Complaint about my Qsl Managing.....

Yesterday i received a Direct request via Post Mail for a Qsl Card of PX2C who I manage. They are not Bureau members and therefore all Cards have to go Direct as it clearly says on Qrz.Com. The request from this station contained no contribution towards Postage and as I could not send by bureau this intial response was sent to him. Read these messages that we exchanged and make your own mind up. The first response is the same as everyone gets if they do not conform to what is required when requesting a Direct Qsl Card for any station:-

From M0OXO to F5TXI

Dear OM,

I have received your request this morning for a Qsl card in respect

of a contact with PX2C .

Unfortunately Team PX2C are not members of the Bureau so all

requests for PW2D/PY2MTV / PX2C have to go Direct only as

it clearly says on Qrz.Com.

If you wish to receive the card direct, then that is OK if you make a

donation of €2 / $2 or equivalent via Paypal. You can find more

information on my website at :-

Take care, many thanks & kindest regards,

Charles MØOXO (Qsl Manager)      

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Sea Water Antenna -amazing!

Sea Water HF VHF Antenna Designers claiming 2-400 Mhz


Click the Photo
and watch the Link - interesting (if you're into that sort of thing!).

TC3WFF & TC3A from new LZFF.....

3272460_p690From 24 to 30 November 2010 will take place WFF NEW ONE expedition TC3WFF and TC3A (CQ WW Contest) in National Park Kus Cenneti (Bird Paradise), TAFF-022.

The expedition is organized by “LZ Contest group” and Bulgarian radio club “LZ Flora Fauna”, and will be active on HF bands 160-10 meters SSB, CW.
They will also participate in the CQ WW CW Contest 27-28 November 2010 (only TC3A).

QSL for TC3A via LZ1NK and for  TC3WFF via LZ1ZF

to Buro today.......

K800_Qsl_Mont.jpgCards done and to be sent to the RSGB Bureau this week are:-

G4RCG 45, MØIAA 49, 
MW0OXO/P (WFF) 85, MØOXO 100, GB0WFF (WFF) 75, GB2NSF 180.
Latest batch from the Buro arrived last Wednesday and were processed by Saturday.

I am now moving on to assist Igor RA3CQ to confirm hundreds in his logbook as he has experienced serious problems in the Buro system at his side.
Along with Tim M0URX, we declined his generous offer to assist with costs and instead we offered to sponsor the printing of his cards, labels and postage, in an attempt to help him out.
I am hopeful that the 'black cloud' hovering around his enjoyment of the hobby may now be lifted and once more he can enjoy the hobby as is intended.

UK Amateur 'in Space'...

paris_launchThe Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team (PARIS) has spent the last three days sipping champagne and analysing data and images following last week's triumphant space plane mission.

Here's an quick snap of the launch (.kmz location here), and the same seen from the main payload Kodak Zx1 video camera.

Amateur space enthusiasts, John Oates and Lester Haines among them Radio Amateur Steve Daniels G6UIM who designed the radio tracking system to recover the paper aircraft) made the plane out of paper straws covered with paper.

They attached the aircraft - which has a 3ft wingspan - and a camera to a helium balloon and released it into the air on October 28.
It soared an astonishing 23 miles above the ground, taking lots of images before gliding back to earth.

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5th EPC Qso Party....


European PSK Club has the honour to invite radio amateurs from all over the world to participate in the 5th EPC PSK63 QSO Party 2010.

The objective of the competition is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world by using the BPSK63 mode. Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit. The contest will be held from 00:00 UTC to 24:00 UTC on Sunday, 21st November, 2010.

The rules and other information can be found at our website - click read more (below left) for the full account...

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New Awards......


Several new awards received this week from my activities.

Most are shown in the Gallery under
'Radio Awards'.

The one shown here is the Suffix Hunter Award issued
by Reinhard Lipkow (DK1IO) and relates to PSK-63 and
PSK-125 modes.

