- Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:27
9M4SLL Team would like to remind you that some logging software may not identify 9M4SLL as being Spratly Islands. If this is the case with your log please manually change the DXCC ADIF Country Identifier to 247 Spratly Islands.
The log will be uploaded to LoTW at the earliest opportunity, but remember your log must have the correct ADIF country identifer number to match on LoTW. Thank you.
9M4SLL LoTW uploaded up to 15/03/2013 0306z.
- Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:21
Over the last few weeks I have received about 100 emails saying:
"I have had a HDD failure and need the dates and times of my QSOs"
It is impossible for me to know which emails are genuine and which are not, many are clearly seeing their call in Club Log and not having noted down the details and are clearly not aware that they have been logged.
It is YOUR responsibility to correctly log your QSOs and to back up to ADIF regularly just in case of a HDD failure. Please do not email me asking for such information as this breaches the integrity of my logs and my work.
So, I am sorry to report, I am NOT permitted to give out this data.
- Created on Saturday, 09 March 2013 10:59
On 9 January I sent you some brief information about the 9M4SLL Spratly DXpedition which will take place between 10 and 18 March, and promised more details later. Here now is some further information.
Unfortunately Christian, EA3NT, had to withdraw from the DXpedition due to work reasons, but he has been replaced by two experienced Hungarian DXpeditioners: Pista, HA5AO, and George, HA5UK. The other operators are John, 9M6XRO; Steve, 9M6DXX; James, 9V1YC; Don, G3BJ; Tony, KM0O and Ben, N6MUF / DJ0YI (total 8 operators).
9M4SLL will operate with five stations simultaneously at peak times, using mainly Elecraft K3 and K2 transceivers plus full legal power linear amplifiers on all stations. The antennas will all be verticals and all will be sited within a few metres of the ocean. In particular we will have a Titanex V160E 27m (87ft) high vertical for 160 and 80m with a Pennant antenna for RX on those bands. Activity will be on 160 to 10m, CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be no 60 metre operation as that is not permitted by the Malaysian licence.
The QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, and direct or bureau QSLs can be requested by OQRS from his website at http://m0urx.com/oqrs. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after the end of the DXpedition - within a few days. We plan to upload to an online log once per day during the DXpedition. Further information, including suggested operating frequencies, can be found on the 9M4SLL page on M0URX's website at http://m0urx.com/9m4sll
- Created on Sunday, 03 March 2013 00:00
I have a large number of IRC's for sale at £1.10 GBP each plus postage costs.
- Created on Sunday, 24 February 2013 17:41
147 letters will be posted on Monday 25th February 2013, mostly V26BM & VP2MSW.
Bureau QSL cards will be sent to World Bureaus in May.
- 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.