Friday, August 26, 2011

Japan HAM Fair 2011 hosts Radio Free Asia : Special QSL issued

Ham Fair 2011 will be August 27-28 in Tokyo, Japan. Radio Free Asia (RFA) will be on hand at this year’s Ham Fair to meet DXers and radio enthusiasts from Japan and around the globe. This annual event is organized by the Japanese Amateur Radio League (JARL) and last year hosted almost 31,000 attendees. To help promote this year’s event, RFA is issuing a special commemorative QSL card which incorporates the design of our current QSL card and this year’s Ham Fair logo. This QSL card will only be available for a limited time and used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from 0000 UTC on August 26 – 2400 UTC on August 29, 2011. As mentioned in our previous press release, the four pieces of artwork on the RFA design were created earlier this year by the children of RFA’s staff to celebrate RFA’s 15th anniversary.

RFA’s 38th QSL commemorating Ham Fair 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

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, 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. If you have a smart phone, feel free to use the QR code below to access the automated reception report system and submit your reception reports to the web site.
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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