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New Year QSL Designs

Here are some New Year QSL Designs I put together,feel free to download and use them if you wish.

Wishing all my Hamsphere friends a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2014 ,and look forward to working many old friends & making new ones in the coming year.


Derek KD0PNP

Star Trek Series QSL Cards

For all you Trekkies out there (myself included) here are a series of cards I am creating using Digital modelling software, feel free to download & use them at will. I hope they are useful to some of you.All the cards can of course be personalised for you by me if you wish, e-mail me your details ,Callsign, op Name , QTH, to derek_mccorkell@yahoo.com or PM me on Hamsphere.

Enjoy the cards see you all on Hamsphere  73  Derek KD0PNP.

More Xmas QSL Designs

Free Christmas QSL Designs

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Hi All

For those of you who would like a QSL card just for Christmas I’ve put together some free designs which might prove useful.Just add your Callsign and fill out the QSO report form.and you are ready to go.All designs are compatible with Hamsphere’s QSL Editor.For your Callsign pick any size of Font you wish to use.For the QSO Box report I recommend font size 9 and Color White ( hex code FFFFFF).

If anyone would like their Callsign / Details  Added by me ,pick what design you would like modified and contact me with your details either by PM or my e-mail

derek_mccorkell@yahoo.com    and I’ll be only too happy to help out.


73 Derek KD0PNP

Tis The Season

Hi all,

Sorry for the absence of new posts of late,with one thing and another I kinda let things slide blog wise.

So it’s December 2nd and therefore the Christmas season is fast approaching,and with that of course the advent of Winter weather cold wet and over here usually Snowy.Thankfully here though Snow has yet to appear in our little part of Minnesota.Temperatures of late have been milder than usual we have yet to break 0 degrees F getting down to about 3 degrees F  (-16 C +/- a degree) .

My activity on Hamsphere has been sporadic ,too much work and not enough free radio time,yet I did manage a few contacts in ” Hamsphere’s Halloween Contest”  finished a respectable 19th so I was pleased with that.Look forward to the next one.

As the Christmas Season approaches I’m designing some nice Christmas themed Cards which I’ll be using during the Season. If anyone would like a Card designed for them by all means contact me via either PM or e-mail and I’ll happily do one for them free, I don’t charge anything for card design I just like doing them.

10 Meter propagation has been patchy here ,was pretty decent around the beginning of November with good trans-Atlantic propagation in the early morning to Europe but with the decline in Solar Flux levels it’s dropped off quite markedly here during the last couple of weeks.

Well I’ll close for now ,and hope to work some of you on Hamsphere still looking for new Countries & USA States here would like to get that Gold Award by years end but it’s tough going at present,can’t count the number of times I’ve Called CQ and got no takers.


73 good virtual DX

Derek KD0PNP