Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Recently received via bureau

C37N Andorra on 160, 80, 40, 20 and 15m SSB
RA9AE Asiatic Russia on 10m SSB and 40m CW
9Y4W Tobago on 15 and 20m SSB
TU2/F5LDY on 12m SSB

All confirmed via QSL bureau, no money involved. These QSL cards could carry the QSL Code Of Conduct logo.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clublog's OQRS

I've been discussing the use of Online QSL Request System on Clublog. This is a new feature you can attach   to your searchable log which can be published for instance on you blog, website or QRZ page. Can....because you can choose to switch it on or off. The problem actually is that you can't set the expense box to "no charge" or €0,00. As the OQRS system is ment to be one way. Personally I think this feature should only be accessible to DXpeditions and SES stations that have no use for a card in return. Otherwise people could try to make profit out of it. Look at the outrageous amount you can set? I checked in today and see that they now recommend to disable OQRS unless you know what you're doing. See: Keep it in mind when setting up a log and or make use of OQRS.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Recently received QSLs

I recently received these QSLs from stations you will not get cards from via buro or LotW. I checked my log before I did acquire these cards. The QSO with Syria was made in 2007. Others were made between 2007 and 2011. Unfortenately I had to "buy" these cards. Something I actually don't do normally. Of course I could wait till I'll QSO with stations in these countries that do QSL for free. But since it has been 5 years of waiting it justified a few dollars. Of course that is everyones own decision and counts for me too!

The cards above can not carry the "QSL Code Of Conduct" logo. And it would be nice they would upload their logs at least to LotW in the future.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New logo

I'm still developing this page. This new logo is one of the new developments.
Feel free to use it as long as you agree with the QSL Code Of Conduct.

  • A QSL is the final courtesy of a QSO, this has always been the most important rule!
  • Always answer a QSL card with or without contribution or Self Addressed Envelope. 
  • Never ask money to send your QSL card, you can ask a SAE
  • If you receive a QSL card via buro, reply via buro. If you receive QSL card direct, reply direct.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    QSL de Z21BB

    More and more stations are QSLing via eQSL. And lately there are a lot that have a nice designed card. Like the QSL from Z21BB, Zimbabwe. If you like paper QSL, the eQSL site is for you as if needed you just print them out. A real advantage over LOTW.
    Z21BB has W3HNK as QSL manager, I've been looking for his QSL policy but cannot find it, so I guess it's ok via QSL buro. The website of W3HNK can be found here.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Intrepid-DX Group bad QSL ideas

    In a post on Paul N6PSE does propose a  way of QSLing that should lower the costs of QSLing for the forthcoming Intrepid-DX Group DX pedition. This is only a proposal of course but already there are a lot of people that disagree. I think this DX-group never heard about the QSL code of conduct. If they already think costs will become too large they shouldn't even think about another DX-pedition. Sorry guys, BAD idea. A QSL is the final courtesy of a QSO and should be FREE ! Promote your aid and support activities and try to get funding for it. If you don't have the money for a DX-pedition save some first before anouncing this kind of QSL proposal.

    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    HK0NA OQRS Service

    HK0NA Online QSL Request Service is how a proper DXpedition should QSL with the QSL Code Of Conduct in mind. They offer a free QSL card via the bureau and you can request them online. Of course someone that is not a member of a radio club or bureau has to wait till the logs are uploaded to LOTW.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Ham Radio Blacklist migrated to QSL Code Of Conduct

    Since I didn't like "Ham Radio Blacklist" after all I migrated to "QSL Code Of Conduct". I didn't like the old blog name as it sounds very negative. And this new name is comparable with "DX code of Conduct". The QSL card keeps me thinking. Last week Franki ON5ZO and John AE5X wrote interesting things to read about QSLing. What is actually happening with your QSL card. Most do store them in boxes, and some put them on the wall of their radioshack. But what happens when you're (radio)life is over? Well, some of the (Dutch) cards will end in a museum probabely like the QSL card museum in the Netherlands. The manager for that museum is PA1AT Gerard who is also the regional QSL manager for the northern part of the Netherlands. This guy probabely loves QSL!