Archive - January 2015

C5X – Qsl preview

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Thanks to everyone that supported the C5X Dxpedition.

The Qsl Card has now been designed and is at the Print Shop. I expect Direct cards to be out in the next three weeks and bureau cards a few weeks after that.

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VK7FG OC-195


Christian EA3NT, Chris VK3FY, Tim VK4HFO will be active from Flinders Island (IOTA OC-195) 5 – 9 March 2015 as VK7FG.

Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Mail.

Please do NOT send cards via the bureau, they will NOT be received.




VK9/G7VJR – QSL cards

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The Qsl Cards for the VK9/G7VJR operation from Norfolk Island, IOTA OC-005 have been delivered today and will be mailed out this week.

Qsl Cards can be requested here M0OXO OQRS







C5X – Update

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C5X are reaching the end of their trip to The Gambia.

The team will continue to work through the next few days using CW, RTTY and SSB until the end of the operation.

The team will be qrv in CQWW 160m CW over the weekend before dismantling the antennas on Sunday afternoon, leaving one up until late Monday morning.

 The C5X Log is on-line and can be found here. LOTW is also fully updated each evening and/or early morning for your convenience.

Qsl information can be found here. Please DO NOT send your cards via the bureau, they will not reach us.


C5X are reaching the end of their trip to The Gambia. The team will continue to work throughthe next few days using RTTY now until the end of the operation.

The team will be qrv in CQWW 160m CW over the weekend before dismantling the antennas on Sunday.

XR2T SA-086 Card arrives


QSL card arrived today for XR2T.

XR2T were qrv from Damas Island, Chile IOTA SA-086 in late October last year.







VK16AC is currently qrv on most bands CW, Digital modes and SSB celebrating the 2015 Asian Cup.

The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA Confederations Cup

VK16AC is qrv until 31st January 2015 and will be AX16AC on the 26th Jan 2015 for ‘Australia Day’.

 QSL via M0OXO OQRS Direct. Please DO NOT send any cards via the Bureau, they will not arrive here.


C5X – This week

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Just a reminder that G3VMW, Steve; G3XAQ, Alan; Don G3XTT; and M0PCB, Iain; will be in The Gambia” as C5X from January 15-26, 2015.  This will also include “some activity in the CQWW 160m Contest”. 

Plans include two complete stations (Elecraft K3s and KPA500s) using Spiderbeams for the HF bands, verticals on an 18 meter high Spiderpole for 160 and 80 meters and dipoles/verticals on 40 and 30 meters.  Activity will be on 1.8 through 28 MHz on CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK.

With the K1N Navassa operation likely around the same time, C5X will try to steer clear of those pileups.

Logs are expected to be uploaded daily to both Club Log and LoTW.  QSL via M0OXO (OQRS Preferred). Please DO NOT send your cards via the Bureau as they are NOT required and the team may not receive them.


‘E’ Callsign error by OFCOM

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Many UK Amateurs complaining and worried today when they received letters suggesting that OFCOM intended to change their Licence prefix to include the letter ‘E’ (GE, ME etc). This was indeed an error and here is the response from the RSGB;

”Dear Colleague,

As you will be aware, Ofcom are required to give all licenced radio amateurs notice that they intend to vary licences in line with their decisions following last year’s consultation. That process has nowbegun and letters are being sent out.

It has been brought to our attention that some amateurs have received a letter suggesting that their callsign now includes the RSL “E”. Ofcom have confirmed that this is an error and not a change in policy. I am advised that Ofcom intend to publish an explanation on their website (which we will replicate on ours) but, until that appears, I would be grateful if you could reassure any enquirers accordingly.

Many thanks

Graham Coomber, G0NBI

*General Manager*

Radio Society of Great Britain ”