- Created on Sunday, 24 February 2013 16:40
This is a reminder that when using OQRS to request your direct or bureau QSL. Please mark your log book that the QSL has been requested. I also suggest that you note down the date and amount paid.
The reason for this advice is to STOP you requesting the QSL over and over again.
The QSL cards for V63ZM. KH2/G3ZEM and 9U4U are expected to be posted out during April.
Please do not expect that just because you paid by OQRS, the QSL cards to arrive in ten days. THEY WILL NOT. First I have to wait for the images to be gathered from the team members, QSL cards have to be designed and printed and only once I have the QSL cards here can I then post the QSL cards out.
- Created on Sunday, 17 February 2013 17:48
If your QSO is not on log of V63ZM or 9U4U please note that I will NOT be accepting or dealing with any emails until I receive the logs AFTER the DXpedition.
You must try to work them again. If it is not in log then it is NOT a two way QSO it is as simple as that!
- Created on Friday, 15 February 2013 15:12
I have lost count how many times that I have seen emails saying:
"The DXpedition got my call sign wrong, please correct the log it was 599 both ways, 100% rock solid QSO"
First of all it cannot be a rock solid 100% QSO if they got your call wrong! If you believe they got the call wrong, then you should call in again to avoid disappointment. If the team tell you are already in the log then it was ok the first time.
For a "Two Way QSO" to have taken place both sides of the conversation must correctly receive the call sign.
If the DX gets the call sign wrong DO NOT say "TU 599" Instead say clearly using correct phonetics:
"No No my call sign is G9AAA G9AAA" and wait for confirmation. If he comes back to the call G9AAB then just maybe G9AAB was also in the pile up. Yes that happens! Just try again.
I sadly have to give a lot of NOT IN LOG reports because I often find that the call logged was 100% correct but another correctly logged station. Today's helpful tip for working DX!
- Created on Thursday, 14 February 2013 20:26
The DXpedition to Burundi 9U4U has started this evening. You can keep up to date with the team by logging onto their 9U4U Twitter page You can also find more information on their website 9U4U Burundi 2013.
QSL Via M0URX
- Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 18:44
I'm now in FSM Chuuk. No radio tonight, as light lost before antenna work complete. Hope to be fully operational
tomorrow, Thursday from around 1000z.
QTH Chuuk Islands IOTA OC-011 Federal State of Micronesia.
Please note that the QRZ.com entry is not correct for the IOTA reference, this is from a previous licence holder.
73 Bob V63ZM - QSL Via M0URX
- Created on Monday, 11 February 2013 16:56
- Created on Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:38
Sunday - Log updated on Club Log.
Saturday - In an email from Bob this morning he reports:
"I plan to be QRV 160m hoping to work EU from about 1 hour before KH2 dawn on Sunday morning..........that's EU Saturday night. Likely this will be my only opportunity for 160m while on Guam. KH2/G3ZEM"
- Created on Monday, 04 February 2013 16:42
9U4U will be QRV from 14 February to 23 February 2013 a Belgian - Dutch expedition team will be on the air from Bujumbura, Burundi
- Created on Monday, 04 February 2013 13:01
Bob Henderson 5B4AGN will be QRV as KH2/G3ZEM in Guam from 9th-13th February 2013, the opertaion will be at the QTH of Denny KH2JU,
Bob then moves to Micronesia for ten days on Chuuk FSM as V63ZM 13th - 23rd February 2013. Bob says "I will be using a HF9V and a reel of wire for antennas. I will be running a K3, KPA500, KAT500 set-up. I'm hoping my location at the water's edge will make the HF9V sing"
Direct - QSL Via M0URX - Please direct all QSL requests through my OQRS or Direct to my address:
Tim Beaumont M0URX P.O. Box 17 Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 1SF ENGLAND
Bureau - Please do not send any QSL cards through the Bureau. Incoming QSL cards are not required. Please ONLY use OQRS
- Created on Monday, 04 February 2013 12:15
Two new QSL designs are being printed this week for the recent activities by SM0MDG, Björn, QRV as V26BM, Antigua, and VP2MSW, Montserrat. Both QSL cards will be available for posting in two weeks.
- Created on Sunday, 27 January 2013 10:17
- Created on Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:02
QSL cards dispatched to 79 World Bureaus directly. All Bureau packages posted by Priority Air Mail.
