- Created on Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:33
Thank you to K5GS and the TX3X Chesterfield Island DXpedition team for the plaque received today!
"In appreciation of Support to TX3X"
Well, it was a pleasure to assist you guys. Always here if you need! Thank you
- Created on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:21
Photo - M0OXO, Charles with our bureau mailing
- Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 21:03
I am very proud to announce that I have been appointed QSL manager for the forthcoming VKØEK DXpedition to Heard Island this year. Here is the announcement in full by the VKØEK Team:
"Jan. 6, 2016. We are pleased to announce that Tim Beaumont, MØURX, will provide the QSL manager service for VKØEK, with cards printed by Max, ON5UR. DXA will be the DXers primary interface with the expedition, and DXers will be able to request their QSLs via the DXA and VKØEK web pages, with QSL requests fulfilled by Tim and Max’s United Radio QSL Management Bureau. Online requests for direct cards are preferred, although direct paper QSLs via MØURX will also be accepted. Bureau requests will also be made via DXA/VKØEK. To provide efficient service and to reduce workload on the bureau system, all bureau requests should be made on-line."
- Created on Friday, 01 January 2016 08:29
It always gives me great pleasure to receive images of the QSL cards arriving at their destination, especially if the QSL is an ATNO for the DX'er. The images also give me information about how the mailing has gone and how long it takes for the letters to arrive around the world.
I first received an email from G3UML, Laurie in London that the QSL arrived just 24 hours after it was posted, At the same time M5JON John sent me the photo (below left) with the QSL in his shack.Further tweets from EI9KC & DL2AJB also indicate the QSL has arrived.
Just one day later i saw several Twitter messages from France, F8DZY sent the image (below middle) of the QSL. Also several messages from Germany saying that the QSL had arrived.
- Created on Sunday, 27 December 2015 08:18
Whilst most people were stuffing the Christmas turkey over the last few days, I was stuffing the TX3X Chesterfield Reef QSL cards into envelopes for the big mailing.
As Global Mailing Consultant to the TX3X Team, it was my job to ensure that the QSL card was designed by ON5UR Max Rymenant (Maxi-Print) to the specification requested by the team, and also process the OQRS requests and complete the QSL mailing in a timely manner.
As a result, packages to our sponsors DDXG, GDXF, MDXC & SWDXF, along with 2,749 letters to the deserving will be posted by business mail class on Tuesday 29th December and should reach you very soon.
Thank you to the TX3X Team for trusting me with this important job! For more information on the TX3X project please go to www.TX3X.com
- Created on Sunday, 20 December 2015 21:46
- Created on Sunday, 13 December 2015 15:09
I would like to welcome VK8RD, Rowan Dollar to United Radio QSL Bureau. Rowan is now living in Darwin Northern Territory of Australia.
QSL Via M0URX Direct or OQRS. Bureau by OQRS only please.
- Created on Friday, 11 December 2015 17:06
392 QSL cards were posted direct for TT8AMO & PJ4/OE7PGI on 10th December.
All bureau cards are ready for the next dispatch in January.
- Created on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:16
- Created on Sunday, 15 November 2015 09:01
The QSL for Pierre TT8AMO has been designed and will be in the print room and ready to post in early December.
- Created on Sunday, 15 November 2015 08:57
The QSL for Philipp PJ4/OE7PGI has been designed and will be in the print room and ready to post in early December.
- Created on Monday, 02 November 2015 14:56
A new week and another incoming package of old International Reply Coupons donated to "UR QSL Bureau"
Thank you to Bernie McClenny W3UR / Daily DX for the donation of 100+ IRC's that will be used to pay for printing of DXpedition QSL cards and the posting of Bureau QSL cards to the world IARU Bureaus.
Do you have any old out of date IRC's in your shack drawer?
if you would like to donate them I can make good use of them. Thank you
- Created on Saturday, 31 October 2015 11:27
I have temporarily suspended our Bureau dispatches to Argentina until we can find out where the problem is.
59 QSL cards re-posted to Belarus Bureau 02/11/2015.
- Created on Friday, 23 October 2015 13:18
Thank you to Dmitry UA3AGW for the kind donation of old IRC's. These will be cashed in and the money used to pay for QSL card printing & outgoing bureau costs.
If you have any old, out of date IRC's even old yellow or blue ones, please don't throw them away, you can post them to me and they will be put to good use.
Thank you Dmitry!
Do you have any?
- Created on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:25
A new resident amateur radio operator in Bonaire is PJ4KY, Bert, here is his QSL card preview that will be available soon. QSL Via M0URX.
- Created on Thursday, 15 October 2015 21:05
- Created on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:42
HB9AMO, Pierre will be in Chad, operating holiday style like he did as 5U9AMO in 2013.
Pierre will be QRV as TT8AMO from mid-October till mid-November 2015
Mostly CW operation, may be a few SSB QSO on the CQWW SSB contest to give multipliers.
Online log on TT8AMO webpage uploaded when possible. Pierre will operate from various locations in Chad, sometimes with poor antenna possibilities, sometimes with better antenna possibilities.
Station: 21 years old TS-50 + MFJ971 tuner + long wire antenna. Logger 32 software.
