DX Quiz 2015 Questions

In 2015 the Ardic DX Club celebrates its 17th anniversary. For 17 years it has been the primary source of information for dxing enthusiasts all over the Tamil Nadu, India. In order to celebrate this event, a quiz is being organised. The quiz is open to anyone, regardless of location or club membership.

The quiz does not solely deal with Tamil Dxing, but covers very different radio aspects. Answering following 25 questions you can show your radio knowledge. No quiz without prizes of course. And to make the contest interesting to everybody, a few prizes will be given anomaly to entrants. So if the questions look hard, participate anyway.

Schedule Last date for the entry 31 August 2015.

Quiz Questions

1. New Somali-targeted clandestine station Voice of Khaatumo broadcast from?

a. Biblis, b. d. Saipen, c. Iranawilla, d. Issoudun

2. Email ID of European Music Radio?

a. studio@emr.org.uk, b. info@emr.org.uk, c. editor@emr.org.uk, d. english@emr.org.uk.

3.Kalundborg Radio were broadcast in which band?

a. SW, b. MW, c. LSB, d. LW.

4. Reading DX Meeting held regularly in which country?

a. Canada, b. Great Britain, c. USA, d. Japan.

5. Radio Oomrang broadcast from which Island?

a. Amrum Island, b. Diego Garcia, c. Andaman Nicobar, d. Sri Lanka.

6. In which date clocks change to summer time in most of Europe?

a. 29 March, b. 30 March, c. 31 March, d. 1 April.

7. LPFM stands for________

a. Long Power FM, b. Long Play FM, c. Lonely Power FM, d. Low Power FM.

8. ComRadio CR1 is a _________

a. Digital Radio, b. SDR, c. DRM Radio, d. DAB Radio.

9. Eton G3 is a _________

a. Third Generation Radio, b. Analogue Radio, c. Global Traveler, d. Valve Radio.

10. Unearthed is a popular programme from __________

a. Radio Australia, b. Radio Nederland, c. Radio Prague, d. BBC.

11. Who is presenting an apparently live edition of VOA’s Border Crossings?

a. Mark Tully, b. Anker Peterson, c. Keith Peron, d. Larry London.

12. Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes is a popular music programme from ________

a. RSI, b. RTI, c. VOA, d. BBC.

13. DX Listening Digest is published by _______

a. Shortwave News, b. DSWCI, c. Glenn Hauser, d. Monitoring Time.

14. KLDE-FM is known for __________

a. 11 meter, b. 13 meter, c. 16 meter, d. 19 meter.

15. Elad EDM S2 SDR stands for __________

a. Direct Stereo Receiver, b. Dual Sampling Receiver, c. Digital Sampling Receiver, d. Direct Sampling Receiver.

16. Which new station broadcasts weather news from 1 April 2015?

a. RCI, b. DWD, c. NHK, d. CRI.

17. Which international station ceased all the broadcasts to Asia via Kranji, Dhabbaya and Palau?

a. Radio Vatican, b. Radio Canada International, c. Radio Australia, d. Radio Japan.

18. Punjab Radio broadcasts on DAB from _________

a. Amritsar, b. London, c. Chandigarh, d. Lahore.

19. MFSK32 data transmission was done by _________

a. ABC, b. DW, c. VOA, d. BBC.

20. Virupaksha Temple QSL was sent by __________

a. AIR, b. Radio Nepal, c. SLBC, d. Radio Pakistan.

21. dxarchive.com was run by ________

a. John Hoad, b. Jim Chelmsford, c. Gary drew, d. Stephen Howie.

22. The Name Thomas Witherspoon is known for which site?

a. rainbow.chard.org, b. tribute2radio.bravesites.com, c. mixcloud.com, d. swling.com.

23. RCA factory is located in which country?

a. UK, b. US, c. UAE, d. Vatican.

24. Which radio Tx was a concept that was presented to Winston Churchill?

a. Rhodes Tx, b. BELL Tx, c. The Aspidistra, d. Marconi Tx.

25. Which Tamil station start broadcasting in DRM?

a. AIR, b. BBC, c. CRI, d. None of these.

Please note the following things when you send the entry.

1. Every entry will get the special pennant in the memory of the All India Radio.

2. Every entry must send one reception report of any frequency of All India Radio for the anniversary special QSL.

3. Every entry should send any one radio sticker. Local radio sticker is appreciated.

4. Every entry should send one any radio QSL card / view card from broadcasting station. (Extra QSL cards from you collection, if you don’t have the extra QSL, you may send the photo copy of the rare QSL in your collection.

