Back from C5. had fun and lots in the log.
Yes I did abandon BERU contest. Some cw ops were way too fast and would not QRS for the whole of the qso, it stopped being fun and I did not want to send in log that would read like an RBN report rather than a contest log. I am a slow cw op so why after a couple of exchanges to get callsigns right then send me a serial number once and TU at 30 wpm and evaporate!
I note plenty of G and non-G stations 'found' me outside BERU.
In 2012 I tried to activate AF-060 Bijol Islands no luck. this time I managed it. only for 90 mins though between tides all qso were 15m SSB, already had qsl saying was great to manage me but was a cw qso on 17m sri I was not on AF-060 please LISTEN.
qsl via LoTW imminent
LotW for SM/M1KTA/P, SM7/M1KTA/P and OZ/M1KTA/P if the qso YOU upload does not reference one of those you will not see a QSL match. Check please before contacting me saying a qsl confirmation is missing.
Please see MY BLOG http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.com as often has up to date information.
I do not accept eQSL
I DO NOT ACCEPT CLUB LOG email/paypal request for a QSL card
IF IN DOUBT SEND A CARD VIA THE BURO OR USE LOTW
Note ALL Contest QSL By LoTW ONLY, even if I am the DX !!!!
IF A QSL REQUEST WITH IRC RX AFTER 30th November 2013 I WILL DESTROY THE IRC AND RETURN QSL VIA BURO ONLY - PLEASE BE AWARE!!!
ONCE ALL CURRENT HOME CALL (non DX) M1KTA QSL CARDS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED I WILL QSL M1KTA VIA LOTW ONLY
PLEASE NOTE IT CAN TAKE ME A WHILE TO SEND OUT CARDS I AM NOT RETIRED AND WORK IS OFTEN AWAY FROM HOME.
Home QTH QRA Locator: JO02BD National Grid Reference: TL 473 517
I have a BLOG: http://m1kta-qrp.blogspot.com/
I do some IOTA and other QRP expeditions and some people want these for awards so here is my QSL policy:
Please note that I am winding down my home call M1KTA QSL card sending and whilst I expect it will continue for special IOTA/SOTA or DXpedition I will send LoTW only otherwise. I really would like to receive QSL cards for DX locations when I am operating DX from some IOTA island or from a SOTA peak and those I will send a QSL CARD I would be greatful to receive cards either direct or via the bureau.
I use LoTW and all log entries should appear there DX almost immediately after the trip, the rest will apear in time as 2003-2009 are all paper logs (so are many recent beach operations)!
Generally, high quality, full colour QSL cards will be produced. - BUT I WILL STOP THIS SOON for all but IOTA/SOTA/DX trips due to costs. I have started to print my own on 150gm paper. Fine for DXCC et al
Please, please take note that all bureau QSL cards need to clearly reference M1KTA especially if I am using another prefix otherwise the cards will get lost in the system.
During any IOTA or special operation, when asked, I advise that QSL information that may be different should be found on this web site
To request a QSL card:
I DO NOT CHARGE FOR ANY CARD!!! Please do not send $20 especially if you are NIL.
Direct Cards should be sent to this address:
34 Bury Road Stapleford Cambridge CB22 5BP United Kingdom
QSL requests received direct will result in a direct response, subject to certain provisions. In order to receive a direct card:
Ensure that the QSO information on your card is clear and correct.
Enclose a good quality self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and strength for the number of return cards expected. No labels only please! Up to five QSOs can be confirmed on a single card.
Enclose �, EUROS, US dollars, please do not send IRC to meet postage costs by airmail or surface mail as appropriate. Loose UK stamps are also welcome. I will not use stamps or currency from other countries except UK!
NOTE UK POST OFFICE HAVE CHANGED PRICES 1st April 2014. Direct returns are expensive now.
The postal rate of 97p is everything must be sub 10g!
TWO US dollars will pay for return postage in Europe for one card.
Two US dollars are needed to pay for airmail outside Europe for ONE card. Additional cards pro-rata.
Current and in date IRC are fine but do not send me any from 2013.
Please do not send other currencies or cheques drawn on other than a UK bank. Applications received direct but without a self-addressed envelope, an envelope which is too small, or without sufficient return postage, may receive confirmations via the bureau only, I will not subsidise qsl sent without enough postage.
Bureau Cards QSL requests received via the bureau will receive a return card via the bureau. Ensure that the QSO information on your card is clear and correct.
Please mark your cards:
M1KTA via RSGB/UK
SWL Cards: I got into amateur radio as an SWL so I am especially interested in any QSL cards from an SWL especially when it is an IOTA or DXpedition and I will QSL all correct SWL reports. SWLs should log three consecutive contacts on any band or mode. SWL QSL cards can be sent direct to the above address or via the bureau as shown above.
I NO LONGER ACCEPT QSL CARD requests via email, please use LoTW or send a card through the buro.
QSO data error policy I am aware that some people do not want QSL cards so to avoid flooding QSL bureau with unwanted cards, please let me know you do not want a card otherwise I will normally QSL 100% if operating DX, except contest operating which will be LoTW only, provided the QSO is correct in my log.
When the QSO is wrong in the log then the following approach will be taken. Ultimately the decision in uncertain cases lies with me.
Error in QSO data
Time in error by up to 10 minutes or, perhaps by an exact number of hours indicating logging occurred in something other than UTC
Callsign in our log is close (e.g. a dit "out" in CW or similar sounding letters in SSB, etc.
Band is wrong but all other details are OK, suggesting logging typo (unlikely as frequency logging is automatic)
Mode is wrong. This could be my fault! Check for consistency elsewhere and consider giving benefit of the doubt
QSL if reasonable doubt exists
All other cases
Do not QSL pending further information
I have analysed my last 8 trips it COSTS me on average 48p per qso to produce a qsl card and that is before I get anything for direct returns etc. I am not asking for donations but if I am a bit slow might be because I have not printed or bought the qsl cards I need yet. LoTW confirms should go through as soon as I have confirmed all the log entries (I listen to my recordings).
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