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  • "THE DX RADIO MAGAZINE FOR ACTIVE SHORTWAVE LISTENERS"

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    VRY 1979

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  • KEYNOTES OLIVER ELLSWORTH, MANAGING EDITOR:2043 W 75th ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

    FREDERICK BOURNE OKINAWA

    GENE GARFIELD WEST NEWTON, MA

    IVERY MARABLE ITALY

    CONGRATULATIONS

    JOHN BYCURA PITTSBURGH, PA

    JAMES GARMS SUN CITY, AZ

    MARK MURPHY LOCKPORT, NY

    TO 13 NEW FULL MEMBERS

    MARVIN DIAMOND BALTIMORE, MD

    RICHARD HACKNEY NASHVILLE, TN

    JOHN NOON STREATOR, IL

    PATRICK FRANZIS SEYMOUR, CT

    JOE HOWELL ESCONDIDO, CA

    GREG PAOLINI STAMFORD, CT

    LANI PETTIT SIOUX CITY, LA

    Certificates of Full Membership and a copy of the SPEEDX Constitution being mailed concurrently herewith to each of the above new members.

    SPEEDX WELCOMES THE FOLLOWING NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

    MILTON ORMAN LOS ANGELES, CA

    JAMES COMEAU FULLERTON, CA

    DAVID CARTER SHREVEPORT, LA

    ROBERT BOSTLEY WILLIAMSPORT, PA

    WILBERT RITTER LONG BEACH, CA

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    F12EDERIC OSTERMAN COLUMBUS, OH

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    DAVID SUMMERS APO NEW YORK, NY

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    BRETT DAUER TOLEDO, OH

    DONALD WEBER WESTLAKE, OH

    JOSE WONG MIAMI, FL

    BRUNO PORTMANN SWITZERLAND

    RODNEY ALEXANDER CLINTON, IA

    LUIS ESQUIVEL PASADENA, CA

    RON ERICKSON ESSEX, IA

    JAMES HOGAN CLEMNONS, NC

    HAROLD WRIGHT POCAHONTAS, IA

    are

    STEPHAN NILSON SWEDEN

    LAURI SALMA SANTA MONICA, CA

    RICHARD WILLIAMS ANCHORAGE, AK

    GUY MAUGEIN WOODLAND HILLS,CA

    GREG MORRIS JASPER, TX

    WILLIAM STEWART SCOTLAND

    DARRELL FREEMAN APO NEW YORK, NY

    "MAC" McSHANE LONG BEACH, CA

    KEN LEONARD JR COOPER CITY, FL

    WESLEY THOMPSON PENNSYLVANIA

    KEITH THIBODEAUX BRUSLY, LA

    We are very happy that you have joined SPEEDX. Technical questions should be directed to our technical editor, questions pertaining to the club should be directed to headquarters in that beautiful town of Lake Elsinore. All we ask , is that you support the various sections.

    A reminder that the logging editors deadline is the 15th of the month. You may send your loggings to our Central Distribution Editor; Robert Zilmer, P.O. Box 697, Milwaukee, .7I 53201, however his deadline is the 10th of the month.

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  • I:1TEHIIATIOI;AL 3ROADCASTERS YEAR 1978

    "1978 has been proclaimed as International Broadcasters Year, which means

    that all possible efforts will be made to support international broadcasting

    stations. Many of these stations are facing problems, mainly economic prob- lems. The aim of the IBCY-'78 is to find ways to promote stations and pro-

    grams." So says Arne Scoog from an article that he sent me which dealt with

    the IBCY'78.

    The above passage is more important than you may feel it is. Economic matters

    may eventually cause some stations to drastically reduce, or possibly end, -

    their shortwave transmissions. Though this may hell the band crowding cond-

    itions, by having fewer stations, you probably would see some of your favor-

    ite stations and programs disappear. It just so happens, that without fast

    action from DXers and DX organizations, several stations would no longer be

    on the air. (Radio New Zealand for example).

