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Feb 2014 Big News---------worked FT5FM for DXCC #340 Top of Honor Role.
VE6LB Home Page A user of: TM
Also VA6XDX in contests
QSL by UX5UO
A6/VE6LB planned/hoped to be active again from about Dec. 13/13 to Jan. 12/14. I will be at a new QTH in Dubai with a better antenna location (same old G5RV-M). Will be mainly CW with some RTTY.
Unfortunately, the license process now requires a Security approval which adds considerably to the lead time. It does not look like I'll get the license this trip. More Grandson time.
I was be active from A6 again from Dec. 20, 2011 to Jan. 10, 2012. Same set-up as before but more focus on 10/12 meters with the higher SF.
I operated as A6/VE6LB from Dubai from Jan. 9, 2010 to Feb 7, 2010 and Jan. 13, 2011 to Feb. 9, 2011.
This was a part time, vacation operation. 100 watts and a G5RV-M antenna.
I made 5,600+ QSOs to date, mostly CW.
QSL Direct at QRZ or (OQRS on ClubLog), LoTW, eQSL or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org for a bureau card.
Postage from Canada to US is $1US and international is $2US. A new IRC is fine to anywhere. Insufficient postage requests will be answered via the bureau.
Logs are on-line log at ClubLog and uploaded to LoTW and eQSL (eQSL may no be until I'm home).
Beijing China 2003 Dubai 2008 (no licenses granted to visitors at this time)
QSL MANAGER: I manage QSLs for a couple silent keys. RAC has change the outgoing bureau rules that limit my sending of cards as follows:
3C2MV/ VE6JO: Direct only! no bureau. QSOs are uploaded to eQSL and LoTW.
VA6IK: Bureau or direct are OK. QSOs are uploaded to eQSL and LoTW.
Direct QSL need $2US or 1 IRC and an SAE.
DXCC FAQs and FIELD CHECKING RULES/TIPS
The DXCC desk publishes a comprehensive list of information on their site.
Click the link to take you to the latest information. ARRLWeb: DXCC Rules
EXCEL ARRL DXCC Application QSO Record Form:
ARRL DXCC has released an Online Tool to record new QSO for submission for DXCC and Challenge credits. It's the way to go now. It's cheaper and faster than the manual method we've used to date. This tool will record your QSLs as you get them online. I strongly recommend the use of this tool. It can be found at: https://p1k.arrl.org/onlinedxcc/
I've created an EXCEL spread sheet (works fine with MS WORKS as well) that makes inputting and editing ARRL DXCC record forms easier. If you'd like a copy, please click the ARRL logo below.
Download ARRL DXCC record form:
EXCEL DXCC Tracking Form: Since Logger32 www.logger32.net provides for full tracking of worked, confirmed, submitted and granted contacts, I no longer support this EXCEL tool.
Need your DXCC or VUCC submission and cards checked? Contact:
Gerry VE6LB email@example.com (403)
ARRL DXCC Field Checker-including 160 and deleted
Most kindly hand written for me by Kan, JA1BK at the IARU meeting in Bangalore and hand delivered by Tim VE6SH. The rock is a piece of coral from Swains.
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RAC Field QSL Card Checking (DXCC, VUCC, WAS)
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Myths of Low Band DXing (an article written by VE6LB)
Butternut HF-2V 160 Improvements (by VE6LB) Click Picture to Enlarge
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