Date   

Re: PJ2/DK5ON

Steve W3HF
 

Thanks, Barry.


And I just discovered that I hadn't ever worked a "new" PJ2 on 15, so that's a new band-entity for me!


Steve
W3HF


PJ2/DK5ON

boat.anchor@...
 

21.071.545 Andy is on
Good catch Steve W3HF
I logged him about 5 minutes ago
Barry
VA7GEM/1470


Re: How to OQRS?

David Westbrook
 

"OQRS" isn't as much a service as it is a method .. generically, it just means that you can pay electronically for a card, and don't have to physically send a card of your own.  Some ops/QSL managers simply say "you can email me for paypal details" and there's not a web form or anything.   Some QSL Mangers have web forms on their own website;  And then there's of course ClubLog.

I have a list of about 2,800 callsigns that use OQRS (of some sort) posted here:
I use it in DXKeeper so it know to just easily request electronically, as opposed to putting it in a paper card queue.
    If you come across any not on this list, let me know!

And definitely explore all the reports on ClubLog -- there's some really nice functionality on there, which will give you recommendations on needed QSOs and things like that ...  Also the QSL info/stats on a DX station (even if they don't use clublog) is pretty informative, too.

73!
--david
kj4izw



On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 4:04 PM, Bill Garwood <n4gbk@...> wrote:
 

OK, thanks guys.  I understand.  I have recently loaded my latest .adif file to ClubLog.  I'll get busy working on some of my QSOs.  (The band conditions are so bad here I checked to see if my antenna was on the ground.   I hope it improves before the 070 contest.)
 
A couple of other questions:
 
There are other OQRS services found on the internet.  Have any of you used any of these instead of ClubLog?
 
Why would anyone pay to have a card sent to them via the bureau instead of having it sent direct?
 
Again, thanks and I'll see you on the bands.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: w3hf@...
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:55:58 -0700
Subject: Re: [070] Re: How to OQRS?


 
I had the detailed steps for ClubLog. You gave the general picture, including the DXpedition's perspective which I skipped. In my mind we were complementary, and together covered the topic well.

:-)




Re: How to OQRS?

Steve W3HF
 

There are other OQRS services found on the internet. Have any of you used any of these instead of ClubLog?
Probably, though I really don't recall the details. The process has to be something similar. But it's really not up to us--it's up to the DX station. If he doesn't upload to ClubLog, then you can't use the ClubLog OQRS. You have to use the service where his log is.



Why would anyone pay to have a card sent to them via the bureau instead of having it sent direct?

Cost. Often the cost for bureau cards is either negligible or free. Direct is typically at least $2-3. It's a tradeoff of $$ vs speed.


Steve
W3HF


Re: How to OQRS?

Bill Garwood
 

OK, thanks guys.  I understand.  I have recently loaded my latest .adif file to ClubLog.  I'll get busy working on some of my QSOs.  (The band conditions are so bad here I checked to see if my antenna was on the ground.   I hope it improves before the 070 contest.)
 
A couple of other questions:
 
There are other OQRS services found on the internet.  Have any of you used any of these instead of ClubLog?
 
Why would anyone pay to have a card sent to them via the bureau instead of having it sent direct?
 
Again, thanks and I'll see you on the bands.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: w3hf@...
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:55:58 -0700
Subject: Re: [070] Re: How to OQRS?

 
I had the detailed steps for ClubLog. You gave the general picture, including the DXpedition's perspective which I skipped. In my mind we were complementary, and together covered the topic well.

:-)



Re: How to OQRS?

Steve W3HF
 

I had the detailed steps for ClubLog. You gave the general picture, including the DXpedition's perspective which I skipped. In my mind we were complementary, and together covered the topic well.

:-)


Re: How to OQRS?

Jerry N9AVY
 

Better explanation Steve !


From: "w3hf@..."
To: 070@...
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:50 PM
Subject: [070] Re: How to OQRS?

