GS0NWM Isle of Mull

K800 QSL-GS0NWM-3GS0NWM - Isle of Mull
May 17th - 24th  2019
TYNEMOUTH ARC DX'PEDITION
The Tynemouth club is once again travelling to the Scottish Islands for a week of IOTA fun. This year we have decided to go to the Isle of Mull. We are taking 4 operators and a dog! It is our intention to work as many other amateurs around the world and confirm the Isle of Mull on as many bands and modes as possible.
​This year we are also hoping to operate on some of the WSPR modes as well as VHF & UHF.
IOTA: EU-008  LOC: IO76EJ WAB: NM73
 
All QSO's will be updated to Log search / OQRS when internet access can be gained. FACEBOOK - @GS0NWM 
 
Operating Ethics:
Operate in accordance with the DX CODE OF CONDUCT.
We will give our call regularly.
Always give your full callsign.
If we are working split we will regularly announce the QSX freq.
Please wait for the QSO to finish.
 
Operators:
M0KLO - Bob, G0SBN - Glen, G8YFA - Tony, ​M0GAE-  Graham . GM3WOJ - Chris & Bella - The Jack Russell
 
QSL INFO 
All QSO's will be updated to Log Search / OQRS & Clublog when internet access can be gained
 
Equipment List:
Radio's & Amplifiers 
Kenwood 590s
K3 Elecraft KX3 - JT modes
Acom amplifiers
Masts & Antenna's
Hexbeam Antenna (MW0JZE)
30m, 40m & 80m verticals
 
Ancillary:
Morse keys - Bencher, Kent & K8RA P4.
Heil & Kenwood headsets
Timewave navigator - FSK RTTY
Win-test (DX Expedition mode) logging software.

MD/OP2D Isle of Man

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NB DX Team is on the road again
Callsign : MD/OP2D
Date: 21-27 September 2019
Location : Isle of Man

Team :
ON4ANN – ERIK ( TEAMLEADER AND SSB-OPERATOR)
ON4CCV – ERIK ( SSB – OPERATOR )
ON4CKM – CEDRIC ( SSB - OPERATOR )
ON6MI – RUDI ( SSB - OPERATOR )
ETIENNE - ONL
ON4DTO - ANDRE (SSB-DIGI)
ON4DCU - Patrick (SSB OPERATOR)
ON2BDJ - Willy (SSB OPERATOR)
ON4AAQ Luc (CW OPERATOR)
ON5CD Yvo (SSB-DIGI OPERATOR)
ON8CW Walter (DIGI OPERATOR)

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QSL Information

QSL ONLY VIA M0URX - United Radio QSL Management Bureau
OQRS (Online QSL Request System) 

 

Islands On The Air 500 Certificate

I really enjoy IOTA and after a lot of effort I have achieved the IOTA 500 Island Groups certificate for M0URX.

Many of the Islands worked to gain this award are thanks to the DXpeditioning skills and expertise of the Russians. Chasing some of these far away Islands have required some effort on both sides, from the DXpediton perspective and the DX chaser, especially with being at sun spot minimum.

DXpeditions include RT92KA Alyumka Island AS-092, RT9K/0 Dobrzhansogo Island AS-203, RI1F Viktoriya Island EU-190, RT65KI Idlidlya Island AS-065 R23RRC Pitchiy Island AS-091. Many of the expeditions have been expertly put together by the Russian Robinson Club.

VE3LYC Cezar & his team has also provided me the chance to work some great IOTA expeditions like ZL9A Antipodes Island OC-286Right.... now to work the next 500?

IOTA 500

Can we help sending your Bureau cards? Yes!

United Radio QSL Bureau has an Outward posting to all IARU World QSL Bureaus 3 times per year.
I welcome anyone to use this service.

30,000+ QSL cards are posted every year.
£6 per kilo or 60p per 100g (Equivelant to $0.89 per 100g)
All QSL cards must be pre-sorted into the IARU Bureau sequence.

Parcels should be posted to:

Tim Beaumont M0URX
83 Limbrick Avenue

Tile Hill

CoventryWest Midlands

CV4 9EX

ENGLAND

 

All parcels should be securely packaged using plenty of packing tape to seal the box against bursting.