5. Indian listeners must send Rs.25/- mint stamp for postage and International listeners must send 2 IRC or 2 US $. Those who are send US dollars; kindly send it only by register post. Otherwise it will be theft and the ADXC were not take the responsibility of your US $.

Send your answers to

T.Jaisakthivel, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, Chepauk Campus, Chennai – 600005, Tamil Nadu, India.


DX Quiz 2013 results

Winners & Runners of 2014

 International Participants

  1. Matthias Martin, Germany
  2. Kurt Enders, Germany
  3. Patric Robic, Austria
  4. Christian Ghibauda, France
  5. Rudolf Sonntag, Germany
  6. Stefan Druschke, Germany
  7. Andreas Muecklich, Germany
  8. Klaus Kohler, Germany
  9. Werner Reimers, Germany
  10. Arnold Heiles, Luxembourg
  11. Jose Roberto da SilvaCunha, Brasil

National winners

  1. S. Prema, Coimbatore
  2. B. Ramakrishnan, Udumalpet
  3. D. Vijaya Krishna Bhat, Puttur
  4. Mittul Kansal, Haryana
  5. Prithwiraj Purkayastha, Assam
  6. S. Sakthivel, Thasappa Kownadan Puthur
  7. M. Ganesan, Goa
  8. Ashok Kumar, Haryana
  9. N. Neelaveni Sivaraj, Idappadi
  10. N.T.Shanmugam, Thasappa Kowndan Puthur
  11. M.Muralidhar, Bangalore
  12. Muhammad Shammim, Tiruvandrum
  13. S. Vetrivelraj, Idappadi
  14. S. Shanmugasundaram, Madurai
  15. K.C.Sivaraj, Idappadi
  16. S. Santhoshraj, Idappadi
  17. P.S.Sekar, Thalainayar
  18. S.Sudarshan, Thasappa Kowndan Puthur
  19. K.Anitha, Meenatchipalayam
  20. K. Arun, Meenatchipalayam
  21. Bedant Das, Assam
  22. Mohammed Ilyas, Hubi
  23. P.Kathiresan, Madurai
  24. K.Brishneve, Tirunelveli
  25. M.C.Boopathi, Erode
  26. Porunai balu, Tirunelveli
  27. A.M.Subramanian, Neyveli
  28. V.S.Kumaran, Cuddalore

DX QUIZ 2013


Quiz starts from 15 May 2013, Last date for the entry 31 July 2013.

Quiz Questions

1. Sound of Hope is broadcast from which country?

a. Taiwan, b. India, c. Sri Lanka, d. England.

2. All India Radio Chennai celebrates it’s ___ anniversary?

a. 65, b. 55, c. 85, d. 75.

3. This year DW Radio celebrates it’s ____ anniversary.

a. 50, b. 60, c. 70, d. 80.

4. Which Tamil Nadu station starts their DRM broadcast recently?

a. AIR Tiruchy, b. AIR Tirunelveli, c. AIR Chennai, d. AIR Madurai.

5. What is the name of the DX Programme broadcast in Gyanvani FM Tirunelveli?

a. Vaanoli Ulagam, b. Neyar Kaditham, c. Neyar Kural, d. Sincerely Yours.

6. Name of the DX Magazine recently stops their hard copy printing from UK?

a. Ariel, b. Contact, c. QST, d. Monitoring Times.

7. 15050 KHz used by which AIR Tx station?

a. Chennai, b. Tutucorin, c. Khampur, d. Bangalore.

8. From which country SENDER UND FREQUENZEN published?

a. Germany, b. Denmark, c. Nederland, d. Finland.

9. Name the book Mr. Simon James Potter recently wrote?

a. The World Service, b. On the Shortwave, c. Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970, d. Shortwave Guide.

10. CRI Tamil service started on which year?

a. 1963 Julyl 1, b. 1963 August 1, c. 1963 September 1, d. 1963 October 1.

11. RFA’s 50th QSL theme is on _______?

a. IBB Biblis, b. d. IBB Saipen, c. IBB Iranawilla, d. IBB Kuwait.

12. RMRC will broadcast their special programme on which frequency?

a. 9955, b. 9945, c. 9965, d. 9535.

13. Radio Puntland operate from which country?

a. Ruwanda, b. Uganda, c. Tanzania, d. Somalia,

14. DSNG stands for__________?

a. Digital Shortwave News Gathering, b. Digital Signal Noise Gathering,

c. Digital Satellite News Gathering, d. DxerS Number Gathering.

15. AIR Tirunelveli starts its service on which year?

a. 4 May 1963, b. 1 December 1963, c. 4 December 1963, d. 1 May 1963.

