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QSL: DIRECT $2 minimum via post or 2.50 euro minimum via PayPal

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I am not a member of the radio society and do not have access to the buro. There are only two ways to QSL. Use the log applet below to be sure you are in the log. You can email me to check and correct any error or omission if necessary.

1. QSL direct, covering my costs of replying to you and enclosing a return envelope. Current Irish postage rates mean a minimum of $2 is required. This will cover up to 9 QSOs - if sending for more contacts, an extra $ is needed. Insufficient or no postage means no reply. Any extra $ helps towards costs of operating, cards, etc. No pre-paid envelopes, stamps, coin (European stations can send a 2 Euro coin if they wish), e-cards. From 1st January 2017, I cannot accept IRCs.

2. Send a PayPal payment of EURO 2.50 to erik.ei4kf@gmail.com - payment must be in Euro and, if PayPal allows it, use the 'send money to friends/family' option (it is ok if not available).

VERY IMPORTANT - Send an email to erik.ei4kf@gmail.com giving the QSO data. Time, Date, Band, Mode, and your Callsign. I will then send you a QSL direct.


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Licenced since 1985, as G0CGL I worked and confirmed all DXCC entities (No 1 Honor Roll, achieved 1993, first G0) with all or nearly all entities confirmed on every band except 6 and 160m (100+ those bands).  In October 2011, I relocated to EI and started activity as EI4KF. My current QSL card shows nearby Loch Arrow. Loch is pronounced 'lock' and means lake.

I am QRV 160m - 6m on SSB, CW and digital modes. If you need EI on a particular band or mode, email for a sked. I can be QRV most times to suit you. 

Hexbeam: 6mtrs - 20mtrs; Rotary Dipole: 30mtrs; Vertical on 12mtr Spiderpole: 40mtrs; OCF Dipole: 60mtrs & 80mtrs SSB; Vertical on 18mtr Spiderpole: 80mtrs CW; Inverted-L on 18mtr Spiderpole: 160mtrs.


80m: In the 2017-2018 winter DX season, my frequency for JA on the long-path will be 3506 or 3507 +/- QRM from about 08z. I shall also be QRV 2030z on 160m and at 2130z for 80m CW short-path JA (any clear frequency).

Last season I could have worked more JAs on 80m and 160m but some ops make themselves too difficult to work. Follow these tips below if you want EI on 80/160 and will call me in the 2017-2018 season:

1   Match my speed. I send at 19-20 wpm and if you send at 25-30 wpm I will not copy you because that is too fast for my CW ability and also too fast for low band conditions.

2   Send your callsign 2 times. One call is not enough in the QRN.

3   Spread out. I always listen +/- 100Hz. So, if I am on 3506.0 then call between 3505.9 and 3506.1

4   When there other stations calling, do not call for a dupe QSO (same band/mode).

5   If you are JA7BXS or JP1TRJ do not bother to call me at all. I put in a lot of time and effort to work JA and I am not going to tolerate being abused by the idiot minority. 


If you made a QSO with me but your callsign does not appear in my log search, please email to check and have any log error corrected. Especially on 80m, there are some busted calls but I am happy to check and amend my log if you let me know.

The log is in real-time for SSB / CW except during contests.



QSL card update: As at 19 May 2017, all cards received with an envelope + sufficient return postage,

together with PayPal QSL requests, have been answered.


Statistics for EI4KF

QSOs with Japan (October 2011 to April 2017)

Analysis software: ADIF Filter v4.0.0 by SP7DQR


Above: latest shack layout August 2016 with new transceiver, Expert Electronics MB1 SDR.


View looking north: L to R are 160m inv-L; 80m vertical; 40m vertical; Hexbeam and 30m rotary dipole.

The main display of the MB1 3-screen extended desktop, showing the ExpertSDR2 software with 2 receivers open. Each are connected to CW Skimmers whose outputs are to the panoramas and to band maps from 'Software Defined Connectors'.


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