Germany 1,350, Japan 1,231
- Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 14:50
The 6,000 + Bureau cards that arrived in December have nearly all been processed just a few hundred to go. The outgoing Bureau cards will be held back for two weeks until the Monaco QSL cards are ready. Here is the 3A Monaco QSL cards preview. QSL cards will be posted end of January.
I ask everyone using OQRS to please mark your log as "QSL SENT" I am receiving up to 6 or more requests for the same QSL cards time and time again, this can only be down to bad log keeping on the part of the requester. If this situation does not improve I will name and shame on my webpage the worst offenders. Repeat QSL requesting not only takes up a considerable amount of time but also costs a lot of money to finance. Please QSL responsibly!
- Created on Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:55
9M4SLL will be active from Layang-Layang Island, Spratly (IOTA AS-051), on all bands 160 - 10m CW, SSB and RTTY from 10 to 18 March 2013 inclusive.
Operators will be John, 9M6XRO; Steve, 9M6DXX; James, 9V1YC; Ben, DJ0YI / N6MUF; Don, G3BJ; Pista, HA5AO; George, HA5UK and Tony, KM0O.
The group will use several stations with linear amplifiers to vertical antennas all within a few metres of the ocean.
QSL Manager for this operation is Tim, M0URX (OQRS, direct, bureau, LoTW). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as quickly as possible after the DXpedition.
More details to follow later. 73, Steve, 9M6DXX
- Created on Friday, 28 December 2012 10:58
- Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 15:26
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with lots of great DX in 2013!
To ensure that no mail goes missing over the Christmas holiday shut down, I have now suspended all outgoing post. My next mailing out will be on Thursday 27th December 2012. I already have about 200 letters ready to post in that dispatch.
I would like to express my thanks to the loyal support of everyone, thanks to the suppliers that have kept United Radio QSL Bureau going in 2012, thank you to ON5UR Max for the excellent service of QSL printing, thank you to the loyal volunteers of the World QSL Bureaus for keeping all the Bureau cards circulating around the globe.
Thank you to you, and Merry Christmas.
- Created on Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:35
13th December 2012 - 160 QSL cards posted for OY3JE & PJ4NX.
JX5O QSL cards have now arrived. All outstanding QSL cards will be posted soon.
XR0Y - I have now taken over from Stan SQ8X as QSL manager for his activity XR0Y Easter Island from 2009. I have available a few hundred QSL cards. OQRS is now open to claim your DIRECT QSL, no bureau
Please only use OQRS direct option or direct by post.
As I only have a few XR0Y QSL cards, these will be for DIRECT ONLY! No Bureau cards available here until a reprint has been done. Thank you.
- Created on Friday, 30 November 2012 15:02
- Created on Sunday, 25 November 2012 21:09
The Faroe Islands offer a stunning backdrop that make beautiful photography that look just gorgeous on any QSL card, sunsets and Aurora Borealis are my favourite subject for a design. This new design for OY3JE Jan will be printed and available very soon. QSL Via M0URX.
I have received a parcel from Jan containing 115 letters. All letters have been processed through the log. QSL cards will be posted once the cards arrive from the printer.
- Created on Sunday, 25 November 2012 07:15
Welcome Peter, PJ4NX in Bonaire, to the United Radio QSL Bureau. QSL now Via M0URX. OQRS is now open.
Peter has sent me the full log so I can now process QSL requests. A NEW QSL card is currently being designed and will be printed soon. I expect to be able to post QSL requests by Christmas. Please be patient while I wait for the cards to be printed.
Peter will upload to LoTW regularly. Please use my OQRS for QSL requests where possible please, both for Direct and Bureau. I ask you please do not send any cards to PJ4NX through the Bureau system, if you can use OQRS please use it. Save costs!
Any stations that I am QSL manager for will always be glad to work you, however I ask you to follow the DX Code. If the DX station is asking for a specific area STAND BY and DO NOT call. Some of the behaviour from Europe now is unacceptable and the DX will just close down if you carry on like this. Thank you for your attention.
- Created on Thursday, 08 November 2012 10:15
After more than 6 months work and hundreds international phone calls, we finally find a "base location" for a DX trip to Monaco.
Callsigns: 3A/ON5UR - 3A/ON8AK - Operators Max and Marc.
Date: 9 - 17 November 2012.
SSB operation only.
So far we have permission for one base station, but we hope to find a solution to get two stations on the air.
We will operate from 10 to 80 Mtr.