On Aug. 29th, 2019 I made my last QSO from Moldova for this year. QRT! It is time to send your direct QSL cards with Self-Addressed Envelope (SAE) and reimbursement for the post stamps (green stamps). You'll find my postal address in the usual places of the net.

The cost of post stamps are:

- Europe and Mediterranean sea area: 1,15 Euros (2 USD)

- Asia, America, Africa: 2,40 Euros (3 USD)  (Japan and USA, this is your case!)

- Oceania: free (I don't have so many QSOs)

By the way, the logbook is made of paper, no LotW, no Clublog, no eqsl, no OQRS, etc. I only reply to true QSL cards.

QSL cards via bureau are also ok but take into account that I can reply only once a year and that, after two years, I haven't yet received any QSL card via bureau for the 2017 activity. Therefore, I suppose that it'll take no less than 5 years for you to get my QSL card via bureau.

Have a great DX season!




Republic of Moldova flagI'm going to be active as ER/IK1HGE from Republic of Moldova in August 2019 (not yet ssure about dates), on all HF amateur radio bands from 80 m to 10 m, CW and SSB with 100 W, a G5RV antenna and/or dipoles homebrewed on the field in case of need.

QSL via IK1HGE, via bureau  or direct to my italian address. Keep in mind that I can send out the QSLs via bureau only once a year, normally in October.

Be informed also that, starting this year, I'm no more immediately sending out all the QSL cards upon my return home, as I did in the past years, rather I'll just reply to your QSLs. Furthermore, I will not send back the contributions for the postage, but will use them to buy the post stamps, as well as SASEs (from Italy) and SAEs. Actually, it never happened that an italian thought to send a self stamped envelope to me, and never happened that a german thought not to send me a new IRC or 2 USDs (that I have just sent back, up to now). It must just be casuality...

IF the SASE is missing or the postage contribution is not enough to buy the post stamp, I just reply via bureau.

Since I have no PC in Moldova, my station logbook is made of paper. So, only if I have time to copy it into an electronic format, I also upload the QSOs to ClubLog, else I won't.

No LotW, no eqsl, no OQRS, no whatever other form of either real or virtual QSL service.

I plan to be active during the YO DX HF contest, presumibly sop CW. Look for me and spot my frequency, please!

Stay tuned for possible further news...


UPDATE 2018-11-05

The QSL shop shipped all the requested QSLs to me. I filled out all the QSLs to be sent out via bureau. I hope that the local bureau sevice will ship the cards to the national service by the end of the year. Im sorry but I can't send QSLs to countries that do not have a bureau service. Wherever I realized that the card recipient is a "Direct only" or a "LotW" one, I did not fill out the QSL card; for those stations, I'm "Direct only" as well. ER/IK1HGE is not on LotW.

I replied to further direct QSL requests and I sent the so called green stamps back to the sender. At present, there are no outstanding requests. Obviously, I'm still available to reply to any new direct request.

Unless unexpected events occur, all activities for 2017 and 2018 operations from Moldova are completed and there will not be any further update.

Thank you everybody!

73's de ER/IK1HGE Roberto

UPDATE 2018-10-08

The print shop gave me some laser printed QSLs that I used to reply to all direct QSL card requests received untill now. So, all direct cards requested have been sent out on Oct 6th, 2018. I still have a few cards for incoming requests.

For cards via bureau: I'm still waiting for the print shop to run the production lot and deliver the 1000 cards to me. I know you are patient, otherwise you wouldn't choose the bureau service  smile.

UPDATE 2018-09-11

ER/IK1HGE's logbook is complete and uploaded in Club Log. Read here below and then check your call in the module here aside (on the right).

ORIGINAL POST 2018-09-08:

I'm almost done with uploading ER/IK1HGE's logbook in ClubLog. Only three days of operations are still missing in the logbook, however I will upload the remaing data soon. Verify if you are in the log through the Log search "ER/IK1HGE" in the right column of this web page and, if you think you should be in the log but the system says that you are not, then send me the qso data through the "Contacts" page of this web site, it is surely mi fault when copying the notes from the minute to the data base.

I will notify all the progresses in QSLing in the "Moldova ER/IK1HGE" pages (see the Menu here on the right).



On Aug. 31, 2018 I had my last QSO from Moldova. The antenna was dismantled and equipment is back to European Union. I made enough QSOs for an ad-hoc QSL to be printed. It'll take a month or so. If you need your confirmation earlier, drop a message to me.

Thank you everybody!