Archive - January 2020

Welcome to my Blog

For those of you that have not visited my website before, welcome, here you will find everything you need to know about United Radio QSL Bureau, all the services that we offer to both DX’pedition teams and to DX’ers. You can request all your Direct or Bureau QSL cards on our Bespoke OQRS Service which continues to evolve with new innovation, the development team working to add new features that enhance your DX’ing and QSL experience. With more call signs using the Band Activity Module so you can get live log updates from the DX. 
Our “Not in Log” form on the QSL request page provides you the tools to link straight in to my work queue without the need for sending emails. In fact there should be little need for you to email me, we have designed this website and Bespoke OQRS to give you all the information you need to get the answers you are looking for. 
On my Blog you will find all the answers to the latest news from my QSL work, if you want to know when QSL cards will be posted, view new QSL designs together with all other United Radio QSL Bureau news will all be on my Blog. All i ask is that you look here for your answers before sending me an email. 

South Orkney Shipment Update

After a stop at the Panama Canal for transfer to a different ship, our sea container arrived in Coronel, Chile on December 25th. It was then placed on a coastal barge, arriving Punta Arenas on January 13th. The equipment is now in secure storage at a local warehouse.

There will be a Press Release shortly before the team members leave home to meet the Braveheart at Punta Arenas.

TX7T & H40TT QSL Update

TX7T & H40TT QSL cards arrived from the printer. Mailing scheduled for Monday 27th January. You still have time to get your QSL in the mailing. OQRS open.

South Orkney Islands DX-pedition VP8PJ (AN-008) Press Release #10

Permits: Landing and camping at South Orkney requires permission from several government agencies. This multi step process takes months to complete. We recently received our final approval, the “Antarctic Conservation Act Permit” from the National Science Foundation. Other agencies in the process were: the US Department of State and the Environmental Protection Agency. We appreciate the cooperation and assistance we received from these agencies to complete and submit the detailed applications and other required documentation.

New Corporate Sponsor: Joining the list of corporate sponsors is The DX Store, a supplier of quality products for the amateur radio market.

Equipment Status: After 8 weeks our sea container arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile on January 13, 2020. Read More

5Z4/G3AB QSL Preview

The QSL for 5Z4/G3AB Andy in Kenya has been designed and will be sent to the print room.

H40TT QSL Design

The H40TT operation by Grant KZ1W & Rob N7QT from Pigeon Island, (part of the Reef Islands Group in Temotu Province) QSL has been designed by Max ON5UR. The QSL has now been sent to the print room. We are printing 1,000 double QSL design for Direct QSL’s and there will be a single QSL for Bureau.
To make sure you get your double QSL go to OQRS to request your QSL.
Direct QSL posting expected end of January.



QSL Refresher Blog

As there are new DXer’s out there all the time i thought it best to do a QSL’ing refresher blog, as some new QSL’ers are unsure how to request the QSL
Your first place of call should always be the OQRS, (Online QSL Request System) check that your QSO is correct in the log.

If the QSO is not in log, or you think it is a busted call then on the search page you will need to click the “Not in Log” button and fill in the form.

You can find in my “How To QSL” drop down menu a list of “Help Instructions” about “OQRS Hints & Tips”. If you get stuck just read the Instructions. You can also try the “Search” bar at the top of the page to find specific information on this site.

To request a QSL on OQRS is very simple just follow the instructions on each page. You must enter the correct QSO data in the correct QSO fields. We do not use your PayPal address, instead we use the address on the OQRS form we ask you to fill in. If you don’t correctly enter your FULL address then the QSL will not be delivered. I strongly advise USA full 9 digit Zip codes to be used.

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5Z4/G3AB Andy is QRV from Kenya. Andy’s log has been uploaded to OQRS and is now live. Andy is currently waiting for a 5Z4 callsign to be allocated so until the new callsign arrives will be QRV as 5Z4/G3AB. The log will be uploaded weekly to OQRS. LoTW certificate will be requested soon so please do not email us for questions on LoTW. It wil be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible.
QSL cards will be designed very soon.
Busted / Missing Call enquiries must only be sent using the “Not in Log?” Button on OQRS.
Please do not send emails for enquiries about logs or LoTW. Thank you
Further information and updates will be published here and sent to DX Bulletins.
Bureau cards Must only be requested using OQRS. Please do not send us Bureau cards.
5Z4/G3AB QSL Via M0URX OQRS Preferred. 

TX7T QSL Design

The TX7T Marquesas Island, Hiva Oa Island, QSL card has now been designed by Max ON5UR.  Four Sided Double QSL cards for the first 2,000 Direct requests and a Single QSL card for Bureau requests. Direct QSL posting expected end of January.