19th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

19th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, published by St. Petersburg DX Club, has been recently released. The handbook features all radio stations transmitting programmes in the Russian language in AM bands (on long, medium and short waves) at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until March 27 2015 (i.e. during B15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is in Russian and distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 64 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests and questions to St. Petersburg DX Club:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 5 EUR or 6 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the handbook contents are always welcome.

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

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Special EDXC Broadcast 5-7 December 2015

Special EDXC Broadcast 5-7 December
Rhein-Main-Radio-Club will be broadcasting on shortwave about EDXC – Conference at St.Petersburg. Special QSL-Card for reception reports to RMRC mail@rmrc.de or by post Rhein-Main-Radio-Club e.V. , Postfach 700849, 60558 Frankfurt, Germany.
Via Lithuania:
5 December 0800-0900 on 11690 to Asia (Japan) in English
5 December 0900-1000 on 11690 to Russia in Russian.
Via WRMI, USA:
5 December at 2200-2300 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 0100-0200 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 2300-0000 on 5850 to North America
6 December at 0500-0600 on 9955 to Caribbean and Latin America
7 December at 2100-2200 on 7570 to North America. This may also be audible in Europe.
7 December at 2100-2200 on 15770 to Europe and North America. (DX-clusive via Lehtinen)
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(DX-Window No. 542, Danish Shortwave Club International)

neue QSL-Adresse von AWR ab Januar 2016

Wie im aktuellen DX-Window des DSWCI zu lesen ist, wird Dr. Adrian Peterson seine Tätigkeit als QSL-Unterzeichner von AWR zum Jahresende aus Gesundheits- und Altersgründen einstellen. Das Postfach in Indianapolis wird am 31.12. geschlossen, ab Januar sind Empfangsberichte an folgende Adresse zu richten:
Adventist World Radio, Box 10188, Silver Spring, MD 20914, USA

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RMRC QSL Kalender 2016

Hallo DX-Freunde und QSL-Sammler

der neue QSL-Kalender 2016 ist aus der Druckerei gekommen und steht zum Versand bereit.
Wer also einen haben möchte, bitte Bestellung über die Homepage www.rmrc.de oder eine mail an den RMRC oder an mich,
der Preis wie in den vergangenen Jahren 15 Euro incl. Porto in Europa (RMRC-Mitglieder 10 Euro)

beste 73

Harald Gabler
RMRC Vorstand

PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?

PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?
Yessiree. There are a few DXers out there who in the pursuit of a QSL have the gall to fabricate a reception report. The phenomenon, if it can be called that, is nothing new. It is as old as radio itself.
Why address the subject? Well, a few days back a fellow DXer and free-radio operator called it to my attention. He informed me of an individual who, apparently after reading my blog entry for his station, decided to pass off a reception report as his own. The station alerted me and promptly asked the guy to submit an audio file of the transmission. Guess what? He couldn’t produce it.
Wait a minute! He could have sourced the Internet for an audio file and produced a sample, right? It does happen. I actually had one young man do just that. He submitted a file of WWV and CHU on frequencies for times normally not received in his quarter, yet he tried to pass it off as genuine. How did I know it was fake, aside from the obvious physics? The audio file — stolen from a fellow radio listener — still had the original Box or Soundcloud name attached to it.
Even with the advent of remote web-receivers some DXers attempt to pass off the remote RX location as their home RX location. A diligent station engineer/operator will immediately recognise this for what it is — a bogus or less than accurate report. Why hide the obvious fact? There is no shame in stating the actual RX location, even if it is remotely observed. Simply keep one’s home and remote QSLs in separate categories. Be honest.
Now, it is possible to submit a reception report to a station, honestly believing it is a particular broadcaster. The time, frequency and language of the broadcaster all seem to be the station. Unfortunately after either submitting a report or further listening, usually days later, one discovers the error. It happens. I have done it more than a few times myself over the decades. Yet, I will fess up and duly note my error.
Folks, honesty is more priceless than any QSL, however prized it may be. No DX contest for X number of stations, X number of countries is worth sacrificing one’s integrity. Be patient and diligent in DXing. It’s like fishing. It takes time, calculation and patience. And the results are far more rewarding when one knows it was a genuine catch.
Happy DXing!!!

18th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

18th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, edited by the St. Petersburg DX Club, has been released. The Handbook features all (or almost all) radio stations that transmit programs in the Russian language on short and medium waves at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until October 25, 2015 (i.e. the end of A15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is written in Russian language and is distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 56 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests to:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 7 EUR or 8 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the Handbook contents are always welcome!

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

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