Category Archives: qsl

Magic Incantation to Redeem IRCs

Up until this DXPedition, I’d only received on IRC (International Reply Coupon) and simply passed it on to another JA who’s confirmation I wanted.  With the flood of E51AMF QSL cards, I received a pile of IRCs and needed a mechanism to redeem them.  Coincidentally, Dan – W7WA, posted to the Western Washington DX Club’s Yahoo Group (“reflector”)… Read More »

E51AMF – K7ADD Confirmed

Having returned from E51AMF in the North Cook Islands, I was incredibly excited to see my own confirmation.  I used the expensive WiFi on-site to remote my home station’s Flex 6500 and make a barefoot RTTY contact.  I gave myself bi-directional 599s, but the K7ADD me was probably 459 – took a number of repeated calls to make sure… Read More »

K5P, Super Quick LoTW!

Just sync’ed DXKeeper with LoTW and was pleasantly surprised to see that K5P had already uploaded! Call Band Mode Station Call Result K5P 15M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 15M K5P 12M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 12M K5P 20M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 20M… Read More »

K5P

Managed to work the K5P Palmyra DXPedition on 3 bands (12m, 15m, and 20m), all phone.  This was due, in no small part, to horrible illness that Lauren and I picked up.  We skipped our vacation to Costa Rica and enjoyed a round of antibiotics and stomach flu, instead… which meant I was in the new shack instead of… Read More »

Custom QSL Labels / DXKeeper

Having posted about the new QSL cards, I thought it was worth a followup on the process I used to burn my first 850+ cards in a year or so.  I’ve been “chasing paper” (seeking awards) and keeping my confirmed : worked ratio high has been a constant challenge.  LoTW is awesome, but some DX just don’t upload.  I also send… Read More »