- Created on Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:02
4,000 incoming bureau QSL cards arrived from the RSGB Buraau today. I will be working through this box and processing the QSL cards very soon.
- Created on Monday, 18 August 2014 17:28
United Radio QSL Bureau will be closed for a few days while I install a new computer system, this being my first upgrade since 2008. Configuring the logging software, moveing 100+ logs from the old system to the new and installing all the LoTW TQSL softtware and certificates will all take me a few days to load and be read to serve for the next few years. I will be able to reply to emails daily.
Thank you for understanding and sorry for any inconvenience.
- Created on Monday, 18 August 2014 06:56
With many Bureau users requesting many cards at a time, I would like to remind you that no bureau system is free, it actually costs us a LOT of money. There is the cost of printing the QSL cards and the cost of posting to all World Bureaus to pay.
- Created on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 05:58
Sorry for any delay with bureau cards. I have not had an INCOMING delivery from the RSGB Bureau now since February which is six months! Will keep you posted on the blog.
- Created on Sunday, 27 July 2014 17:36
- Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 14:37
OQRS really is the quickest way to receive your Bureau cards from M0URX. On May 21st 2014, DF7EF made an OQRS request for many Bureau cards, these were duly processed and carefully put into the DARC Bureau box. The box was then sent to DARC on June 2nd. This week Uli reports:
"I just got my monthly QSL parcel from the DARC-QSL-bureau and I was amazed how many cards were actually coming from your hands. And the greatest of all: I made my way through your OQRS on the 21. May 2014. That's roughly 2 months. What an unbelievable quick service. My heartful thanks to your great work to the ham community. DF7EF Uli"
It is not just the DARC Bureau either! RX3AU from Russia writes: ... "Tnx for QSL from GS0NWM, MS0INT (11 QSO), CY9M, VK9MT & others."
The question that I have to ask is WHY does the RSGB have one of the SLOWEST Bureaus in the World? In tests here it is taking one to two years to get QSL cards to RSGB members, and that is sending from here as an RSGB member!
Bureau does NOT mean slow! Just be clever and use OQRS for your Bureau cards!
- Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 14:17
Two more new designs have been added to the United Radio QSL collection, MW/VK8NSB & 5B4AGN.
- Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:23
In this magazine from the Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society you will read "in short, we are a foundation that will serve the interests of all Dutch radio amateurs in the broadest
sense of the word, and thereby also want to pay attention to interest young people in technique. Indeed, the amateur radio hobby contains a plurality of technical aspects where young people can take part in and benefit of in their future careers.
And do not forget, we're going to organize the Dutch Kingdom Contest (DKC) ! Every year on the first weekend of June, further on in in this issue more about this"
Thank you to Peter PJ4NX for the information.
- Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 18:44
- Created on Friday, 11 July 2014 17:57
- Created on Friday, 27 June 2014 16:37
United Radio QSL Bureau is taking a short break. I will be back to work on Monday 7th July. I will be answering emails during my break but QSL management will resume on my return.
I look forward to meeting many of you at the 50th IOTA Convention on the 4th to 6th July at Beaumont House Windsor.
- Created on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:36
9M6XRO/P will be operating from Labuan Island OC-133 on Thursday 26th for a long weekend staying until June 30th.
John reports "I am taking my Icom IC-7000 and IC-2KL Linear with vertical antennas. I will operate on 40-10m near
the IOTA CW & SSB freqs, possibly some RTTY also."
QSL Via M0URX
For Bureau requests please only use my OQRS http://m0urx.com/oqrs/
- Created on Saturday, 21 June 2014 07:32
United Radio QSL Bureau are very much aware that we have to make sure that QSL cards are valid for as many Award programs as possible. It is not always possible to keep everyone happy all of the time. So whether you are working towards DXCC, IOTA, QRP or whatever award where QSL cards are required I will always try to accomodate your needs.
I have recently exchanged several emails with a few QRP operators who request their QSL reports to be made out as /QRP. I would like to make it quite clear that my policy is to always write the call sign in the format that the licencing authority have licensed your Amateur Radio call sign. As far as I am aware no licencing authority issues /QRP on the licence documents. I think you would agree that if i started calling as M0URX/QSL you would think it was not correct and you would be right. Q-Codes are NOT part of your call sign! Neither is it my job as a QSL Manager to verify the power of your transmitter.
