I am pleased to see that I finally made it onto the IOTA Honour Roll!
I squeezed onto the latest Honour Roll list, just published for 2015 (click here).
My first application for IOTA was around 10 years ago and I hadn’t submitted an update to my score until the RSGB 50th Anniversary IOTA convention in 2014. As well as passing the 600 (granted) Islands, I succeeded in achieving the Asia, British Isles, Europe, North America, Oceana and West Indies Awards, the next challenge being the 750 Islands Shield, a few years away yet.
If you haven’t tried the IOTA programme, give it a go. It’s very addictive but makes a change from DXCC, as well as making you an aficionado in Geography!
It’s just a shame there is no Award for reaching Honour Roll, disappointing 🙁
Does anyone need Iinternational Reply Coupons (IRC’s) for claiming their Qsl Cards?
M0OXO QSL service usually has a number of IRC’s For Sale worldwide. IRC’s (Correctly stamped & Valid until 31/12/2017) GBP £1.20 each + Postage and I will post to anywhere in the World.
Please see this page for more information.
Diego and Gils will be qrv between the 2nd & 5th April 2015 as 3A/F4HAU and 3A/F4FET from Monaco.
Qsl will be via their home Callsigns.
From Tim M0URX (EP6T QSL Manager)….
”3,008 Direct letters have been posted for EP6T delivery is between 3 – 7 days.
Packages also sent to GDXF, DDXG & SDXG.
ALL Bureau cards requested before the 8th March have now been sent to all World Bureaus on our mailing today.
I would like to thank Charles M0OXO, who helped me process the letters over the last few days. It has taken over 100 man hours since the arrival of the cards from the printer last week to label cards, fill the envelopes & package the directs and bureau”.
Thanks Tim, happy to help!
Bosnia Herzegovenia 102
Czech Republic 520
Dominican Republic 1
Hong Kong 1
New Zealand 21
Russian Fed 1,803
South Africa 6
South Korea 8
Sri Lanka 1
United Kingdom 273
W0 – 58
W1 – 83
W2 – 92
W3 – 73
W4 – 67
WW4 – 36
W5 – 48
W6 – 64
W7 – 39
W8 – 53
W9 – 68
WP3 – 1
WH6 – 2
Jacek SP5APW holiday style IOTA activation – Con Son Island, Vietnam between March 11-17, 2015.
Breaking News from EA3NT;
”Hi from Solomon islands guys, the weather here is bad. Seas are rough and even the Maritime Department has launched a note not allowing smaller vessels to sail until it gets better.
I am currently in Honiara. I could find a boat to Russell islands, despite the high price of the charter I have decided to go ahead, so now I am waiting for the boat owner to call me when he is ready to sail. I have no idea when it will happen though.
Please note that my callsign from Russell island (OC-168) will be H41NT !!!!! Also, for Bellona island my callsign will be H42NT (OC-127),….and when I will be operative from Honiara, Gaudalcanal my callsign will be H44NT (OC-047)
My internet connection is very limited. No signal in my telephone, and I doubt I will be able to send you any message again, until I get back to Brisbane on Tuesday 17th…..”
As if we didn’t know this was a common problem nowadays.
Thanks to Tony EI2KC for posting this video on You Tube showing SSB QRM and pile-up behaviour that most of us detest.
Are you one of those calling when you are not being called? Shameful.
Click the image to view the video.
Are you new to the hobby or returning after a few years of absence?
Maybe you need a quick refresh on how the Qsl service works and how best to use it to tailor ir to your needs?
Check out this link…. The How To Guide.. It will give you a quide to Qsl’in including information on the Bureau service as well as Logbook Of The World (LOTW).
I hope the information is of help to you.
Christian EA3NT, Chris VK3FY, Tim VK4HFO will be active from Flinders Island (IOTA OC-195) this week as VK7FG.
Qsl via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Mail.
Please do NOT send cards via the bureau, they will NOT be received.