture cards of radio stations, etc. (Not valid for this contest are amateur cards nor CB cards.)
Other Contest Details:
Well, there you have it, the details for our "Wavescan 2010 Station Profiles DX Contest". This contest will run through the month of July 2010, and all contest entries should be postmarked at your local post office anywhere in the world on any date up to the end of the month of July, and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of August 2010. Return postage in the form of currency notes in an international currency, or mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be welcome. Where possible, a self addressed return envelope, business size or half quarto size, would also be welcome. The awards for this year's contest will be similar to all previous contests. There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2011 for each continental winner. In addition, there will be other special awards as well as AWR souvenirs and radio curios for many participants. There will be special awards for listeners in Africa responding to this year's contest. You can remember that all reception reports will be verified with a specially endorsed AWR QSL card. Please remember that it will take a period of many months to process all of the reception reports, but each will in due course be verified. In addition, and over a period of time, it is our intent to present in our Wavescan DX program, many, and perhaps all, of the "Station Profiles" as submitted in this year's DX contest. When we present each of these specific "Station Profiles" in our "Wavescan" program, we will also call on-air the listener who made the suggestion. When the listener hears his name in the program, he can send in a reception report and receive a specially endorsed QSL card.
The only address for the AWR Station Profile DX Contest is:-
Station Profile DX Contest
Indiana 46229 USA
(Dr.Adrian Peterson, Adventist World Radio)