 
Bill -

OQRS can be a pretty generic term (Online QSL Request System), but the most common implementation is on ClubLog. Go to the ClubLog site and click on Expeditions in the upper right. The most recent DXpeditions are on the first page, but you can click on "Complete Expeditions list" in the middle if the one you want isn't listed. Click on the station callsign, and you'll get to a page that may include some station info (e.g. QSL policy) and a search window. Enter your call in the search window and click "Find QSOs." (If you have already logged in to ClubLog on your own, your call will pre-populate the search window. If you haven't already logged in, you will need to log in to take the next step.) The next page will show if you are "in the log" of the station, and show you a mode/band table for the QSO(s). If the station does OQRS via ClubLog, there will be a "Request QSL" button. Click this, and you'll get to a page that lists the QSOs, but requires you to enter date and time. This is to verify that your log matches theirs. Enter the QSO data, and if it's a match, the site will guide you through the process of selecting an option (e.g. bureau or direct), sending payment, and perhaps an optional donation. Then when you click the "do this" button (or whatever they call it), you will be redirected to the PayPal site to log in and authorize payment.

Hope this helps.

Steve
W3HF



Re: How to OQRS?

Steve W3HF
 

Bill -

OQRS can be a pretty generic term (Online QSL Request System), but the most common implementation is on ClubLog. Go to the ClubLog site and click on Expeditions in the upper right. The most recent DXpeditions are on the first page, but you can click on "Complete Expeditions list" in the middle if the one you want isn't listed. Click on the station callsign, and you'll get to a page that may include some station info (e.g. QSL policy) and a search window. Enter your call in the search window and click "Find QSOs." (If you have already logged in to ClubLog on your own, your call will pre-populate the search window. If you haven't already logged in, you will need to log in to take the next step.) The next page will show if you are "in the log" of the station, and show you a mode/band table for the QSO(s). If the station does OQRS via ClubLog, there will be a "Request QSL" button. Click this, and you'll get to a page that lists the QSOs, but requires you to enter date and time. This is to verify that your log matches theirs. Enter the QSO data, and if it's a match, the site will guide you through the process of selecting an option (e.g. bureau or direct), sending payment, and perhaps an optional donation. Then when you click the "do this" button (or whatever they call it), you will be redirected to the PayPal site to log in and authorize payment.

Hope this helps.

Steve
W3HF


Re: How to OQRS?

Jerry N9AVY
 

I've been using OQRS since it started. It's really a great convenience.  Sending cash through the mail it at best a risk.  Many postal services in the world are plagued with pilfering. The crooks can somehow smell money inside. I've had many "greenstamps" disappear over the years with no QSLs in return.

So, when ORQS came on the scene it was great for those who wanted hard cards instead of a LoTW or Eqsl confirmation.

OQRS is very simple. It works best with a Paypal account. Just find the online log  for the station you want QSLed.  Make sure you are in the log. It will then direct you to the site for OQRS.  Once at the ORQS site you'll be directed to include the QSO data (date/time/band/RST). Fill in that data and the Paypal info.  Make sure your callsign appears somewhere !  Then, you'll be asked for an amount (usually $2-3 )  and a possible donation. That's about all there is.

A word about donations...  if it's a DXpedition, there has been thousands of dollars spent on getting there (and back) and donations are a way of funding the DXpeditions. Many DXers feel that $5 per QSO/QSL is not unreasonable and some will go for $20-25 overall.

For example, the recent FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdan Is. the cost of leasing the M.S. Braveheart to get to the island was around $100,000 (US)  and that does include extras like docking fees, inspection fees, food, gasoline, and so on. Many members of DXpeditions will kick in $10,000 ton $25,000 or more out of their own pockets !

All that is just to bring "us" a new DXCC country ! As one of my DX friends says, "You gotta pay to play !".


Jerry   N9AVY



From: Bill Garwood
To: "070@..." <070@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:20 PM
Subject: [070] How to OQRS?

