Archive - November 2014

QSL Cards Arrived!


We all love to receive QSL cards and this week SV2YC, Dimitri sent me a photo which made me smile. Dimitri requested a pack of QSL cards from the stations that I am QSL manager for a few days ago.

Thank you Dimitri for the photograph. 

4W/G3ZEM cards posted

K800 QSL-4W-G3ZEM-2

394 letters were posted today for 4W/G3ZEM. Please expect delivery within the next 5 – 7 days. If you also requested MX0LDG, they will be posted next week.

HI2DX Saona Island NA-122

saona dexpedition banner


HI2DX will take place at the end of 2014 by a team of operators leaded by HOTEL INDIA DX CLUB, INC. in a join effort with top DX operators from LOMA DEL TORO DX CONTEST CLUB, RADIO CLUB DOMINICANO, UNION DOMINICANA DE RADIOFICIONADOS UDRA and RADIO CLUB DE SANTIAGO among guest operators from FLORIDA CONTEXT GROUP, and other guest operators joining the team from the US.

To provide the possibility for every amateur radio station in the world – even those running QRP or very simple antennas – to make at least one contact with Saona Island.

To enable all level users and to DXers to put HI2DX in their logs on as many bands and modes as possible.

Besides the Dxpedition we will conduct a MEDICAL OPERATIVE PROGRAM to bring basic medical assistance and donate medications to residents of the island.

SAONA ISLAND is located in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic

(Lat: 18° 7′ 47.0814″ /Long: -68° 40′ 5.9376″)

Surface area of 110 squared Km.

International Incidents Update

I quite frequently get emails asking me “Why hasn’t my QSL package arrived?” Well you can be sure that we take your QSL requests very seriously indeed!

Sometimes delays in mail transportation can be the result of many International Incidents and may not always be obvious or specific to your region but may be the cause of a delay in the routing of your International Mail.

Incidents such as flooding, earthquake, fire, strike, flight delays, damage to aircraft ILS, war and government restrictions. I have seen all the above incidents causing delays in my time as QSL manager and one way to see if there is an event that could be the cause of your delay look on the “International Incidents Update” page at Royal Mail which gives quite a comprehensive list to incidents around the globe.

EP6T Press Release 2


Thank you for your interest in EP6T DXpedition! 
Since its publication many DX groups and individuals offered to support this expedition which we highly appreciate.   So far, the preparations are progressing smoothly and according to plan.
Exchange of QSL cards with EP is not always going smoothly and sometimes high costs are involved to cover postal  expenses. As in the past with previous Rockall DX Group expeditions we asked Tim M0URX to take care about the QSL chores for the EP6T operation. Together with Max ON5UR, responsible for the QSL card design and printing, they are a great team and without doubt you can count on a fast service. And yes, the complete log will be uploaded to LoTW right after the expedition has ended.
We would like to thank Dr. Azim Fard.  Dr. Fard is Director General of the Communication Regulatory Authority (CRA) and amongst others is responsible for the radio amateur licenses in the I.R of Iran. Together with his team and the people of national security, he has made this expedition possible.
This expedition stands for “ friendship and cultural tolerance. 
In a country with 80 million inhabitants and only 13 (!) radio amateurs, the user manual written and edited by Tony ON6TM will be a guide for students to learn the basics for their Ham radio ticket.