QSLs can be ordered three ways:
Here are the details for these three options:
This is the common Online QSL Request System (OQRS). To order your QSLs, click on this link:
QSL requests from this page will be processed by the QSL manager (Tim Beaumont, MØURX) soon after the expedition, and your cards will be mailed directly to you. We HIGHLY encourage you to use this option for all VKØEK QSL requests.
The cost per QSL card request is US$5.00, regardless of the number of QSOs. However, each separate request you make will incur the same charge. This means that if you log 3 QSOs early in the expedition and check out and pay for those 3 QSO’s, you will pay $5. If you then log 2 additional QSOs and make a second QSL order, you will be charged the $5 again. Thus, you may wish to wait until you are have finished making all your QSO’s with VKØEK to place your QSL request!
You can send your QSL(s) requests to:
VKØEK Heard Island DXpedition
The charge for this is also US$5.00, regardless of the number of QSOs you want confirmed. The fee must be enclosed with the request, and a Self Addressed Envelope (SAE) must be provided. Sorry, postage stamps IRCs & coins are not acceptable for the fee.
You can use the Order Page to request cards be sent by mail to your Bureau. This is the least expensive option, but of course we cannot guarantee the speed or reliability of the delivery from the Bureau. Please DO NOT send your QSL Via Bureau; only use our OQRS to request a QSL via the Bureau. Thank you!
The VKØEK DXpedition will provide QSL confirmation of all valid QSOs with VKØEK.
We will use =DXA= to provide real-time (1-minute) confirmation of your QSO. This means that within one minute after you make the QSO, you will be able to see it confirmed on the =DXA= web page. If you do see it confirmed, do not make another QSO on that band/mode—you are safely in the log. However, if =DXA= is operating and you do NOT see it confirmed within a couple of minutes, you should make another QSO, and do it as quickly as possible.
The =DXA= display is the (current) VKØEK log. Therefore, confirmation on =DXA= constitutes a guarantee that you will be able to receive a QSL card and LOTW. It is equivalent to other online log servers, but available to you within 1 minute, while there is still a chance to correct an error. If you see what you believe to be an error on =DXA= (e.g., your call W1AA was listed as W1AF), you should attempt to work us again.
=DXA= will be seen at www.dxa3.org.
The QSL Manager
The QSL manager is Tim Beaumont MØURX. He is empowered to resolve disputes, and his decision, reached together with the Radio Team Leader and the Expedition Leader, will be final.
Questions, problems, concerns, comments
If you have any questions, problems, concerns, or comments, please use the following link (which you also can find on the expedition websites listed above):
This link will enable you to send a message to the VKØEK support desk, which will help us support you the fastest and most efficient way.
Please do not email team members at their personal email addresses – any email received this way will not reach our support desk in a timely manner.