Archive - April 2022

Mailing Statistics 2021/2022

As the 2021 – 2022 financial tax year comes to an end, it is time to take a look at how our mailing facility has worked over the last year. Overall  12,207 items of mail were posted at a cost of £13,298.42. We post QSL cards, bureau parcels and magazines using the various products as shown in the table above. During Covid times the costs were going up and up, but recently, since January we have seen costs fall, as new mailing products were introduced this year. The day to day QSL card mailings have dropped by 11p per item which is taking us back to the postal rates for letters before Covid. We  kept direct QSL costs the same during that time.

DX’pedition QSL costs are very competitive as always and we welcome talking to DX teams about mailing your QSL cards in the future. Bureau costs remain higher due to the worldwide shipping freight capacity under constant high demand. As we prepare for the next Bureau dispatch we are trying to find ways to reduce those costs. The biggest challenge to Bureau shipments is the worldwide customs regulations where we are seeing many countries putting a customs tax on Bureau shipments. No word yet from IARU about this matter. One benefit of Brexit is that we no longer have to pay 20% tax on sending mail to EU countries a saving of £1k last year.

With solar cycle 25 packing a punch, we continue to provide top QSL support to all. 

‘Managed’ Callsign list updated

I have just updated the list of Callsigns I manage through OQRS which includes the following on behalf of the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain);
HM Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee (June 2022)
(70 years on Throne)
GB70D Isle of Man
GB70E England
GB70I Northern Ireland
GB70J Jersey
GB70M Scotland
GB70U Guernsey
GB70W Wales
Commonwealth Games 2022
GB22GD Isle of Man
GB22GE England
GB22GM Scotland
GB22GW Wales
GB22GI Northern Ireland
GB22GJ Jersey
GB22GU Guernsey
GB22HQ Birmingham NEC, Commonwealth Games Site, England
Qsl Cards will be available through M0OXO OQRS. Please note there may be a slight delay getting these logs collated and uploaded so please be patient!
**Please check out the individual QRZ.Com pages for more information on the locations and Certificates that will be available
for working each of the DXCC’s)**

9X2AW, D44TWO & XT2AW 2022

DF2WO, Harald, has some DX travels in the works. He flies to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, June 1, staying to June 22. This is grid KI48xe.
He will have his FT991A and hopes to be on all bands and satellite QO-100. He will have his usual antennas, a vertical, dipoles, and homemade hexbeam made of bamboo and wires. For QO-100 he will have an
80cm dish and BU500 rig, one watt.

He will mostly spend his time on FT8 but will switch to CW and SSB if conditions are good and “by appointment,” by emailing him at

After Rwanda he plans to go to XT2AW, Burkina Faso, and D44TWO, Cape Verde, in September.


J28MD Djibouti 2022

After two years of forced stop, the Mediterraneo Dx Club (MDXC) will be soon on air again with a new challenge.
From 29th of October till the 7th of November 2022, a very skilled international team (IZ8CCW-IZ4UEZ-IZ3GNG-IZ2GNQ-YO8WW-AG4W-IK4QJF-DJ5IW-DL6LZM-DL8JJ-KO8SCA-DL8OBF-NG7M-IU8LMC) will be active from Djibouti as J28MD, with special focus on low bands and WARC.
More on Any support is welcome.
See you on pile-up.