Last 24th August, I posted a blog complaining about how Radio Taiwan International answered a reception report (sent via their website form) with a QSL left completely blank on the data fields. Yesterday, postmaster delivered a yellow hardpaper envelope, with chinese idioms on it, and a Republic of China address in latin alphabet. Pretty curious, as it was impossible to me to identify the exact sender (although I'd love to learn Mandarin), I opened it, and… it revealed a second QSL card from RTI, this time duly completed, and showing, on its front, the Hsinchu Railway Station. According to the very responsive policy of this station it contained also a nice set of cards commemorative of R.O.C. 100th anniversary.
I migth be superb, but I like to think my blog entry has gotten to someone at the station (also because the stamp on the envelope dates of 30th August 2011, so after my post), who realized sending a blank card was a nonsense. I'm not someone used to complain, but I think that when there is a reason you have to put it out. Obviously, with a polite style. That said, I would like to acknowledge, by this post, the behaviour of the station. Admitting, and repairing, an error witnesses an intelligent attitude. Thanks a lot, folks at Radio Taiwan International! If I thought complaining was a good idea is just because I don't see a bright future for shortwave radio, and starting to play switching off the light isn't the best option.
Here is a scan of the writings on the envelope. If someone can give me a translation for the Chinese part, I'd be really grateful (also because the address in latin alphabet looks different from the station "official" one on the card).