Number 269 Confirmed arrived in the post this morning TL0A Christian operating from Central African Republic
Christian continues to be very active from TL from whichever band is producing results from 20m – 10m.
QSL is Via TL0A address in France
Christian Saint Arroman
Chemin de Mouteguy
Please do not send QSL requests to me! This is a BLOG!
Saturday 16th May 2009.
As the first sunspot group for some time gives us a welcome boost of optimism, propagation lifts just enough to be able to work JD1BIE Shigeaki Miyamae on 18.123 MHz today, a new band slot for me. Shige is operating from. Ogasawara Island (Group) OC-030 Volcano Islands. QSL is Via his call on QRZ.com.
Pictured on the right is JD1BIE Shigeaki Miyamae.
A new feature on the site is our QSL Request Form, it is currently under construction, if you wish to Request a single Bureau QSL please use this form.
If you are requesting multiple QSL cards please copy and paste the information from your log into the “Contact M0URX” page until the Request form can handle multiple Qs.
Statistics from data here is that 1,000 Bureau email requests have been received since the website went live in September, & 14,000 QSOs have been confirmed by Direct & Bureau QSL here from all the calls i manage in 2008.
Please check the online log search first!! If you are not on the logsearch email me so that I can do a manual log search.
Steve, 9M6DXX (G4JVG), will operate as FK/G4JVG from Noumea (OC-032) from 22 May until 3 June, and as G4JVG/VK4 from North Stradbroke Island (OC-137) from 7 to 9 June. Both operations will be ‘holiday style’ while celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with Eva, 9M6EVA. Activity will be SSB only, using 100 watts to ‘fishing rod’
verticals on 40, 20, 17 and perhaps 15m. QSL Via Tim, M0URX, Direct, Via Bureau or LoTW.
On beahlf of all, may I congratulate Steve & Eva on their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Tim M0URX
This morning I received a log update from Steve 9M6DXX, LoTW and my online log search have both been updated. Steve comments:
“I found a good opening to JA on 10m yesterday and worked a few. I discovered it as I heard a big pile-up in Japanese on 28495, on an otherwise apparently dead band, and this turned out to be Masa, JD1BMM, working the JAs. I tried calling him for about 10 mins as I hadn’t worked Minami Torishima on 10m before, but I couldn’t get through the JA wall. When his signal started going down in QSB I gave up, went down 15kHz and called CQ only to get a JA pile-up myself, with a couple of BYs and HLs for good measure, then a solitary VK8 off the back of the beam. I had a bit of a chat with the VK8 and then Masa called me! it seems he’s working for DXCC and hasn’t worked 9M6 on 10m before.”
9M6DXX QSL Via M0URX
Steve is the author of the ‘World Licensing and Operating Directory’, a guide to getting on the air from over 200 countries and territories around the world, which is published by the RSGB – please see
The World Licensing and Operating Directory is lavishly illustrated throughout with over 230 photographs and maps. There is information on how to obtain an amateur radio licence in almost every country in the world – but this is only part of the story. There is information on organising a DXpedition and “All you wanted to know about licensing (but were afraid to ask)”. There is also a major section of the book that provides full details of how to rent more than 75 amateur radio stations around the globe – from Europe to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Equator! There is a 32-page full-colour section with spectacular photographs of rental stations, including some of the most impressive antenna set-ups in the world.
This week we see Camb-Hams DXpedition to Harris Island EU-010 signing as GS3PYE/P. Formed in early 2006 as the social and public-facing side of the Cambridge Repeater Group. You can find their excellent website at: http://www.camb-hams.com/home
I have so far worked GS3PYE/P on 40m and 80m and I have been very impressed with their operating skills, it really is a pleasure to tune in and listen to the operators working the bands. But there is more…. look at their website and click on “Harris Logbook” and they have a live running logbook, this really is impressive IT work.
Follow their progress on the website using “The Harris Diary” which gives you a daily blog of the expedition, and find them “On Air” to put them in your log!
Well done to the guys for this excellent activity. I hope conditions allow you to work some DX too! “Ham Radio done the Cambridge way”
QSL Via G4HUN Neil
OY4TN Log Update
Tonight I have received a log update from Trygvi. This has now been uploaded onto LoTW and the online log seach.
UK Scout Contest Team
Dorridge Scout Group, Radio DX Headquarters
QTH: 10 miles SE Birmingham, Central England.
Callum M0MCX will be firing up the station at the “Scout Hut” this evening “(Saturday) squirting some RF” as he puts it to all exotic places in the world. You will be able to contact M0XXT on 40m SSB. Here is a photo of the young scouts operating just the other week.
Senior Operators: Callum (M0MCX), James (M3YOM), Tim (M0URX), Terry (G4MKP) and Lee (G0MTN).
Junior operators: Dan, Chris and Aidan (M6TTT) (please be patient with our junior operators).
Thank you to M0MCX Callum McCormick for the Photograph.
QSL Via M0URX
Another member of our team Terry G4MKP will be operating CW under his own call around 14.015 MHz CW
Club Photo Album: http://www.m0mcx.co.uk/gallery/index.php?/category/21
Working conditions: 570 feet (174 meters) horizontal delta loop at 20 – 25 meters (60-85 feet), FT1000MP and Acom 2000.
Regards, Callum (M0MCX) Group Scout Leader
A little humour in the mailbox today, a QSL from G3IQF.
Titled: Waiting for America and Getting China Instead
Thanks for the card Bob
QSL arrived today from F6BEE confirming 6W1RW Senegal on 40m. Thanks Jaques for the very quick QSL.
Also arrived and confirming a new DXCC was HK0B/HK3JJH San Andres Serrana Bank NA-133. Thanks also to Pedro HK3JJH.
Once again this year I have a goal to work as many DXCC in the year as I can. So far in 2009 I have worked 137 DXCC on SSB.
It is with deep sadness that i heard on the BBC News today of the terrible earthquake in L’Aquila Italy. My thoughts at this time are with those lives lost and the families caught up in this tragedy.