OQRS is open:
OQRS is open:
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.
Here is the new QSL design for PJ4EVA, Eva in Bonaire. QSL designed by Max ON5UR. QSL is now being printed and will be available very soon.
Eva is mostly active on FT8 or FT4.
Some delay to QSLs being sent out due to Covid-19 restrictions, Brexit & the new UPU customs regulations all have impact in January and ongoing. You will be able to see on OQRS if your QSL is in “Queue” or “Sent” by searching your call on log search and click QSL request.
You can find out more about Eva and her husband PJ4DX, Steve, by clicking on this link.
QSL Via M0URX OQRS open.
Lee Moyle VK3GK, Vice President of the WIA, has been helping secure 2 special amateur radio call signs from the ACMA.
VI 100 AF and VK 100 AF.
Many would be aware that this year, 2021 is the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force hence these 2 calls to be used for the celebrations, VI 100 AF and VK 100 AF.
VI100AF will be on air 1 March – 29 May, 100 days (the Air Force’s actual Birthday is March 31)
VK100AF will be on air 1 March – 31 August 2021.
The special event call signs will be issued to amateurs from around Australia on a roster and the WIA have authorised Stuart VK8NSB, to manage both calls.
VK8NSB is interested to hear from any amateurs, particularly those who have an association with the ADF who would be interested in using the event call signs at your home, club or portable location on a SOTA or Park activity all to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF Please email Stuart on firstname.lastname@example.org
1,100 Incoming Bureau cards arrived from the RSGB Bureau on December 24th 2020.
I am still having difficulty in getting this message to DL, JA, F and EA radio amateurs, that you must NOT send cards through the bureau for DXpeditions, SES or Contest Qs, or for ANY call sign that is not an RSGB member. Instead you must use OQRS as explained in the QSL policy for all DXpeditions.
Also, another problem coming from these countries is that they are then sending a second QSL through bureau to say “TNX QSL” You must not do this. Please use OQRS and correctly mark your log as QSL SENT so that you DO NOT send a QSL to DXpeditions. They are NOT needed, and cause extra costs and slows down the bureau system.
Worse are those that use OQRS, but then send a Bureau QSL and then send another Bureau QSL every month until they send a Direct QSL because the Bureau card still has not arrived. Bureau will take up to 3 years. Please understand this! As many JAs & DLs send one QSL per QSO this can lead to up 60 follow up QSL’s being received here for each DX call from 1 station.
Please USE OQRS! Thank you
With hundreds of DX logs and millions of QSOs in the database, managing inquiries are all handled directly through The Bespoke OQRS. Please do not send emails, or screenshots or attachments of any kind, i do not accept them. Instead search the log for your call sign and there you will see a “NOT IN LOG?” button. If you cannot find your QSO in the log fill in the form as required; this will send your inquiry to my work queue for investigation. I can open up a selection of the database to search for errors, this is much quicker. I will then send you an update directly from OQRS whatever the answer is.
When searching for your QSO in the log search please also check the Last QSO in the log: in red above the log search:
“Last QSO in the log: 15 Nov 2020 23:57 UTC” If your QSO is after the Last QSO then you must WAIT, yes WAIT for the log update.
DO NOT USE “NOT IN LOG?” button for QSOs that are AFTER Last QSO in log. WAIT.
It seems that so many people are not capable of reading!!!
It is also very important that you “BACK-UP your logs!” To protect the integrity of logs under our care, we will not provide any QSO data.
All your questions are answered on this website. Please use it and only email if you are not able to find the answer to your question.
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:
Bespoke OQRS also features “OQRS Configuration” for Direct, Bureau & Express LoTW to the requirements of your Dxpedition.