16. Recently a Tamil book become popular which was written by Head of CRI Tamil section? Name the author of that book?

a. Kalaiyarasi, b. Kalaimagal, c. Vaani, d. Oviya.


17. RSL stands for?

a. Restricted Service Licenses, b. Restricted Shortwave Licenses, c. Receiver Service Licenses,

d. Radio Service Licenses.

18. How many languages were added recently in SBS Australia?

a. 12, b. 10, c. 8, d. 6,

19. In which area AWR 42nd year annual DX Contest conduct?

a. Focus on Asia, b. Focus on Pacific, c. Focus on Africa, d. Focus on South America.

20. Call sign of the Indian Standard Time and Frequency station?

a. ATB, b. ATA, c. AWZ, d. VU2.

21. Which shortwave station was closed by the BBC in april 13 as budget cutback measure?

a. Cyprus, b. Singapore, c. Meyerton, d. Rampisham.


22. Identify the new type of jamming used to suppress shortwave broadcasts of BBC, VOA etc in recent months.

a. Digital Normal Jamming, b. Digital Jamming, c. Digital Noise Jamming, d. Noise Jamming.


23. What is the new technique used to transmit text messages in shortwave broadcast?

a. Radiotx, b. RadioDX, c. Shorttxt, d. Radiogram


24. In phase-III auction how many FM radio frequencies allotted in Indian cities?

a. 859, b. 849, c. 839, d. 829.

25. Who is the current International Editor of WRTH?

a. Nicholas Hardyman, b. Sean Gilbert, c. Jerry Berg, d. Anker Peterson.

DX Quiz 2012 Results

1. Ganesan.M, Goa – WRTH 2012 Sponsor by WRTH Publishers.

2. Saravana Jothi, Coimbatore – WRTH 2012 Sponsor by Mr. Toshimichi Ohtake (JSWCI)

3. Muralidhar.M, Bangalore – Collection of 20 years WRTH archive CD Sponsor by ADDX, Germany.

4. Sivaraj.K.C, Idappadi, TN – COBY CX CB12 Bands AM/FM/LW/SW Radio Sponsored by Radio Free Asia, USA.

5. Muhammad Shamim.S, Kerala – Long wire Antenna Sponsor by DX Antwerp, Belgium.

6. Ulaganathan.M, Thiruneelagudi,TN – Long wire Antenna Sponsor by DX Antwerp, Belgium.

7. Girish Chadaga, Bangalore – Long wire Antenna Sponsor by DX Antwerp, Belgium.

8. Hirithick.R, Chennai – Long wire Antenna Sponsor by DX Antwerp, Belgium.

9. Karthick.A, Chinnalapatti, TN – Long wire Antenna Sponsor by DX Antwerp, Belgium.

10. Vetrivelraj.S, Idappadi, TN – DW T-shirt + DW Pen Sponsor by DW Radio.

11. Brijesh.E.P, Kerala – DW T-shirt + DW Pen Sponsor by DW Radio.

12. Santhoshraj.S, Idappadi, TN – RTI T-Shirt Sponsor by Radio Taiwan International.

13. Kannan.S, Thirukkannamangai, TN – DW Pendrive Sponsor by DW Radio.

14. Mitul Kansal, Haryana – DW Pendrive Sponsor by DW Radio.

15. Mohammed Ilyas.R, Hubli, KA – DW Pendrive Sponsor by DW Radio.

16. Rajesh Chandwani, Gurgoan, HR – Passport to World Band Radio anniversary edition Sponsor by Japan Premium.

17. Shanmugam.N.T, Thasappagoundanputhur, TN – WRTH Collectors edition Sponsor by Dr.T.Elampooranan, Chennai.

18. Bedanta Das, Assam – DW T-shirt + DW Cards Sponsor by DW Radio.

19. Sekar.P.S, Thalaignayiru, TN – DW kit (Square Puzzle, Bag, Pen) Sponsor by DW Radio.

20. Arun.K, Meenatchipalayam, TN – DW kit (Square Puzzle, Bag, Pen) Sponsor by DW Radio.

21. Shanmugasundaram.S, Madurai – DW kit (Card game, Bag, Pen) Sponsor by DW Radio.

22. Anitha.K, Meenatchipalayam, TN – DW kit (Card game, Bag, Pen) Sponsor by DW Radio.

23. Sivaramakrishnan, Chennai – DW Card game Sponsor by DW Radio.

24. Kumaran.V.S, Cuddalore – DW Card game Sponsor by DW Radio.

25. Hemanth Kumar.B, Chennai – DW Card game Sponsor by DW Radio.

26. Porunai Balu.S, Nellai, TN – DW Square Puzzle Sponsor by DW Radio.

27. Subramaniam.A.M, Neyveli, TN – DW Card game Sponsor by DW Radio.

28. Shanmugam.N, Manachanallur, TN – DW kit (Card game, Pen) Sponsor by DW Radio.

Not fulfill the entry rules (But with good points)

1. Dinesh.T.D, Andra Pradesh.

2. Mohammed Aslam, Uthar Pradesh.

International Winners

1. William Patalon III, USA – Domestic Broadcasting Survey Sponsor by Danish Short Wave Club International (DSWCI), Denmark.