Outgoing Bureau - We cater for all users of the IARU Bureau system, this reduces the financial burden on our National Societies. Mail is shipped to World Bureaus using the M-Bag Priority product for fast delivery to all World Bureaus around the globe.
All users of the Bureau are welcome to use the facilities here for your outgoing QSL cards. (By prior arrangement, costs apply) Bureau does not mean slow!
Our Bureau service is subsidised by donations of OLD Out of date IRC's. Do you have any?

United Radio QSL Bureau

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V31IT Belize QSL Preview

Here is the QSL design for the recent activity from V31IT Madison, in Belize. Thank you to Max ON5UR for the QSL design.
K800 QSL-V31ITK800 QSL-V31IT-Back


PDXG Announce South Orkney DX'pedition.

southOrkneyIslandsFor Immediate Release  Press Release #1 March 15, 2019

South Orkney Islands DXpedition (AN-008)

After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, the Perseverance DX Group (pdxg.net) is pleased to  announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently ClubLog #16 most wanted.

Planning has begun for an expedition in Feb/Mar, 2020. A team of experienced DX and Contest operators will operate from Signy Island for up to 15 days. The process of obtaining landing permission is underway. The call sign will be announced at a later date. The team will sail from Punta Arenas, Chile aboard RV Braveheart. Seven operating positions are planned for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/Digital.

The team includes: Dave K3EL, Les W2LK, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Arliss W7XU, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Mike WA6O, Vadym UT6UD, Walt N6XG and Rob N7QT.

Additional details will be released as they develop. 
Donations may be made via the website. 
Website: https://sorkney.com/
Please direct your questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

73, South Orkney 2020 Team

Bureau Posting March 2019

QSL cards have been posted to 88 World Bureaus – Saturday 2nd March 2019
This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles, M0URX Tim & M0SDV Jamie.
I would very much appreciate feedback from you when the QSL cards start arriving at World Bureaus or received by hams around the world? This feedback will be added to our data below.
This mailing features cards from the recent expeditions,
The parcels are sent by Priority Business Mail to get to the Bureaus quickly.
Total amount of QSL cards dispatched: 15,763
Via M0URX 4,290
Via M0OXO 8,374
Via M0SDV 2,507
Via MD0CCE 206
Via G4IRN 257
Via G4ZIB 129

Total Weight 64,713 (gross weight includes packaging)
Total Cost £333.89 £5.16 per kg (Net weight excludes packaging)

Read more: Bureau Posting March 2019

VP6D QSL Posted

VP6D QSL MailingVP6D - Ducie Island QSL cards were mailed on Monday, February 4, 2019 from the United Kingdom.
The mailing included all OQRS and Direct Mail confirmation requests received by this mailing. Also included were cards shipped to foundations / clubs for distribution. Subsequent mailings will occur on a regular basis.

Bureau cards will be shipped to the worldwide bureaus at a later date.
Please allow sufficient mail time before inquiring about missing cards.

How is the job done?
There is quite a lot of work in getting the mailing out, labelling the 5,000 envelopes ready for the cards to arrive from the printer is the first job. Once the cards arrive I label all the 6,000 QSL cards and stamp with verification mark.

With all the cards and envelopes in call sign order, it is time to start filling the envelopes with the QSL card and the leaflet from the primary sponsor NCDXF.

As I continue, the envelopes need to be kept in country order as many of the cards are sent using a mailing contract where I am required to bag all the letters for that country, and for the USA I am also required to sort in four Zip code areas before bagging the USA letters as these are sent with routing labels to JFKA, FOA, ORDA and LAXA. Then finally, the complete mailing is taken to the Mail Centre where the mail is loaded to a lorry to go to (HWDC) Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre.

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Then..... a few days later we see reports on Twitter of the QSL cards arriving like this:

"JH1LPZ @JH1LPZ_DXCC Feb 9
Now it's my turn! I got QSL for VP6D today. Great."

 

Merry Christmas

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I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all in 2019.

Please note that I will be answering all OQRS and post during the festive season.

 

To prevent any loss in the mail this week, the next posting date for outgoing direct QSL cards will be Wednesday 2nd January.. 

