Saturday, August 17, 2013

Radio Free Sarawak (via Palau)

Radio Free Sarawak (RFS), transmitting from presumably Palau, was logged 17 August 2013. Political commentary from the Malaysian opposition in Iban and Bahasa Malaysia was noted from 11.30 UTC onward (broadcast time 11.00 to 12.30 UTC). Reception on 15.420 kHz (SINPO) was 55555.

No reception report was submitted insomuch as RFS has not QSLed since 2011. To see an eQSL of Radio Free Sarawak issued in 2011 click HERE.



  1. Station may be confirmed from Switzerland:
    Bruno Manser Fonds,
    Socinstrasse 37,
    4051 Basel, CH

  2. I am aware of Bruno Manser Fonds and the work he did for the Penan people in Sarawak. This organisation takes his namesake and was founded after his mysterious disappearance.

    I contacted them in 2011 when I first received Radio Free Sarawak, shortly after learning a short-wave listener had obtained a QSL from them. I made a similar attempt, but was never fortunate to receive a QSL, let alone a reply from them.

    Having said this, I certainly do not want to discourage anyone from trying. They may still QSL. Radio Free Sarawak may be contacted on-line at their website or Facebook site. And who knows? They too may eventually send out an eQSL.

    By all means, try all avenues.

    1. Hi!
      Today I got RFS QSL-card by regular mail, confirmed by Bruno Manser Fonds. Report for transmission on 15420 kHz to

  3. I subsequently did receive a QSL from Bruno Manser Fonds for a RFS transmission from Romania. Thanks again for passing along this information.