Jan 29

Stornoway Coastguard, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK

Stornoway CG
Stornoway Coastguard
Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
2187.5 kHz
750 watts

Stornoway CGr

Very nice full-data QSL letter, HM Coastguard sticker and The History of HM Coastguard booklet in 13 days an English language report, souvenir Tennessee postcard, mint stamps, envelope and address label. v/s Martin Collins, Watch Manager.

Stornoway Coastguard has a very nice web site at http://www.stornowaycg.co.uk/

MRSC Stornoway
HM Coastguard
Battery Point
Isle of Lewis HS1 2RT

Jan 28

QSL: VCG, Riviere-au-Renard, Quebec, Canada

VCG, Riviere-au-Renard, Quebec, Canada
518 kHz (NAVTEX)

Friendly no-data verification letter in 35 days for English language report and SASE, v/s Alain Poirier, Officer in Charge. Report sent to address gleaned from navtexQSLaddresses.pdf:

Officer in Charge
MCTS Operations
Rivière Au Renard MCTS Center
11 Rue de la Base
P.O. Box 100
Rivière Au Renard, QC
Canada G4X 1S0

Return address on envelope, note different zip code:

Garde Côtière Canadienne
Services de Communications et Trafic Maritimes
11, rue de la Base
Rivière-au-Renard, QC G4X 5A5

Jan 27

QSL: Valentia Coast Guard Radio, Valentia Island, Republic of Ireland

Valentia Coast Guard Radio
Valentia Island, Republic of Ireland
2187.5 kHz

Friendly full data QSL letter received in 12 days for English report, souvenir Tennessee postcard, return postage, address label and envelope, v/s John Draper, Divisional Controller. Report sent to:

Valentia Coast Guard Radio
Irish Coast Guard
Valentia Island
Republic of Ireland

I can’t help but compare this reply to last Saturday’s reply from Lyngby Radio, Denmark. Lyngby Radio returned their postcard…

Jan 25

Non-QSL reply from Lyngby Radio, Denmark

LyngbyI promptly received this unfortunate and unsigned reply from coastal station Lyngby Radio, Denmark in 9 days for a report mailed to:

Lyngby Radio
Bagsvaerd Mollevej 3
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

They used the mint stamps and address label that I supplied, and returned my report, souvenir postcard and blank envelope. Lyngby Radio is unfortunately no longer friendly to DXers, but at least had the courtesy to respond rather than ignoring my correspondence.

Jan 20

QSL: Florø Radio/LGL, Florø, Norway

Floroe Radio
Florø Radio eQSL
Florø, Norway
2,187.5 kHz

Full-data eQSL received in 19 days after sending an e-mail to floro.radio[at]telenor.com. A week after sending my original report, I obtained a few units of mint Norway postage stamps and submitted an airmail report. Perhaps I will receive an airmail response also?