Saturday, March 04, 2017

Radio Free Asia commemorates 30th winter SWL Fest March 2017

Radio Free Asia commemorates the 30th anniversary of the NASWA Winter SWL Fest held every year near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. In a combined design with our Year of the Rooster QSL card, this will be our 64th design since we issued our first QSL card in 2002.

The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Every year scores of hobbyists descend on the SWL Fest for a weekend of radio and camaraderie. At the fest, attendees finds sessions and presentations on everything from shortwave; mediumwave (AM), FM, scanning, satellite TV, pirate broadcasting and more are among the topics the Fest covers. 

This QSL is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from March 3-9 2017 only. 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 DXers, 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.

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