I really must say thank you to Kathy Allison KA1RWY at ARRLs LoTW desk. Without fail Kathy always works fast in dealing with emails and enquiries and new certificate requests. Thanks Kathy! You are a credit to ARRL.
The latest addition to my QSL Management is OY1OF Ólavur Frederiksen. OY1OF log has now been uploaded to LoTW.
(Also uploaded today is the latest log update from 9M6XRO)
Ólavur OY1OF Operates from the Faroe Islands Amateur Radio Club Station. He has been working on maintenance of the antenna systems at the club station recently preparing them for the winter weather that sweeps through the Faroe Islands.
Ólavur was born in 1970 in Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. he is a certified electrician and now works as a graphic printer, spending his spare time in Amateur Radio and photography, you can see some of his work here FaroePhoto
Steve, VE2TKH is on his travels this week. In an email from Haiti he explains that he has the Amateur Radio license in his hand and is operational from Petionville, (South East) Haiti as HH2/VE2TKH.
His license is valid from November 23 to December 15, 2009.
Steve explains power is currently only available between 0100 to 1100 UTC. He also reports laptop issues, however he hopes to overcome these problems soon.
When active, look for Steve to focus on 30m, 20m, 17m and 15m.
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More news to follow..
Here at United Radio QSL Bureau I have been asked if we can supply C6 114mm x 162mm Envelopes. Well yes we can but the postage obviously bumps the price up so it will be cheaper if you have a local supplier.
£25.00 GBP per Box – C6 114mm x 162mm Peel & Seal standard White 100Gsm Envelopes 500 per Box
Payable Via PayPal to email@example.com
Price includes delivery Worldwide. Delivery within 20 working days.
If this proves popular I will continue the offer.
(Excludes Falkland Isles)
The new QSL card for UK Eastern Sovereign Base Area Cyprus station ZC4VJ has now been designed and 6,000 QSL cards have been ordered and delivery expected by the 8th December and all QSL requested will be replied to with immediate effect from then. Andy is very active on the bands.
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QSL Sponsored by United Radio QSL Bureau.
Latest News M0XXT Shack Renovation
Callum M0MCX licence holder for M0XXT, UK Scout Contest Team has informed me that due to continued shack renovation at the UK Scout Contest Headquarters that the team will be off the air for a while as the shack moves into their new room over the coming months. Callum informs me that the computers are currently in storage and that the last log update will not be forwarded to me for a while until the equipment is relocated in the new shack. We would like to apologise to those waiting for the QSL. Sorry for the delay. Good luck guys with the shack renovation. I know that you have done so much work already and the new room is the final stage of the renovation.
RSGB Bureau Update
I have no further information on the state of the Bureau outgoing cards from the RSGB. Peter Kirby, General Manager has failed to reply to my email so far, so i do not know if my complaint is even being taken seriously. More information as it comes in.
OY1OF Back On Air
Welcome back on air to OY1OF Ólavur Frederiksen from Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. Ólavur has recently been helping with antenna repairs and improvements at the Feroskir Amateur Radio HQ and will be operating from the club shack. I have now received the OY1OF log which is now on the online log search. QSL cards will be available from this week. QSL Via M0URX
Those of you visiting this website for the first time may well be asking “So
what is United Radio QSL Bureau?” We support DX Stations and DX’peditions with the full QSL package, from QSL Design and Printing by Maxi Print ON5UR, Max Rymenant, this is provided completely free when using our QSL Management Bureau with all QSL’s managed by M0URX Tim Beaumont with fast Direct QSL, Bureau QSL can be requested by email using our own Online QSL Request Service. LoTW upload service provided if requested. PayPal payment provided for that faster service!
I would also like to thank the many DX’ers who send that little extra with the QSL which is very much appreciated as all donations are put to good use either sponsoring DX’peditions or in providing a high quality QSL Service to the DX Community. United Radio QSL Bureau is here to give you the QSL service you ask for.
OLD Yellow IRC’s – Well of course these are NOT valid to exchange for postage on your QSL cards these days, but do you have any hiding in those shack draws? You do don’t you? Ok well if you want, you can donate them to United Radio QSL Bureau and we will find a way to exchange them for cash. This cash will be used for the members of UR Bureau DX’peditions and QSL card printing. Let’s see how many we can find.
Your help will be most appreciated! Thank you!
What’s Gone Wrong? That is the question many of you are asking me!!! Since March 2008 I have sent over 6,000 QSL cards Via the RSGB Bureau. It was around that time last year that the RSGB QSL Bureau was tendered out to Norcomm, headed by Richard Constantine. I have been in touch with Richard and asked him the Question that you have been asking me for the last two months. Where are our QSL cards? Richard tells me that there was a delay of some months and now there is just a standard backlog of a couple of months cards at the RSGB QSL Bureau. Starting from this year I have sent several thousand cards to Bureaus Direct.
Every QSL request received here either from a QSL card or Via email has been answered swiftly.
It is now November 2009 and from what you are telling me, my QSL cards sent through the RSGB still have not even started filtering through the system. Yes I am upset! There is nothing I can do, I do not even know if my cards are in the system or not.
If you are concerned and need that QSL then all I can say is send to me DIRECT. For future Bureau requests all I can do is where finances allow I will send to Bureaus Direct to speed things up. But with so many asking “RSGB QSL Bureau – What’s Gone Wrong!” The answer is we do not know!
Have you received a QSL Via M3SDE / M0URX that was sent in 2008 Via RSGB Bureau? (NOT direct) If yes, then please email me using the “Contact M0URX” page. This will tell me if the cards are missing or in the system. Thanks.
Latest 27/11/09 – As far as i can tell it appears that there has been a delay of outgoing QSL cards to Russia and Ukraine this has been caused by significant inceases in carriage costs. An alternative carrier has now been sought and the cards dating back to this time last year will then be forwarded on. Thanks to all involved in helping to resolve this matter.
Latest 28/11/09 – A box of incoming QSL cards from RAC Canada also reports that no QSL cards have been received from the RSGB since April 2008.
More complaints roll in to my email address this time from Japan of undelivered Bureau cards. Believe me guys, I am doing my best behind the scenes.
Click the link header to read more on my investigation.