Incoming Bureau cards arrived 22nd December 2010 for the following call series.
2,800 QSL cards Via M0URX. Completed.
4,400 QSL cards posted 07/01/2011.
QSL cards ready to send Via Bureau
2E0COV 3 9M8Z 135 M0XXT 60 ZC4VJ 336
3DA0OK 55 A25OOK 22 MC0SHL 160 ZK1SDE 3
5B/G4MKP 10 C91XO 41 MS0INT 160 ZS6/GM3OOK 10
7P8OK 100 CY2ZT/2 56 OY1OF 57
9M4SEB 6 G4MKP 14 OY4TN 40
9M6DXX & /P 113 HB0/OU4U 18 V8FRO 41
9M6/G3OOK 9 HH2/VE2TKH 8 XU7DXX 9
9M6XRO & /P 368 M0URX 106 XU7XRO 179
Out of 2,800 QSL cards received 650 should NOT have been sent to me. Here is a guidline to help you in your QSL’ing.
Some things to remember when sending QSL cards.
1) It is very important to mark your log in the QSL SENT field. Mark your log B = Bureau or D = Direct.
2) If you send your QSL DIRECT. Never send the same QSL Via Bureau.
3) If requesting a QSL on a Online QSL Request Service, mark your log QSL Sent. Never send your QSL Via Bureau from an OQRS unless you are asked to.
4) NEVER send more than ONE QSL for the same QSO. If one is damaged or lost email the QSL Manager for another.
5) If my QSL says “THANKS QSL” That means I already have yours. DO NOT send me any more for that QSO!
6) Write ALL QSO’s on the ONE QSL card if you can. Do not send 10 QSL cards for 10 QSO’s.
7) All QSL cards Via M0URX. MUST be clearly written “QSL Via M0URX” Do not expect the Bureau to do it!
The above may sound like common sense but many of you are sending me up to 6 QSL cards for the same QSO by all routes. This wastes my time and wastes huge amounts of money for world Bureaus.
2010 has been a very busy year for the United Radio QSL Bureau, as the year draws to a close may I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Prosperous 2011.
A thank you for all your emails and letters over the past year.
It has been a real pleasure to work with the Radio Amateurs that I am QSL manager for. United Radio is a real team effort, from the guys that are operating from around the World, from Malaysia 9M6DXX Steve & 9M6XRO John, VK8NSB Stuie in Darwin, ZC4VJ Andy who closed his log this year with 66,000 Qs in the log. OY1OF Olavur & OY4TN Trygvi, from the Faroe Islands, P29CS Andy in Papua New Guinea and the many other operators too.
My stationary supplier Mike Pugh, thanks for the great support you gave to me again this year. I get through huge amounts of inkjet labels every year. Also thank you to ON5UR Max who has worked hard for me this year designing, printing and shipping the QSL cards to me.
I must also say farewell and good luck for your new life in Australia to a dear friend Oliver Bross MW0JRX. Oliver has been a massive help to me being the IT manager of my website, without you Oliver, this venture would not have been a success. Good luck dear friend for your future career and life in VK.
The United Radio QSL Management Bureau support and ask everyone to support the DX Code of Conduct.
Also click Operating Practice This is the most important page any Radio Amateur will EVER read! Written by ON4WW.
DX CODE OF CONDUCT
1. I WILL LISTEN, AND LISTEN, AND THEN LISTEN SOME MORE
2. I WILL ONLY CALL IF I CAN COPY THE DX STATION PROPERLY
3. I WILL NOT TRUST THE CLUSTER AND WILL BE SURE OF THE DX STATION’S CALL SIGN BEFORE CALLING
4. I WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE DX STATION NOR ANYONE CALLING HIM AND WILL NEVER TUNE UP ON THE DX FREQUENCY OR IN THE QSX SLOT
5. I WILL WAIT FOR THE DX STATION TO END A CONTACT BEFORE CALLING HIM
6. I WILL ALWAYS SEND MY FULL CALL SIGN
7. I WILL CALL AND THEN LISTEN FOR A REASONABLE INTERVAL. I WILL NOT CALL CONTINUOUSLY.
8. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX OPERATOR CALLS ANOTHER CALL SIGN, NOT MINE
9. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX OPERATOR QUERIES A CALL SIGN NOT LIKE MINE
10. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX STATION CALLS OTHER GEOGRAPHIC AREAS THAN MINE
11. WHEN THE DX OPERATOR CALLS ME, I WILL NOT REPEAT MY CALL SIGN UNLESS I THINK HE HAS COPIED IT INCORRECTLY
12. I WILL BE THANKFUL IF AND WHEN I DO MAKE A CONTACT
13. I WILL RESPECT MY FELLOW HAMS AND CONDUCT MYSELF SO AS TO EARN THEIR RESPECT.