6Y3T QSL Preview

6Y3T QSL for the CQWW CW Contest 2018 has now been designed by Max, ON5UR. QSL cards will be in the print room soon. OQRS open.
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TG9AJR Guatemala

Welcome to TG9AJR, Juan Carlos Muñoz to U.R. QSL Bureau, great to have you on board Juan. The QSL has been designed by Max ON5UR, showing Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. QSL Via OQRS.
K800 QSL-TG9AJRK800 QSL-TG9AJR-BACK


ADIF uploader "standard"

ADI uploader
When using our OQRS system to request your QSL cards, we have a tool for you to upload your ADIF which autofill’s the QSL request form. All you need from your log is a “Standard ADIF”

If you are using a logging software that exports between 60 to 100 fields in an ADIF this is NON standard.

If you are not familiar with ADIF (Amateur Data Interchange Format) then you can read more on here: http://www.adif.org/adif.html

So if you are not able to upload your ADIF to the tool, please just remove the non-standard fields and this will upload fine!
I highly recommend ADIF Master http://www.dxshell.com/adif-master.html for making amendments to logs and ADIF files.

6Y3T November activity

VE3RZ will be QRV as 6Y3T Jamaica between November 20th to 26th with activity in the CQWW CW contest and will be M/2. Outside the contest the team will try to be QRV on 60m on CW or FT8.

QSL will be available using OQRS here: 

Z68UR QSL Preview

Max ON5UR has designed the Z68UR QSL. Cards will be printed and posted in November.
OQRS is open for your double Z68UR QSL.
K800 QSL-Z68UR---Dubbel-2
K800 QSL-Z68UR---Dubbel-BACK

5U9AMO Niger 2018

QSL-5U9AMOPierre, 5U9AMO will be QRV from Niger between 20 November to 03 December 2018

CQWW CW contest + CW activity before and after

- Yaesu FT-991 transceiver (100 watts output).
- 13.8 volts DC 23 Ampers power supply.
- Spiderbeam 404-UL multiband antenna (10m to 40m).
- Wire antennas for 60m, 80m and 160m.
- 2 Spiderbeam 12 meters telescopic fiber masts.
- 1 Spiderbeam radial connection box.
- 2 x 25m Messi & Paoloni low loss coaxial cable.
- N1MM and Win-Test logging software.
- The 2018 QSOs will be uploaded in LoTW in February 2019

V47X QSL Preview

V47X QSL Preview - Thank you to QSL designer Max ON5UR. 
K800 QSL-V47XK800 QSL-V47X-BACK


HB0/ON4ANN QSL Preview

HB0/ON4ANN QSL Preview - Thank you to QSL designer Max ON5UR.
QSL cards will be posted in early November.
K800 QSL-HB0-ON4ANNK800 QSL-HB0-ON4ANN-BACK


HB0/ON4CCV/P HB0/ON4CKM/P WWFF QSL Preview

HB0/ON4CCV/P HB0/ON4CKM/P WWFF QSL Preview
K800 QSL-HB0-NBDX-WWFFK800 QSL-HB0-NBDX-WWFF-BACK


Cartoon mode

Here is the busy M0URX shack.
K800 M0URX Station
 

FT8 DXpedition QSO Completed?

With an abundance of DX’peditions about to take to the air on FT8 using Fox & Hounds it is very important to remember that you must have received “RR73” from the DX station for the QSO to be logged by the DX station.

Sending a screen shot of your signal report exchanges is absolutely pointless and useless. Please let me explain?

The file that counts is the FT8 text file from the DX station. I can search that file in seconds and bring up the exchange between the two stations, I am seeing this time and time again that the DX station has not received the report from the caller so the DX station cannot complete the contact with “RR73” so NO 2 way QSO has been completed.

You can send as many screen shots as you like to show that you sent a report but that does not show, and you do not see that the DX has not received that report and has not completed the QSO with you.

Look, it is as simple as this….. if I was on SSB and recorded myself calling the DXpediton, giving my report that is not proof that the DX heard me… NO QSO!

Please stop sending screen shots they are irrellevent! Try again to make another QSO, or wait until the end of the DXpedition and ask the QSL manager to check the text file of the DXpedition!
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