    Dave Browne, Executive Secratary of ANARC write, "It is high time that DX

    clubs should stick together in order to find ways and means to support our

    favorite stations and programs." With this in mind, there should be some

    major points to examine:

    Listener's Mail - Mr. Scoog writes, "All international broadcasters are very

    interested in mail from listeners abroad. It is regarded as the only means of

    two way communication, and in many cases the statistics of incoming mail is

    the only evidence that the broadcasters are reaching their listeners." This

    exemplifies the importance of the listener and the letter he sends to the

    the broadcaster. The listener does a great benefit for himself by choosing

    to write to a station. It is an expression that the listener shows his support

    for the station, and the station then knows that it is being appreciated and

    will continue to create fine programing.

    Arne continues, "Handling the flood of mail also means extra expences and

    labour, and we have to find ways to lighten this burden without breaking the

    flow of incoming reception reports and other letters. One way is for list-

    eners to make their reports and letters easier to handle." Thus, there are

    several points that the listener should follow when addressing the station.

    1) Your name and address should be printed clearly. Don't make the workers

    spend extra time trying to read your careless writing.

    2) Stations prefer reception reports on printed form. These forms are avail-

    able in almost all major DX clubs. If you aren't able to obtain a printed

    form, set up a nice recention report form on a clean sheet of paper. The

    printed form, or a nicely arranged form, impress stations more, and in some

    cases this could be the difference between getting a QSL card or not.

    3) Stations do not prefer tape or cassette recordings. To sit down and listen

    to these is very time consuming for the workers. It is also more expensive

    for your postage.

    Arne correctly states, "A friendly and fruitful collaberation between DX

    organizations and international broadcasters has developed during the last

    few years. This should be further developed during 1978." Mutual cooperation

    should be established. As based on recent happenings, this cooperation seems

    to be carrying out. International stations should be willing to send repres-

    entatives to DX conventions and DX meetings. In return, these conventions and

    meetings should provide a place on it's agenda in orderfor serious discussions

    on how to promote and help stations, and matters that could provide both

    listener and broadcaster an easier way to communicate with one -another.

    It is my desire to promote the IBCY '78. I, Matthew Brown, am a member of

    the United States IBCY committee. The committee's chairmen are: Ian McFar-

    land and Jeff White. There are several other members on the committee as

    well. Any comments or suggestions should be written to me, Matthew Brown,

    3310 Picardy Court, Mequon, WI 63092. I will prepare progress reports and

    send them to Jeff White. The committee will work together in helping the

    IBCY '78 become a most successful campaign. Thank you.

    SPEEDX su -ports INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS YEAR 1978, therefore this item

    by Matthew Brown is carried in our Headquarter/Editorial section.

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  • ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICAN RADIO CLUBS TO MEET IN MONTREAL.

    THE 1978 ANARC CONVENTION WILL BE HELD IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, SPONSORED

    BY RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL AND THE DX DIGEST PROGRAM IN HONOUR OF

    INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS' YEAR 1978. IAN McFARLAND OF R.C.I'S DX DIGEST WILL BE THE CONVENTION HOST.

    DATES: JULY 14,15, & 16, 1978.

    PLACE: ALL CONVENTION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT R.C.I. HEADQUARTERS AT

    MAISON DE RADIO CANADA, 1400 DORCHESTER BLVD. EAST,IN MONTREAL.

    TENTATIVE CONVENTION PROGRAM:

    FRIDAY, JULY 14: OPEN HOUSE DAY AT R.C.I. Open to the public as well as ANARC Conventioneers, from 9 AM to 5 PM EST.,with film and slide presentations, communications and

    equipment displays, club and SW station exhibits.

    WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION, FRIDAY EVENING, given by

    by Radio Canada International. This event will be

    for Registered ANARC Convention Attendees Only.

    Workshops, talks, quises with prizes, HAP Auction discussion group, Hermes demonstration (see below).

    In the evening, annual ANARC Awards banquet, with guest speaker.

    Tour of the Maison de Radio Canada Radio and TV facilities, ANARC Committee Reports, Receiver and Accessories Displays; Club displays and exhibits, Special International Broadcasters Forum.

    If there is a sufficient number of people interested -and signing up - there will be a special bus trip -- from Montreal to Ottawa to visit. the Satellite Re- ceiving Station operated by the Communications Research Centre of the Department of Communications - - and also a trip to Radio Canada's Monitoring Station, near Ottawa.