Archive - April 2011



The new QSL card for VK8DX, Oliver Bross,  from the Northern Territory of Australia is now currently being designed. I am sorry for the delay in printing this QSL. Oliver has not long moved to NT, and Oliver is just settling into a new job, and managed to take some time out to do some photography recently for the new QSL card. I hope to have the QSL cards out in the post by mid May.
Oliver is one of the team members of the forthcoming 4W6A DXpedition to Atauro Island, East Timor in September 2011.

V85/9M6XRO QRV May


John 9M6XRO will again be QRV from Brunei Darussalam from the 4th – 9th of May.
Listen for John on CW mainly, but may also be active on RTTY or SSB.
John says that V85 does not have allocation for 6m band as they still have low band TV.
QSL cards are available Via M0URX. Please follow the correct route on my Direct & Bureau Instructions page.
LoTW will be uploaded after the activity, when i receive the log from John.
OQRS is available for Direct & Bureau QSL with PayPal facility too.

Bureau Cards Posting

I am starting to send out the Bureau QSL cards to the World Bureaus. The first dispatch will be posted on Thursday.

21/04/2011  Gross Weight       Total QSL
Germany       5.074 kg               1190
Japan            4.721 kg               1105
Russia          3.589 kg                 834 
Italy              1,616 kg                 404
Ukraine         1.560 kg                 372
Finland           .924 kg                 210
Spain            1.379 kg                328
France            .584 kg                132
Poland          1.190 kg                281
Sweden          .769 kg                178
Netherlands    .613 kg                140
Czech Rep     .827 kg                 206

A further 5 kg, 1,204 QSL cards posted to all other World Bureaus 23/04/2011

TOTAL        28 kg               6,584 QSL cards     Cost £183.46 GB£

My compliments to the Hungarian QSL Bureau. Excellent service as always. On 05/05/2011 i received the following email just 12 days after i sent the Bureau cards.

I received T88ZM QSL card via bureau. Bureau card three months after the QSO is …hm…. very very fast!
Thank you for my new DXCC challenge point. Best regards, Alex, HA7UW

QSL’s In The Post

I am pleased to report that 521 letters containing 1,665 QSL cards from the recent activities, 9M6XRO/8, 9M8Z/P, 9M8Z, KH0/G3ZEM, T88ZM, V85/9M8Z and V85/9M6XRO along with other QSL cards were posted today, 13th April. Some letters contained up to 11 different QSL card requests.

Bureau cards will be mailed out to World Bureaus in about 10 days time. I am still working through a box of 3,500 Bureau cards received recently. As soon as this is cleared all Bureau cards will be posted.

The UK government has slapped a 20% VAT charge on all letters to the European Union making QSL costs just that more expensive. This will not effect the $2 or 1 x IRC that i charge but will reduce the amount of money that I have available in which to sponsor DXpedition QSL cards in future.

No stamps are accepted as QSL postage, any received will be returned Via Bureau.

I would like to thank those who also contributed to the QSL printing costs, your kindness is very much appreciated by myself and the operators that I manage QSL cards for.

73 Tim M0URX

OQRS & Paypal

Due to the complexities of QSL managing 70+ call signs and many of you wishing to request multiple QSL cards it has been difficult to incorporate this with Paypal. Online QSL Request Form is for Bureau AND Direct QSL request.

For Direct: Then go to the Paypal Transfers and pay for the total amount of QSL cards that you have requested. I have tried to make this as simple as possible.

No Stamps!
Unfortunately I am still getting British stamps for QSL postage. I DO NOT accept stamps! Your QSL cards will be returned Via Bureau! I DO NOT USE stamps to post my mail! These stamps are useless to me.