Sunday, April 8, 2012

Writing reception reports

 An example of usual reception report, I send to overseas broadcasters every day. This one is for the English language broadcast of Voice Of Russia World Service via the transmitter facility in Serpukhov, South of Moscow. Some tips:

1. Include as many program details as you can.
2. Include program comments - stations love to hear about themselves.
3. Include detailed information about yourself and your hobby - how did you get interested in shortwave listening
4. Include return postage, if you're not writing to a big shortwave broadcaster like Voice Of America, Voice Of Russia, China Radio International - they've got enough money. :)))
5. Don't lie, if the reception was poor, tell it. If the program is not interesting to you, give some advices for improving it.

Hope this helped you. 73!

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