If you want a specific contact out of 5 in the log to be on a separate QSL please let me know, and providing you pay the correct postage for the amount of QSL cards you need then I will try to do this for you correctly. I have also communicated with a QRP club who have said that for their awards the QSL cards do not have to have /QRP and is down to the claimaint to verify which QSOs on a QSL are QRP.
- Created on Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:49
Over the last few months the bank dollar exchange rates have been dropping quite heavily against other currencies. So that we can continue to provide the very best in QSL management our charges for QSL exchange have changed very slightly. With OQRS I have changed from €2 to GBP £2 and also increased very slightly the multi QSL offer for direct letter with $ to reflect the devalued dollar.
The following is a breakdown of Direct Postage Costs. Considering other QSL managers charge $2 per card, United Radio QSL Management Bureau believe the following is very reasonable.
- Created on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 18:44
Which IARU Bureau is the fastest? The hunt is on to find the Bureau service that sends out the fastest Bureau cards from the batch of VK9MT QSL cards.
On Monday June 2nd, eleven thousand QSL cards were sent to World Bureaus. Included in this posting was over 1,000 VK9MT Bureau cards. Have you got yours yet?
Let me know if you have? Please drop me an email, I am looking for the fastest sorters in the World!
Bureau does NOT mean slow!
- Created on Saturday, 07 June 2014 19:11
Sorry for the downtime on Saturday 7th June, both the website and the OQRS were offline for a few hours. The server data centre was becoming unreliable and our IT manager has now moved us to reliable data centre. Sorry for any inconvenience today.
Normal service resumed. Thank you.
- Created on Sunday, 01 June 2014 08:51
On Monday, June 2, 2014 all outgoing VK9MT Mellish Reef QSL cards will be mailed from the United Kingdom.
Included in the mailing are all (received to date) OQRS requests, all requests made directly to the QSL manager and bulk packages of outgoing cards to:
• Danish DX Group
• German DX Foundation
• Mediterraneo DX Club
• Swiss DX Foundation
All 2.724 individual letters are posted by Priority Business Mail and should arrive in 5 - 7 working days. This depends of course on your local postal service. Please contact our QSL manager Tim Beaumont, M0URX for any letter that does NOT arrive by July 1st. Sample cards for those clubs and foundations that requested them will be handled individually.
Additionally, requests for confirmation through the worldwide bureau system will be bulk mailed Priority Business Mail to the worldwide bureaus. LoTW was uploaded shortly after the DX-pedition.
"We would like to thank Tim, and his team for their excellent service and attention to detail. Tim reminds everyone that the fastest way to get your QSL is through OQRS."
And, of course, we would like to thank everyone that worked us, we are happy to confirm many All Time New Ones and band fills. We appreciate the support from the global foundations, clubs and individual donors who made this project possible.
For more information www.VK9MT.com
- Created on Sunday, 01 June 2014 06:22
- Created on Sunday, 18 May 2014 08:32
I have been watching the value of the US Dollar fall, fall and fall some more, from $1.75 to $1.82 then $1.90 to the GB£ Sterling. This affects the value of dollars coming in for postal QSL card requests.
Although for the time being I will accept $2 for one QSL card, it is getting very close to having to increase this to $3 for one QSL.
Please if possible use my Online QSL Request System OQRS instead of posting QSL cards to me.
- Created on Friday, 16 May 2014 19:43
VK9MT Double QSL has been printed, Max reports that the first box will soon by leaving the office in Belgium.
Photograph by Max, ON5UR. Thank you.
- Created on Sunday, 11 May 2014 19:53
The Mellish Reef VK9MT QSL card has now been designed and will be in the print room from May 11th. Thanks to Max ON5UR for the design work.
There will be two designs, a 4 sided card folded card for direct QSL and a 2 sided card that will be mainly used for bureau use, and also for direct when more than 10 QSO's are needed.
If you still have not requested your QSL? Please use the OQRS: http://m0urx.com/oqrs/
Schedule for posting: We expect to be able to post all QSL cards Direct on 2nd June and Bureau QSL cards will be posted to all World Bureau soon after.
So far, 14,200 QSOs (35%) have been marked up for QSL either direct or bureau.
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