This is the official page of International Radio Listeners' Friendship & Fraternity Club (IRLFFC) written and maintained by MITUL KANSAL.

The club will give the chance to become friends with listeners and Dxers in other countries. The club will serve as a platform to take part in discussions, dialogue, and exchange opinions with people in various parts of the world. For a while it was like a dream but now it is a reality. By joining together we can do a lot for our planet. For example, help to ensure peace on Earth and save the environment. The main task of our club is to get acquainted with listeners in other countries. I think in a country where you have friends there is no room for enemy. And lastly very important, the members will established and promote friendship, fraternity and mutual understanding among them and it will be a first step to maintain peace on our Earth i.e. our common home.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

CRI: "Paper Sculpture Illuminations in China"


A beautiful gift from China Radio International English service. 

CRI English QSL

CRI English qsls received yesterday after many follow ups.
Both the QSLs are for their Kashi Saibagh 2022 transmitter site.
The QSL's are from the series of "The Great Family of the Chinese Nation".











































RMRC EDXC Conference 2012 e-QSL

RMRC sent me this full detailed e-qsl after submitting the reception report once again. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Results of DX India 10th Anniversary contest


Dear Friends

DX India is pleased to announce the results of its 10th Anniversary contest. Please find below final results:

Position Name & location Points

1 PATRICK ROBIC, LEIBNITZ, AUSTRIA 34
2 RAJESH CHANDWANI, GURGAON, INDIA 24
2 DMITRY MEZIN, KAZAN, RUSSIA 24
3 MUKESH KUMAR, MUZAFFARPUR, INDIA 23
4 ALEXANDER GOLOVIKHIN, TOGLIATTI, RUSSIA 22
5 PRITHWIRAJ PURKAYASTHA, JORHAT, INDIA 21
6 SUBIR BASU, KOLKATA, INDIA 20
7 BRUCE WHITE, KAROONDA, AUSTRALIA 17
8 MITUL KANSAL, MARKANDA, INDIA 16
9 STEVE HANDLER, IL, USA 15
9 MUKESH KR GOLA, HYDERABAD, INDIA 15
10 VLADIMIR ROZHKOV, KANSK, RUSSIA 12
11 MELWYN ALFRED, VIRUDHUNAGAR, INDIA 10
12 M.GANESAN, GOA, INDIA 7
13 SERGIUS PANASYUK, VINNYTSYA, UKRAINE 4
13 ANATOLY KLEPOV, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 4
13 K.P.MUNEER, SHARJAH, UAE 4
14 PETER NG, JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA 3
15 JORGE MEDINA, PUNTO FIJO, VENEZUELA 2
15 WILLIAMS LOPEZ, LARA, VENEZUELA 2
15 LUIS A. GUERRA, LARA, VENEZUELA 2
15 SIMON PETER LIEHR, MEISSEN, GERMANY 2
16 SHINICHI SHIRAISHI, SENDAI, JAPAN 1
16 SINIY VORON YAKUTSK RUSSIA 1
16 P.S.SEKAR, THALAINAYAR, INDIA 1

Congratulations to all the wineers.
The prizes announced will be sent to the winners.
All those who sent entries will receive a Participation Certificate.

Notes on entries received :

- Rajesh Chandwani of Gurgaon, India reported on highest no. of AIR sites - 24 out of 29 possible.

- Total entries received: 26
- Total countries: 12
- Total continents : 5 (except Africa)
- Total reports received: 365
- Total valid reports: 232
- The reception reports received will be forwarded to AIR


DX India 10th anniversary special program via AWR Wavescan :

Total Reception Reports received : 40

Country wise breakdown :
India - 12
Russia - 7
Germany - 4
Japan - 3
Spain - 3
Indonesia - 2
Ukraine - 2
Bangladesh - 1
France - 1
Reunion Island - 1
Sweden - 1
UAE - 1
Uzbekistan - 1
Venezuela - 1

Postal reception reports received : 5
Emailed reception reports received : 35

- DX India QSL cards has been posted to all on 22nd June 2012.
- The reception reports received will be forwarded to AWR

QSL cards for DX India 10th Anniversary BCDX net conducted on 1st Oct 2011 will be sent separately.

Our heart felt thanks to sponsors :

Adventist World Radio, World Radio TV Handbook, Danish Shortwave Clubs International, Indian DX Club International & Ardic DX Club of India.


With best regards,

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS,Founder, DX India
Alokesh Gupta, VU3BSE, Moderator, DX India

Courtesy: DX_INDIA

Saturday, June 23, 2012

NHK English via Kranji (SNG)

NHK English via Kranji, Singapore was logged on 2 June 2012 on 9695 KHz from 12:06 UTC to 12:30 UTC.

Reception report was sent to NHK English service but Hindi service replied with this QSL.







AWR English via Wertachtal, Germany

AWR transmitting via Wertachtal, Germany was logged on 10 June 2012. A English language broadcast was monitored on 15255 KHz from 15:40 UTC to 16:00 UTC.
Reception report was sent on the next day and a QSL was received on 22 June 2012.








