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The text of my email to the RSGB’s managing editor on the article in August Radcom ‘Nuff said!


It’s introduced as being on the ‘lighter side’. To be quite honest this monotonous dirge whilst attempting to lighten the tone fails miserably. I really fail to see why it was published at all unless Radcom is to be turned into a more populist magazine and this article was meant to start a trend towards having an Agony Aunt column. However, if that was the aim, you failed again – neither the style nor the moaning content would attract the reader.

As for the writer’s aspiration to be mentioned on ‘Have I got News for You’ – well, I’ve got news for her.

I’m not going to waste my time by dissecting this drivel and giving a blow by blow account of how aged and inappropriate that many of the comments made are – I have better things to do and the quality of the ‘article’ does not deserve it.

Please consider your readers before ever publishing such an article again. 



My QSL policy is on but unfortunately today, the Daily DX,  published a misleading update that I feel needs to be corrected.

They decided to say that I no longer wished to send out paper QSLs.  Eh?  There being no other way for the forseeable future of being able to claim IOTA Awards who would publish such a thing?  Common sense says it must be an error but they published it anyway.

For the avoidance of ANY doubt – if you need a paper QSL card, it shall be provided by Charles, M0OXO

Looking forward to working you later in the year from C6!

UPDATE:  I am grateful that the The Daily DX has acted quickly to correct their oversight and publish a correction.