RADIO FREE ASIA ANNOUNCES QSL CARD #82
Radio Free Asia (RFA) is proud to announce our new QSL card honoring the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nothing characterizes this more than the annual arrival of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC. “The tradition of celebrating the blooming of cherry trees in Japan is centuries old. The planting of cherry trees in Washington DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or Sakura, is an important flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a symbol with rich meaning in Japanese culture. For more than a hundred years, we have celebrating cherry trees blooming in solidarity.” (source: nps.gov) This is RFA’s 82nd QSL design and will be used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May – August 2023.
Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan (including Uke, Amdo, and Kham dialects), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in our editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of our target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of our broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about RFA, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is always available at www.rfa.org.
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 not only from DX’ers, but also from our general listening audience.
Reception reports are accepted by email at email@example.com and by mail to:
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America