Archive - June 2012

CY9M New Member Joins The Team


CY9M are delighted to welcome Bill N2WB to this exciting expedition.
Bill has a wealth of Dxpeditioning experience visiting and operating from some of the rarest places on Earth.
Welcome aboard Wild Bill !
Just a few weeks to go now. M0URX will be QSL manager for CY9M, very proud to be supporting you guys. I have requested a LoTW certificate and can confirm that the log will be uploaded at the earliest opportunity.
Direct & Bureau QSL cards will be available from all routes. I would ask please all Bureau requests to be made through my OQRS to save on Bureau expenses.

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Rockall Island: Undertaking an expedition to this tiny rock in the North Atlantic Ocean is like traveling through time into another World. Watch the adventure unfold in this daring expedition through Storm Force 11 seas.
MM0RAI/P was the call sign used to activate Rockall IOTA EU-189.
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OQRS Use it – Don’t Send It


OQRS or Online QSL Request System is a tool to help both the DX chaser and the DXpeditioner. Here at the United Radio QSL Bureau I am doing my very best to reduce costs to the World IARU Bureaus, to you and myself.

For DXpeditions and many rare DX, they do not need your incoming QSL card. There is no need to be putting your QSL through the Bureau system clogging up valuable time and money for the Bureaus.

Why? Because it is these DXpeditions that are trying to give you a new DXCC or IOTA or Zone. This is for your benefit. Always use the OQRS system for your Bureau Request.
From feedback I have had, Bureau QSL cards are being delivered in some countries in less that 2 months.
All Bureau cards here are posted every 3 – 4 months directly to the World IARU Bureaus by Priority Air Mail to ensure faster delivery. This cuts the delivery time by almost 2 years.

Direct requests are also preferred using OQRS, from €2 for more information check QSL Instructions page. All Direct Requests are answered very fast. Try it! Secure and safe!


United Radio QSL Bureau is back online, sorry for the downtime over the last two days. Technical problems that took a little time to resolve. All is now back to normal. OQRS and the log search are both running correctly.

I would like to pass my sincere get well wishes to Steve , VE2TKH. Steve suffered an ACV back in March and has a long recovery ahead. Steve has been the main operator QRV as VE2CSI, operating from CQ Zone 2 since October 2010 logging 12,500 QSO’s. I am sure you will understand that I have not been able to process QSL requests from February for VE2CSI. Once Steve is on the road to recovery I will ensure that the few requets will be dealt with, the priority is 100% Steve’s recovery. Get well Steve, hope to hear you back on air soon.

GD4JVG QSL will be designed and printed in July.
Band conditions here in Coventry have been pretty poor this summer, with constant solar flares, geo-magnetic storms, while the SFI and SSN has been good the A index has been very high. Then the A index drops and so does the SSN. Even the weather here has been poor, cloudy, cold and wet. Things can only get better!


P29CS, Andy reports that he is currently working in the “Socialist Republic of Vietnam” Andy will be QRV as XV3C for the next few weeks during his spare time.
Andy has with him his Icom 706 II DSP, Spider Beam on 10m, G5RV & 500W Amplifier.


9M6DXX ,Steve, will be in the Isle of Man until about the 7th June, QRV as GD4JVG.
QSL Via M0URX. I have enabled the OQRS to accept all Direct & Bureau Requests for your convenience.

07/06/2012 – Update: 556 QSOs uploaded to online log search & LoTW. QSL requests processed into log. QSL cards will be printed when I receive images from Steve.