Archive - January 2022

New International Reply Coupons

The new International Reply Coupons with a sale and redemption period of 4 years (until 31.12.2025) are now in circulation.
All others designs are now unusable and only the ones in this image are now available in exchange for the minimum postal charge equivalent to an International basic letter or International Air Mail to any UPU Member State.

Significant reductions in Mailing Costs

With the significant changes to International mailings now being enforced by world Customs areas, it has meant that this also effects QSL management and I believe that we are the only QSL management team in the world that has been working with our national mail provider, Royal Mail, to discuss mailing solutions and secure access to the right products to keep the direct and bureau QSL cards posted.

The products that we had been using for many years were getting more expensive and were not suitable in the current Covid and customs climate.

Royal Mail had made the decision that these products were going to be removed and replaced by a new stream of mailing products that had to be accessed only by an online mailing solution to give us the correct customs clearance for the Bureau dispatches, however we urgently still require IARU to discuss a unique commodity code to reflect the “0” value at customs of QSL cards. It is quite clear that we are a long way off from this if it happens at all, the result of this no action is that Bureau boxes are now attracting TAX and handling fees around the world which some IARU Bureaus are failing to understand and refusing to pay the TAX and i have to say that I predicted this as far back as 2017, which begs the question why has no action been taken to secure the future of QSL’ing?

For “Direct QSL cards” we are proud to announce that we have secured access to a new mailing product which secures a better package for our daily mailing of direct QSL cards around the world. Prices are considerably more competitive and means that there will be no price rises for your QSL requests going forward into 2022.

This is great news for those that enjoy QSl’ing and excellent news for DXpeditions using our QSL services. We are very confident that our UK QSL managers are the only worldwide QSL providers that work with our national providers to give you the best QSL service out there today.

Please contact us for further information on the service we offer.


MM0EAX Orkney Islands

I have just uploaded the full log from Dave MM0EAX to M0OXO OQRS.
Dave has joined the M0OXO Community from his home in the Orkney Islands (IOTA EU-009). Logs are available on the link below where you can request your QSL Cards either Direct or via the Bureau.
Dave is a keen supporter of LOTW, so you will also find his up to date logs on the ARRL LOTW system. Thank you also to Jamie M0SDV for his work as Dave’s previous Manager.

Raivavae Island DXpedition (OC-114)

Seven experienced DXpedition / contest operators will activate Raivavae (Austral Islands) OC-114, French Polynesia as TX5N from April 16 to April 28, 2022. Team members are: Rob N7QT, Walt N6XG, Heye DJ9RR, Gene K5GS, Steve W1SRD, Melanie N7BX and Doris K0BEE.

Current plans call for Elecraft K3 / amplifier equipped stations. Beach mounted verticals and one hexbeam round out the antenna plan. They will operate 10 – 160m, CW, SSB and Digital. The QSL manager will be Tim M0URX
The team will meet in Papeete, Tahiti on April 12th and fly to Raivavae on April 15th. As with all international travel, Covid restrictions may require us to reschedule or cancel.
This self-funded project welcomes your donations through the website. Donations will be used to off-set the equipment shipping expenses.
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