Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Lennart Weirell, who writes:
I have received a QSL-card from Radio Mi Amigo with a special individual stamp. Radio Mi Amigo announced this in the Newsletter in December:
“Unique Radio Mi Amigo stamps:
We are proud to announce our own official Radio Mi Amigo stamps. They are legal for use to send out our QSL Cards (printed by the ‘Deutsche Post’). You can get one of these (there are only 200 available and will never printed again from us) together with the QSL Card.”
I enclose a copy of the QSL-card:
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Excellent, Lennart! Many thanks for sharing your Radio Mi Amigo QSL card–a keeper for sure!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, John Cooper, who shares the following:
In today’s mail I received a big surprise. Not one, but two QSLs verifying BBC program transmission reception reports from Ascension Island that I sent them in 2014. At that time I was working on a NASWA Dx Award for verification of 50 SWBC Countries. I was able to verify Ascension Island through another station that BCed through their transmitters in 2015.
I guess it just goes to show you should never give up on hoping you can get a confirmation. I didn’t even do any follow ups because I was told BBC didn’t verify anymore. Apparently Babcock/BBC will if you give them time. It makes me wonder where the reception reports were hiding over the past three years?
That is certainly a long delay! Frankly, I’m impressed you received a response from the BBC–as you mention, they seem to no longer issue QSLs. What a great surprise.
Post readers: Anyone else have a long-delayed reply from a broadcaster? Please comment!
I found two email addresses listed for them, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com which I’ve sent reception reports too, but I can’t say either of the two QSL’s I’ve gotten from them came because of the email address. What worked?
Contacting them on Facebook!
It took a few days, but sending the reception report to them via private/inbox message on Facebook got a reply with a promise of a QSL card each time!
While writing this post, I found a third email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, which I didn’t know about before. Radyo Pilipinas posted this one on their Facebook page in reply to a DX’er asking about reception reports and QSL cards.
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