Welcome to United Radio QSL Management to Martin PJ4MM in Bonaire. OQRS is open. All direct QSL cards will be posted on Thursday 30th June 2022.
Robert, ZB2TT will be QRV in his spare time throughout June to mark HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 70 year Jubilee. Robert will use the call sign ZQ2TT.
QSL will be Via M0URX. Stock QSL overprinted label for ZQ2TT. LoTW will be uploaded from OQRS.
The Month of March saw the West Australian VHF Group Inc’ host the Special Event Station Call Sign VK80LAN to mark the “80 Years of the Lancaster Bomber” Sorry that it has been a while but the QSL has now been designed by ON5UR Max, and the Photography kindly provided by G1VDP Chris Colclough.
QSL cards posted 16th June 2022. Via M0URX OQRS.
TG9AJR Juan Munoz will occasionally be operating from Belize with his call sign V31TG. QSL Via M0URX. QSL has been designed by ON5UR and will be ready soon.
If you have a busted or missing call in JW0X or TX5N logs please ONLY send this data using the “NOT IN LOG” button on the OQRS, this sends the inquiry to the OQRS log. The button is an integrated tool to the OQRS.
Please do not send ANY emails as you will be directed straight to the OQRS. I will work through the inquiries every day.
Very Important – FT8 – It is impossible to check ANY FT8 Qs until AFTER the DX’peditions once the All. TXT file has been sent to me. Please try to work again and follow the correct procedure for making a FULL QSO. Only send a “NOT IN LOG” inquiry for FT8 AFTER the expedition has closed.
For JW0X & JW100QO QSL Policy please read the QSL Policy page here: JW0X & JW100QO QSL Policy.
I have been asked about the personal Sponsors QSL’s. Firstly we do apologise, I have not had access to the data to upload to OQRS to populate the QSL and LoTW matches for sponsors. I have spoken to the team about this and we should have that done after the team return home. The data needs inputing to an XLS file and then i can upload the data. So, YES, sponsors will get LoTW and QSL directly.
Direct OQRS requests are being uploaded to LoTW every 12 hours. Please do not email me asking about LoTW, just follow QSL Policy for information.
For TX5N QSL information please read the QSL Policy page here: TX5N QSL policy.
LOGS may be delayed – Limited internet.
LoTW for Direct QSL’s will continue to be uploaded every 12 hours along with sponsors. No need to email regarding LoTW.
As the 2021 – 2022 financial tax year comes to an end, it is time to take a look at how our mailing facility has worked over the last year. Overall 12,207 items of mail were posted at a cost of £13,298.42. We post QSL cards, bureau parcels and magazines using the various products as shown in the table above. During Covid times the costs were going up and up, but recently, since January we have seen costs fall, as new mailing products were introduced this year. The day to day QSL card mailings have dropped by 11p per item which is taking us back to the postal rates for letters before Covid. We kept direct QSL costs the same during that time.
DX’pedition QSL costs are very competitive as always and we welcome talking to DX teams about mailing your QSL cards in the future.
Bureau costs remain higher due to the worldwide shipping freight capacity under constant high demand. As we prepare for the next Bureau dispatch we are trying to find ways to reduce those costs. The biggest challenge to Bureau shipments is the worldwide customs regulations where we are seeing many countries putting a customs tax on Bureau shipments. No word yet from IARU about this matter. One benefit of Brexit is that we no longer have to pay 20% tax on sending mail to EU countries a saving of £1k last year.
With solar cycle 25 packing a punch, we continue to provide top QSL support to all.
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.