 
Hello PSKers,
 
I am trying to come up to speed in the 21st Century.  Last year digital communications was all new.  Now, this year I'm trying to get some more QSLs confirmed for some DX Awards with PSK31.  I am using LoTW and eQSL successfully but I have a couple of stations in the log that want me to only QSL using OQRS.  They say to not send any money in the mail to their location but to use PayPal and OQRS.  I have a PayPal account and have been reading some info in ClubLog.  The more I search the web, the more confused I'm getting.
 
Can some of you more experienced folks provide me with some guidance to get me started with OQRS?
 
Thanks so much!
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  #1688 LONP #252



How to OQRS?

Bill Garwood
 

Hello PSKers,
 
I am trying to come up to speed in the 21st Century.  Last year digital communications was all new.  Now, this year I'm trying to get some more QSLs confirmed for some DX Awards with PSK31.  I am using LoTW and eQSL successfully but I have a couple of stations in the log that want me to only QSL using OQRS.  They say to not send any money in the mail to their location but to use PayPal and OQRS.  I have a PayPal account and have been reading some info in ClubLog.  The more I search the web, the more confused I'm getting.
 
Can some of you more experienced folks provide me with some guidance to get me started with OQRS?
 
Thanks so much!
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK  #1688 LONP #252


Re: 1B1AB

wa3gm
 

RRR


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-------- Original message --------
From: "ljl2002@..."
Date:03/12/2014 10:06 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 

Gee, maybe Steve will end up there some day!
 
Then it will count for WITWIS too! :}
73
Joe
KA1PPV #1482

From: "w3hf@..." <w3hf@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB
 
Depends on what you are counting...

- It's a unique prefix if you're doing WPX or the TARA Prefix award
- It's a grid square that may be unique if you've never worked Cyprus
- It's an A for WTW

Steve
W3HF


Re: Oman - A45XR on 10,141.0

Bill Garwood
 

Stan, thanks for the spot.  Got a new one in the log.
 
73,
 
Bill N4GBK
 

To: 070@...
From: robinstan@...
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:58:05 -0400
Subject: [070] Oman - A45XR on 10,141.0

 
Good signal to SW FL . PSK-63  and now PSK-31
 
Stan
W9SMR
 

To: 070@...
From: pegduck56@...
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:10:06 -0700
Subject: Fw: [070] Sri Lanka



if anyone hears these guys, pse shout out !

gl, K7TRK


On Sunday, March 9, 2014 10:34 AM, Jerry wrote:
 




4S, SRI LANKA (Update/Reminder). Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a team of operators to activate Sri Lanka (AS-003) between March 10-23rd. Operators mentioned are Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX,
Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. The callsigns have now been announced and are 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG and 4S7LXG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using several stations operating CW and
SSB.

One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.


Equipment will consist of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 2 x 18 m lowband vertical, a delta-loop vertical for 40m, a delta-loop vertical for 30m, 2 spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element yagi for 6m and some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit:
                    http://www.dl7df.com/4s7/index.php






Oman - A45XR on 10,141.0

stan W9SMR
 

Good signal to SW FL . PSK-63  and now PSK-31
 
Stan
W9SMR
 

To: 070@...
From: pegduck56@...
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:10:06 -0700
Subject: Fw: [070] Sri Lanka



if anyone hears these guys, pse shout out !

gl, K7TRK


On Sunday, March 9, 2014 10:34 AM, Jerry wrote:
 




4S, SRI LANKA (Update/Reminder). Sigi, DL7DF, will lead a team of operators to activate Sri Lanka (AS-003) between March 10-23rd. Operators mentioned are Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Manfred/DK1BT, Georg/DK7LX,
Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI. Pilot station for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. The callsigns have now been announced and are 4S7DFG, 4S7FRG and 4S7LXG. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using several stations operating CW and
SSB.

One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV.


Equipment will consist of 4 transceivers (3 x K2, 1 x FT857D), 2 x 18 m lowband vertical, a delta-loop vertical for 40m, a delta-loop vertical for 30m, 2 spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element yagi for 6m and some beverage antennas. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. They will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition. For more details and updates, visit:
                    http://www.dl7df.com/4s7/index.php





Re: 1B1AB

wa3gm
 

Yes me too. ......

