Jan 31

QSL: Aberdeen Coastguard, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Aberdeen Coast Guard
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
2187.5 kHz


Full-data QSL certificate on card-stock, personal letter, The History of the HM Coastguard booklet and Maritime and Coastguard Agency Maritime Safety Information booklets in 21 days for English language report, mint stamps, address label and envelope. v/s George Downie, Watch Manager, who returned the stamps, envelope and address label!


MRCC Aberdeen
4th Floor
Marine House
Blaikies Quay
Aberdeen AB11 5EZ

Jan 31

QSL: Shetland Coastguard Radio, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK

Shetland CG2
Shetland Coastguard Radio eQSL
Site #2: Shetland MRCC, Lerwick, Shetland Islands
2,187.5 kHz
500 Watts

I have now verified two of the four possible transmitter sites used by the Shetland Coastguard.
Watch Officer Smith mentioned a paper QSL was being sent via post!

Update 31-Jan-14: Nice glossy QSL card received today!


HM Coastguard
MRCC Shetland
The Knab
Knab Road
Shetland, ZE1 OAX

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 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?