Who needs YOUR QSL Card?

not requiredI was asked a question recently from someone who had received a QSL Card through the bureau from me, as to whether he needed to return a QSL Card.

Many (in fact 75%) of the stations I deal with do not need a QSL Card sending back to them. For whatever reason, they choose not to collect them at all or are very selective in what they want to receive (only for chasing States or maybe they just collect cards from IOTA).

So, how do you know who does and does not need a card from you? The answer is easy!

Have a look at my Website https://www.m0oxo.com/ and in the Left side menu, you will see and need to click on ''Qsl Manager''. 

Looking at this page you will see the word ''MANAGED'' in DARK BLOCK TYPE. If you click on this word it will take you to a full list of all the Logs/Callsigns that I manage. Just scroll down until you find the Callsign you are asking about and then look in the far right hand column next to that Callsign.

On this final column you will see ''QSL Cards Required'' or ''QSL Cards NOT required''.

Simple answer but to clarify, if it says ''QSL Cards NOT required'' then please DO NOT return a card to the station through the Bureau.

Thank you .....

You can see a bigger image if you click ''read more''

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XT2AW LOTW error

xt2aw2
I have identified a problem with the last LOTW upload for harald in Ouagadougou.
 
It seems it affected QSO's between the 25th and 29th November 2018 ONLY.
 
I have repaired the error and re-uploaded the file so I hope now the matches are now successful.
 
 Thanks.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

H7/RC5A NA-013

RC5A-580x419Russian YL Elena RC5A Dxpedition to YN4RRC – Big Corn Island,  Nicaragua
 
Russian Robinson Club members Yuri RM0F, Sergey R4WAA, Sergey RZ3FW, Yuri N3QQ and Elena RC5A plan to be active from Big Corn Island, NA-013 Nicaragua during November 26 to December 6, 2018. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB.
 
Callsigns to be used: H7/RM0F, H7/R4WAA, YN4RRC, H7/RC5A
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Earth's Sun - Facts

SunThe sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the solar system's mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

The visible part of the sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5,500 degrees Celsius), while temperatures in the core reach more than 27 million F (15 million C), driven by nuclear reactions. One would need to explode 100 billion tons of dynamite every second to match the energy produced by the sun, according to NASA.

The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. It orbits some 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, completing a revolution once every 250 million years or so. The sun is relatively young, part of a generation of stars known as Population I, which are relatively rich in elements heavier than helium. An older generation of stars is called Population II, and an earlier generation of Population III may have existed, although no members of this generation are known yet.

 

A35AG - Tonga

a35agA35AG Team will be active from Tonga in September/October 2019.

The Team will include VK5GR, VK3BDX, VK5XDX. They will operate on 160 - 10m, including activity in CQ WW DX RTTY and Oceania DX SSB Contest.

From VK5GR '' After three successful IOTA activations so far, I have definitely got itchy feet to do another. My current project is to visit Tonga in October 2019.

This time I hope to take a team of amateur operators with me so that we can mix more on air time with more holiday time for the family. It is very early days at this point so no firm commitments. I expect things to firm up after Christmas 2018 when further details will be announced. Loose plans are in place for at least the OCDX SSB Contest and possibly CQ WW RTTY and / or OCDX CW as well.

See you on the air once again from the South Pacific!''

A35AG call is not confirmed at this stage.

http://vk5gr-iota.net

XT2AW Logs

xt2aw7Haralds Log updates from his current trip to Ouagadougou are now available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS

Please use the 'Missing Call'' facility on OQRS to report any problems, thanks you.

Harald's Log update is now available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOTA Contest 2018 Logs

iota-TRANSPosted on IOTA Ltd website today:

IOTA Contest 2018 logs are online.

We are waiting for further information from 9M2SDX, B4/BY1AA, B4/BY1OK, BD4SDX, BD7PCA, BG5BAA, BG5BRT, BH4BQI, BY7KP, HS5NMF, J49A and YB9QP before these activations can be accepted.

 

Please do not contact us on these activations, you can try again at any time.

 

A Farewell Image of Mars

Farewell Mars 1NASA InSight's new home, captured by one of the twin #MarCO CubeSats that flew along with the mission and relayed data and images from today's #MarsLanding.