GM


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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Flowers
Date:03/12/2014 8:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 

Congrats, Greg. 

I sure wish ARRL would count it for DXCC ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Mar 12, 2014, at 12:11 PM, wa3gm <wa3gm@...> wrote:

 

Just got him.   1B1AB. CYPRUS. 14072.2   
New one for me on PSK31

73
Greg
Wa3gm


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Re: 1B1AB

ljl2002@att.net
 

Gee, maybe Steve will end up there some day!
 
Then it will count for WITWIS too! :}
73
Joe
KA1PPV #1482

From: "w3hf@..."
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB
 
Depends on what you are counting...

- It's a unique prefix if you're doing WPX or the TARA Prefix award
- It's a grid square that may be unique if you've never worked Cyprus
- It's an A for WTW

Steve
W3HF


Re: 1B1AB

Mike Flowers
 

At least we have beers ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Mar 12, 2014, at 3:40 PM, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

 

Those are the things we cry in our beers over !  :-)


Jerry



From: Milton Garb <n6mg@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 

Jerry, I must have a dozen cards from XZ5A and XZ1A through the years...none count!
Wish they did!
Milt.
N6MG
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
If it doesn't count for DXCC - it doesn't count.  Much like the Burma (Myanmar) contact I had several years ago. It a nice card, but doesn't count for a thing... it was Burmese rebels back in the jungle.

Jerry  N9AVY



From: wa3gm <wa3gm@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
I know but no problem. ...just a new one for me.......

73 all the best

Wa3gm


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-------- Original message --------
From: David Kjellquist
Date:03/12/2014 7:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
Maybe a new one but no DXCC credit. Blame crazy DXCC rules. Kosovo is in same boat!

On 3/12/2014 6:11 PM, wa3gm wrote:
 
Just got him.   1B1AB. CYPRUS. 14072.2   
New one for me on PSK31

73
Greg
Wa3gm


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Re: 1B1AB

Jerry N9AVY
 

Those are the things we cry in our beers over !  :-)


Jerry



From: Milton Garb
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 

Jerry, I must have a dozen cards from XZ5A and XZ1A through the years...none count!
Wish they did!
Milt.
N6MG
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
If it doesn't count for DXCC - it doesn't count.  Much like the Burma (Myanmar) contact I had several years ago. It a nice card, but doesn't count for a thing... it was Burmese rebels back in the jungle.

Jerry  N9AVY



From: wa3gm <wa3gm@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
I know but no problem. ...just a new one for me.......

73 all the best

Wa3gm


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: David Kjellquist
Date:03/12/2014 7:25 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: 070@...
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
Maybe a new one but no DXCC credit. Blame crazy DXCC rules. Kosovo is in same boat!

On 3/12/2014 6:11 PM, wa3gm wrote:
 
Just got him.   1B1AB. CYPRUS. 14072.2   
New one for me on PSK31

73
Greg
Wa3gm


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Re: J69MV now on 28120.944

Scott Monks
 

good signal, name Tot
73 scott 1550


From: "w3hf@..."
To: 070@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 1B1AB

 
Depends on what you are counting...

- It's a unique prefix if you're doing WPX or the TARA Prefix award
- It's a grid square that may be unique if you've never worked Cyprus
- It's an A for WTW

Steve
W3HF



Re: 1B1AB

Steve W3HF
 

Depends on what you are counting...

- It's a unique prefix if you're doing WPX or the TARA Prefix award
- It's a grid square that may be unique if you've never worked Cyprus
- It's an A for WTW

Steve
W3HF


Re: 1B1AB

Mike Flowers
 

Congrats, Greg. 

I sure wish ARRL would count it for DXCC ...

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Mar 12, 2014, at 12:11 PM, wa3gm <wa3gm@...> wrote:

 

Just got him.   1B1AB. CYPRUS. 14072.2   
New one for me on PSK31

73
Greg
Wa3gm


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