Radio Canada International, transmitting from Tinang, was received on 7 April 2012. An identical Chinese language broadcast -- with a few seconds delay -- similar to the one from Kimjae relay station was monitored from 11.15 to 11.59 UTC (broadcast time 11.00 to 11.59 UTC) on 9.490 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was much better from this transmitter site and frequency at 55555 -- excellent on all accounts!
Reception report was emailed and sent on-line. On 10 April, Mr. Bill Westerhaven stated on an email that a "QSL letter" would be issued given the shortage of QSL cards. After a follow-up email in all of the confusion at RCI, I received the QSL letter on 8 May 2012.