2. Ed McCrry, USA – Broadcast in English Sponsor by British DX Club (BDXC), England.

3. Dmitry Mezin, Russia – Communication Sponsor by British DX Club (BDXC), England.

4. Rudolf Sonntag, Germany – European Medium Wave Guide (EMWG) Sponsor by Herman Boel, EMWC.

5. Nobuya Kato, Japan – European Medium Wave Guide (EMWG) Sponsor by Herman Boel, EMWC.

6. Matthias Martin, Germany – Dxers Guide One year E-Subscription.

7. Jorge Luis Medina, Venezuela – Dxers Guide One year E-Subscription.

8. Christian Ghibauda, France – Dxers Guide One year E-Subscription.

9. Bjorn Fransson, Sweden – Dxers Guide One year E-Subscription.

Special QSL receivers.

10. Dennis Allen, Australia.

11. Terje (Terry) Nielsen, New Zealand.

12. John Wright, Australia.

13. Harold Woering, USA.

14. Simon-Peter Liehr, Germany.

15. Koichi Saito, Japan.

16. Pecolatto Bruno, Italia.

DX Quiz 2012


Quiz starts from 6 February 2012, Last date for the entry 31 May2012.

Quiz Questions and the answers in bold

1. Which station stopped their SW service on 31 January 2012?
a) Radio Afghanistan, b) Radio Bulgaria, c) DW d) RNZI.

2. Asian station who celebrate their 70th anniversary on 2011?
a) AIR, b) NHK, c) CRI, d) BBS.

3. Which Somalian station announces to leave shortwave on 2012?
a) Radio Mogadishu, b) Radio Al-Furqaan, c) Radio Horn Afrik, d) Radio Bar Kulan.

4. From which country WRMI conducted the DX test on 7 Jan 2012?
a) USA, b) Madagascar, c) Costa Rica, d)Guam.

5. From which transmitter site SARL broadcast on 4895 kHz at 1730 UT?
a) Meyerton, b)Sitkunai, c) Shepparton, d) Tinian.

6. Which two countries in South Pacific were changed their time zone recently?
a) Samoa and Tokelau, b) Tokelau and Vanuatu, c) Samoa and Nauru, d) Norfolk and Samoa.

7. Name the recent reactivated Ugandan station after three years of their SW?
a) Radio podillia Tsentr, b) Radio Skifia Tsentr, c) Radio Tavira, d) Radio Dunamis.

8. In which Indian city the Hamfest 2011 were held?
a) Bangalore, b) Kochi, c) Pollachi, d) Chennai

9. Electronic DX press celebrate it’s _____ birthday.
a). 15, b) 14, c) 16, d) 17.

10. The 8th Global Shortwave Coordination Conference began in which city?
a) India, b) Johannesburg, c) Kuala Lumpur, d) Tokyo.

11. Recently one of the International radio send 3D QSL for their test transmission. Which station it was?
a) BBC, b) VOA, c) RNW, d) NHK

12. Akashvani Shumang Leela Festival held in which place?
a) Imphal, b) Leah, c) Imphala, d) Mumbai.

13. Who developed the DRM car radio recently?
a) Philips, b) Delphi, c) Sony, d) Himalaya.

14. Babcock International Group is related to
a) BBC, b) IBB, c) RNZI, d) BBG.

15. In which year Radio Romania International start their broadcast.
a) 1 Dec 1930, b) 1 Nov 1928, c) 1 Oct 1928, d0 1 Dec 1930.

16. The most powerful transmitter on short waves began broadcasting on which year in which frequency?
a) 1950-7160, b) 1951-7200, c) 1951-7670, d) 1950-7670.

17. Radio Sinhua is related to which country?
a)Taiwan, b)Japan, c) China, d) Mangolia.

18. “O, Holy Night“ is related to
a) BVB, b) Marconi, c) WYFR, d) Reginald Fessenden.

