UW5ZM Eugene informs me that he has received a pile of QSL cards from the Ukraine Bureau including EP6T which was only posted from here on the 17th March! Wow once again the Ukraine Bureau delivers a very fast service.
Bureau DOES NOT mean slow!
Thank you Eugene for the photograph!
Can your Bureau match this? Send me a photo if it can!
EA1DFP Quique also sends a photo of his bureau cards received from URE Bureau in Spain today! Well done URE. Thank you
Thank you to the Bulgarian QSL Bureau for informing us that the EP6T bureau cards are arriving in Bulgaria. LZ2JE Vesko shows us in the photo of the bureau cards arriving at the destination.
Thank you for the fast service. It is most appreciated.
QSL Bureau CAN be slow, but in our experience the hard work and dedication of its staff as shown here can make the service fast and a cost effective way to distribute QSL cards.
Thank you Vesko!
Have YOU received the EP6T Bureau card? Please let me know.
I am getting a lot of QSL requests from German Club Station operators for QSL cards under their own personal call sign. Sorry but these will be returned NOT IN LOG!
If you are the operator of the Club Station and you want to claim the QSL for your personal call sign, then you MUST also be logged by the DX with your HOME CALL. The Club Station call sign is not valid for your personal call.
The work continues since the posting of the EP6T QSL cards last Tuesday. The DXpedition E30FB to Eritrea closed with 62,500 QSO’s and instantly the OQRS was busy with all your requests, already over 2,200 requests have been processed, envelopes printed and placed in trays in country order. Just to give you an idea how many are now using OQRS i have only received 276 direct letters so far for E30FB. Also over 1,000 bureau requests processed.
Other incoming requests have filled a box with 197 outgoing letters that will be posted on Monday, and a new supply of 14 boxes of envelopes ready for your QSL request.
I am waiting for the first bureau cards to land since we posted them on Tuesday! WHICH Bureau is the worlds FASTEST? If you get your bureau cards in the next week or two send me a photo of you with the QSL card for the blog!
I have just spotted a commercial on You Tube from a company called MTN Group. It features a boy that wants to discover and uses Amateur Radio to talk to the Space Station. Inadvertently it is probably the best ever commercial for Amateur Radio I have ever seen (It isn’t supposed to be advertising ham radio haha)
The moral of the story is Life is too short for QRP.
MW0JZE, Anthony was first to report receiving his EP6T QSL card this morning after it was posted yesterday.
Closely followed by 2M0JMN John, thank you for the feedback guys.
I am especially looking for feedback on the bureau cards posted too! How about a photo too please? As soon as you get yours, please let me know! Thank you
While VU2CDP reports receiving the QSL card in just 4 days in Mumbai India!
Tuesday 17th March 2015 –
3,008 Direct letters have been posted for EP6T delivery is between 3 – 7 days.
Packages also sent to GDXF, DDXG & SDXG.
ALL Bureau cards requested before the 8th March have now been sent to all World Bureaus on our mailing today.
I would like to thank Charles M0OXO, who helped me process the letters over the last few days. It has taken over 100 man hours since the arrival of the cards from the printer last week to label cards, fill the envelopes & package the directs and bureau.
QSL cards have been posted to all World Bureaus today, Tuesday 17th March 2015
This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles and M0URX Tim
I would very much appreciate feedback from you when the QSL cards start arriving at World Bureaus.
This mailing contains C5X VK9/G7VJR and EP6T.
Total amount of QSL cards15,538
Via M0URX 10,072
Via M0OXO 5.466
Total Weight 62.469 kg
Total Cost £265.90 per kg £4.26
Average postage cost 1.7p per QSL card.
I have received quite a lot of emails and calls this week about the schedule for EP6T QSL’ing! In the hope that we can keep the emails down to a minimum this week here is the time schedule for the next 10 days or so.
Friday 6th March – EP6T QSL cards were picked up from Maxi-Print in Belgium by our courier.
Tuesday 10th March – EP6T QSL cards expected to arrive at United Radio QSL Bureau.
Courier delivered parcels.
Bureau labels will be prepared and placed on QSL cards and sorted to bureau bins.
2,000 Bureau cards prepared today.
Wednesday 11, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th – Direct QSL labels will be prepared and placed on QSL cards.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th – Direct QSL Letters will be processed ready for a mailing. G1VDP Chris & M0OXO Charles will be working with me over the weekend to ensure the job is completed.
Monday 16th March – M0OXO and M0URX will package up all Bureau boxes to World Bureaus.
Tuesday 17th March – All Direct and Bureau cards will be posted.
I then have two weeks off work to dedicate to the E30FB team in processing the direct and bureau requests and of course the busted call emails.
Just to note that I am currently on “Bureau Lock down!” Which means that as of today I will not be processing any more bureau requests until the schedule above is completed. ALL OQRS bureau requests processed on 08/03/2015 or before will be sent out on this Bureau posting.