Learn how these briefcase-sized, experimental spacecraft worked:

 

 

https://go.nasa.gov/2FGUPDh

 

 

EP6RRC Shif Isld AS-189

EP6RRC
The team EP6RRC is ready for trip to AS-189.


Expedition start on 14 of November but on air we plan to appear not earler than late evening 16 of November (UTC).
We plan to make 2 working positions with PA on 160-10 m on CW/SSB + 1 position on FT-8 in Dxpedition mode.
Band plan for FT-8 please see on our website https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/ep6rrc

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K3BV

K3BV1Qsl Cards for Peter Dernikos have now been prepared and sent to the Print Shop.

As well as being a Team Member of many Dxpeditions, Peter is also the holder of VK3FN and a Member of the VK3HF South Pacific Contest Club.

QSL via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW2SUB - USS Batfish

Batfish2018GroupThe USS Batfish is a Balao-class submarine and  is named for the fish that is found off the coast of Peru. During WW2, the Batfish sunk three Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour time-frame. As a tribute to the 52 submarines and 3,505 US sailors that were lost during the war, Albert Kelly and a group of submarine veterans worked to bring the Batfish to the Muskogee War Memorial Park, at the port of Muskogee, OK in the early 1970’s.

On October 12th through the 14th of 2018, some of the YLs (Young Ladies) from Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma were guests of the USS Batfish Radio Club and participated in honoring the memory of 75th anniversary of the lost 52 submarines event. Four of the YLs were from the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS).....read more below....

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VK5GR Australia

vk5grLogs from Grant Willis (VK5GR) have been uploaded to M0OXO Logsearch and QSL request facilities are open.

'AX5GR' Logs, used for Australia Day, ANZAC Day & World ITU Day are also available at the same location.

Qsl Cards are being printed by Gennady UX5UO and will be available in a few weeks.

https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

 

 

9X2AW Rwanda 2019

 

9X2AWHarald will be QRV from Kigali, Rwanda from 18.01.2019 to 14.02.2019

He is currently preparing his 160m antenna and will build a Hexbeam with Bamboo Sticks for working the Bands
20,17,15,12 and 10 meters.

He will be running CW, SSB, RTTY and the FT8

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS

 

 

 

 

Z6/EI5GM

Z6 2Jeremy EI5GM will be qrv as Z6/EI5GM from the Republic Of Kosovo between October 30th to November 6th 2018.

He (and Dave ZS/EI9FBB) will be using Cushcraft X7 and Wire antennas whilst operating from a QTH high in the Mountains above Kosovo.

QSL for Z6/EI5GM only is via M0OXO OQRS (Z6/EI9FBB via EI9FBB).

 

 QSL via M0OXO

 

 

V73MT- Marshall Islands OC-029

majuroMasa JA0RQV will be qrv between 26-29th October 2018 from a small seaside bungalow on Majuro Atoll, OC-029 as V73MT.
 
He does have approval but picks up the license when he arrives. Masa plans to be on 80-10 CW and SSB with an IC-7000 to a vertical. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

KP4/EI9FBB NA-249P

KP4 EI9FBB LOOFor Immediate release....**NEW IOTA NA-249P**

From 24th - 28th October 2018, Dave EI9FBB will be QRV from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, NA-249P. He has located a great QTH right on the north side of the island with great sea views in most directions! QRV on 40m,30m,20m and 17m bands, he will concentrate on SSB for the first 2 days and CW during the CQWW SSB contest, to focus on giving out this NEW IOTA group to as many unique chasers as possible.

This is the first activity from one of the 6 new IOTA groups announced at the RSGB convention earlier this month.

QSL Manager is Charles M0OXO **via Clublog or Direct Post Mail**

 

 

 

 

Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA


Tua9oba-16yearshe Russian Robinson Club (RRC) pays tribute to its President on his 55th Birthday.... (Photo's show Yuri at 16 and 55 Years)

''Our colleague, President of the Russian Robinson International Amateur Travel Club, Yury Vitalievich Zarube UA9OBA, is 55 years old!

