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 (1086 worked - 1081 confirmed)The 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.
7 1,868
Africa IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Africa.

168 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018
Album viewed 72 times

Antarctica IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Antarctica.

35 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2019
Album viewed 17 times

Asia IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Asia.

322 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2019
Album viewed 65 times

Europe IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Europe.

327 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2019
Album viewed 57 times

Nth America IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of North America.

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

Oceania IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of Oceania.

474 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2019
Album viewed 88 times

Sth America IOTA


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Two way radio contacts made with islands in the continental region of South America.

167 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 122 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 at least 100 of 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.
10 4,864
160M DXCC


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415 files, last one added on Jun 12, 2019
Album viewed 136 times

80M DXCC


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523 files, last one added on Feb 05, 2019
Album viewed 126 times

40M DXCC


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531 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 128 times

30M DXCC


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572 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 137 times

20M DXCC


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528 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 107 times

17M DXCC


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574 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 56 times

15M DXCC


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517 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 71 times

12M DXCC


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538 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 49 times

10M DXCC


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519 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2018
Album viewed 58 times

6M DXCC


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147 files, last one added on Aug 10, 2019
Album viewed 88 times

10 albums on 1 page(s)

Worked All Zones Award (by band)
10 626
160M WAZ (ALL 40 ZONES CONFIRMED)


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63 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2018
Album viewed 18 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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48 files, last one added on Aug 10, 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 29 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 22 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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