19. In which state the IDXCI conducted the 2012 Annual DX Pedition?
a) Orissa, b) West Bengal, c) Tamil Nadu, d) Assam.

20. Gary Breed is well known for what?
a) K9AY, b) DX program, c) Broadcaster, d) QSL Collector.

21. ‘Radio 6’ related to which Tamil broadcaster?
a) RTVM, b) SLBC, c) BBC, d) CRI.

22. Which date was proclaimed by UNESCO to celebrate as Radio broadcasting day?
a) 13 March, b) 13 January, c) 13 February, d) 13 December.

23. This logo is belongs to which international radio?

a) VOA, b) RCI, c) ABC, d) BBC.

24. The following QSL is from which station?

a) SLBC, b) AIR, c) Radio Botswana, d) Bangladesh Betar.

25. Who is controlled the BC DX NET recent days?
a) VU2FOT, b) VU3SIO, c) VU3BGK, d) 4S7VK.

DX Quiz 2011 winners

Indian winners

  1. Muralitharan, Bangalore, Karnataka – World Radio TV Handbook 2011 by Nicholas Hardyman, WRTH , UK.
  2. Girish Chadaga, Bangalore, Karnataka – WRTH 2011 byBritish DX Club (BDXC), UK.
  3. Sivaraj. K.C, Edappadi, Salem, Tamil Nadu  – WRTH 2011 by Japanesh Shortwave Club International (JSWCI), Japan.
  4. Ganesan. M, Goa – Passport to World Band Radio (Collectors copy) by ADXC, India.
  5. Sowmiya Ganesan, Goa – World Radio TV Handbook archive CD (1947-1958) by ADDX, Germany.
  6. Mohamed Sameem, Sullimanur, Kerala –  DX Calendar from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club (RMRC), Germany.
  7. Mukesh Kumar, Bihar – WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide a11 CD byWRTH, UK.
  8. Balasubramania Raja, Salem, Tamil Nadu – DX Calendar from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club (RMRC), Germany.
  9. Kannan. S, Thirukkannamangai, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu – Passport to World Band Radio (Collectors copy) by ADXC, India.
  10. Sanmugam, Erode, Tamil Nadu – Radio Free Asia’s COBY CX-CB12 (12 Bands AM/FM/LW/SW Pocket Radio).
  11. Mohamed Ilyas, Bellary, Andra Pradesh– WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide a11 CD byWRTH, UK.
  12. Prithivraj Pukasya, Assam– WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide a11 CD by WRTH, UK.
  13. Vetrivelraj, Salem, Tamil Nadu – WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide a11 CD by WRTH, UK.
  14. Mohanraj, Vaalpaarai, Tamil Nadu – DX India presents Joe Carr’s Antenna Handbook.
  15. Rajeesh. T.R, Thirussur, Kerala – Europe Medium Wave Circle’s (EMWC) Medium Wave Guide.
  16. Santhanaraj. S, Erode, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  17. Muthammal, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  18. Sekar. P.S, Thalaignayiru, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  19. Arun. K, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  20. Manokaran. C, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu – Sarvadesa Vaanoli (A Tamil monthly DX Magazine on International Radio) [1999-2000] Collectors CD.
  21. Nagendran. M.R, Vizhunthamavadi, Tamil Nadu – Radio Taiwan International Gift hamper.
  22. Ezhizharasi. N, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  23. Manoj Manokaran, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  24. Elangovan. T.V, Salem, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  25. Anitha. K, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  26. Palanivel. M.K, Kalyaniiruppu, Tamil Nadu – Radio Taiwan International Gift hamper.
  27. Subramani. A.M, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu – DW Radio presents Gift hamper.
  28. Alakesan. T, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  29. Arunprakash. J, Nagapatinam – Sarvadesa Vaanoli (1999-2000) Collectors CD.
  30. Kalaivanan Rathika, Perampalur, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  31. Kumaran. V.S, Cudalore, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.
  32. Porunai Balu, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu – BBC Tamil service presents “Paatonru Ketten” CD.

International winners

  1. Simon – Peter Liehr, Germany–DX Calendar from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club (RMRC), Germany.
  2. Bjorn Fransson, Sweden- DX Calendar from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club (RMRC), Germany.
  3. Paolo Morandotti, Italy- DX Calendar from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club (RMRC), Germany.
  4. Halold Woering, USA- Danish Shortwave Club International (DSWCI) presents Domestic Broadcasting Survey 2011.
  5. Christian Ghibqudo, France – EMWC’s Medium Wave Guide 2011.
  6. Patric Robic, Austria– BDXC’s Broadcast in English (A11).