**Strictly NO IRC’s **

OQRS request

Soon it will be no longer possible to cash IRC’s in the UK. Therefore from the 1st May 2013 I will no longer be accepting IRC’s.

OQRS is by far the most efficient and fastest way for you to receive your card. Please make OQRS your first choice when deciding how to claim your paper qsl card. Many of the DX stations I manage DO NOT NEED your card so simply request your card via OQRS. You can choose OQRS Direct (and pay postage only by Paypal) or OQRS Bureau (and receive your card via your own bureau without having to send a card yourself). How much simpler can it be?

If you still wish to send Card requests Direct by Postmail then thats fine but please only send Bank Notes of either US Dollars or Euro’s. Coins and Postage Stamps are of no use to me whatsoever as I use a Royal mail On-line contract which has no facility for coins or Postage Stamps from ANY Country.

Please accept my apologies but this is beyond my control. Any IRC’s sent after this date will be disposed of and cards returned via the bureau.

If you have any doubt about how to claim yoiur Qsl Card then please check out this link and all will be explained.


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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.