Are you, or have you considered being a member of the
European PSK Club (reported to be the biggest Ham
Radio Club in the World!)

The group offers a wide range of items to intrest Amateurs including News, current events, Awards, Contest information and so much more!

Check EPC out today here!

''We will remember them.....''

800px-Inflandersfieldslestweforget01 'Poppy Day' is observed on the 11th of November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918, as the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice (Note that "at the 11th hour", refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.)

Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day or Veterans Day ) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognised as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

More information about the Two-Minute Silence, Remembrance Sunday and the Remembrance Festival is available on the Legion's website.



21/28 Mhz Contest - Stay of execution

K800_HFCCAfter much debate this Year as to whether the 21/28MHZ Contest should be scrapped, the following message received yesterday from Steve Knowles G3UFY, Secretary of the RSGB Contest Committee:

The RSGB Contests Committee met on Sunday 7th November 2010.  A number of important decisions were made concerning both HF and VHF contests, details of which will be published in due course.  The question of the 21/28MHz Contest, however, is one which appears to be of particular interest.

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Spratly Dxpedition getting nearer.....

SpratleyWith only 60 days to go until DX0DX hits the amateur bands, the DXpedition Team Leader, Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY has announced it will be extended to allow participation in the CQ World Wide 160m CW Contest.

He says while DX0DX was to go QRT on the 24th January, a couple of individual and keen members have asked if they could stay on air for that contest when ends at 2200 UTC Sunday the 30th of January. This will now extend DX0DX activation to 1st of February, 2011. This limited extension was agreed in light of strong interest from Top Band contesters and the 160m band being the highest sought after in the DX0DX website online survey.

DX0DX will be on air from the 6th of January and now through to the 1st of February, 2011.

EPC Contest - Country Winner 2010

This certificate arrived today for this Years EPC DX Contest back in May of this year.

I achieved tenth place overall in my category (SO20-HP single operator, 20M only, High power) which gave me the Country Winner for 'G' (673 stations submitted logs for the Contest).

This Year the Contest changed mode and PSK-63 (faster than PSK-31) was the only mode allowed.

XX9 Macau - 'new one' on RTTY...

567px-Coat_of_arms_of_Macau.svgAfter 30 minutes in the huge pile-up today i was pleased to log XX9TLX, (Georg DK7LX) in Macau. He was a great signal and gave me a new one on 15M RTTY at 0830UTC.
Macau is a city on the southern coast of China. It is located at the south of Guangdong Province, on the tip of the peninsula formed by the Zhujiang (Pearl River) estuary on the east and the Xijiang (West River) on the west.
Macau is situated 60 km west of Hong Kong and 145 km southwest of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province. It is immediately adjacent to the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone.
Lets hope for some more new slots on 10 &12m whilst propagation is favourable and in the run up to CQWW SSB this coming weekend.

UK team hits the Seychelles this week....

S79Michael G7VJR along with G3NKC, G4XUM and G4BWP are teaming up in the Seychelles as S79K
for the CQWW SSB contest this coming weekend.

They hope to upload the log to Clublog afterward, if the web access from the island is good enough.They plan to do a bit of CW before the big SSB
affair, and have some "interesting antenna arrays" planned too. Michael, `VJR, says,

"Chances are good you'll hear us, if we've got it right!"

Qsl Cards to RSGB Bureau

K800_Qsl_Mont.jpgLatest batch of Qsl Cards to the RSGB bureau yesterday were:-

GB2WHL - 220 and

G4RCG 180

New WFF Award released...

K800_ENAReleased this week is the new award from the GFF Team.

The ENA ( Explorer Of Nature Award) (click image) is available to those of you who 'activate' the WFF areas rather than 'chasing' them.

The Award is offered to anyone who activates 10 WFF Areas anywhere in the
World and is free of charge (other than a small cost for postal services).

Qsl Cards are not required just a list of areas is OK.

New WFF areas - Logs uploaded...

