Archive - March 2012

Postal Prices Increase

Royal Mail announced yesterday significant postal price rises of up to 30% for the United Kingdom from April. After looking into the prices and with some restructuring here, i am pleased to announce that I will NOT be increasing my QSL charges. The standard US$2 or 1 x IRC will still be enough for me to send you the QSL card.
Multiple QSL request prices are listed here and will remain unchanged.

What this means is that there will be less money available to fund the Bureau posting. Remember as we are classed as a “Heavy User” of the Bureau system I am not permitted to send my cards through the RSGB Bureau. All Bureau postings have to be funded by the incoming $ and IRC’s and generous donations of you guys which we really appreciate.
So to help fund the Bureau postings I am increasing the cost of re-selling International Reply Coupons (IRC’s) to £1.10.
The IRC shop is here.

Finally i must now say that NO stamps will be accepted for QSL posting. The costs are US$2 or 1 x IRC or if you use OQRS €2 for everyone. Stamps are of no use to me, I DO NOT USE postage stamps. Sorry!

Thank you for your attention 73′ Tim M0URX



Steve, 9M6DXX will be operating again as 9M8Z in the CQ WPX SSB contest next weekend. Activity will be all bands, but concentrating on 15, 20 and 40m.

I will also be active on SSB only for three days following the contest and should, all being well, have access to some good antennas, particularly on 15m and 80m. These are a 15m 7-element monoband Yagi, fixed on Europe, and a rotatable 80m dipole at 130ft above ground.

73, Steve, 9M6DXX / 9M8Z