RFA Implements Automated DXer Reception Reports

RFA Implements Automated DXer Reception Reports
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RFA Implements Automated DXer Reception Reports

Radio Free Asia is using a new automated reception report system that will be of interest to those who like to collect proof of distance listening. It was launched at the beginning of August at the Mexican DXing Conference in Veracruz.
The system is at www.techweb.rfa.org. According to the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, visitors can click on the QSL REPORTS link to get there.
"This advanced new service combines the power of the Mambo open-source content management system and a database," NASB stated.
Until now, RFA, like many shortwave broadcasters, has processed reception reports through postal services with a QSL card. It will still do so; but NASB credits RFA's Chief Technology Officer David Baden with "spearheading a new trend in how DXers submit reception reports and how radio stations receive feedback."
At the DXing event, Abner Mir of RFA's Technical Services Division provided details of how to submit reception reports, view general locations of other confirmed reports and get your name added to RFA's QSL distribution list.
Radio Free Asia, coming up on its eighth anniversary, started issuing QSL cards to confirm reception reports two years ago. This year, it also started accepting e-mail submission of reception reports.
For reception reports of programs monitored in August, RFA is issuing a special QSL card with a copy of the original artwork used to produce RFA's pins for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens.