domenica 15 agosto 2010

Radio Saint Helena Day will be 9 October 2010

** SAINT HELENA. Radio St. Helena Day 2010: Date, Times, and Targets
RSD 2010  will be on  Saturday,   09. October 2010
Target Region       Times  (UT)               Beam Heading
===========         ==============             ==========
EUROPE              1900 - 2030 UT             10 degrees
INDIA               2030 - 2130 UT             70 degrees 
JAPAN               2130 - 2300 UT             50 degrees 
North America       2300 - 0030 UT            310 degrees
Gary Walters, Station Manager of Radio St. Helena, has just confirmed the above information, and, as usual, Derek Richards will operate the RSD shortwave transmitting facility.
There will be a special email-address exclusively for the evening of RSD 2010. As soon as Gary sets up this special email account, we will publish the account name.
The RSD 2010 QSL cards are being sponsored by the Danish ShortWave Club International. Reception reports for RSD 2010 should be sent with sufficient return postage to RSH using the special Airmail address  via Ascension and the United Kingdom -- exactly the same procedure
as for the RSD 2009 reception reports. ALL mail to RSH should use this procedure.
ALL 266 QSLs for RSD 2009 have been mailed and should now be arriving around the world.
The sunspot minimum between sunspot cycles 23 and 24 is the longest in history -- much to the dismay of shortwave listeners everywhere. This minimum has lasted since 2007 and is still ongoing. There are not very many sunspots to "help" propagation, and there is no real sign of significant change. The UTC-times for broadcasting to the various target area have been very carefully selected to <try> to have the very best chance of good reception in each area. Also, we need to have the RSD broadcasts one after the other. After RSD 2009, it was decided to change the times somewhat and to move RSD from November to October (as was the case back in the late 1990's -- Thanks, John). RSH hopes that everyone around the world has excellent reception conditions during RSD 2010 and is looking forward to your emails and also, if possible, to your telephone calls.
With very best 73, Gary Walters, Station Manager of Radio St. Helena
(via  Robert Kipp, Aug 15, DX LISTENING DIGEST)