RECEPTION REPORT TIPS.
A Reception Report is a means by which radio stations receive detailed feedback from their listeners about the quality and content of their broadcasts.
Most short wave broadcast stations will respond to reception reports from listeners with a QSL card, a letter, or some other form of verification.
Some tips for your Reception Report.
- use UTC time, not local time
- use the full date, not abbreviation, e.g. 30 September 2022
- frequency in kHz
- explain what receiver and antenna you are using
- monitor the station over a few days and include your observations over that period
- listen for at least 20 minutes
- include sufficient detail in your report re the broadcast to establish that you did in fact tune in to the station
- do not make harsh statements or 'demands' requesting a QSL card
- provide feedback about the program content and ensure your feedback is an honest appraisal.
- include your name and address
- provide information about yourself, e.g. age, music preferences, are you a regular listener to the station?