Archive - October 2020

Keeping You Posted!

Tim Beaumont M0URX –  QSL Manager & Mailing Consultant  –  caters of all your QSL requirements from Holiday station, IOTA to major DX’pedition status.
Here at United Radio QSL Bureau “Keeping you posted!” is my priority and this website is my tool to do exactly that. If you have any inquiries the chance is that you will find the answer on the Blog. You can use the “search bar” to put in key words to search the website for the answer to your question.

Here you will find The Bespoke OQRS & Log Search and hints and tips on how to use OQRS for you!
I will post all new QSL designs here on the Blog along with details of significant large mailings. You can also find the dates of previous “World Bureau Mailings” so that you can check if you bureau card is on its way to your local bureau.

United Radio QSL Bureau runs its own OUTGOING QSL Bureau.  Available for ANYONE to use. (See website for more info)
For UK QSL managers – I can provide access to the most competitive postal rates in the industry.
For World Dxpedition teams our Bespoke OQRS:

  • Enables us to handle all your requirements providing Free Direct QSL’s & Express LoTW uploads to your sponsors. 
  • Professional QSL design & printing through a range of tailored levels of support to meet your needs.
  • Security & back up local & cloud data storage ensuring integrity & preservation.
  • Unique global QSL mailing account integration.

Bespoke OQRS also features “OQRS Configuration” for Direct, Bureau & Express LoTW to the requirements of your Dxpedition.

  • Support for “Missing / Busted Call” inquiries integration with your Log Search. 
  • Statistics including list of Dupes, Operator stats, band, mode, country and much more! 
  • Real Time log search & Band Activity Module

LoTW Uploads

Just recently I have seen an influx of emails complaining about the fact that I have not uploaded logs to LoTW
Can I make this perfectly clear! When a log update arrives here, it is uploaded to LoTW immediately. For DXpedition logs, please check the DXpedition website for the LoTW upload policy.
Please always use OQRS here you will see the “Last QSO date and time”. Wait until log has been updated! Then i upload to LoTW.
The emails are nearly all from people using third party software to download their LoTW matches usually QRZ log, Club Log or other logging software.  The first place you should check if you find a missing match is to log directly into your LoTW account and check if the QSO is matched, here you can also check if YOU have forgotten to upload the QSO yourself. Nearly all of these issues can be fixed at your end without the need to email me to tell me that I have not done this or that.
The most common cause of a QSO not being matched is by presenting an incorrect UTC time that falls outside the permitted tolerance of LoTW. An example of this
mismatch which happens in SSB CW and FT modes under low signal paths where the DX logs you at 16:50z but you incorrectly logged when you started calling at 16:15z instead of the time you actually worked the DX. 
If I have made an error then please drop me a line and I will sort these matters out quickly. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to 5Z4PA Martin

Welcome to United Radio QSL Bureau to 5Z4PA Martin, operating from Mombasa, Kenya.
QSL Cards will be designed & printed soon.

Please QSL via M0URX OQRS

Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
No Direct QSLs from Kenya.

For Bureau route ONLY use OQRS. Please do not send any Bureau cards.

PJ4TEN QSL Preview


PJ4TEN
 is a special event station active during October 2020 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of “10/10/10” – October 10th, 2010. On that date the former country of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and Bonaire became a ‘special municipality’ of the Netherlands. As a result, Bonaire became a new DXCC entity on that date. 

PJ4TEN OQRS & Log Search

To mark the 10th anniversary, Bonaire’s radio amateurs are organising a month-long operating event. A PDF award will be available to those who achieve 10 points by making contacts with PJ4 stations during October. 

Rules:
1. A total of 10 points are required.
2. A contact with PJ4TEN is worth 2 points.
3. A contact with any other PJ4 station is worth 1 point.
4. Exception: on the exact anniversary, between 0000UTC and 2359UTC on Saturday October 10thall PJ4 stations count 2 points.
5. All stations may be worked more than once on different bands and / or modes for additional points. Example: QSOs with PJ4TEN on 14MHz SSB and 7MHz FT8, and with PJ4NX on 14MHz CW and 7MHz FT8, would count a total of 6 points (2+2+1+1). However, if all those QSOs took place on 10/10/20 a total of 8 points would be scored (2+2+2+2).
6. Only contacts made between 0000UTC on October 1st and 2359UTC on October 31st count towards the Bonaire 10/10/10 Award.
7. There is no fee and no QSLs are required.
8. To apply: send a list of contacts made, stating the date, time (UTC), band and mode to: pj4ten@gmail.com
9. The award is also available to SWLs on a ‘heard’ basis. For each contact logged, please list at least two stations with which the PJ4 station was in contact.