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One less on the bucket list -----

 

T33A

OQRS No Longer Available

as of April 12, 2014

Submit Direct or via the buro

LoTW uploaded April 12, 2014

 

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 item (2) 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 then 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.

 

T33A QSL/QSO Information UPDATE

  • As noted above, OQRS no longer available
  • All Direct requests that have been received on or before APRIL 17th are complete and 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 April 29th, 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. 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 the QSL request was not received please inform the QSL manager by email of the following (1)  There will be a resubmittal or (2) inform the QSL manager to use the buro.
  • Direct will be compiled daily and should not exceed about 5 days to be mailed after receipt of the request
  • 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 for dates of the T33A LoTW / Clublog updates

QSL Requests On Hold

There are some QSL card requests that are on HOLD due to the use of old IRCs, insufficient postage or no return envelope. These basic conditions were plainly stated on the T33A website. All of these stations that have an email address on QRZ.COM have been contacted but only a few have responded with their information. We advise you to please respond to our email as soon as possible. If not, these cards will go back via the buro when we do that first buro shipment. To those who do not have an email address on QRZ.COM and did not follow the guidlelines, please contact us at banaba2013@outlook.com with your method to correct the situation

To restate why they are on hold, here were the guidelines paraphrased from the T33A website

  • The use of old IRCs (even if there were 2 or more sent). They are not exchangeable
  • One USD ($1) is not enough to airmail overseas card(s) from the USA
  • No return envelope

 

EXPEDITION, QSL MANAGER AND IRC INFORMATION AT BOTTOM

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. 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!

Present station is still the TS950, an old one tube ETO PA77 amplifier and the antennas noted above. The only thing changed on the tower has been the rotator (from an old TailTwister to an M2 2800DC). After only 50 years, I finally reached #1 Honor Roll DXCC (355 total worked/confirmed).

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

Family Stuff

I am married(40 years) to a very understandable wife regarding expeditions and ham radio in general. We have 2 children. Mark is a private pilot (business jet) for a firm in China as of March, 2012. Lori is a Registered Dental Assistant in Southern California.

EXPEDITIONS, QSL MANAGER AND IRC INFORMATION

 

I have participated in the following expeditions:

  • 1980 Kingman Reef (WA2FIJ/KH5K) 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

  • 1980 WA2FIJ/KH5K Kingman Reef (January), no LoTW
  • 2011 T31A Kanton Island (April) LoTW
  • 2011 5W0JK Western Samoa (April), no LoTW
  • 2013 T33A Banaba Island (November) Latest Clublog/LoTW upload April 18, 2014
    • T33A Clublog "Search" page reflects the latest data

1. If the QSL card is sent to the address above, the outgoing QSL will be in the mail the next day. Additionally it will take some time to get the T33A cards processed.

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

 

IRC INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND AN IRC MAKE SURE THE IRC IS GOOD THROUGH DECEMBER 2017 AND IS STAMPED ON THE LEFT SIDE. IF NOT, THE IRC IS NOT EXCHANGEABLE FOR RETURN POSTAGE AND THE QSL WILL BE SENT VIA THE BUREAU.

  • IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A NEW IRC, MAKE SURE YOUR POST OFFICE STAMPS IT ON THE LEFT SIDE
  • IF YOU ARE USING A 2017 IRC THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED, MAKE SURE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE IRC IS STAMPED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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