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QSL: NEW Please use: 5725 Viejo Drive, Bee Cave, Texas, 78738

Ham Member Lookups: 17070



T31A  The 2011 T31A Kanton website has been placed back on the Web. Information/questions for T31A can be addressed to W2IJ. T31A may be accessed via this link ==> T31A website   


1) New Address....Please do not use California address above.....it may not get forwarded and will be sent back to you...save $$$$....use new address. 

Feb 2016 New Address BELOW

2) Operators who continue to request QSL cards with outdated IRCs (2013), be advised your request will not be answered direct but via the Buro. We will attempt to contact you via email reminding you that the old IRCs (2013) are not accepted by the post office and advise another request. Those who do not have an email address will have the QSL card shipped via the Buro which will probably take over a  year.


QSL Information Update


T31A and/or T33A and/or 5W0JK

and/or WA2FIJ/KH5K QSL Information Update

RIP Kingman...Glad I got to go when you were just 7' across the top


Latest above card(s) mailed April 28, 2016


ALL QSL cards for T33A, T31A, 5W0JK and WA2FIJ/KH5K after February 17, 2016 must be mailed to: 

Jay Kobelin W2IJ

5725 Viejo Drive

Bee Cave, Texas 78738




See below


  • Submit QSLs Direct or via the buro, no email requests accepted
  • LoTW is current for T33A and T31A (see below for more info)
  • Clublog QSO log checks are current for T33A and T31A (see below for more info)
  • For T33A QSL cards shipped out for the OQRS requested QSL card(s) via the Buroif there are missing QSOs, please resubmit those QSOs via the normal buro or direct process. These OQRS buro requests were made by each individual operator into the OQRS system.
  • For T33A, T31A and 5W0JK QSL cards shipped into the W2 Buro, please see below

Attention DXCC Card Checkers and Operators:

1)There is no requirement for a stamp or signature on a QSL card per the DXCC Desk (Bill Moore, NC1L and noted in Rule 2). As quoted from an email from the DXCC desk dated February 26, 2014:

"While it would be nice to have, things like a signature and/or stamp is not required"

2) All phone contacts made from T33A were SSB only. The Clublog OQRS system used "PH" (up to mid March 2014) on their labels for SSB contacts whereas the Direct cards use "SSB". That "PH" or the new "SSB" format introduced by Clublog mid March 2014 is a Clublog OQRS controlled feature. Please advise any card checker or organization to visit this page if there are any questions regarding the "PH" used by Clublog OQRS for the SSB mode prior to mid March 2014. This description should clear up any questions on the "PH" mode printed on the Clublog OQRS requested card label printed prior to mid March 2014. See item (3) for the description of the overall label format when the request was via the Clublog OQRS system or the Direct request to the QSL manager (W2IJ)

3) OQRS QSL labels are different than those labels generated for DIRECT QSL submittals. OQRS labels have no lines whereas DIRECT labels are printed with lines like seen in a table format. Samples of both label formats have been submitted to the ARRL.

4) There are 2 style QSL cards. Samples of both QSL cards have been submitted to the ARRL.


  • All Direct requests as noted above are in the mail. PLEASE BE PATIENT and allow enough time for these card(s) to get to your QTH from the USA. Delivery overseas takes a while. If you do not get your card(s) by May 13, 2016, please send your information to banaba2013@outlook.com for verification. Please respond as soon as possible to the QSL manager's inquiries regarding your email or QSL issue. If no response is received by the QSL manager, card will go via the buro. Some QSLs that were sent may not have been received by the QSL manager for a number of reasons. If the QSL manager indicates via email the QSL request was not received please inform the QSL manager by email when the follow up submittal will be made.
  • If the envelope you get for your T33A card(s) has an NIL note on it for DIRECT QSL requests, it means the QSO noted was Not In Log. PIRATE may also be noted if you worked one.
  • Please see at bottom of page for dates of the T33A and T31A LoTW and Clublog updates


The regular routed buro cards (T33A, T31A, 5W0JK) via the W2 buro status is below. These incoming buro QSL cards that have QSOs not found in the log will have the particular QSO noted on their original QSL which will then be returned, via the buro, for your information. 


T33A: All T33A Direct buro cards (including SWL cards) were completed/shipped on Dec 19, 2014. The second batch was mailed to the ARRL Outgoing Service on Sept 10, 2015. The third batch was received at the ARRL Outgoing Service on April 22, 2016. Both LoTW and Clublog logs for T33A have been updated to reflect broken calls where applicable.

T31A: All T31A Direct buro cards (including SWL cards) were completed/shipped on Dec 19, 2014. The second batch was mailed to the ARRL Outgoing Service on April 15, 2016. The third batch was received at the ARRL  Outgoing Service on April 22, 2016. Both LoTW and Clublog logs for T31A have been updated to reflect broken calls where applicable. 

