Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Adventist World Radio Wavescan DX Contest 2009

Once again, Adventist World Radio takes pleasure in conducting an annual
listener contest, and for this year the title is: "Silent Shortwave Station
Contest". You are invited to search through your own QSL collection and
assemble together all of your QSLs that verify the reception of shortwave
stations and/or shortwave transmitters that are no longer on the air. In
addition to the regular awards worldwide, there will be special awards for
those who include a reception report of our DX program, "Wavescan", via
radio Miami International WRMI, in Miami Florida. Here are all of the

1. List what you consider to be the five best QSLs from shortwave stations
or transmitters that are no longer on the air. The "best" may be described
as the station or the transmitter itself, or the distance, or the power, or
the age, or the circumstances under which you heard the station; or the QSL
card itself, etc. (Do not send the original cards.)

2. In one paragraph each, describe the reason why you consider each card to
be one of the best in your collection.

3. Enclose a photocopy or each of these five cards, preferably in color,
though black and white may be acceptable. Remember, do not send the

4. Send at least three reception reports on any AWR broadcast from KSDA
Guam, or any AWR relay broadcast via any relay station anywhere in the
world. The AWR broadcasts may be on shortwave, mediumwave, or FM. All
reception reports will be verified with a contest endorsement on the QSL

5. Where possible, please enclose three radio cards for inclusion in the
Indianapolis QSL collection. These cards may be old or new, and they may be
QSL cards, reception report cards, picture cards, etc. Not valid for this
contest are amateur nor CB QSL cards.

The 2009 AWR DX Contest, "Silent Shortwave Station Contest", will run
through the month of June. All contest entries must be postmarked at the
listener's location in any country of the world on any date during the month
of June, and they must be delivered to the AWR postal address in
Indianapolis no later than the end of July 2009. Return postage in the form
of currency notes in an international currency, mint postage stamps, or IRC
coupons would be appreciated. Also, where possible, provide a self
addressed envelope, business size or half quarto size.
The only address for the 2009 "Silent Shortwave Station Contest" is:-

Silent Shortwave Station Contest
Box 29235
IN 46229 USA

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" or "Passport to World
Band Radio" for continental winners. In addition, there will be special
awards for those who send in a reception report on the broadcast of
"Wavescan" over the shortwave station in Miami, WRMI.

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India Via Dr.Adrian Peterson)

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