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Request for QSLs please


#1

Browsing around the RSGB website, I came across their Foundation Award, which is for holders of UK Foundation callsigns only, and is available for contacts made during the first year of being licensed.

http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/foundation.php

For the top Gold Award, one needs 100 points - which means 100 QSOs on 2m (points per band do vary). Nice and easy, I thought - I’ve already probably got enoungh in the log from my SOTA activations.

Unfortuantely, to apply, on needs paper QSL cards to support the claim (and eQSLs do not count).

So a simple request to anyone who I have worked over the past 7 months… please send me your paper QSL (either direct or via the RSGB bureau) confirming our QSO(s).

I will happily reply with one of my own.

Many thanks
Andrew


#2

In reply to M6ADB:

Hi Andrew

I would check that the award is still running. I applied for an award from the RSGB a while back only to be told that it was no longer available.

Cheers

Richard
G3CWI


#3

In reply to M6ADB:
Hi Andrew

I’m pretty sure I sent you a card via the Bureau a month or so ago. If the award is still available and you wish to go for it quicker, I’m quite happy to send another via direct mail. I’d be interested to know whether it is still available, being an M6 in my first year too. Many thanks for the couple you have sent me via EQSL. I will confirm them, but just haven’t got around to designing my own on there yet!

73
Jonathan
M6HBS


#4

In reply to M6ADB:

Hi, Andrew, I thought the callsign was familiar, I worked you on Bardon Hill several pages back in the log. Post if the award is still going and I’ll send you a card direct.

73

Brian G8ADD


#5

In reply to M6HBS:

I’m pretty sure I sent you a card via the Bureau a month or so ago.

Thanks Jonathan… I am aware of some cards at the bureau, and have asked for them to be sent through, even though there isn’t a “full” envelope yet. So maybe its still there? I’ll let you know when the current batch comes through.

I’d be interested to know
whether it is still available, being an M6 in my first year too.

I know it is not definitive, but it is shown in the 2011 Yearbook. But following Richard’s comment, I will drop them an email to confirm.

73 de Andrew


#6

In reply to M6ADB:

http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/foundation.php

For the top Gold Award, one needs 100 points - which means 100 QSOs on 2m >(points per band do vary). Nice and easy, I thought - I’ve already probably got >enoungh in the log from my SOTA activations.

Unfortuantely, to apply, on needs paper QSL cards to support the claim (and >eQSLs do not count).

Where does it say you need QSLs, Andrew? I looked at the Rules on the web site you mentioned and it seems to require only a certified log extract. (And money!) There is no mention of QSL cards, as far as I can see.

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#7

In reply to G3NYY:

Where does it say you need QSLs, Andrew? I looked at the Rules on the
web site you mentioned and it seems to require only a certified log
extract.

The devil is in the small print - or more appropriately the General Rules (1) linked from the Rules page (2)

  1. http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/generalrules.php
  2. http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/

“All claims must be fully supported by QSL cards.”

Andrew


#8

Does that mean that QSL cards must be submitted, or that they must be available for spot-checks if requested?

Tom M1EYP


#9

I recently received some QSL cards from the bureau from 2005. You might have to wait a long time to get 100 cards.

Steve GW7AAV


#10

In reply to GW7AAV:

I recently received some QSL cards from the bureau from 2005. You
might have to wait a long time to get 100 cards.

Steve GW7AAV

You’ll be waiting a long time to get one from me as I’ve yet to send a QSL in 20 years of continuous operation! However, I wish you well in your quest.

Andy
MM0FMF


#11

In reply to M6ADB:

The devil is in the small print - or more appropriately the General
Rules (1) linked from the Rules page (2)

  1. http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/generalrules.php
  2. http://www.rsgb.org/vhfawards/rules/

“All claims must be fully supported by QSL cards.”

Ah … OK. Now I see what you mean.

I know I have worked you at least once (Walbury Hill?). If you could email me the date or dates that we worked, I’ll gladly send QSL(s) direct.

73,
Walt (g3nyy at dsl.pipex.com)


#12

In reply to M6ADB:

I’ll let you know when the current batch comes through.

Just had a check on the M6 Sub-Managers page:-

http://www.m5aex.co.uk/M6_Series.html

And it looks like he has only received 3 batches of cards from the RSGB during the year. As Steve has said, it could take a long time through the Bureau! A G4 acquaintance of mine who QSL’s on a fairly regular basis told me recently that he hasn’t had any from his Sub Manager for nearly 2 years.

A shame really that one of the RSGB’s own awards could take so long to achieve because of having to wait for cards to arrive from theirs and others Bureau systems. That’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess. As many M6s would have (hopefully) gone on to Intermediate or Full level by the time all the relevant QSLs come through, I wonder how many actually claim it??

Thank goodness the SOTA award system is so much easier. Just got my 100 chaser points award through today after a few weeks. Cheers Barry GM4TOE, it’s framed and up on the wall already!

73
Jonathan
M6HBS


#13

I must have had at least 8 envelopes of cards via the RSGB this year - many of them go back to 2005/2006, but a few are for 2010. I had so many in one batch I had to send some more envelopes and I’ve recently had all those back too so need to get some more off soon.


#14

Congratulations Jonathan on achieving 100 chaser points.

Jimmy M3EYP


#15

In reply to M3EYP:
I’ve made nearly 1000 qso’s between my MM6ADR and 2M0ETR calls since August 09 and not received anything from the RSGB, and a dozen or so direct. I wonder how much longer I’ll have to wait. I think that I’ll sign up to LOTW very soon!

Adrian


#16

In reply to M6ADB:

I have this award a while. You don’t need QSL cards,whoever taught you your Foundation licence can verify your log. Not many have applied for this award, mine is certificate #4.

‘All claims must include a log extract certified by a Foundation Instructor, an RSGB affiliated club official, or two licensed amateurs’.

73 Chris 2E0FSR


#17

In reply to 2E0FSR:

I have this award a while. You don’t need QSL cards,whoever taught you
your Foundation licence can verify your log. Not many have applied for
this award, mine is certificate #4.

Thanks Chris… in which case I will submit an application, and see what happens :slight_smile:

Thanks
Andrew


#18

In reply to M6ADB:

In reply to M6HBS:
Hi Andrew

I’m pretty sure I sent you a card via the Bureau a month or so
ago.

Doubled checked last night and if I did send one via the Bureau, I haven’t marked it off as such on my log. So, I’ve posted one direct off to you this morning!

73
Jonathan