Philippine DX News No.30August 09, 2009Hello everyone and welcome to the August edition of the Philippine DX News. This is report No.30 and I’m Henry Umadhay in Antique, Central Philippines.Glad to be back and thank you for tuning by. In today’s program we have few items.First,
RADIO FREE ASIA RELEASES THIRD RADIO PIONEER QSL CARD
Radio Free Asia announces the release of the third QSL card in its Radio Pioneer series. The card honors Serbian-born American physicist, Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a pioneer in many fields. The Tesla coil, which he invented in 1891, is widely used today in electronic equipment. Nikola Tesla patented the basic system of radio in 1896. Tesla’s schematic diagrams describing the basic elements of a radio transmitter were later used by Marconi. In 1896 Tesla constructed an instrument to receive radio waves. He experimented with this device and transmitted radio waves from his New York laboratory. The radio device clearly establishes Nikola Tesla as a radio pioneer. In Colorado Springs, where he stayed from May 1899 until 1900, Tesla made what he regarded as his most important discovery– terrestrial stationary waves. By this discovery Tesla proved the Earth could be used as a conductor and would be as responsive as a tuning fork to electrical vibrations of a certain frequency. He also lighted 200 lamps without wires from a distance of 25 miles and created man-made lightning. The QSL card below will be issued for all valid RFA reception reports from July 1 – August 31, 2009.For more information visit www.rfa.org
After 61 years of broadcasting the Good News, FEBC privileged to minister to different ethnic groups through their heart languages. Our stations in Mindanao have broadcasts in Cebuano, which is widely used in the region. They also carry programs in Ilonggo and other Visayan languages. In addition, there are broadcasts in particular tribal dialects, such as Tiruray, Manobo and T’Boli in 1116 DXKI Koronadal and Matigsalog in 1197 DXFE Davao. When 1143 DZMR Santiago City begins to operate, there will be broadcasts in Ilocano, which is the lingua franca or the most common language in Northern Luzon and the Cordilleras. Furthermore, there will be programs in Ibanag, Itawis and Ifugao, which are the heart languages of some people groups in the area. We hope to eventually broadcast in 10 more languages and dialects in the years to come.
For our reception logs.
TC Patterson, our regular contributor sent the following report. On July 12, 2009 TC did a bit of scanning on the 19 meter band between 0000 and0100. The following are among the stations TC managed to hear.
15170 AUSTRALIA – CVC International from Darwin in Mandarin;15180 AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia from Darwin in Indonesian;15240 AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia from Shepparton in English;15250 AUSTRALIA – CVC International from Darwin in Indonesian;15275 THAILAND – Radio Thailand from Udon Thani in English;15300 GUAM (United States) – KSDA (AWR) from Agat in Mandarin;15335 TAIWAN – Radio Australia relay via Tainan in Indonesian;15360 THAILAND – BBC Worldservice relay via Nakhon Sawan in English;15400 AUSTRALIA – HCJB (Australia) from Kununurra in Indonesian;15490 PAKISTAN – Radio Pakistan from Islamabad in Urdu;15510 GUAM (United States) – KSDA (AWR) from Agat in Burmese;15545 NORTHERN MARIANA ISLDS – Radio Free Asia relay via Tinian inLao;15560 THAILAND – Voice of America relay via Udon Thani in specialEnglish;15595 RUSSIA – Deutshe Welle relay via Vladivostok in English;15690 SRI LANKA – Radio Free Asia relay via Irana Wila in Lao; and15720 NEW ZEALAND – Radio New Zealand Int’l from Rangitaiki inEnglish.
And also on July 14,2009 TC did a scanning on 31 meters between 2120 and 21509410 CZECH REPUBLIC – Radio Prague from Litomysl in Czech;9545 PORTUGAL – Deutsche Welle relay via Sines in German;9575 MOROCCO – Radio Mediterranee Int’l from Nador in Arabic;9610 GERMANY – WYFR (Family Radio) relay via Wertachtal in English;9720 GERMANY – WYFR (Family Radio) relay via Wertachtal in French;9735 PORTUGAL – Deutsche Welle relay via Sines in English; and9790 FRANCE – Radio France Int’l from Issoudun in French.
And before I end, I would like to thank and acknowledge our regular listeners and DXers friends for their reception reports and e-mails.
1. Ragu A in Vedaraniam, India
2. Kenji Takahashi in Kochi City, Japan
3. Akira Takei in Hokkaido, Japan
4. Mohammad Shamim in Keralam State, India
5. Hajime Mikihara in Kanagawa-ken, Japan
6. Shinichi Shiraichi in Sendai, Japan
Thank very much especially the members of Japan Short Wave Club.
Our 2nd year Anniversary QSL Card is still available. For your reception reports, please send 1-IRC International Reply Coupon. Return postage will be greatly appreciated.
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