  

NHK Japanese via Yamata, Japan

NHK Japanese transmitting from Yamata, Japan was logged on June 1, 2012 on 9750 KHz. The program was monitored from 12:38 UTC to 12:55 UTC.

Reception report was sent by FAX and a QSL was received in just 10 days.






Thursday, June 21, 2012

AIR Shimla Paper QSL

A paper QSL was received from AIR Shimla in September 2011 in just five days after submitting a reception report via e-mail.





















Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bangladesh Betar via Shavar

Bangladesh Betar Bengali and English service was logged on 1 June 2012 on 4750 KHz from 12:56 UTC to 13:06 UTC and from 15:23 UTC to 15:45 UTC. SINPO was 35342.

Reception report was sent on the next day and a QSL was received on 19 June 2012.

E-mail: rrc@dhaka.net
















RFA Korean via Iranawila, Sri Lanka

RFA Korean service via Iranawila, Sri Lanka was logged on June 5, 2012 at 17:50-18:04 UTC on 9975 KHz. SINPO was 44444.

Reception report was sent on June 11, 2012 and a QSL was received on June 19, 2012.

E-mail: qsl@rfa.org

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two different RMRC QSLs


Two different QSLs from RMRC. There are subtle differences, including the background blue colour, yellow letter reflections, and the different positioning of the image and data. 



Rhein Main Radio Club


Just got this QSL from RMRC. This is a common QSL card. They don't write any detail on the card. Not even my name.
QSL card was in doc format attached with a short write up.

"Hello Mitul,
thanks for listening our broadcast
greetings to all members of you DX-Club from Germany
Harald
RMRC CEO"


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC)

SLBC QSL promised to me by Mr. Victor Goonetilleke for a recently submitted report. The QSL shows the main entrance of the SLBC HQ. The tower is the VHF and microwave links to various relay station.

E-mail:
 victor.goonetilleke@gmail.com

RNW Update: Two more shortwave frequency for RNW's last day program

Our distribution wizards have added another couple of shortwave frequencies for our last day. This is the final line-up.

Extra Shortwave frequencies on 29 June 2012
- 01:59-02:57 UTC - North America (East) - 6165 kHz - Bonaire (that's late Thursday, local time!)
- 02:59-03:57 UTC - North America (Central) - 6165 kHz - Bonaire  (that's late Thursday, local time!)
- 04:59-05:57 UTC - North America (West) - 6165 kHz - Bonaire  (that's late Thursday, local time!)
- 04:59-05:57 UTC - New Zealand + Australia (South East) - 12015 kHz - Bonaire
- 18:59-20:57 UTC - Europe - 6065 kHz - Wertachtal

Of course we'll also be broadcasting on our regular shortwave frequencies to Africa and Asia (except 15110, which will close a day earlier).

In every shortwave slot and WRN relay we'll broadcast our Last Show, enabling as many people as we can to listen in.

During the satellite-only hours in between the shortwave and World Radio Network hours we'll rebroadcast documentaries and other programmes from RNW's historical archives.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide in English will cease transmissions on 29 June at 20:57 UTC.

(via RNW)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

China Radio International

After submitting dozens of reports to CRI, finally they replied to me with this nice e-mail.


"Dear Mitul Kansal,


Thanks for your reception report.


QSL cards are being sent to you. Hope you get them soon.


Since it seemed it's the first time you send us an email, we also attached our newsletter, the Messenger to you. If you were interested in reading it, you can subscribe it for free.


Any of your suggestions or comments are most welcome.


Best wishes,


Yours sincerely,
YingLian
English Service
China Radio International
http://english.cri.cn/"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More Radio Romania International programmes available for listening on demand



RRI has increased the number of programmes available for listening on demand in all the languages and dialects it broadcasts in. Each programme will be stored for one week and will be available to listen again to via our website, www.rri.ro, in WMA format, approximately 2 hours after broadcast. All you need to do is click the “Listen Again to RRI’s Broadcasts” button to the right-hand side of the website, select the day and then click the “LISTEN AGAIN” button next to the programme you wish to listen to.

You can listen again to the following Radio Romania International broadcasts from the previous week (all times are given in local time in Romania):
English: our 06.00, 08.30, 14.00 and 20.00 broadcasts
Romanian: our 02.03, 03.00, 10.15, 15.05, 17.07, 19.05 broadcasts (Monday to Friday), our 13.30 broadcast (on Wednesday only), our 02.03, 03.00, 04.00, 17.00, 18.10, 19.00 and 20.05 broadcasts (on Saturday), our 02.03, 03.00, 15.00, 17.00, and 18.10 broadcasts (on Sunday)

French: our 13.00, 19.00 and 23.00 broadcasts
German: our 09.00 and 15.00 broadcasts
Russian: our 16.30 and 18.00 broadcasts
Spanish: our 22.00 and 00.00 broadcasts
Arabic: our 09.30 and 17.00 broadcasts
Chinese: our 07.00 and 16.00 broadcasts
Italian: our 17.00 and 19.00 broadcasts
Ukrainian: our 18.00 and 22.00 broadcasts
Serbian: our 18.30 and 20.30 broadcasts
Aromanian: our 17.30, 19.30 and 21.30 broadcasts.
We look forward to receiving your feedback.