5W0JK: All 5W0JK buro cards (including SWL cards) were completed/shipped on Dec 19, 2014. The second batch was mailed to the ARRL Outgoing Service on Sept 10, 2015. The third batch was received at the ARRL  Outgoing Service on April 22, 2016.


Thanks for stopping by. I was first licensed (Novice) as WV2FIJ sometime during 1959. I got on the air using a crystal controlled Heathkit DX40, a homebrew antenna tuner and an army surplus BC342 receiver. Upgraded to WA2FIJ in 1960 at the FCC building in New York City. I got a good deal on a BC610E and used it for a year or two on AM and CW but too many TVI complaints plus the CW tone was really bad when using the internal tuning units for frequency control in its variable frequency mode. Only way not to get an OO report on CW was to get those huge FT-171B crystals.

Went back to the DX40 as an exciter with the Heathkit external VFO (VF-1) which made chasing DX a bit easier. I finally got clean CW and VFO control by hooking up the output of the DX40 to the grid of the 250TH in the BC610E.

Finally upgraded the station with a Heathkit Marauder (HX10) transmitter, homebrew 3-400Z amplifier, Hallicrafter SX99 receiver which was later replaced with a Collins 75A3 receiver. Antennas while living at home before college graduation were various wire antennas, Hornet tribander, a 20-15-10 quad (great antenna but fell apart) and some other odd tribanders.

After my college graduation in 1969 (BSEE, University of Missouri in Columbia) and thru the 1980's I upgraded to a TS520, a Collins 30L1 amplifier and a TH6 at 50 feet.

In 1989 moved from New York to southern California making sure the house I was going to buy was not in a Home Owners Association. This option, like the dodo, has basically evaporated. When I got established in California, I upgraded to a TS950 in 1992 and, during the mid 1990's, I got my Extra and applied for and received my vanity callsign W2IJ. In 1996 I got my tower permit, put up a Tri-EX LM-354HD tower, slid in a 20 foot mast and put up a Mosley Classic CL33. In 2002, pulled down the CL33, put up a Force-12 C31, WARC beam with a 30M kit (A3WS) at 62 feet and a rotatable dipole (D40) at 70 feet. My WA2FIJ call now held by my son Mark. I retired from the aerospace industry in 2008 after almost 40 years and, as I see it today, every day is Saturday!

In July 2014, we moved to Austin, Texas as it was time for a change....and we have found Austin to be a great place.

Present station (when we get one assembled) will still be the TS950 and the old one tube ETO PA77 amplifier. A decent antenna will be almost impossible as Austin has been inundated by HOAs....unless of course you may have just won a lottery and can spot build...and there are great places here, lots of land, just needs lots of money smiley

After about 50 years, I finally reached #1 Honor Roll DXCC (355 total worked/confirmed) in 2008.

I have uploaded my personal logs that go back to February 1996 to LoTW. My latest upload was on February 16, 2012.

Family Stuff

I am married (42 years) to a very understandable wife regarding expeditions and ham radio in general. We have 2 children. Mark has returned to the States from China (early 2015) and is a business jet pilot for a large executive jet firm. Lori is a Registered Dental Assistant in Southern California.


I have participated in the following expeditions:

  • 1980 Kingman Reef (WA2FIJ/KH5K, QSL Manager) and Palmyra (K6LPL/KH5, WA2FIJ/KH5) [January]
  • 1992 Clipperton Island, FO0CI (March)
  • 2011 Central Kiribati, Kanton Island T31A (April)
  • 2011 Western Samoa, 5W0JK (April)
  • 2013 Banaba Island, T33A (November)

QSL manager (use the address above) for the following

1. If the QSL card is sent to the NEW address above, the outgoing QSL will be in the mail within 3 days.

2. Please place your callsign on the back of your return envelope or on the inside flap of your return envelope.

3. Please place a return address on your enclosed envelope

4. If you send an IRC please make sure it is valid



  • 1980 WA2FIJ/KH5K Kingman Reef (January), no LoTW
  • 2013 T33A Banaba Island (November)
    • Latest Clublog upload April 13, 2016 
    • Latest LoTW upload April 13, 2016 
    • Allow time for uploads to be processed 
      • T33A Clublog "Search" page reflects the latest data
  • 2011 T31A Kanton Island (April) 
    • Latest Clublog upload January 11, 2016
    • Latest LoTW upload January 11, 2016
    • Allow time for uploads to be processed 
      • T31A Clublog "Search" page reflects the latest data
  • 2011 5W0JK Western Samoa (April), no LoTW or Clublog

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