One of the most common time miss-match issues, is caused by “Log On” time when the DX’er starts calling the DX, then “Log Off” when the QSO is made. Always make sure that you LOG the UTC Time at the time you work the DX, not the time you started calling. This is the most common cause of OQRS and LoTW time miss-match. It is very important to understand when you are requesting QSL’s or uploading to LoTW that there is a built in time tolerance.
Archive - December 2019
I have added a page on the top menu under “How to QSL” drop down to explain OQRS and how to use it. This should be your first place to go if you are unsure how to use our OQRS tools.
This an integrated on-line bespoke Log search, OQRS and QSL Manager application. It offers useful tools for DXer’s, DXpeditions and strongly supports the QSL manager’s workload, automating the most time consuming QSL’ing processes.
Below I share some useful Tips & Tricks about the front-end user interface.
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas to all DX’ers.
Thank you to all the DX’pedition Teams that i have worked closely with over the past year. Thank you to the OQRS Development Team that continue to innovate and bring us the very best in tools and features that everyone demands. Thank you to BarclayJames our IT partner. Also to all the UK QSL Managers that work with us to bring you the QSL cards that are requested. Merry Christmas to all, may 2020 bring lots of sunspots and DX!
OQRS remains open 24/7. All QSL inquiries should be sent using the OQRS & “Not in Log” button.
Together with our UK QSL partners we have sent 39,304 Bureau cards to World IARU Bureaus in 2019.
Please keep sending us your old out of date IRC’s so that we can keep our QSL Bureau open. Thank you!
This following Blog entry was written by Charles, M0OXO. It is something that we talk regularly about, because the way we are spoken to, can have an effect on us, as people, and how we deal with your comments.
“After a series of emails this week and many more in months gone by, I have to ask myself how educated we are and how would we expect our behaviour to be perceived by others? Many emails are ‘open’ emails and when I say ‘open’, I mean they have no greeting, no ‘Hello’, no ‘please’ and no ‘thank you’.
Whilst I do this work, should I expect people to be like this or should I expect more? They send emails that just have the open questions such as ;
‘When will log be on LOTW?’
Now before we start by suggesting that the language barrier is an excuse, well I’m sorry. If you can write the above message in English (even with the help of ‘Google Translate’), then I am pretty sure you can be courteous too?
Last QSL card posting before Christmas is today, Thursday 12th December. The next posting day will be just after Christmas.
OQRS will be open 24/7 for all your QSL requests.
Donate your old out of date IRC’s to United Radio QSL Bureau!
If you have old out of date IRC’s please do not throw them out! You can donate them to our Outgoing QSL Bureau.
We will return these OLD IRC’s to the UPU in exchange for stamps. You can help by donating your old out of date IRC’s and sending them to us.
Thank you very much in advance for your donations of OLD IRCs. All money raised will be used to support our Bureau service.
Please post your old, out of date IRC’s to:
83 Limbrick Avenue,
Tile Hill, Coventry,
West Midlands CV4 9EX
South Orkney Island DX-pedition
Press Release #8 By K5GS, Gene Spinelli
For Immediate Release- Press Release #8 – Dec. 3, 2019
South Orkney Islands DX-pedition VP8/VP8DXU (AN-008)
We’re sorry to report that Dave WD5COV had to leave the project, replacing Dave is:
Alan Cheshire VK6CQ
Originally from Scotland, Alan has lived in Perth, Western Australia for many years and was first licensed as G4EEL in 1975 whilst studying for his commercial Merchant Marine Radio Officer ticket. He holds degrees in Physics & Telecoms Engineering and is a consultant telecom engineer in the offshore oil and gas industry. Read More