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A Group Effort

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough

P1000214On Sunday 7th April 2013 some of the boys gathered at Tim's (M0URX) house to assist him with processing the many thousand requests he had received as QSL manager of the recent 9U4U expedition to Burundi.

Charles (M0OXO) travelled from his home in Barnsley down to Nuneaton to pick up Chris (G1VDP) where they both then went the short distance to Tim's residence arriving at 07:00 (local). Following the obligatory cup of tea the boys set to work on processing the direct card requests. These were in the boxes stacked high in Tim's kitchen.

Charles started processing the envelopes for Japan, Chris on the Italians and other EU countries and Tim set about the Rest of The World (ROW). Tim had spent the previous few days attaching the labels to the cards and sortingP1000217 them in to the correct alpha/numeric order, this helped the boys when they picked out one of the envelopes and looked at the callsign as it was just a matter of looking through the cards and finding the coresponding call.

As the day progressed each country/region were soon processed, and the Danish cards being sent to the Denmark DX Group for distribution as per their sponsorship rules - unless the Danish radio station had sent a request or requested cards via the OQRS system.

The only cards not sent out with this batch are the ones that had multiple requests for other expeditions Tim manages where Tim is awaiting cards P1000224from the printers, this time the 9M4SLL cards for the recent activation from Spratly Island.

More photos can be seen in the Gallery and Tim will be adding the number of envelopes processed to his website, along with more info onP1000230 Charles' blog here.

At the end of the day Tim has a stack of boxes just awaiting to be posted, so if you are awaiting this card please keep an eye on your post box over the next week or two for these beautiful cards coming through.