- Created on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:56
The A35T DXpedition is now packed up and ready to go. We will have three stations running Elecraft K3 transceivers with a KX3 as a backup radio, two Elecraft KPA500 amps, an Expert Amp 1.3, three KIO hex beams 20 through 6, and four Spiderpoles for the lower frequencies. We anticipate having our stations on 160 - 30 MHz during night hours, and the hex beams for 20 - 6 meters during daylight hours. We hope to be able to provide Qs on 160 to EU to fill the great need for that band. Our operation is scheduled for 18 - 28 February, not the 24th as previously reported. Even though K5NA and K5DU will be tending to a family emergency and not able to make the trip, we hope to have guest op Hiro A31MM, who recently moved to Tonga, joining us during our stay.
- Created on Sunday, 07 February 2016 08:09
You may remember the problem regarding letters routed to the USA being returned by the USPS endorsed:
”RETURN TO SENDER, NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED UNABLE TO FORWARD”
Yet every letter is correctly addressed & No change of address has required forwarding.
I am STILL experiencing the same problem even though I am formatting the addresses to USPS specifications.
All returned letters I have had back, have been posted again at no cost to the DX’er.
The problem is clearly with the software on USPS sorting machines, remember mail is no longer hand sorted.
I am sure that USPS are not even aware of the software problem, sadly they also don't seem to care as all my emails for the last two years have gone unanswered. Just not good enough USPS! Please help!
- 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.
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