Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AWR Wavescan DX Contest 2015

The World's Most Unusual DX Contest

The time has come, the event you are waiting for has arrived! The new month of October is the official period for our big 2015 Wavescan DX contest. This year, we invite you to participate in The World's Most Unusual DX Contest, and this time you may design your own contest details. Read on for this years requirements.


The awards for the 2015 AWR The World's Most Unusual DX Contest will be similar to all previous contests, with the addition of several extra awards.

* Every entry will receive a full size copy of two historic American mediumwave QSL cards dating back to the early 1920s.

* Four entries will receive a special numbered QSL card featuring Thomas Kincade art in color showing twin radio towers, the only Kincade painting that depicts a radio station.

* All AWR reception reports will be verified with specially endorsed AWR QSL cards, and two new cards are now available.

* Additional AWR souvenirs, radio curios, Christmas card, AWR Magazine and small keepsakes.

* One entry from Australia and New Zealand will receive a copy of the new 5th edition of Dr. Bruce Carty's remarkable and readable book Australian Radio History. This large format volume, in full colour throughout, presents almost 100 pages of fascinating information about every known mediumwave station that ever took to the air in Australia during the past almost 100 years, beginning in 1918.

* Each continental winner will receive a copy of the 2016 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook.

* The World Winner will receive a copy of one of Jerome Berg's remarkable shortwave radio history books. The winner may choose which of the four thick volumes he would like to receive.

A. The World's Most Unusual DX Contest: Description

* You are invited to design your own DX contest in any way and in any form you consider is best. Your self-designed DX contest may be based upon any aspect of radio associated in some way with shortwave or mediumwave broadcasting, such as for example: Listening, monitoring, collecting QSLs, programming, script writing, radio history, current radio events, radio in the future, large radio stations, little radio stations, rare stations, distant stations, local stations, silent stations, visiting radio stations, radio magazines, radio receivers, personal radio memories, recording for           broadcast an so on.

* Your self-designed DX contest may be in any form you desire, and it may be ambitious and complicated, or it may be simple and quite easy, in whatever way you consider is most appropriate.

* You should then describe in a paragraph or two, the details of your own self-designed QSL contest.

* Not valid for this contest are amateur nor CB radio stations.

B. World's Most Unusual DX Contest: Fulfillment

* Please demonstrate the way you have fulfilled the requirements for your own self-designed DX contest, in a brief paragraph or two.

C. Your Best QSL since the 2014 DX Contest

* What is the best QSL that you have received since the 2014 DX contest? Please provide details and a photocopy, in colour if possible.

D. AWR Reception Reports

* You are invited to prepare three reception reports for the broadcast on short wave, medium wave or FM of any AWR programming in any part of the world. You may choose     the international shortwave programing from Adventist World Radio, via KSDA Guam; or any of the shortwave relay stations that carry AWR programming; or any of the 1,700 local medium wave or FM stations in any part of the world that are affiliated with Adventist World Radio.

* Please do not send a recording of your reception; we just need your honest reception report on paper. All reception reports will be verified with our two new QSL cards, and a special          contest endorsement will be shown on each card.

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 radio cards.

Other Contest Details

* Well, there you have it, the details for our Wavescan 2015 'World's Most Unusual DX Contest'. This contest will run through the month of October 2015, 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 October 2015 and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of November 2015.

* Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis, remembering that neatness and preparation, will all feature in the judging procedure. Due consideration will also be given to the area of the world in which the contestant lives.

* Where possible, please enclose return postage in the form of currency notes in any international currency, or mint postage stamps. Please note that IRC coupons are too expensive for you to buy, and they are no longer valid in the United States.

* Please enclose your postal address label also.

* Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2016, to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be processed.

The only address for the "World's Most Unusual DX Contest" is:

World's Most Unusual DX Contest
Adventist World Radio
Box 29235
Indiana 46229

(Dr.Adrian Peterson)

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