How to listen
Schedule valid from 25th March to 27th October 2012
The Summer 2012 SW frequencies on which you can tune in to RRI's broadcasts:
UTC            Frequencies (kHz)             Area
00 00 – 01 00 9,700 ; 11,750 NORTH AMERICA (East Coast)
03 00 – 04 00 9,645 ; 11,795 NORTH AMERICA (West Coast)
03 00 – 04 00 11,895 ; 15,,340 DRM INDIA
05 30 – 06 00 9,700 ; 11,,875 DRM WESTERN EUROPE
05 30 – 06 00 17,760 ; 21,500 INDIA and AUSTRALIA
11 00 – 12 00 15,210 ; 17,510 WESTERN EUROPE
11 00 – 12 00 15,430 ; 17,670 SOUTH EAST AFRICA
17 00 – 18 00 9,,535 DRM ; 11,740 WESTERN EUROPE
20 30 – 21 00 9,,700 DRM ; 11,880 WESTERN EUROPE
20 30 – 21 00 13,800 ; 15,220 NORTH AMERICA (Eastt Coastt)
22 00 – 23 00 7,435 ; 9,540 WESTERN EUROPE
22 00 – 23 00 9,790 ; 11,940 JAPAN

Monday, June 11, 2012

RFA Tibetian via Dushanbe-Yangiyul

RFA Tibetian transmitting from Dushanbe-Yangiyul was logged on June 02, 2012 on 15670 KHz. The program was monitored from 12:56 UTC to 13:01 UTC.
Reception report was sent on the same day and a QSL was received today on 11 June 2012.



E-mail: qsl@rfa.org






RMRC broadcast - EDXC Conference 2012



RMRC broadcast - EDXC Conference 2012 broadcasting on 11900 KHz was logged on 10 June 2012 from 17:30 UTC to 18:30 UTC. The reception was quite good. SINPO- 54454.
You can hear the audio clip here: http://soundcloud.com/mitulkansal/rmrc-edxc-conference-2012

Reception report was prepared and sent on the same day.

E-mail: tiszi2035@yahoo.com, mail@rmrc.de

Sunday, June 10, 2012

PBC 101 MHz FM

PBC 101 MHz FM was tuned on 25 March 2012 from 11:32 to 11:54 IST. 
Reception report was sent and an e-qsl was received on 13 April 2012. A hard copy of the same was also promised by Mr. Asad Ayub but he possibly forgot to sent it.
Listen the audio recording here: http://soundcloud.com/mitulkansal/radio-pakistan-101-mhz-fm-25

E-mail: fmcell@radio.gov.pk

Antenna Books

National Panasonic Radio Cassette Recorder Model 1984

Just found my father's old transistor parts. Some day, will work on it.





Saturday, June 9, 2012

All India Radio Kurukshetra

All India Radio Kurukshetra was logged on 19 May 2012. The FM frequency was monitored on 101.4 MHz from 11:57 IST to 12:18 IST. SINPO was 55555.

Reception report was sent via post. A phone call from Station Engineer, confirming my reception report  was received on May 23, 2012. at 17:40 IST. 

I kept a photo of the phone call as a proof.

Special DX test from Costa Rica Radio Miami International


Special DX test from Costa Rica Radio Miami International, in cooperation with its client Radio Republica, was conducted a special DX test at 7 Jan - 2000-2100 UTC on 5954 kHz 7 Jan - 2300-2400 UTC on 5954 kHz 8 Jan - 0200-0300 UTC on 5954 kHz from Cariari, Costa Rica.
The programming aired was Radio Republica in Spanish. The power was 10 kW. 

Reception report was sent on the same day. A QSL card was arrived in mail on 20 March after a follow up.

E-mail: info@wrmi.net


Radio Athmik Yatra

Radio Athmik Yatra transmitting from Nauen was logged on 6 March 2012. A Hindi language broadcast was monitored from 14:45 UTC to 15:00 UTC on 15285 KHz. SINPO was 55344.

Reception report was sent on the same day. A paper QSL arrived in mail on 24 March.


E-mail: ayradio4567@gmail.com

SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng

SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng transmitting from Tanshui was logged on 23 January 2012. A Chinese language broadcast was monitored on 7280 KHz from 11:37 UTC to 12:00 UTC. SINPO was 54444.


Reception report was emailed on 24 January. On 29 January, Mr. Trevor Piper sent me an e-mail confirming my reception report. He wrote:

"Dear Mitul, 

Thank you for your recent reception report and QSL request, my apologies for the delay in replying to you. Based on my instructions from the Chinese team it is my pleasure to send you a QSL card by post. I will also include some information about Sound of Hope. Unfortunately I do not currently have any thing 
else I can send you, but I will look into getting some SOH merchandise for this purpose. 
We are currently growing in India very quickly and you may soon be able to listen to some of our English language programs on Indian radio. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further assistance to you, 
Yours sincerely, 
--
Trevor Piper
Manager Inside China Today
trevor.piper@sohnetwork.com
www.sohnetwork.com?


E-mail: info@sohnetwork.com, contact@soundofhope.org, allenz@soundofhope.org