Archive - April 2023

GB23C Coronation of HM King Charles III

GB23C will be operational from 3-9 May from the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
The public web site for this project is and the Old Royal Naval College is
After the initial operation from Maritime Greenwich, GB23C will be available to be operated by other groups through to the end of June
The station is organised and run by Cray Valley Radio Society
GB23C at Greenwich will consist of three HF stations and one VHF station.
Logs will be uploaded daily to the QSL manager Charles, M0OXO.

3Y0J Final Press Release

Final Press Release from 3YØJ team.
With this Final Press Release the team want to express gratitude to all our sponsors that generously supported our Bouvetøya adventure. Without the upfront support this trip would simply not be possible.
We announce today that we have decided to refund $50,000 of the donations to the DX
One month before we departed Falkland Island, we informed the DX community we had financed our budget. We have continued to receive a great amount of financial support up until now. This way we can reduce the $25,000 operator fee, and at the same time we are able to refund the DX community.
We have decided to refund our Lead Sponsor NCDXF with $40,000. Initially NCDXF supported the team with their largest grant ever $100,000. It is with pleasure we can give back as much as 40% of the donation to them.
We will distribute the rest of the refund among our major club sponsors who all stepped up and donated generously to this DXpedition.
We will refund the following clubs and organizations with apprx. 10% of their donation GDXF $3,000, INDEXA $1,000, ARRL Colvin Award $500, NIDXA $500, FEDXP $500, TCDXA $500, SEDXC $500, LADX group $300, Clipperton $300, South Carolina $300,
Chiltern DX Club $300, IOTA $300, Delta DXA $300
Thank you,
73, 3YØJ

2022-2023 Mailing Costs

As the 2022 – 2023 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 15,185 items of mail were posted at a cost of £13,626.65. We post QSL cards, bureau parcels and magazines using the various products as shown in the table above. With 2,978 more items posted this year, with Solar Cycle 25 this last 6 months providing much increased propagation on HF and an increase in DXpedition activity along with less Covid restrictions on the travel industry.

DX’pedition QSL costs are very competitive as always and we welcome talking to DX teams about mailing your QSL cards in the future. The biggest challenge to Bureau shipments is the worldwide customs regulations where we are seeing many countries putting a customs tax on Bureau shipments.
Like last year the benefit of Brexit is that we no longer have to pay 20% tax on sending mail to EU countries a saving of £1k year on year.

With more DXpeditions over the next 12 months we remain positive for the future with only small increase in postage costs over the last 12 months.