Are you requesting multiple QSL cards? Part of a DX group seeking confirmations or do you and your friends want to save some money and request QSL cards together?
I would like to remind everyone of my Multi-QSL offer. This is available for all Call signs that I am QSL Manager for. Recently I have been receiving QSL requests from the same people for different stations that I manage. Sending all of these in separate envelopes is costly and wasteful. So I often send packages out to those who have requested. But there is a cheaper way for you to request multiple QSL cards
I offer a Multi-QSL service that allows you to request all the QSL cards you want/Need in one big package, and here’s how it works with simple step by step instructions.
To get this offer, I ask that all funds sent to me Via Pay pal, in the Multi-QSL offer are in GBP. This offer is only available on the basis of Email requests and Pay pal transfers. If you are sending your request Via Postal mail please Email me for the Multi-QSL Cost in USD. Please NO IRC’s If you request with IRC’s then your QSL will be sent Via the Bureau.
With the December YOTA Month QSL cards almost done it is time to start looking forward to this years YOTA camp in South Africa. As This years camp is being held in the Southern Hemisphere it will actually be YOTA Winter camp despite being in the middle of July.
Work for this event started in November 2017 by a small working team of young people in South Africa in association with SARL and IARU Region 1. As QSL Manager for the IARU R1 YOTA program I am happy to see the progress of this event growing as time goes on.
I wish the organizing team and participants all the best for the event, and I hope it is as successful if a bigger success than past YOTA camps.
Today it has been confirmed that I will be QSL manager for the DX-World.net teams Inaugural DXpedition. So far it has been confirmed that I will be managing TA0/MM0NDX and TA0/ON9CFG is also interested in using my service.
The team will be travelling to AS-201, Buyukada Island in Turkey from 7th – 11th May 2018. They will be QRV on 80 – 2m Holiday style, with the aim of having fun and working as many DX-World readers as possible.
If you are interested in using me as your QSL manager, for upcoming DXpeditions, Holiday style activations or if you live in a rare DXCC entity please click here or email Jamie@M0SDV.com
Our 2018 CQ WPX SSB Call sign has today been confirmed as PJ4V. We have 5 operators that will be with us during the WPX SSB contest in March of 2018. The category we will be entering is Multi 2 High Power.
Operators are:DK6SP, M0SDV, PJ4DX, PJ4KY and PJ4NX
QSL cards for this Call sign are Via M0URX OQRS and LoTW. Your QSL cards are not required!
Thanks to MW0JZE for allowing us use of his antenna on Bonaire
During our visit to Bonaire DK6SP and I intend to run a live log. This will upload QSO’s to Club log within about 30 seconds of them happening. The way we will do this is by using Wintest partnered with “WTClublog” by G4CLA.
WTClublog, networks with Wintest which then takes each QSO as it’s made and upload’s it to club log within a given time slot. It looks like this:
We Will be utilizing this software to ensure we maximize QSO’s and avoid Duplicated QSO’s which could stop someone getting a band slot they require. However LoTW will still be uploaded manually once daily.
Check out if you are in the log by clicking Here to see the Live log!
With December YOTA month now well behind us, focus turns to the QSL requirements for so many stations and such a big activation. Working as a sole QSL Manager within United Radio means that I am responsible for handling all YOTA QSL requests. This includes Bureau, Direct and SWL reports.
I hope to send these QSL cards to all world IARU Bureaux on the second first weekend of February, which leaves little time between requests slowing down to getting the cards sent out. And with 3-5000 QSL cards for up to 40 call signs to process is a difficult task, but a task that instills faith that Young Operators are still progressing through this hobby. With that said, please Consider donating to help fund the bureau. No bureau operates free of charge and there are many costs involved in getting your QSL card from A to B. So any donations are gratefully received (Link at the bottom of this post).
Moving on into the future now, With the recent announcement of YOTA summer camp 2018 being held in South Africa (ZS) I am really excited to begin work with a new group of youngsters to give the best, one of a kind QSL design for their activity week. I will work closely with the team to ensure that logs are uploaded online at regular intervals throughout the week and that all QSO’s are safely stored for the world to collect their confirmations.
Many Amateur’s from around the world are now preparing for the 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. Bouvet (or Bouvetøya in Norweigen) is a sub-antarctic land that belongs to Norway. it is located in the South Atlantic Ocean. Bouvet is Located around 2600 km south west of South Africa, and is known as the most remote island on Earth.
Bouvet is also #2 on the DXCC most wanted list. This means that amateurs and shortwave Listeners alike will be gearing up to face the pile ups that are inevitable.
Top 5 most wanted taken from Clublog.org
So what have I done to prepare? From working previous DXpeditions I have a pre-made 2 element Delta loop for 17m. This is currently beaming South East after the recent DXpedition 6O6O to Somalia. I intend now to add a 3rd element to this Delta loop array and point due south for Bouvet. I have also constructed a phased vertical array for 40m. This will give me much needed gain on the low band to bust the pile up and work the band slot. It also gives me a backup option should 17m be un-workable. (I will write a more in depth article about the phased array another time)
I am by no means a big gun station, However, I have done everything in my power to maximize my chances of working the team on Bouvet. If you are unsure of which band to be on, check out the propagation prediction on the 3Y0Z website! dx-prediction-3y0z
Best of luck to the team heading for Bouvet Island! And I hope to work you at 3G9A/MM on the MV Betanzos! By the way. You can track their progress here.
Philipp, DK6SP (20 years), and I, M0SDV, (17 years), will be QRV from Bonaire as PJ4/homecall from 16.03.2018 – 02.04.2018. Operation will take place at the QTH of PJ4DX.
We will try to be QRV from 160m through 6m focusing on WARC bands outside of the contest.
Modes will be mostly CW and SSB but also digital modes like RTTY or FT8 are planned. The activity also includes participation in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB 2018 contest. Operators will be DK6SP, M0SDV, PJ4DX, PJ4KY and PJ4NX. Category and contest call will be announced in time.
During our stay on Bonaire there is also a trip planned to another DXCC in the Caribbean. Please see Twitter for Live updates
QSLs will be via home calls for both operations.
We would like to say an enormous Thank you to Steve PJ4DX for loaning us his equipment and helping us along the way! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Also Thank you to DX Commander and G3TXQ Hexbeams for antenna loans!
As most of you know Youngsters on the air holds a big event in December every year. I am the QSL manager for this event and I wanted to come up with a method to include SWL’s within an OQRS system. So I got to thinking, What if I made an online form.
This form was designed with the intention to take all the required details to confirm an SWL report. Such as; SWL call, Email address, Station heard, QSO details and 3 QSO’s heard with another station. So far this has been a success with well over 150 SWL requests. Well up on the 30 Requests from last year.
And don’t forget, It’s Not too late. If you haven’t requested your SWL QSL card for December YOTA month Click HERE