VK4MA QSL GALLERY VK3AJJ

Gallery of QSL cards for ham radio contacts made by vk4ma / vk3ajj


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WELCOME TO THE QSL CARD GALLERY OF HAM RADIO STATION VK4MA (EX VK3AJJ)
Ham or Amateur radio is a popular global hobby whereby individuals and clubs build their own radio stations and use these to make radio contacts with each other across the globe. It can be a competitive endeavour and in this regard award programmes have been created recognising two way radio contacts with all the countries in the world (340 different political entities - DXCC Award) and with specified island groups which total 1200 in number (IOTA Award). These two way radio contacts are confirmed by receipt of a card (called a qsl card) which are like post cards from the rare location you have contacted with information about the island or country, the radio activity that took place there, and details relating to the individual radio contact itself.

It is now common place for radio "hams" or "amateurs" to visit a remote location for the specific purpose of "radio activating" that rare entity for a period of 1-2 weeks so that other hams around the world can add that rare country or island to their award tallies. Competition to contact the rare entity can be fierce as some entities are activated only once every 20 years or so and if a contact is missed it is a long wait until the next radio activation. The competition fuels a radio technology arms race as sometimes you are competing with hundreds of other stations from across the globe all calling the rare station at the same time in what is called a "pileup".

The images on this website are the QSL cards (post cards) collected by one ham radio operator in Australia, Paul - vk4ma, vk3ajj and confirm the two way radio contacts he has made in roughly a 40 year period from 1979 through to present day. Paul was licensed as a radio ham at age 13 in 1979.


IOTA Island QSLs (1088 worked - 1086 confirmed) - I no longer submit QSLs to the IOTA checkpoint as I do not agree with recent rules changes made to this programThe IOTA (Islands On The Air) Programme was established in 1964, to promote radio contacts with stations located on islands around the world to enrich the experience of all active on the amateur bands and, to do this, it draws on the widespread mystique surrounding islands. It is administered by Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd (called here IOTA Management) in partnership with the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

IOTA Management has grouped the oceans' islands into some 1200 'IOTA groups' with, for reasons of geography, varying numbers of 'counters', i.e. qualifying islands, in each group and has published the listings in the IOTA Directory and on the IOTA website. The objective, for the IOTA Island Chaser, is to make radio contact with at least one counter in as many of these groups as possible and, for the IOTA Island Activator, to provide such island contacts.

Currently VK4MA has contacted 1086 of the 1200 world wide island groups and has 1081 QSL cards displayed in the albums below.
7 1,880
African Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Africa ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

168 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018
Album viewed 78 times

Antarctica Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Antarctica ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

38 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2019
Album viewed 17 times

Asia Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Asia ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

329 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2019
Album viewed 80 times

Europe Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Europe ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

327 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2019
Album viewed 66 times

North America Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of North America ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

377 files, last one added on Oct 31, 2019
Album viewed 110 times

Oceania Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Oceania ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

474 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2019
Album viewed 100 times

South America Islands IOTA QSL Album


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of South America ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

167 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 138 times

 

7 albums on 1 page(s)

DXCC Challenge 10 Bands (160-6M)The DX Century Club, or DXCC, is an amateur radio operating award earned by making and confirming contacts with licensed amateur operators in the 340 entities recognised as a "country" for the purposes of the award. A more significant challenge is to contact the 340 qualifying countries on each of the ten bands commonly used by hams for long distance contacts (340 entities x 10 bands equals 3400 potential contacts). Confirming a total of 3000 is considered a level of excellence in this award.

VK4MA has a total of 3000 with 2994 of these contacts being confirmed via the cards in the albums below
10 4,875
160M DXCC (241 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 160 metre band (1.8 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

416 files, last one added on Aug 25, 2019
Album viewed 158 times

80M DXCC (327 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 80 metre band (3.5-3.8 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

523 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
Album viewed 144 times

40M DXCC (337 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 40 metre band (7.0-7.3 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

530 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 143 times

30M DXCC (333 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 30 metre band (10.1-10.15 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

573 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
Album viewed 148 times

20M DXCC (339 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 20 metre band (14.0-14.35 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

525 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 120 times

17M DXCC (336 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 17 metre band (18.08-18.168 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

573 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 76 times

15M DXCC (337 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 15 metre band (21.0-21.45 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

518 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
Album viewed 86 times

12M DXCC (328 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 12 metre band (24.89-24.98 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

538 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 61 times

10M DXCC (327 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 10 metre band (28.0-29.7 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

520 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
Album viewed 65 times

6M DXCC (93 countries worked and confirmed)


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Two way radio contacts made with countries on the 6 metre band (50.0-50.35 mhz) ------ (click the card at the left to enter this Album)

159 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
Album viewed 106 times

10 albums on 1 page(s)

Worked All Zones Award (by band)The CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award is sponsored by CQ magazine. The world is divided up into 40 zones with the aim being to complete a two way radio contact with a station in each zone. As for DXCC above, there are additional awards for similarly making contacts in all 40 zones using just one of the ten available ham radio bands to facilitate the required contacts. These are called single band WAZ awards and it is possible to achieve ten band WAZ - ie contact all 40 zones on each of the ten bands thus requiring 400 contacts in all
10 630
160M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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64 files, last one added on Aug 27, 2019
Album viewed 21 times

80M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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59 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 16 times

40M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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61 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 15 times

30M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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71 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 13 times

20M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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64 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 14 times

17M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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70 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 14 times

15M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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58 files, last one added on Jul 03, 2018
Album viewed 15 times

12M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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69 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2018
Album viewed 13 times

10M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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63 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2018
Album viewed 14 times

6M WAZ (32 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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51 files, last one added on Nov 07, 2019
Album viewed 19 times

10 albums on 1 page(s)

DX QSLs by Continent
6 5,665
Africa QSLs


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1303 files, last one added on Jul 09, 2018
Album viewed 28 times

Oceania QSLs


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1856 files, last one added on Sep 27, 2018, 765 linked files, 2621 files total
Album viewed 30 times

North America QSLs


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760 files, last one added on Aug 30, 2018, 765 linked files, 1525 files total
Album viewed 21 times

South America QSLs


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701 files, last one added on Aug 30, 2018, 765 linked files, 1466 files total
Album viewed 16 times

Antarctica QSLs


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142 files, last one added on Aug 13, 2019
Album viewed 24 times

Asia QSLs


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903 files, last one added on Sep 27, 2018
Album viewed 17 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

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