Monthly Archives: May 2011

Designing a QSL card for the Royal Wedding callsign

Blank page. *sigh* That’s as far as I’ve got, I’m not creative.  I’ve got no idea. Help!

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Days 133, 134 and 135 – I’ve got a new logbook

I had three QSOs on day #133, I worked KA1ERL, Russell in Rhode Island on 20m JT65 and then switched to SSB and spoke to IR0LJ, Emilio.  Later I changed to 40m where I had a nice long chat with … Continue reading

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QRSS – G0PKT is back

Earlier this week I noticed that G0PKT was missing when I ran my occasional QRSS grabber on 30m so I asked around the QRSS community and it turned out that it hadn’t been heard for a few days. I contacted … Continue reading

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QSL card received from VK6BN

I like QSL cards.  Electronic methods of confirming contacts are all very well and are a much more efficient method of QSLing but I much prefer to have a real physical QSL card in my hand. eQSL simulates that with … Continue reading

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Days 130, 131 and 132 – Playing QRSS

I’ve only worked four stations over the three days but have been playing QRSS again. On day #130 I first spoke to ON5KQ, Ulli on 40m – I was only using 10w for this contact and then I had a … Continue reading

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Days 127, 128 and 129 – The end of GR6NHU

These were three bumper days on the radio, I operated exclusively with my Royal Wedding callsign for them and ended up with a nice number of QSOs in the log.  Over the period I had 166 contacts using GR6NHU over … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding callsigns – All clubs operated illegally

Following on from my rant about the Royal Wedding callsigns here I emailed the RSGB Royal Wedding NoV email address to express my views that I was disappointed how Ofcom handled the matter of issuing NoVs to clubs inconsistently. This is … Continue reading

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