Archive - February 2021

VK100AF & VI100AF

The Royal Australian Air Force – 100 Year Centenary. VK100AF & VI100AF
From our modest beginnings in 1921, Air Force has grown into a potent, World class Air Force which Australia relies upon in both conflict and peace. The men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force have achieved great success in serving Australia and its national interest over the past 100 years.

The RAAF was formed on 31st March 1921, to mark this Centenary the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) will be celebrating with two call signs:
VK100AF 1st March to 31st August 2021,  which will be used by a team of Radio Amateurs across the bands around Australia. 

VI100AF 1st March 2021 to 29th May 2021 will be used by Radio Amateurs that are either current or veteran military personnel and some activities may be from military bases.

Stuart Birkin. VK8NSB will be organising the event that will be aired by many Radio Amateurs across Australia as we celebrate this centenary with you. A team of 40+ operators across Australia will be operating over the next few months.

QSL Information: A commemorative 4-sided QSL will be printed for direct QSL requests.
OQRS Link for Direct & Bureau QSL VI100AF:
https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VI100AF  
OQRS Link for Direct & Bureau QSL VK100AF:
https://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=VK100AF

Direct: QSL $2 Via M0URX
Bureau: Please only use OQRS. No Bureau route for incoming Bureau
LoTW: will be uploaded.

If you have any questions about the activity, please contact Stuart VK8NSB at: vk8nsb@hotmail.com
For more information about Air Force 100: https://airforce2021.airforce.gov.au/
WIA info:  nationalnews@wia.org.au

Welcome to PJ4BZL

Welcome to Berry PJ4BZL in Bonaire to the United Radio QSL Bureau. Berry is mostly active on FT8 mode. QSL design has been requested and will be available shortly.
The log has been uploaded to LoTW.
QSL Via M0URX OQRS

Log Updates & QSL News

After a delay at the customs border, I am pleased to report that the PJ4EL & PJ4EVA QSL cards arrived today. All QSL requests were posted this morning sorry for the delay.
Sunday and Monday are usually busy for log updates here, 5Z4VJ Andy’s log was uploaded, FOC contest log now uploaded. Other logs uploaded are 5Z4PA, HK3C, PJ4DX, PJ4EL, PJ4EVA, PJ4KY, PJ4NX, TI5/N3KS, VK8NSB & ZB2TT.
Please always take note of the “Last QSO In Log Date & Time” which is highlighted in red on the log search. If your QSO is AFTER that date please wait for the next log update.
OQRS is open:

Mailing updates

83 letters have been posted today with OQRS up to date. With the exception of PJ4EL & PJ4EVA, these printed QSL cards are currently still stuck in customs awaiting clearance. The delays are due to the new UPU customs regulations and also due to severe Covid-19 restrictions. Sorry for this delay out of my control. As soon as the cards get delivered by the courier i will get the requested cards posted.