Archive - March 2022

Please use OQRS!

As 85% of QSL’ers now use OQRS to request their QSL cards it is getting to the time when we will soon not accept incoming letters through the post here. The reason for this is that nearly all QSL’s coming in by post fail to include any costs for the return postage.
Please note that USA Global Stamps are ONLY VALID if you are posting the letter from the USA. It is no use to me here. UK stamps? NO i cannot use them here on our mailing account. No stamps.  
Please see the QSL Policy here: If you do not wish to abide by the QSL policy then i am sorry i cannot help you.

Using OQRS is the way forward it cuts out manual labour and your QSL will be in the post far quicker and secure.
Thank you for understanding.

TX5N Austral Islands DX-pedition

The TX5N project is on schedule, planned to be on the air April 16 – April 28, 2022. 
Several last minute topics were discussed during a March 15th team meeting, including entry formalities for French Polynesia, the government’s required Covid documentation and the operator scheduling.

Our equipment was delivered to Raivavae by cargo ship, and is now stored at the guest house from where we will operate. Included in the shipment are Elecraft K3 stations, one Flex PGXL amplifier and two Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers. Several items will be hand carried to the island, including a Gemini DX-1200 amplifier and RadioSport headsets. Antennas are monoband VDAs for HF, one inverted-L for 160, two SteppIR BigIR w/80m vertical antennas and an NA4RR hexbeam for 10-20m.  The team will operate CW, SSB and Digital.  Band plan at:
As Internet is available the logs will be uploaded daily to  OQRS.
73,  Team TX5N