MinkiesMainSent to the EW4DX Logsearch this morning are logs for my 2008 trip to 'Les Minquiers' Islands, IOTA EU-099 WFF GJFF-011 (**new).

GB8LMI log contained just under 5000 unique callsigns and MJ0X (IOTA Contest) there were approximately 2000 logged.

I hope these uploads please a lot of you and give you the valuable new one from GFF!

Please also check out the new WFF ENA Award released this week!

Japan on 10M SSB......surely not?

p-h-moonlight sure was! I was alerted by my good friend Tim (M0URX) who suggested 10M was open to the Far East. I had planned a 'qsl card day' today but was on 10Metres within minutes.
I put a few calls out over the North Pole and nothing came back. I then worked Craig (VK4LDX/p from Fitzroy Island and logged yesterday on 20m) and both had very good reports. I persevered a little longer and after working a few UA9/RA9's I was called by John (VK4TL). He had an outstanding signal peaking at 58 with audio that

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ZD9AH - Gough Island / Tristan Da Cunha

Tristan-Da-Cunha-IslandWell, probably the last in the UK but pleased to say I bagged ZD9AH for all time new DXCC and IOTA.

DL2AH is active as ZD9AH from Gough Island (IOTA AF-029) until  the 6 December 2010. 12m has been the band to go for over the last few days with very strong signals here in the UK. Sadly due to strong winds and other things (JARTS Contest) have made it impossible for me to have a bash until today.

Ulli was working split today and I managed to get him in the log after only 3 calls. I was very suprised as Qsb was very fast and heavy and at the appropriate time he was only 3/3 here when he replied. Anyway, a new one in the bag, thanks Ulli!
............also got him on 10M SSB at 1300 local!

JARTS Contest 2010 - MØOXO report

K800_SNV34012Well I took part in the JARTS (Japanese) Contest this weekend and here is a brief account of how i found it (bracketed text for non-Radio Ham readers).

I started at around 5.00am on Saturday morning and the first 4 contacts were into HI8/HI9 (Dominican Republic). I worked 32 W's (USA) on 40M as well as a large amount in EU and AS.

I started on 15M at 8.15am and over a 2 hour period worked 57 JA (Japan) in total.
Later and still on 15 I logged 2 HL (South Korea), BY (China), 6 VK (Australia), ZL1BYZ (New Zealand), 5 YB (Indonesia), 6W (Senegal),
FK (New Caledonia), FM (Martinique) and lots of Europe and Asia. 15m proved to be a very.......

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Five Star Dx'ers Ass. announce T32 Dxpedition

fsdxa_smallAt this weekend's RSGB Convention, Neville Cheadle G3NUG announced the next FSDXA DXpedition, to take place in September/October of next year (2011).

The Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) is pleased to announce its next DXpedition, to Kiritimati (also known as Christmas Island, T32) to take place in September/October 2011. The Five Star DXers . FSDXA, closely linked to CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), the UK DX Foundation, is the group which brought you the 1998 9M0C Spratly Islands DXpedition, the record-breaking 2001 D68C DXpedition to the Comoros and, subsequently, the 2004 3B9C Rodrigues and 2007 3B7C St.Brandon DXpeditions.

Once again, Yaesu have kindly agreed to be Global Sponsor, and will be providing sixteen FT-5000 transceivers along with a similar number of Quadra VL-1000 linears. UK amateur radio retailers Martyn Lynch & Sons and Nevada are also committed to sponsoring the operation.......(click ''read more''' for full article)..

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T31A - Kanton Island

kanton_aerial_smallAn international team will activate Kanton Island for 9 days starting mid April 2011. An additional day may be added depending on the sailing time to the island.
Transportation has been arranged, all licenses are assigned and the permit is in its final stage of processing. There will be six stations, 160 through 10 (SSB /CW/RTTY). There are a few berths available on the boat.

For those interested in joining the team, please contact W2IJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.
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