Not long ago, Yura, the boy, was listening to the timid signals of distant stations, enthusiastically imagining from which distant ends of the earth they reach him, who are these people, what sky and stars above them? And today, it is a world famous traveler and expeditionary. To the expert opinion of which the organizers of the expeditions and worldly resonant journeys appeal!

There is not a single continent on earth, not a single part of the world where the optimistic and energetic foot of our eminent fellow radio traveler Yuri Vitalyevich would not go!

Check out a list of some of our friend's expeditions, which, despite the causal regalia and status for all its nua9oba-55yearsumerous radio expeditions, is still the same easy, friendly, positive and life-affirming Friend and tirelessly interesting Interlocutor! If our club still did not exist, the title and brand of Russian Robinson (of our time!) Would be an honor to be presented to Yuri!

4K4/EK0AK AS-071, 4K/EK0AQ AS-070, 4K4/EK250RA AS-092, 4K4/EK250RA AS-061, EK0AC AS-044, EK0AC AS-069, EK0AKA AS-038, EK0AKR AS-061, EK0AKW AS-027, EK0KA AS-027, R3CA/0 AS-163, R3CA/0 AS-005, R3CA/0 AS-164, R3CA/0 AS-070, R3CA/0 AS-042, R3CA/0 AS-038, RI0B AS-156, RS0B AS-042, RS0B/P AS-068, RU0B AS-057, RU0B AS-121, RU0B/A AS-005, RU0B/P AS-050, RU0B/P AS-087, RV0F/UZ9OWM AS-025, RW0F/UZ9OWM AS-062, RW0K/UA9OPA AS-071, RW0L/UZ9OWM AS-066, RW9OWM/0 AS-066, RW9OWM/0 AS-114, RZ0F/UZ9OWM AS-025, UA0C/UZ9OWM AS-044, UA0X/EK250RA AS-091, UA0X/UZ9OWM AS-064, UA0Z/EK250RA AS-095, UA0Z/UA9OBA AS-039, UZ9OWM/0 AS-062, UZ9OWM/UA0Z AS-039, RI1F EU-190 ... and many others!

We are sincerely glad that with us such a wonderful person, Friend and Organizer, who is always in touch, will give good advice and at any time will give his vigorous and life-affirming voice, positive, new travel directions, the joy of life!

Congratulations to Yuri Vitalievich with an intermediate Jubilee! A person who is already being given "presents" from other time periods, once left for us, his descendants, during his many unique expeditions ...ua9oba-hof-rrc

We are pleased that Yuri a few weeks ago (at the Russian Robinson 25th Anniversary celebrations) was given a place of honor in the RRC Hall of Fame. This is that small gratitude for all his numerous trips and tremendous organizational work for the Club, all of us and radio amateurs of the whole world!

Happy birthday, dear Yuri!

Long live the RRC # 1! URA-URA-URAAAAA !!!! ''

 

 

 

(Tnx Russian Robinson Club (RRC)
https://robinsons.ru/
Google translate for the translation (may not be perfect).

 

Announcement of New IOTA Groups

IOTAIOTA Management announced on 31 August 2018 on the IOTA website the five yearly review of the Directory list of IOTA groups. It had the intention of releasing a small number of additions at this year’s RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes with a second tranche at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen in July 2019. IOTA Management is grateful to proposers of some 28 candidate groups received by the 1 October deadline. On Sunday 14 October IOTA General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA announced the first tranche of 6 new groups at the RSGB Convention. They covered a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to be confirmed by an operation taking place after 14 October 2018 that meets the 1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after confirmation of the number will credit for past operations be considered.

The following 6 groups are added to the IOTA list as a first tranche of New Ones. A second tranche will be announced at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen 2019.

1. EU-192P SM/OH Kataja Island, Finland/Sweden (=Kataja) 65 41–65 43N 24 07–24 11E New ‘split sovereignty island’, located in the very north of the Gulf of Bothnia. Since the signing of a bilateral agreement in 1809 ground rise has caused the Swedish island Kataja and the smaller Finnish island Inakari to merge forming a larger island 2 km long. The border between Sweden and Finland now crosses the island, similar to Market Reef. No known previous amateur radio activity.