LoTW will be uploaded by Pierre when he returns to Switzerland in December. www.HB9AMO.net
- Created on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:10
The Lundy DX Group will be active again from Lundy Island IOTA EU-120 from the 6th to the 13th October 2015 QRV as MX0LDG.
This year's team will be M5JON John, M0ILT Pete, MW0JZE Anthony & G3JKL John. We hope to be QRV around 1400 UTC on the 6th .
MX0OLDG will be on 10m to 40m SSB & RTTY . Due to the electricity being turned off at midnight until 6am we will not be operating between these times.
We will endeavour to run 4 stations for the period of the activation.
2 Kenwood TS-590's
1 Kenwood TS-570
1 Yaesu FT-450
Antennas 2 - G3TXQ Light Weight D-Hexpedtion Hexbeams Supplied by Ant MW0JZE
1 Steppir Vetical
We will be operating from Stony Croft Cottage the location of our 2012 activation which is valid for:
IOTA: EU-120 , Grid Locator: IO71pe, WAB: SS14, Lighthouse Old Devon light ARLHS: ENG 073.
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog daily if we have a good internet connection if not on our return.
Many Thanks & 73’s The MX0LDG Team look forward to working you from Lundy Island.
QSL Via Tim M0URX - OQRS System http://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/
QSL cards for this DXpedition are printed and will be posted out as soon as I have the logs.
Please note that MX0LDG is NOT affiliated to the RSGB. So bureau ONLY Via OQRS. No incoming cards will be collected.
- Created on Saturday, 03 October 2015 09:56
Here is the QSL preview for WS5K/KH8. QSL cards will be posted end of October.
Stan has come to the end of his stay in American Samoa with 1,700 Qs in his log.
- Created on Sunday, 27 September 2015 20:09
Tonight I received the latest log update from Ólavur OY1OF, as always log has been uploaded to LoTW and QSL requests processed for bureau and direct. Ólavur took some photographs using a drone of him putting up the 10m beam at the club station recently. Also a photo from his day job of working on the off shore rigs.
With tonight being the night of the bloodred moon, Olavur has shared with us an image he took a few years ago.
As always, thank you to Ólavur for sharing these photos with us. You can see more of his photographic work on his website http://www.faroephoto.com
- Created on Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:16
Times change and how we receive bureau QSL requests has also changed, let me show you why we need to make these changes.
Here are two photographs, the first on the top left is a box of 4,500 bureau cards received from the RSGB Bureau on Monday.
The second photograph underneath is the same box 3 days later after all the QSL cards have been processed through the logs that I am QSL manager for.
THIS is how many are then put into my rubbish recycling bin just 3 days after receiving the cards.
I want to ask please for your help! In order to keep this Bureau service going we must change the way that I receive bureau requests.
If you are requesting a DXCC or IOTA Expedition or contest QSL card you must ONLY use OQRS!
Please understand that DXpedition call signs are NOT members of the RSGB and I will be charged money to receive them.
Just as important to remember is that DXpeditions and contest stations DO NOT need YOUR QSL card.
A DXpedition is undertaken to help you obtain an ATNO (All Time New One) whether that be a DXCC, IOTA, WAB area, band, mode or whatever.
Here are some facts for you:
4,500+ QSL cards received 4,200 QSL cards thrown away!
Out of the 4,500 QSL cards, 2,000 had already been requested direct, bureau or using OQRS, in some cases all three!. If you request a bureau QSL PLEASE DO NOT send another QSL! Only use 1 QSL route.
The average length of time that the cards took to arrive with me are 2 years 6 months. If the QSL cards had been requested on OQRS then you would get the cards 2 years 6 months quicker.
One Japanese station sent me 34 QSL cards for 34 QSOs for ONE DXpedition. The work that the bureaus have had to put in in both time and money just to get those 34 cards to me is quite startling. We need to STOP the waste and get smarter in how we use our resources.
If you DO have to send your QSL in Via Bureau type ALL QSOs on ONE card or paper.
Of course there are some stations that I am QSL manager that ARE RSGB members that DO want your QSL. OY1OF, OY4TN, PJ4DX, M0URX. Please continue to send us QSL cards for those stations, for ALL other DXpeditions please use OQRS only.
“QSL Via M0URX” does NOT mean that all QSL cards that I am manager for can be sent to me Via Bureau. Only RSGB affiliated call signs can receive QSL cards.
So the best way to know what to send me and what NOT, is clear. ALL DXpedition & contest QSL requests must be made by OQRS ONLY.
For the QSL route of the rest please check on QRZ.com for each call sign. Or use OQRS. If we need your QSL we will contact you.
I have been working with the RSGB for the past year to ensure that all QSL cards for my attention are delivered to me, but this costs money. I have agreed to pay to receive for DXpediitons QSL cards that I am QSL manager for and are not RSGB affiliated.. However this is only for those that cannot use OQRS as a last resort. OQRS must be your first option to receive ALL DXpedition Bureau cards!
Any QSL cards that ARE sent to me for the call signs I am manager for MUST be made clear “QSL Via M0URX” if not they will NOT reach me. Sorry.
ALL OUT-GOING QSL cards are sent at my cost to all IARU World QSL Bureaus, so our outgoing QSL service continues as normal.
Thank you for your help in changing the way we work with you and reducing costs and time that your QSL cards are delivered to you.
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