Archive - April 2017

Bureau Posting May 2017

May 2017 bureau mailing

QSL cards have been posted 84 World Bureaus today Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

This mailing is a joint mailing between M0OXO Charles, M0URX Tim & 2E0SDV Jamie

I would very much appreciate feedback from you when the QSL cards start arriving at World Bureaus or received by hams around the world? This feedback will be added to our data below.

This mailing features cards from the recent expeditions. The parcels are sent by Priority Business Mail to get to the Bureaus quickly. 

Total amount of QSL cards 26,477
Via M0URX 11,126
Via M0OXO 10,695
Via 2E0SDV 4,656

Total Weight 102.020 kg (gross weight includes packaging)

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GS0NWM – Isle of Mull April 21st – 28th 2017

map of isle-of-mull
GS0NWM – Isle of Mull
April 21st – April 28th 2017
The Tynemouth club is once again travelling to the Scottish Islands for a week of IOTA fun. This year we have decided to go to the Isle of Mull. We are taking 4 operators and a dog! It is our intention to work as many other amateurs around the world and confirm the Isle of Mull on as many bands and modes as possible.
​This year we are also hoping to operate on some of the WSPR modes as well as VHF & UHF.
All QSO’s will be updated to Log search / OQRS when internet access can be gained.
Operating Ethics: 
Operate in accordance with the DX CODE OF CONDUCT.
We will give our call regularly.
Always give your full callsign.
If we are working split we will regularly announce the QSX freq.
Please wait for the QSO to finish.
M0KLO – Bob, G0SBN – Glen, G8YFA – Tony, ​M0GAE-  Graham . GM3WOJ – Chris & Bella – The Jack Russell
All QSO’s will be updated to Log Search / OQRS & Clublog when internet access can be gained
Equipment List:
Radio’s & Amplifiers 
Kenwood 590s
K3 Elecraft KX3 – JT modes
Acom amplifiers
Masts & Antenna’s
Hexbeam Antenna (MW0JZE)
30m, 40m & 80m verticals
Morse keys – Bencher, Kent & K8RA P4.
Heil & Kenwood headsets
Timewave navigator – FSK RTTY
Win-test (DX Expedition mode) logging software.

2016 to 2017 Postal Mailings

OBA 01.04.2016-31.03.2017

The UK QSL managers continue to deal with large volumes of outgoing QSL cards both direct letters and bureau parcels to all the IARU Bureaus. This is a summary of the postage for the year 01/04/2016 to 31/03/2017.
Direct items are slightly down by -1.3% on last year.
An increased postal cost of +4.45% on last year which is mainly due to our increased Bureau work over the last year along with an adjustment of exchange rate against the US dollar.
Our Bureau outgoing volume is counted from 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2016 at 58,512 bureau cards up 45.3% on 2015.
There are currently 2,131,698 QSOs in the OQRS database in which you can make QSL requests.