2. OC-297P FO Morane Atoll, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia (=Morane) 23 05S–23 15S 137 05–137 11W New ‘remote island’ group. This island, previously an outlier of the OC-113 Actaeon group, lies a distance of at least 153 km from Maria Est Island, the nearest island in the rest of the Tuamotus. No known previous amateur radio activity.

3. NA-249P KP3, 4 Puerto Rico’s Coastal Islands, Puerto Rico (=Caja de Muertos, Culebra, Culebrita, Mona, Monito, Vieques) 17 48–18 40N 065 09–068 00W New ‘coastal islands’ group. Justified on the grounds that Puerto Rico is of a similar size to Corsica which has a coastal islands sub-group. Some 5 previous operations, 3 from Vieques, and 1 each from Culebra and Mona.

4. NA-250P KL Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups, United States (Alaska) (=Fitzgerald, Gregson, Khantaak, Knight, Kriwoi, Krutoi, Otmeloi) 58 48–60 00N 137 56–141 00W New ‘coastal islands’ group, created by splitting the current NA-161 Skagway–Yakutat County group. It can be justified on the grounds that the qualifying islands in both groups are separated by at least 250 km and the two administrative counties can be easily split. No known previous amateur radio activity.

5. AS-205P R0X Bering Sea Coast East group, Koryanskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russian Federation – Asia (=Yoanna Bogoslova, Vasiliya Islands) 57 20–61 49N 168 00–174 30E New ‘coastal islands’ group, created by splitting the current AS-064 Bering Sea Coast group. Bogoslova Island lies 460 km away in a straight line from Verkhoturova Island, and 485 km away from Karaginskiy Island, the only two island counters of this group. The Vasiliya Islands are further away. This distance spread in a group is quite exceptional. We allowed AS-091 in a neighbouring area to be split in July 2014, the separation being 500 km or more. No known previous amateur radio activity.

6. AS-204P R0F Kuril’skiye Islands North, Sakhalinskaya Oblast’, Russian Federation – Asia (=Atlasov, Shumshu, Paramushir, Antsiferova, Makanrushi, Onekotan, Kharimkotan, Chirinkotan, Ekarma, Shiashkotan, Raikoke, Matua, Rasshua, Ushishir, Ketoy, Simushir) 46 40–51 00N 151 30–156 38E A new group, created by splitting AS-025 Kuril’skiye Islands into 2. The islands extend over a distance of more than 1200 km. Adverse comparisons are made with the Aleutian Island Chain and the Hawaiian Island Chain where there are many separate IOTA Groups. Some information sources specify North and South Kurils as sub-groups. Most activity has been from the South Group.

Roger Balister, G3KMA
IOTA General Manager
14 October 2018

K6VVA/KL7 NA-004

kl7k6vva-endicottRick, K6VVA will be active as KL7/K6VVA from Endicott Island, IOTA NA - 004, 8 - 11 November 2018.
He will operate on 40, 30, 20m CW with some SSB.
Recent DX Spots KL7/K6VVARecent DX Spots K6VVA/KL7
No QSLs. IOTA credit only via iota-world.org.
Information from Rick:

ANNOUNCEMENT K6VVA/KL7 Endicott Island IOTA NA-004.
http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na-004
Scheduled QRV is from 8 Nov 2018 (2200utc) until 11 Nov 2018 (1800utc).

Operation will be primarily CW mode on 20m, 30m & 40m (some SSB), w/TS-480HX (200w) and Vertical w/16 sloping radials, plus backup radio, power supply, computer and antenna parts.

With current low Solar SFI condx at 70+ Degrees North Latitude, band openings to many IOTA Chaser Geo-Areas will be very limited. I would prefer to see at least SFI= 120 like during my successful IOTA NA-050 Expedition in 2013, but this would require a QRX for several more years ;-(

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RA/M0OXO QSL Cards

RA M0OXO

Qsl Cards for my recent trip to Russia are niow being sent via the buro.

Thanks to all that managed to work me. I had very high noise, S9 mainly whilst operating so any of the weaker signals such as JA just didn't get through. My apologies for that.

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CO4XT NA-054

CO4XT

New log received from Orelmis on Isla de la Juventud NA-054, Cuba. Log is available on M0OXO Logsearch & OQRS.

Qsl Cards now being issued..

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