Amateur radio station for Wales
to celebrate the London 2012
Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
QSL Information for 2O12W
Our QSL Manager is Ken Eaton GW1FKY
Kens’s address is correct in current callbooks and can also be found at www.qrz.com
21 Westminster Way, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales, CF31 4QX
To avoid flooding the RSGB QSL bureau with unwanted cards, we will QSL all incoming cards only. As long as the QSO details correspond with our station log, we will QSL all requests 100%.
Cards that are sent direct to the QSL Manager's address will receive a direct reply. However, cards with no return postage willreceive replies via the RSGB bureau.
Direct QSL rules are:
A self addressed envelope shall be provided. Self addressed labels are not acceptable.
QSL requests from the UK shall have at least one second class stamp affixed or include one properly stamped, new style IRC.
Applications from EU countries should include at least one properly stamped new style IRC (Multiple QSO requests shall include at least one additional properly stamped new style IRC).
Applications from non-EU countries should include at least US $2 or 2 properly stamped new style IRC (Multiple QSO requests shall include at least US $1 or one additional properly stamped new style IRC).
A QSL request for multiple QSOs on more than one QSL card MUST include full additional return postage.
Any QSL request not complying with points 1 – 5 will be returned via the RSGB bureau.
QSL cards received by the RSGB bureau will be returned the same way.
e-mail QSL requests
2O12W will not accept requests for a QSL cardby e-mail.
SWL QSL cards We will QSL all SWL reports 100% in accordance with the above only if all QSO details correspond to the 2O12W log. SWLs are encouraged to report at least two consecutive QSOs made by 2O12W on any band.
Timeline Replies to direct cards will start to be sent in early September 2012. Logs will be uploaded to LOTW about two months after the event. eQsl will be uploaded after LOTW.
2O12W - that's Two Oscar One Two Wales
The call sign of the Welsh Flagship Amateur Radio Station celebrating the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. This very unique "special event radio station" will be based on the seafront esplanade at Whitmore bay. Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan. Located just a few miles south west of Cardiff and the Millennium Stadium where the first football matches will be played to open the Games in Wales.
Visitors may view an exhibition about radio communications and electronics, and then experience the thrill of transmitting a "Greetings Message" by radio across the globe. Your messages of goodwill and luck are sent out in the true amateur spirit of the Olympics. That being global freindship and harmony through participation.
By joining in with us in Barry, Wales, at this amazing event, we hope you will be inspired and feel part of the of the worldwide celebrations of the "London Olympic Games". One that you will remember as you felt involved on a very special occasion the London 2012 Games.
We plan to make in excess of 20,000 contacts during the seven weeks of on the air operating. So come on, why not join us and help break this target. Barry Amateur Radio Society will also be offering "bite sized" talks giving an overview of amateur radio and its importance in the modern world. Radio hams and intrested parties from around Wales, the UK and the World are most welcome and encouraged to visit 2O12W.
The Radio Station is easily reached from Cardiff, then a short train journey to Barry Island Railway Station.